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K-5 4th Quarter Syllabus
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Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Westhills Elementary School 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

Math *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

Science *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

Reading *Answers questions about key details in a text *Retells stories, including key details, and demonstrates understanding *Identify and describe characters, setting, and major events of a story using key details *Explain major differences between books that tell stories and books that give information *Write an opinion piece in which they state an opinion and give a reason for that opinion *Write informative/explanatory texts and in which they name a topic and supply some facts about the topic *Using phonics rules with common spelling patterns and frequently occurring irregular words *Spell untaught word phonetically, drawing on phonemic awareness and phonics rules *Reads on-level text with accuracy, rate, and expression

Language *Uses personal, possessive, and indefinite pronouns *Can identify, write, and use verbs correctly *Can identify, write, and use adjectives correctly *Write narratives, including sequence events, details, and a specific purpose

Math *Given a two-digit number, finds 10 more or 10 less than the number *Solve for the missing number using addition and subtraction *Adds two-digit numbers using the understanding of place value *Order and compare objects by length *Express the length of an object using non-standard units *Tell & write time in hours & half hours using analog & digital clocks *Uses a graph to organize, represent, and interpret data *Identifies 2D shapes by attributes (triangles, rectangle, squares, & trapezoids) *Identifies 3D shapes by attributes (cones, rectangular prisms, cones, and cylinders) *Equally divides and describes shapes into halves and fourths

Science *Sound, Light, and Sky (AMSTI Unit) *Sound and Vibration *Changing Sound *Light and Shadows *Light and Mirrors

Social Studies *Communities *Changes in Communities *Goods and Services *Jobs People Do *Money and Trade *Spend or Save?


Second Grade

Math *Solve word problems using addition and subtraction within 100 *Fluently add and subtract within 20 using mental strategies *Add and subtract within 1000 using concrete models or drawings *Represent and interpret data *Solve word problems involving dollar bills, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies *Tell and write time from analog and digital clocks *Estimate length using units of inches, feet, centimeters, and meters *Measure the length of objects by selecting the appropriate tool

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

Science *Identify earth’s events (tornado’s, volcanic explosions, and earthquakes) *Identify evidence of erosion and weathering of rocks *Create models to identify physical features of earth *Identify water found on earth as a solid or a liquid

Reading *Identify fact and opinion *Identify main idea and supporting details *Compare and contrast *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 *Identify cause and effect

Social Studies *Use calendars and timelines for reconstructing the past *Describe segments of time (year, decade, score, and century) *Explain production and distribution processes *Identify imported and exported goods *Describe consumer choices and decisions on supply and demand *Describe natural resources and human-made products *Describe the importance of cultural unity and diversity within and across groups *Describe how and why people from various cultures immigrate to the United States

Third Grade

Reading *Phonics/Decoding Skills *Reads fluently with comprehension *Distinguish between fiction and nonfiction *Generalizing *Appropriate Phrasing/ Text structure *Subject Verb Agreement *Fact and Opinion *Inferring *Predict and Set Purpose *Cause and Effect *Main Idea and Key Details

Math *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 *Explain the significance of representations of American values and beliefs *Identify ways to prepare for natural disasters. *Recognize functions of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. *3 R’s Recycle

Language *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

Science *Motion and Stability *Forces and Interactions*Technology *Nature and Environment

Technology *Navigating the internet as a resource across the curriculum *Research *Fluent keyboarding


Fourth Grade

Reading *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

Math *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

Language *Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases *Conjunctions *Synonyms and Antonyms *Capitalization and Abbreviations *Multiple meaning words *Using Commas *Unfamiliar Words *Context Clues *Suffixes *Prefixes

Science *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

Math *Adding/Subtracting Fractions *Multiplying/Dividing Fractions *Mixed Numbers/ Improper Fractions *Compare and Order Fractions *Converting Units of Measurement *Geometry and Volume *Probability *Ordered Pair

Social Studies *Events of the American Revelation *Steps in the development of the Constitution *War of 1812 *Industrial Revolution *Immigration *Causes of the Civil War *The Struggle for equality

Language *Pronoun and Antecedents *Indefinite & Reflective Pronouns *Suffixes *Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases

Reading *Figurative Language *Generalizations *Drawing Conclusions *Context Clues *Main Idea and Detail *Homonyms/ Synonym *Antonyms *Predict and Set Purpose *Genre: poetry

Science *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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