4th Reading Syllabus
Course Description: We are using the Scott Foresman Reading Street Textbooks, CARS, STAR Program, Study Island, and novel units. This course is designed to introduce high-quality literature to each student through comprehension skills and strategies, vocabulary, writing, and spelling to prepare 4th grade students.

Learning/Developmental Goals: 


This course is designed to meet the Common Core Standards for 4th grade reading instruction. 

Learning Outcome: 

The student will demonstrate mastery of Common Core Standards using formal and informal assessments, along with teacher observations. 

Unit 1: This Land is Your Land

Phonics:
Short Vowels
Long Vowels

Fluency:
Tone and Voice
Pauses 
Volume
Phrases 

Vocabulary:
Word Structure 
Context Clues
Dictionary/Glossary

Skills;
Sequence
Summarization
Author's Purpose
Graphic ORganizer
Main Idea
Fact and Opinion
Cause and Effect

Comprehension:
Answer Questions
Make Predictions

Unit 2: Work and Play


Phonics:
Irregular Plurals
Adding s and es
Words with ar, or 

Fluency:
Rhythmic Patterns of Language
Emotion
Volume

Vocabulary:
Word Structure
Dictionary/Glossary

Skills:
Cause/Effect
Draw Conclusions
Setting
Compare and Contrast
Main Idea
Fact and Opinion
Summarize 

Unit 3: Patterns in Nature

Phonics:
Adding ed and ing
Homophones 
Compound Words
Possessives

Fluency:
Pitch
Tone of Voice
Pauses
Punctuation Clues

Vocabulary:
Context Clues
Word Structure

Skills:
Compare and Contrast
Graphic Organizers
Generalization
Cause and Effect
Author's Purpose

Unit 4: Puzzles and Mysteries

Phonics: 
Contractions
Final "le", "al", and "en"
Consonants
Prefixes

Fluency:
Emotion
Phrasing
Stress/Emphasis 
Pharsing
Characterization/Dialogue

Vocabulary:
Context Clues 
Dictionary/Glossary
Word Structure

Skills:
Compare and Contrast
Generalization 
Character
Setting
Graphic Organizers
Main Idea

Unit 5: Adventures by Land, Air, and Water

Phonics:
Multi-Syllabic Words
Syllable Patterns
Greek word Parts
Words with Latin Roots
Related Words

Fluency:
Pauses
Phrasing
Tone of Voice
Emotion
Tempo and Rate

Vocabulary:
Context Clues
Word Structure

Skills:
Author's Purpose 
Compare and Contrast
Sequence 
Making Predictions 
Draw Conclusions 
Main Idea
Text Structure 
Theme 

Unit 6: Work and Play

Phonics: 
Schwa
Prefixes: mis, non, and re
Suffixes, -less, -ment, and -ness
Suffixes, -ful, -ly, and -ion
Words with silent consonants 

Fluency: 
Phrasing
Stress/Emphasis
Emotion
Punctuation Clues

Vocabulary 
Word Structure
Dictionary/Glossary
Context Clues

Skills:
Cause and Effect
Fact and Opinion
Text Structure
Graphic Sources
Character
Theme
Author's Purpose 

STARS - Book 4

Finding Main Idea
Recalling Facts and Details
Understanding Sequence
Recognizing Cause and Effect
Comparing and Contrasting
Making Predicitions
Finding Meaning in Context
Drawing Conclusions and Making Inferences 
Distinguish between Fact and Opinion   
Identifying Author's Purpose
Interpreting Figurative Language 
Distinguishing Between Real and Make Believe