Subject Area Information

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                            This Week's Curriculum (April 8-12)
ELA:  Homophones and Homonyms 
Social Studies: NYS Story Chapter 15: Immigration and Upstate New York
Reading: Journeys Lesson 20- Read Sacagawea; concentrating on identifying main idea and key details in text

The following is the rubric which is used for spelling tests:

4 - one error or less
3- two to six errors

2 - seven to ten errors

1 - more than ten errors

Students also need to use correct punctuation and spelling for the two sentences they are given to write.

The following is the rubric which is used for the monthly Current Event Report:

-Attached the article used for the report (1 point)
-Highlighted or underlined important facts in the article ( 1 point)
-Correctly identified the story as local, state, national, or world ( 1 point)
-Correctly identified where the news story took place (1 point)
-Correctly identified when the news story took place ( 1 point)
-Correctly identified the people/ characters involved in the news story (1 point)
-Expressed an opinion about personal interest for choosing the article (1 point)
-Correctly summarized main parts of the article (1 point)
- Wrote neatly and used proper grammar (1 point)
-No more than 2 spelling errors (1 point)

total_____/ 10 points

9-10 points= 4
7-8 points=3
6 points=2
5 and below= 1


Reading and writing are a very important part of our fourth grade curriculum in all subject areas.  It is important that this is reinforced at home.  Students should be encouraged to underline information in the text when working in their WORKBOOKS. The students are expected to use opening and closing sentences as well as details in their written responses.  There are also creative writing prompts listed in the links on my page to help practice writing mechanics and use of details.

All notebooks should be labeled as followed

Social Studies - RED 

Math - YELLOW 

Science/Health -GREEN 

Reading/Vocabulary - PURPLE 


Journal/Religion - ORANGE