Fourth Grade

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    Welcome to the Fourth Grade at Benjamin E. Mays IB World School! Thank you for visiting us.

    We encourage families to use this website to keep up-to-date on what is happening in the Fourth Grade classrooms. This site will be updated each week and will include information on Reading, Math, PYP, Writing, Social Studies, and Science. It will also remind families of important dates, upcoming events, and changes in our schedule. For more specific information, please access our individual pages by clicking on the name to the right.

    Please contact your 4th Grade teacher for additional information or questions!

    Thank You,

    The 4th Grade Team!


    Reader's Workshop: 
    Teachers College Readers Workshop is the literacy curriculum we use to help our students learn reading strategies to become better readers. Reader's Workshop begins with a 10 minute whole group mini lesson focusing on a reading strategy followed by an activity on the focus and 30 minutes of independent reading. 

    Writer's Workshop: 
    We also use Teachers College curriculum, Writers Workshop, for writing instruction. It follows the large group mini lesson and independent writing time detailed above. It is important to remember that writer's write, we will be writing every day.

    Everyday Math:
    We will be using the EVERYDAY MATH curriculum which was developed by the University of Chicago School of Mathematics project. Everyday Math uses a broad, rich, and balanced approach in giving our students the skills needed to be successful in math. We augment the Everyday Math curriculum with a Math Facts program. Our Math Facts program focuses on assuring students reach automaticity with basic math facts.

    Social Studies and Science: These subjects are integrated into our daily PYP units of study.

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