Language Arts
Unit 4 Informational Text

4.6 The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of nonfictional text

a)   use text features

b)   explain author's purpose

c)   identify main idea

d)   summarize supporting details

e)   draw conclusion and make inferences

f)   distinguish between cause and effect

g)   distinguish between fact and opinion

h)  use reading strategies throughout reading to monitor comprehension

 

j)    Identify cause and effect relationships.

k)   Use reading strategies throughout the reading process to monitor comprehension.

l)    Read with fluency, accuracy, and meaningful expression.


Unit 5: Language Arts Fictional text

4.5 b identify theme

4.5 c summarize events in the plot

4.5 e identify the narrator of a story and the speaker of a poem

4.5g identify sensory words

4.5 h draw conclusions/make inferences about text using the text as support

4.5j identify cause and effect relationships

Math Unit 1 Place Value

 

  1. compare and order whole numbers expressed through millions; and

        b. round whole numbers expressed through millions to the nearest thousand, ten thousand, and hundred 
        c.

  • Read nine-digit whole numbers, presented in standard form and represent the same number in written form. (a)
  • Write nine-digit whole numbers in standard form when the numbers are presented orally or in written form. (a)
  • Identify and communicate, orally and in written form, the place and value for each digit in a nine-digit whole number. (a)
  • Compare two whole numbers expressed through millions, using the words greater than, less than, equal to, and not equal to or using the symbols >, <,  =, or ≠. (b)
  • Order up to four whole numbers expressed through millions. (b)
  • Round whole numbers expressed through millions to the nearest thousand, ten
  •  thousand, and hundred thousand place. (c)

Math Unit 2: Foundation for Multiplication and Division

4.4a  D
emonstrate fluency with multiplication facts 12 x 12, and corresponding division facts

4.4b
Estimate and determine products of whole numbers

4.4c
Estimate and determine the quotients of whole numbers

4.4d
Create and solve single -step and multi-step practical problems involving addition, subtraction, and multiplication
single and multi-step problems using division with whole numbers 

4.5a
Determine multiples and factors

4.16
Recognize and demonstrate the meaning of equality in an equation


Unit 3: Geometry

4.7
Solve practical problems that involve determining perimeter and area i U.S Customary and metric units

4.10a
Identify and describe points, lines, line segments, rays, and angles, including endpoints, and vertices

4.10b
Identify and describe intersecting, parallel, and perpendicular lines

4.11
identify, describe, compare, and contrast plane and solid figures (number of angles, vertices, edge and number and shape of faces)

4.12
Classify quadrilaterals as parallelograms, rectangles, squares, rhombi, and or trapezoids

Unit 5: Patterns, Functions, and Algebra

4.15    Identify, describe, create, and extend patterns found in objects, pictures, numbers, and tables.

4.15 EKS Solve practical problems that involve identifying, describing, and extending single-operation input and output rules, limited to addition, subtraction, and multiplication of whole numbers and addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators of 12 or less.

Note: Patterns involving addition and subtraction of fractions will be assessed in Unit 6.

4.15 EKS Identify the rule in a single-operation numerical pattern found in a list or table, limited to addition, subtraction, and multiplication of whole numbers.

4.16   Recognize and demonstrate the meaning of equality in an equation.


Unit 6: Math Fractions


4.2a, 4.5a determine equivalent fractions

4.5ab add/subtract fractions with like denominators using models (including mixed numbers)

4.5, 4.5 simplify fractions by dividing the numerator and denominator by the greatest common factor

4.5c solve single-step practical problems involving adding/subtracting fractions and mixed numbers 



 

                                                          Virginia Studies
                                                       Geography/Regions

The student will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between physical geography and the lives of the native peoples, past and present, of Virginia by

a)   locating Virginia and its bordering states on maps of the United States;

b)     locating and describing Virginia’s Coastal Plain (Tidewater), Piedmont, Blue Ridge Mountains, Valley and Ridge, and Appalachian Plateau;

Geographic regions

  • Coastal Plain (Tidewater)
    • Flat land
    • Located near Atlantic Ocean and Chesapeake Bay (includes the Eastern Shore)
    • East of the Fall Line
  • Piedmont (“at the foot of mountains”)
    • Rolling hills
    • West of the Fall Line
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
    • Old, rounded mountains
    • Part of the Appalachian mountain system
    • Located between the Piedmont and Valley and Ridge regions
    • Source of many rivers
  • Valley and Ridge
    • Includes the Great Valley of Virginia and other valleys separated by ridges (the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Valley and Ridge regions are part of the Appalachian mountain system)
    • Located west of the Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Appalachian Plateau
  • Located in Southwest Virginia
  • Only a small part of the plateau located in Virginia

                                          
Unit 2 Native People

VS.2 The student will demonstrate knowledge of the physical geography and native peoples, past and present, of Virginia by

d) locating three American Indian language groups (the Algonquian, the Siouan, and the Iroquoian) on a map of Virginia.

e) describing how American Indians related to the climate and their environment to secure food, clothing, and shelter.

f) describing how archaeologists have recovered new material evidence at sites including Werowocomoco and Jamestown.

g) describing the lives of American Indians in Virginia today.

Learning Targets:

2d:

  • I can locate and identify the three American Indian language groups on a map of Virginia.
  • I can use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast the three languages (Algonquian, Siouan, and Iroquoian) spoken by the tribal groups.
  • 2f:

    • I can analyze and interpret sources found by archaeologists.

    2g:

    • I can describe how American Indians in Virginia live today.

2e I can analyze and interpret artifacts to explain how the seasons impacted food, clothing, and shelter.

  • I can create a visual representation demonstrating the impact of the seasons on acquiring food, clothing, and shelter.

Unit 3: Jamestown

The student will demonstrate an understanding of the first permanent English settlement in America by

a)   explaining the reasons for English colonization;

Reasons for English colonization in America

  • England wanted to establish an American colony to increase its wealth and power to compete with other European nations.
  • England hoped to find silver and gold in America.
  • An American settlement would furnish raw materials, while opening new markets for trade.

Jamestown

  • Jamestown was primarily an economic venture.
  • The stockholders of the Virginia Company of London financed the settlement of Jamestown.
  • Jamestown, founded in 1607, became the first permanent English settlement in British North America.

The student will demonstrate an understanding of the first permanent English settlement in America by

b)   describing the economic and geographic influences on the decision to settle at Jamestown;


The student will demonstrate an understanding of the first permanent English settlement in America by

c)         describing the importance of the charters of the Virginia Company of London in establishing the Jamestown settlement

The student will demonstrate an understanding of the first permanent English settlement in America by

d)   identifying the importance of the General Assembly (1619) as the first representative legislative body in English America;

The student will demonstrate an understanding of the first permanent English settlement in America by

e)   identifying the impact of the arrival of Africans and English women to the Jamestown settlement;

 

The student will demonstrate an understanding of the first permanent English settlement in America by

f)    describing the hardships faced by settlers at Jamestown and the changes that took place to ensure survival;

The student will demonstrate an understanding of the first permanent English settlement in America by

g)   describing the interactions between the English settlers and the native peoples, including the role of the Powhatan in the survival of the settlers.

American Revolution:


The student will demonstrate an understanding of the role of Virginia in the American Revolution by

a)   identifying the reasons why the colonies went to war with Great Britain, as expressed in the Declaration of Independence;

The student will demonstrate an understanding of the role of Virginia in the American Revolution by

b)   identifying the various roles of American Indians, whites, enslaved African Americans, and free African Americans in the Revolutionary War era, including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry, the Marquis de Lafayette, and James Lafayette;

 The student will demonstrate an understanding of the role of Virginia in the American Revolution by

c)   identifying the importance of the American victory at Yorktown;

The student will demonstrate an understanding of the role of Virginia in the American Revolution by

d)   examining the reasons for the relocation of Virginia’s capital from Williamsburg to Richmond.


VA Studies Unit 6 Role of VA in New American Nation

VA.6a  role of George Washington, "Father of our country"

b. role of George Mason, VA Declaration of Rights, and Thomas Jefferson, VA Statue of Religious Freedom

c. how geography and technology advances influenced migration of Virginians into other states and western territories



   Science

4.9             The student will investigate and understand important Virginia natural resources. Key concepts include

a)   watersheds and water resources;

b)   animals and plants;

c)   minerals, rocks, ores, and energy sources; and

d)   forests, soil, and land.

 

  • Virginia is rich in a wide variety of natural resources, including forests, arable (farmable) land, coal, sand and aggregates (rocks), wildlife and aquatic organisms, clean water and air, and beautiful scenery.
  • A watershed is an area over which surface water (and the materials it carries) flows to a single collection place. The Chesapeake Bay watershed covers approximately half of Virginia’s land area. The other two major watershed systems are the Gulf of Mexico and the North Carolina Sounds.
  • Virginia’s water resources include groundwater, lakes, reservoirs, rivers, bays, and the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Virginia has a great variety of plant and animal resources.
  • Natural and cultivated forests are a widespread resource in Virginia.
  • Virginia’s soil and land support a great variety of life, provide space for many economic activities, and offer a variety of recreational opportunities.

Unit 2: Weather

The student will investigate and understand how weather conditions and phenomena occur and can be predicted. Key concepts include:

a.
weather phenomena

b.
weather measurements and meteorological tools; and

c.
use weather measurements and weather phenomena to make weather predictions

Unit 4: The Earth-Moon-Sun System

4.8 The student will investigate and understand the relationship among Earth, the moon, and the sun

a. the motions of the Earth, the moon, the sun
b. the causes of Earth's seasons
c. the causes of the moon's phases
d. the relative size, position, age, and the makeup of the Earth, moon and sun
e. historical contributions in understanding the Earth-moon-sun

Unit 5: Force and Motion

4.2 The student will investigate and understand characteristics and interactions of moving objects. Key concepts:

a. motion is described by an object's direction and speed

b. changes in motion are related to force and mass

c. friction is a force that opposes motion

d. moving objects have kinetic energy