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Welcome to River Gate Elementary’s Curriculum Night!. RGES and Class Expectations. Be Responsible Be Respectful Be Safe. Consequences and Rewards. Verbal Warning Time out (write a reflective paragraph about behavior) Loss of privilege Phone call home. Office referral. Rewards: Praise

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rges and class expectations
RGES and Class Expectations
  • Be Responsible
  • Be Respectful
  • Be Safe
consequences and rewards
Consequences and Rewards
  • Verbal Warning
  • Time out (write a reflective paragraph about behavior)
  • Loss of privilege
  • Phone call home.
  • Office referral.


  • Praise
  • Feeling good about yourself
  • Stickers
  • Candy
  • Prize box
  • Personal & Imaginative Narratives
  • Poetry
  • Literary Essays: Writing about Reading
  • Memoirs
  • Argumentative/Persuasive Text
  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Cursive
grading scale

A: 93 - 100

B: 85 - 92

C: 77 - 84

D: 70 - 76

F: below 70

english language arts ccss
English Language Arts CCSS

Reading Language: Describe the theme of the story, describe a character in depth, Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems, Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics

Reading Information: Informational Text, making inferences, Main Idea, Summarize, Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.

Reading Foundation: Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words, Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension, Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.

Language: Grammar, punctuation, capitalization, etc.

Speaking and Listening: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

texts in genre
  • Fiction- Legends, Novels, Folklore & Science fiction
  • Nonfiction- Autobiographies, Informational books, Diaries & Journals
  • Poetry - Concrete poems, Haiku
  • Drama- Skits, Plays
balanced literacy
Balanced Literacy
  • ** Comprehension
  • **Shared Reading
  • **Guided Reading
  • **Word Work
  • **Fluency
  • **Independent Reading
eog reading practice tips
EOG Reading Practice Tips

Steps to Great Reading Comprehension!

1. Read anything above the title. 2. Read the title.3. Read the questions and highlight key words. 4. Mark whether it is an "eye-ball" question (direct recall, can put finger on the answer in the passage) or a "thought bubble" question (have to be a detective to get answer by looking for clues in the passage)5. Read the selection and highlight anything that helps you answer a question. 6. Look at the answer choices beginning with D and move up. 7. Eliminate answers until you have the best answer left. 8. Mark your answer choice.

reading comprehension practice web sites
Reading Comprehension Practice Web-sites

1) Website that teaches summarizing - http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/h/storysummaryl.cfm.

2) Reading Comprehension - http://pbskids.org/lions/stories/

3) Finding Facts -http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/factfrenzy/opening.html

4) Reading Comprehension Worksheets - http://www.rhlschool.com/reading.htm

5) Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions - This is a GREAT site! http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/e/drawconclusionsp.cfm

6) Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences - http://www.studyzone.org/testprep/ela4/m/drawconclusionsl.cfm

ccss for math
  • The K-5 standards provide students with a solid foundation in whole numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions and decimals—which help young students build the foundation to successfully apply more demanding math concepts and procedures, and move into applications.
fourth grade common core math standards
Fourth Grade Common Core Math Standards
  • Operations and Algebraic Thinking
  • Number and Operations in Base Ten (including decimals)
  • Number and Operations-Fractions
  • Measurement and Data
  • Geometry
standards of mathematical practice
Standards of Mathematical Practice

Mathematically Proficient Students…

  • 1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
  • 2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
  • 3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
  • 4. Model with mathematics.
  • 5. Use appropriate tools strategically.
  • 6. Attend to precision.
  • 7. Look for and make use of structure.
  • 8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning
science 7 units of study
Science 7 Units of Study

Force and Motion

Matter: Properties of Change

Energy: Conservation and Transfer

  • Earth in the Universe
science cont
Science cont.

Earth History


Molecular Biology

Review of all previous units

social studies
Social Studies
  • Our focus is the state of North Carolina.
  • Landforms, bodies of water, map skills.
  • Natural resources in NC, and cultural and physical characteristics of NC regions.
  • Early people and major landmarks,
  • State symbols and history.
field trips
Field Trips
  • JA Biz Town –February 20, 2014

Approx: $25.00

** Chaperones needed

  • Raleigh-Spring 2014
  • Approximately $55
  • ***Chaperones needed
  • Students are expected to accurately write their assignments in their agendas daily. The teacher will also sign and/or initial agendas, too.
  • Please make sure you sign your child’s Agenda each night. If they do not write anything down, please do not sign.
  • It is their responsibility to get it to you to sign. Hold them accountable.
  • Your child should be reading every night for 30 min. in his/her Good Fit book and recording it on their nightly reading log. Please sign this , as well.
name tags
Name tags
  • Each student has a school issued name tag with his/her first, middle and last name, picture and a bar code to scan in the Media center and cafeteria.
  • For safety reasons, it is imperative that each student wear the nametag everyday at school.
  • There will be a $5 fee for replacing lost nametags. To prevent lost nametags we are working on responsibility and requiring that all nametags stay at school.
homework policy
Homework Policy
  • Students are expected to complete homework to support their learning and prepare them for the school day.
  • Students have HW Monday through Thursday in Spelling/Vocabulary, Math and nightly Reading of 30 minutes.
  • Please sign the Spelling contract and the Yellow Reading Log to verify that you are aware of the work and your child has completed it. Assist your son/daughter by reviewing the work. Ask student comprehension questions about what was read, explanations of math problems and meanings and usage of spelling/vocabulary words.
eog s
  • Please save the dates for EOG’s: the week of May 28, 2014
  • Please plan your schedule accordingly so that your child is on time and present for each day of testing.
  • Testing for Grades 3 and 4 will be in Reading/Language Arts and Math Calculator Inactive and Active.