English Language Arts 4

English Language Arts 4 Course Information

This course is designed to fulfill the curricular objectives of the Saskatchewan Grade 4 English Language Arts curriculum.  The course is divided into five units of study.

Each unit of study contains short story and poetry readings (audio included for majority of text) a complete spelling program, grammar tasks with worksheets and answer keys, videos and activities of their own.  No additional text or book is required as everything is provided for you within the course. ~ everything.  Within each unit, there are a variety of assignments and quizzes.

Unit One: My Friends and I (7 weeks)
Children need to believe in their own self-worth and to feel that they have control over the things that happen to them. Children need to look inward and focus on self-image and self-esteem. They need to reflect on self and life, and on their beliefs, values, and those of their society. 

Section 1: Reading Comprehension
Section 2: Short Stories – Friends
Section 3: Poetry – My Friends & I
Section 4: Short Film – “Ian”

Unit Two: First Peoples (6 weeks)
Children need to look outward and examine their relationships with others, their community, and the world. Children also need to consider the social and historical context. They need to explore their connections in families, schools, groups, and communities and to understand the diverse needs and wants of others. Children need to show concern for other people in their relationships, groups, and communities.

Section 1: Reading Comprehension
Section 2: First Peoples Short Stories
Section 3: Novel Study – As Long as the Rivers Flow

Unit Three: A World of Tales (8 weeks)
Children need to consider imaginary worlds and possibilities as well as a range of literary genres and authors.

Section 1: Reading Comprehension
Section 2: Introduction to Tales
Section 3: Tale From Kenya
Section 4: Tales From Around the World
Section 5: Major Assignment

Unit Four: On With the Show (4 weeks)
Children need to consider the role of communication in their lives and the technologies and strategies that help people become effective communicators. Children need the skills to interact effectively with others.

Section 1: Reading Comprehension
Section 2: Moving to the Beat
Section 3: Performers

Unit Five: Nature and Technology (10 weeks)
Children need to consider the role of communication in their lives and the technologies and strategies that help people become effective communicators. Children need the skills to interact effectively with others.

Section 1: Reading Comprehension
Section 2: How Nature Influences Technology
Section 3: Novel Study – The Wild Robot