Curricula for 4th Grade

For 4th grade, we currently have curricula for ELA (aligned to MAISA), Social Studies (aligned to MAISA/MC3 and to GIANTS), Science (aligned to the NGSS, Next-Generation Science Standards), and Math (aligned to Eureka math/EngageNY).

We have also provided a sample lesson Roadmap for each of the curricula. Unit Roadmaps are “hierarchical” – and thus one Roadmap can expand and expand until the actual student lesson is reached. Note that the sample Roadmaps will open inside the Collabrify Roadmap Center. Thus, please make sure you have created an account for yourself at https://roadmap.center – please see the Need Help? tab for further assistance.

 

 Social Studies Roadmaps Overview 

The Social Studies curricula are aligned with the Michigan Social Studies Standards. It incorporates materials from the MIOpenBook and MAISA/MC3. It covers four units about Michigan including Michigan’s Geography, Economy, Government, and History.

 2020-2021 Teacher Version Roadmap of the Full Year Curricula for Social Studies 

This is the teacher version of the full year for Social Studies for the 2020-2021 school year.

Either click on the picture or click here to view the Roadmap. This will open your own copy of the Roadmap in https://roadmap.center that you can personalize and send to your students. (Please make sure you have created an account for yourself at https://roadmap.center beforehand.) Also check out the How-To Videos to learn how to use, modify, and share your Roadmap.

 Example Lesson of the Teacher Version of a Social Studies Economics Roadmap 

This is a teacher version of the lesson: “What are the characteristics of a market economy?” 

Either click on the picture or click here to view the sample lesson.

 Example Lesson of the Student Version of a Social Studies Economics Roadmap 

This is a student version of the lesson: “What are the characteristics of a market economy?” 

Either click on the picture or click here to view the sample lesson.

 

 Science Roadmaps Overview 

We gratefully acknowledge Lucas Education Research for its support of the Multiple Literacies in Project Based Learning Project (ML-PBL). PI: Dr. J. Krajcik, Michigan State University, MSU CREATE for STEM, Co-PI’s: Dr. Annemarie Palincsar, University of Michigan, and Emily Miller, Independent Consultant. As well, we wish to acknowledge the support of the National Science Foundation (#1123965, #1249312)

The Science curricula are aligned with the Michigan Science Standards and are based on the NGSS – Next Generation Science Standards.
 For more about the 4th grade science curricula, please email us at digitalcurricula@umich.edu. 

 

 Math Roadmaps Overview 

The math curricula are aligned with the Michigan Mathematics Standards. It contains materials from the EngageNY math (which used to be known as Eureka math).

 2020-2021 Math Unit – Module 1 

This unit Roadmap is Module 1 of the Math Curricula for the 2020-2021 school year. It is aligned with the Michigan Mathematics Standards.

Either click on the picture or click here to view the Roadmap. This will open your own copy of the Roadmap in https://roadmap.center that you can personalize and send to your students. (Please make sure you have created an account for yourself at https://roadmap.center beforehand.) Also check out the How-To Videos to learn how to use, modify, and share your Roadmap.

 Example Lesson of the Teacher Version of a Math Roadmap 

This is a teacher version of the lesson: “How can I round multi-digit numbers to any place using the vertical number line?” 

Either click on the picture or click here to view the sample lesson.

 Example Lesson of the Student Version of a Math Roadmap 

This is a student version of the lesson: “How can I round multi-digit numbers to any place using the vertical number line?” 

Either click on the picture or click here to view the sample lesson.

 

 ELA Roadmaps Overview 

The English Language Arts curricula is aligned with the Michigan Reading and Writing Standards that are based on the MAISA units and Lucy Calkins’s workshops. It incorporates both individual and collaborative learning activities.

 2020-2021 Reading Unit 1 – Launching Strong Reading Habits 

This unit Roadmap is Unit 1 of the Reading Curricula for the 2020-2021 school year. It is aligned with the Michigan Reading Standards.

Either click on the picture or click here to view the Roadmap. This will open your own copy of the Roadmap in https://roadmap.center that you can personalize and send to your students. (Please make sure you have created an account for yourself at https://roadmap.center beforehand.) Also check out the How-To Videos to learn how to use, modify, and share your Roadmap.

 Example Lesson of the Teacher Version of a Reading Roadmap 

This is a teacher version of the lesson: “Readers create strong habits to make their reading the best it can be.” 

Either click on the picture or click here to view the sample lesson.

 Example Lesson of the Student Version of a Reading Roadmap 

This is a student version of the lesson: “Readers create strong habits to make their reading the best it can be.” 

Either click on the picture or click here to view the sample lesson.

 2020-2021 Writing Unit 1 – Realistic Fiction 

This unit Roadmap is Unit 1 of the Writing Curricula for the 2020-2021 school year. It is aligned with the Michigan Writing Standards.

Either click on the picture or click here to view the Roadmap. This will open your own copy of the Roadmap in https://roadmap.center that you can personalize and send to your students. (Please make sure you have created an account for yourself at https://roadmap.center beforehand.) Also check out the How-To Videos to learn how to use, modify, and share your Roadmap.

 Example Lesson of the Teacher Version of a Writing Roadmap 

This is a teacher version of the lesson: “Writers step into the shoes of their characters to draft a story with heart.” 

Either click on the picture or click here to view the sample lesson.

 Example Lesson of the Student Version of a Writing Roadmap 

This is a student version of the lesson: “Writers step into the shoes of their characters to draft a story with heart.” 

Either click on the picture or click here to view the sample lesson.