English

4th Grade English Language Arts: Unit 4 of 4 of Fourth Grade ELA (Flex)

Unit 4 of 4th Grade ELA is the final part in a full curriculum of four units of fourth grade English Language Arts taught to the common core standards, covering literature, foundational skills, writing, speaking, and listening.
Beth Foster
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No live meetings

Over 8 weeks

8-13

year olds

3-18

learners per class

per learner - per week

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No scheduled live video chats
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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Class Experience

Unit 4 of Fourth Grade English Language Arts uses informational text to teach common core standards, covering literature, foundational skills, writing, speaking and listening. Students practice reading for fluency, comprehension and vocabulary. They will learn to look for the main idea and supporting details, sequencing and time words, and more. There is a strong focus on grammar, which includes commonly confused words, tricky verbs, synonyms and antonyms, and capitalization rules. There are weekly spelling word lists for learners to practice and a spelling quiz. There are also weekly writing assignments with students practicing opinion writing, letter writing, poetry, dialogue, and using reference materials for research. 
I have bachelor’s degrees in English, journalism, and political science, and am currently a master’s student in American history. I was a newspaper editor and reporter for 15 years, director of a social justice center for three years, and have been teaching English Language Arts, English as a second language, and social studies for the past five years. 
This flex class is for learners who just want to practice their English Language Arts Skills, as well as students who want to get a letter of competition. For learners who are just practicing skills, homework is optional but highly recommended. For those learners seeking a letter of completion, there is 4 hours of homework to be completed each week. Homework includes a weekly reading and writing assignment, as well as worksheets, online quizzes and other learning projects. 
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Reading assignments will be provided in a weekly reader PDF.
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Weekly Evaluation Rubric 

Reading: 20 Points 
- 3-Minute Reading Aloud Recording 5 Points
- Comprehension Quiz 5 Points
- Classroom Discussion Question Participation 5 Points
- Vocabulary Quiz 5 Points 

Spelling: 15 Points
- Writing Each Word 3 Times 5 Points 
- Spelling Word Project 5 Points 
- Spelling Quiz 5 Points

Grammar: 15 Points
- Grammar Worksheet 5 Points
- Grammar Project 5 Points
- Grammar Quiz 5 Points

Classroom Journal: 10 Points

Writing Assignment: 40 Points 
No live meetings, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
As we study literature, students will engage with stories from different cultures, religions, and times. Some of these stories may contain depictions of violence. In addition, the history, news, and social studies readers may contain descriptions and discussions of wars, colonization, disease, current events, and death. All subjects and topics will be covered in a manner that is as age-appropriate as possible, but some learners may be especially sensitive to these topics. 
I will provide PDF readers for materials covered in Units 4. Materials will be from a myriad of sources including NewsELA, the Zinn Education Project, and Learning for Justice. 

Teacher

Beth Foster
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Lives in the United States
Social Studies and English Teacher at The Foster Woods Folk School
239 total reviews
195 completed classes

About Me

Stories are the beginning of understanding ourselves and the world, our place in history, and how we can create a better time and place for ourselves and those who will come after us. I love stories — reading stories, writing stories, hearing... 
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