English Curriculum 15-16

 

 

All quarterly break downs are tentative

 

 

Grade 4

Writing

         Use of effective vocabulary and strong imagination to enhance studentsí fiction and nonfiction writing skills.

         Effective use of a dictionary and thesaurus

         Understanding and practicing the formats of different styles of writing.

         Focus on penmanship, neatness and presentation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1st Quarter        

 

2nd Quarter

 

3rd  Quarter

 

4th Quarter

 

         Story writing

 

         Chronology

         Reports

         Editing

         Paragraphing

 

         Letter Writing

         Descriptive writing

         Speech Bubbles

 

 

         Poetry

         Advertisements

         Posters

 

 

         Science Fiction

         Myth , Legends and Fables

 

Grammar and

Punctuation

Book: Junior English 4, Haydn Richards

         Reinforcement of grammar, sentence structure and punctuation

1st Quarter

 

         Verbs

         Nouns

         Punctuation

         Subject verb agreement

         Singular/plural

         Alphabetical order

         Direct and indirect speech

         Compound words

 2nd Quarter

 

 

         Adjectives

         Synonyms/ Antonyms

         Contractions

         Conjunctions

 

 

3rd  Quarter

 

         Homophones

         Apostrophe

         Adverbs

         Prepositions

 

 

4th Quarter

         Clauses/phrases

         Similes

         Pronouns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Comprehension

         Practice skimming and scanning the text to retrieve information effectively, within the given time slot and infer.

         Recognition and appreciation of figurative language.

Book:   Focus on Comprehension Bk 3 / Unseen

 

1st Quarter

Unseen and selected

passages from the book.

 2nd Quarter

 

Unseen and selected passages from the book.

   
       

3rd  Quarter

 

Unseen and selected

passages from the book.

 

4th Quarter

Unseen and selected passages from the book.

 

Spelling Test

         Vocabulary build up and practice of spelling tests.

 

Reading

         Targeted and supervised understanding of the plot, characters and literary terms

Novel: Five Children and It by E. Nesbit

               Tik- Tik the Master of Time by Musharraf Farooqi

 1st Quarter

 2nd Quarter

3rd  Quarter

 

4th Quarter

 

Summary, reference to the context, question and answers,

character sketches, themes , word meaning

Summary, reference to the context, question and answers,

character sketches, themes , word meaning

Summary, reference to the context, question and answers,

character sketches, themes , word meaning

 

Summary, reference to the context, question and answers,

character sketches, themes , word meaning