Our goals for your child's year in the Noble Fourth Grade Program:
Reading: By the end of the Fourth Grade, students will understand the basic features of text and the literary elements of theme, plot, setting and characters. They use phonics, syllabication and word parts to translate letter patterns into fluent oral and silent reading. Students use a variety of comprehension strategies, such as generating and responding to essential questions and making predictions and comparisons as they read and respond to wide variety of literature.
Writing: By the end of Fourth Grade, students will write clear and understandable sentences and paragraphs that develop a central idea. Their writing will consider audience and purpose. They will use the stages of the writing process in writing, drafting, revising and editing their work.
Listening & Speaking: By the end of Fourth Grade, students listen and respond critically to oral communications, speak so that the listener will understand key ideas, and use appropriate phrasing, pitch and modulation.
Mathematics: By the end of Fourth Grade, students understand large numbers and addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers. They describe and compare simple fractions and decimals. They understand the properties of and the relationships between plane geometric figures. They collect, represent and analyze data to answer questions.
History & Social Science: Fourth Grade students learn the story of California and its unique place in American history. Students also examine the state in context of the rest of the nation. They will demonstrate an understanding of the physical and human geographic features that define places and regions in California. Fourth Grade students describe the economic, social and political life and interactions among people of California from the pre-Columbian Societies to the Bear Flag Republic through the Mexican-American War, the Gold Rush and California Statehood.
Science: By the end of Fourth Grade, all students will have science experiences and instruction in Physical, Life, and Earth Science. Students will demonstrate and apply the Scientific Process through investigation and experimentation using grade level