The 3rd-4th grade reading and writing curriculum is designed to teach students the tools and mechanics of English writing. Students will be able to develop various writing and reading skills developed with the advanced student in mind such as deciphering informational books, writing about history, informative writing, adding examples and details to essays, as well as writing an informative essay.
Knowledge and skills (What you’ll learn)
- Students will learn about non-fiction , informational Books and the various types of writing.
- Structure of an essay including introduction, thesis, body paragraphs and
- Write about History such as the Boston Tea Party, World War 2 and other important parts of history.
- Write an informative essay paying close attention to the source of their findings.
- Adding details and examples with a bibliography.
- Understanding the Elements of a great story.
- Drafting the informative essay : brainstorming, outlining, drafting.
- Completion of the informative essay using editing and proofreading
Grade 3-4 English Language Arts- Reading and Writing 20 Lessons
Week 1: Literacy W1 Topic introduction, opinion statement, supporting reasons
Week 2: Literacy W 2 Linking words and phrases, concluding statement and section. Week 3: Literacy W 3 Informative/explanatory writing, topic writing
Week 4: Literacy W 4 Informative/explanatory writing, related information grouping
Week 5: Literacy W 4 Narratives writings with dialogue
Week 6: Literacy W 4 Narratives writings with descriptions of actions, thoughts, and feelings. Week 7: Literacy W 4 Narratives writings with clear event sequences.
Week 8: Literacy W 5 Information gathering from print and digital sources, Note taking and evidence sorting.
Week 9: Literacy W 5 Informational writing, Note taking and evidence sorting. Week 10: Literacy W 5 Informational writing for specific audiences.
Week 11: Literacy W 5 Narrative writing for specific audiences. Week 12: Reading Literature 1 key ideas and details.
Week 13: Reading Literature 2 point of view, literal and nonliteral language Week 14: Reading Literature 4 themes, settings, and plots of stories.
Week 15: Reading Informational Texts 1 Key ideas and details Week 16: Reading Informational Texts 2 Main idea
Week 17: Reading Informational Texts 3 Relationship between a series of historical events
Week 18: Reading Informational Texts 4 Relationship between scientific ideas and concepts. Week 19: Reading Informational Texts 5 Text features and search tools
Week 20: Reading Informational Texts 6 point of view between audience and the author of a text.
About the teacher
Hello! My name is Miss Stella, and I’m so excited to meet you here and help you gain confidence in reading and writing.
I hold an English Bachelor degree and a Master of Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This is my 9th year of teaching English Language Arts.
I’m teaching 1st to 3rd graders in an elementary school right now, and I have worked as a high school ELA teacher before that. My teaching philosophy is to see to every student’s unique needs and demands. I like to use a wide range of formative and summative class activities to closely monitor students’ growth. I am absolutely in love with what I do and I genuinely look forward to helping you in any way I could.