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4th Quarter Syllabus
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

4th Quarter Syllabus


Reading/Language Arts

*Identify story elements: character, setting, plot

*Fluently Read Pre-Primer and Primer Sight Words

*Identify beginning, medial, and ending sounds

*Correctly identify all letter sounds (A-Z)

*Correctly form upper- and lowercase letters (A-Z)

*Identify all short vowel sounds

*Identify all long vowel sounds

*Use letter-sound matches to decode simple words

*Add or substitute sounds to make new words

*Understand and use question words

*Write complete sentences independently

*Identify pronouns I and me

*Recognize capitalization and punctuation in sentences

*Use inflections and affixes

Social Studies

*Landforms and bodies of water  

*Cultural differences and similarities

*Recognize places on maps and globes


*Correctly count to 100  

*Skip count by 10’s and 5’s to 100

*Count forward beginning with a given number (0-100)

*Solve addition story problems 0-10, using manipulatives

*Solve subtraction story problems 0-10, using manipulatives

*Find the missing addend to make 10  

*Fluently add and subtract within 5

*Correctly name quarter/dime/ nickel/penny

*Correctly identify all 3D shapes



*Types of Transportation

*Types of Big machines and construction equipment

*Peoples’ Homes and Animal Habitats

*Earth Day and the 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle)


First Grade


*Decodes regularly spelled long vowel words

*Recognizes and read sight words

*Answers questions about key details in a text

*Retells stories, including key details, and demonstrates understanding

*Identify and describe characters, settings, and major events in a story, using key details.

*Compare and Contrast characters or stories

*Understand Author’s Purpose           

*Sequence a story

*Reads on-level text with understanding

*Reads on-level text with accuracy, rate, and expression


*Sound, Light, and Sky           


Social Studies

*Time                                *Money and Trade

*Spend or Trade?              *Understanding Memorial Day


*Add or Subtract two-digit numbers

*Add and Subtract within 20 with the use of strategies

*Fluently add and subtract within 10

*Solves addition and subtraction in various ways

*Solve for the missing number using addition and subtraction

*Tell time to the hour or half hour

*Rank objects from shortest to longest

*Two- and Three-Dimensional Shapes


*Can identify, write, and use verbs and verb tense correctly

*Can identify, write, and use adjectives correctly

*Write narratives, including sequence events, details, and a specific purpose

*Identify and write adjectives correctly

*Identify and write compound words

*Identify and write synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms




Second Grade


*Work with time and money

*Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks to the nearest five minutes, using a.m. and p.m.

*Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes such as a given number of angles or a given number of equal faces.

*Identify triangles, quadrilaterals, pentagons, hexagons, and cubes.

*Partition a rectangle into rows and columns of same-size squares and count to find the total number of them

*Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares; describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc.; and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, or four fourths.

*Recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape.

*Solve word problems using addition and subtraction within 100


*Make observation from media to obtain information about earth’s events that happen over period of time

*Create models to identify physical features of earth.

*Examine and test solutions that address changes caused by earth’s events                               

*Create models to identify physical features of earth

*Identify water found on earth as a solid or a liquid


*Identify fact and opinion   *Identify main idea and supporting details

*Compare and contrast    *Identify cause and effect

*Summarize stories, determine the central message, lesson or moral

  from text, describe the overall structure of a story (Sequencing),

  ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of key

  details in the text, identify plot and theme

*Read with fluency, accuracy, expression, and intonation

*Use context clues to understand the meaning of words or phrases,

  clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words

*Identify author’s purpose   

  Language Arts

*Produce and expand simple and compound sentences

*Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing,

   speaking, reading, or listening

*Write opinion pieces, informative, and narrative texts

*Determine meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words

*Use figurative language, word relationships and nuances in

   word meanings



Social Studies

*Relate principles of American democracy to the founding of the nation

*Explain production and distribution process

*Identify examples of imported and exported goods

*Describe the impact of consumer choices and decisions on supply and demand

*Describe how scarcity affects supply and demand of natural resources and human made products


Westhills Elementary School                                            4th Quarter Syllabus


Third Grade


*Phonics/Decoding Skills         

*Reads fluently with comprehension

*Distinguish between fiction and nonfiction


*Appropriate Phrasing/ Text structure

*Fact and Opinion                                  *Inferring                                 

*Predict and Set Purpose                        *Cause and Effect                     


*Fluently multiply and divide within 100 using strategies and  

    properties of multiplication

*Understand and apply math vocabulary terms

*Represent and model equivalent fractions using concrete

    objects, pictures, and number lines

*Represent and solve problems using multiplication and division

*Solve problems involving the four operations, and identify and

    explain patterns in arithmetic

*Measurement: apply and compare measurements of volume,

    mass, time, and length

*Solve multiple-step word problems

Social Studies 

*Identify ways to prepare for natural disasters

*3 R’s Recycle

*Describe the relationship between locations of resources and patterns of population distribution in the Western Hemisphere

*Identify national and international trading patterns of the United States


*Main, helping, linking, action, irregular verbs

*Prefixes and suffixes

*Verb Phrases

*Multiple meaning words and unfamiliar words

*Context clues

*Dictionary skills

*Singular and Plural Possessive Nouns

*Uses rich vocabulary in oral and written expression

*Oral presentations

*Demonstrates the steps of the writing process


*Motion and Stability

*Forces and Interactions


*Nature and Environment

*Computer Science/Coding

*Investigate methods of measuring various outcomes of motion

*Record measurements of motion to formulate a chart



*Navigating the internet as a resource across the curriculum


*Fluent keyboarding




Fourth Grade


*Drawing Conclusions                      *Cause an Effect

*Fact and Opinion                             *Summarizing

*Monitor and Clarify                         *Sequence

*Inferring                                           *Generalizing

*Predict and Set Purpose                   *Graphic Sources

*Using background knowledge       *Test prep/ review materials


*Multiplying fractions and mixed numbers by a whole number

*Use decimal notation for fractions with denominators 10 or 100

*Identify and draw points, lines, line segments, rays and angles

*Classifying Triangles

*Identifying Parallel and Perpendicular Lines

*Determining whether a figure has a line of symmetry

*Solving problems involving measurement and conversion of

   measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit

*Comparing units of time

*Elapsed time

*Using formulas to find area and perimeter

*Mathematical Task



*Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases     


*Synonyms and Antonyms

*Capitalization and Abbreviations

*Multiple meaning words

*Using Commas

*Unfamiliar Words

*Context Clues




*Ecosystems                         *How living things affect the environment

*Earth’s resources                 *Fossils and their purpose

*Weathering and Erosion      *The Water Cycle


Social Studies

*Alabama’s statehood and resources        *Alabama in Conflict

*Alabama grows                                       *Alabama moves ahead

*A century of change


Fifth Grade


*Adding/Subtracting Fractions  

*Multiplying/Dividing Fractions

*Mixed Numbers/ Improper Fractions

*Compare and Order Fractions  

*Converting Units of Measurement

*Geometry and Volume   


*Ordered Pair

Social Studies 

*Events of the American Revelation

*Steps in the development of the Constitution

*War of 1812    

*Industrial Revolution  


*Causes of the Civil War          

*The Struggle for equality


*Pronoun and Antecedents 

*Indefinite & Reflective Pronouns


*Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases


*Figurative Language                 


*Drawing Conclusions                 

*Context Clues

*Main Idea and Detail                 

*Homonyms/ Synonym


*Predict and Set Purpose           

*Genre: poetry


*Plan and carry out investigations

*Engineering; construct and interpret models

*Scientific Method

*Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy and Dynamics

        Consumers/Producers; Biomes; Plants/ animals

*Earth’s Systems

Atmosphere; Biosphere; Geosphere; Hydrosphere

*Acids and Bases


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