ELA (consists of Reading, Writing, and Language Arts)
- Reader's Workshop Model
- Includes independent/self-selected reading, leveled reading, and guided reading
- Reader's response notebooks, written critical thinking/comprehension activities, projects
- Incorporates texts, trade books, literature circles, book projects, reading across curriculum.
- Benchmarks, various forms of assessment used to track student reading levels during the year.
- Write Traits Curriculum used in combination with our Writer's Workshop Model
- 6+1 Traits of Writing: Idea Development, Organization, Sentence Fluency, Word Choice, Voice, and Conventions will be worked on throughout the year.
- Developing writer's craft, Journal Writing and Conferencing
- Writing across curriculum
- Multi-paragraph essay through writing process independently
- Genres: Expository, Narrative, Persuasive, Descriptive, Poetry, Research Reports, On-demand Writing (i.e. MCAS standardized testing prompts)
- Zaner-Bloser Spelling Connections Curriculum
- Phonics Patterns
- Language Usage
- Steck Vaughn Elements of Reading Curriculum Vocabulary
- A combination of ThinkMath curriculum, supplemental material, and direct instruction for real life connections and challenge.
- Spiral approach - skills revisited throughout the year for mastery.
- Number Sense & Operations - number theory, place value, problem solving, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division , fractions, decimals, & percents
- Patterns, Relations & Algebra
- Geometry & Spatial Sense
- Data, Analysis, Graphing & Probability
Science Grade 4:
Science Grade 5:
Physical Science: Light Energy
Earth & Space: Rocks, Minerals,Soil , Earth's History - Erosion, Weathering, Volcanoes, Earthquakes,
Weather & Water: Global Patterns, Climate vs. Weather, Jet Stream, Gulf Stream
Life Science: Variation & Adaptation
Technology, Engineering & Design: Scientific Method, Problem solving via Design
Physical Science: Models of Matter
Energy: Sound & Heat, Electricity, Magnets, Electro-Magnets
, Simple & Compound MachinesEarth & Space: Solar System - Planets & MoonsLife Science: Aquatic Ecosystems
Life Structures: Plant & Animal Classification
Adaptive, Instinctive, and Learned Behaviors
Technology, Engineering & Design: Scientific Method, Problem solving via Design Projects
Social Studies Grade 4
Social Studies Grade 5:
- Geography: Map & Globe Skills
- Economics: U.S. Natural Resources
- Symbols of America
- Civics & Government: Immigration & Citizenship
- Native Americans
- Regions of the United States
- Canada & Mexico
Ancient Civilizations (Maya, Aztec, Inca)ExplorersEarly ColonizationAmerican RevolutionU.S. Constitution
* Technology will be intergrated across the curriculum for instruction, student practice, and projects.
** Refer to Watertown Public Schools Website for specific standard-based mastery outcomes.