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1 MCP Plaid Word Study 2003, correlated to North Carolina Standard Course of Study Language Arts Grade 4

2 NC Standard Course of Study Fourth Grade Competency Goal 1 The learner will apply enabling strategies and skills to read and write Use word identification strategies appropriately and automatically when encountering unknown words (graphophonic, syntactic, semantic) Infer word meanings from taught roots, prefixes, and suffixes to decode words in text to assist comprehension Identify key words and discover their meanings and relationships through a variety of strategies Increase reading and writing vocabulary through: wide reading. Phonics. knowledge of homophones, synonyms, antonyms, homonyms. knowledge of multiple meanings of words. writing process elements. writing as a tool for learning. seminars. MCP Word Study provides the phonics/reading connection through integrated skill building lessons and activities that lead to reading fluency and comprehension. Specific word identification activities can be found on the following pages of the Teacher Resource Guide and corresponding Student Workbook: Roots: pp Prefixes: pp , 163 MCP Word Study Units 3 and 6 provide a comprehensive review of prefixes, suffixes, and roots to assist in comprehension. Students demonstrate mastery through completion of activities suggested in the Teacher Resource Guide and through successful completion of the Student Workbook: Roots: pp Prefixes: pp , 163 Suffixes: pp , 83 Unit Word Lists provide a comprehensive list of spelling words drawn from the unit and grouped by the phonetic elements presented in the unit. Pre- and posttest sentences are provide and a reproducible blackline master for each Unit Word List can be found in the Teacher Resource Book on the following pages: Unit 1 p. 3k Unit 5 p. 121k Unit 2 p. 31k Unit 6 p. 141k Unit 3 p. 61k Unit 7 p. 167k Unit 4 p. 87k MCP Word Study provides the phonics/reading/spelling/writing connection through integrated skill building lessons and activities that lead to reading fluency and comprehension, as well as strong writing abilities. Specific phonic skills included in MCP Word Study, Level D include: Unit 1: Short & Long Vowels/Consonant Blends & Digraphs/Syllables (lessons 1-13) Correlation of MCP Word Study to NC Standard Course of Study, Language Arts, Fourth Grade 1

3 book clubs. discussions. examining the author's craft Use word reference materials (e.g., glossary, dictionary, thesaurus) to identify and comprehend unknown words Read independently daily from selfselected materials (consistent with the student's independent reading level) to: increase fluency. build background knowledge. expand vocabulary. Unit 2: r-controlled Vowel Wounds/Silent Letters/ Spelling Variation of Sounds /k/, /f/, /s/ (lessons 14-27) Unit 3: Suffixes/Syllables (lessons 28-39) Unit 4: Vowel Pairs & Digraphs/ Diphthongs/Syllables (lessons 40-55) Unit 5: Plurals/Apostrophe/Syllables (lessons 56-64) Unit 6: Prefixes/Roots/Syllables (lessons 65-76) Unit 7: Synonyms/Antonyms/Homonyms/Dictionary Skills (lessons 77-88) Specific writing activities can be found in the pages 20, 42, 58, 84, 106, 118, 138, 164, 190 and in the Curriculum Connections section of the Teacher Resource Guide for every lesson. MCP Word Study provides dictionary skills lessons such as alphabetical order, guide/entry words, and definitions in the Teacher Resource Guide and corresponding Student Workbook on pages , makes book suggestions that can be used for independent reading at the beginning of each unit in the Home Letter feature of the Teacher Resource Guide. NC Standard Course of Study Fourth Grade Competency Goal 2 The learner will apply strategies and skills to comprehend text that is read, heard, and viewed Use metacognitive strategies to comprehend text and to clarify meaning of vocabulary (e.g., reread the text, consult other sources, ask for help, paraphrase, question) Interact with the text before, during, and after reading, listening, and viewing by: setting a purpose using prior knowledge and text information. making predictions. formulating questions. locating relevant information. making connections with previous The use of metacognitive strategies is not covered in. Teachers can assess through in other related classroom activities. Correlation of MCP Word Study to NC Standard Course of Study, Language Arts, Fourth Grade 2

4 experiences, information, and ideas Read a variety of texts, including: fiction (legends, novels, folklore, science fiction). nonfiction (autobiographies, informational books, diaries, journals). poetry (concrete, haiku). drama (skits, plays) Identify and interpret elements of fiction and nonfiction and support by referencing the text to determine the: plot. theme. main idea and supporting details. author's choice of words. mood. author's use of figurative language Make inferences, draw conclusions, make generalizations, and support by referencing the text Summarize major points from fiction and nonfiction text(s) to clarify and retain information and ideas Determine usefulness of information and ideas consistent with purpose Verify the meaning or accuracy of the author's statement(s) by referencing the text or other resources Listen actively by: asking questions. paraphrasing what was said. interpreting speaker's verbal and non-verbal messages. interpreting speaker's purposes and/or intent. NC Standard Course of Study Students demonstrate their ability to listen actively in their discussion of the MCP Word Study activities found in the Curriculum Connections section of the Teacher Resource Guide, as well as in the discussion of the writing activities on pages 20, 42, 58, 84, 106, 118, 138, 164, 190 in the Teacher Correlation of MCP Word Study to NC Standard Course of Study, Language Arts, Fourth Grade 3

5 Fourth Grade Competency Goal 3 The learner will make connections through the use of oral language, written language, and media and technology Respond to fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama using interpretive, critical, and evaluative processes by: analyzing the impact of authors' word choice and context. examining the reasons for characters' actions. identifying and examining characters' motives. considering a situation or problem from different characters' points of view. analyzing differences among genres. making inferences and drawing conclusions about characters, events and themes Analyze characters, events, and plots within and between selections and cite supporting evidence Consider the ways language and visuals bring characters to life, enhance plot development, and produce a response Make informed judgments about television and film/video productions Analyze and integrate information from one or more sources to expand understanding of text including graphs, charts, and/or maps Conduct research for assigned projects or self-selected projects (with assistance) from a variety of sources through the use of technological and informal tools (e.g., print and non-print texts, artifacts, people, libraries, databases, computer networks). Making informed judgments about television and film productions is not covered in MCP Word Study, Level D. The analysis of graphs, charts, and maps are not covered in. The suggested activities in Curriculum Connections section in the Teacher Resource Guide integrate phonics with a range of content areas such as math, science, social studies, art, and music, and some require research for completion. Correlation of MCP Word Study to NC Standard Course of Study, Language Arts, Fourth Grade 4

6 NC Standard Course of Study Fourth Grade Competency Goal 4 The learner will apply strategies and skills to create oral, written, and visual texts Read aloud grade-appropriate text with fluency, comprehension, and expression demonstrating an awareness of volume and pace Use oral and written language to: present information and ideas in a clear, concise manner. discuss. interview. solve problems. make decisions Make oral and written presentations using visual aids with an awareness of purpose and audience Share self-selected texts from a variety of genres (e.g., poetry, letters, narratives, essays, presentations) Use planning strategies to generate topics and organize ideas (e.g., brainstorming, mapping, webbing, reading, discussion) Compose a draft that conveys major ideas and maintains focus on the topic with specific, relevant, supporting details by using preliminary plans Compose fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama using self-selected and assigned topics and forms (e.g., personal and imaginative narratives, research reports, diaries, journals, logs, rules, instructions). MCP Word Study provides reading passages that can be read orally to demonstrate fluency, comprehension, and expression. Reading passages can be found in the Teacher Resource Guide and Student Workbook on pages 19, 41, 57, 83, 86, 105, 117, 120, 137, 140, 146, 154, 163, 166, 189, 192. Students demonstrate their ability to use oral and written language in their completion of the MCP Word Study activities found in the Curriculum Connections section of the Teacher Resource Guide, as well as in the discussion of reading passages and writing activities in the Student Workbook. Students demonstrate their ability to make oral and written presentations using visual aids in their completion of the MCP Word Study activities found in the Curriculum Connections section of the Teacher Resource Guide, as well as in other related classroom activities. makes book suggestions for discussion and analysis at the beginning of each unit in the Home Letter feature in the Teacher Resource Guide. Students demonstrate their use of planning strategies in their completion of the MCP Word Study writing activities found in the Curriculum Connections section of the Teacher Resource Guide, as well as in the completion of the writing activities on pages 20, 42, 58, 84, 106, 118, 138, 164, 190 in the Teacher Students demonstrate their ability to compose a draft in their completion of the MCP Word Study writing activities found in the Curriculum Connections section of the Teacher Resource Guide, as well as in the completion of the writing activities on pages 20, 42, 58, 84, 106, 118, 138, 164, 190 in the Teacher Students demonstrate their ability to produce work of a particular genre by completing the MCP Word Study writing activities found in the Teacher Resource Guide and Student Workbook on the following pages: Favorite Magic Trick p. 20 Journal Entry p. 42 Correlation of MCP Word Study to NC Standard Course of Study, Language Arts, Fourth Grade 5

7 4.08 Focus revision on a specific element such as: word choice. sequence of events and ideas. transitional words. sentence patterns Produce work that follows the conventions of particular genres (e.g., personal and imaginative narrative, research reports, learning logs, letters of request, letters of complaint) Use technology as a tool to gather, organize, and present information. Folk Tale p. 58 Magazine Article p. 84 Journey Back to Dinosaurs p. 106 Set of Directions p. 118 Message to Friend p. 138 Story p p. 190 Students demonstrate their ability to revise writing in their completion of the MCP Word Study writing activities found in the Curriculum Connections section of the Teacher Resource Guide, as well as in the completion of the writing activities on pages 20, 42, 58, 84, 106, 118, 138, 164, 190 in the Teacher Students demonstrate their ability to produce work of a particular genre by completing the MCP Word Study writing activities found in the Teacher Resource Guide and Student Workbook on the following pages: Favorite Magic Trick p. 20 Journal Entry p. 42 Folk Tale p. 58 Magazine Article p. 84 Journey Back to Dinosaurs p. 106 Set of Directions p. 118 Message to Friend p. 138 Story p p. 190 Students may use technology to gather, organize, and present the MCP Word Study writing activities found in the Curriculum Connections section of the Teacher Resource Guide, as well as in the completion of the writing activities on pages 20, 42, 58, 84, 106, 118, 138, 164, 190 in the Teacher NC Standard Course of Study Fourth Grade Competency Goal 5 The learner will apply grammar and language conventions to communicate effectively Use correct capitalization (e.g., names of languages, nationalities, musical compositions) and punctuation (e.g., commas in a series, commas in direct address, commas and quotation marks in dialogue, apostrophes in possessives). Students demonstrate their ability to use correct capitalization and punctuation in their completion of the MCP Word Study writing activities found in the Curriculum Connections section of the Teacher Resource Guide, as well as in the completion of the writing activities on pages 20, 42, 58, 84, 106, 118, 138, 164, 190 in the Teacher Resource Guide and Correlation of MCP Word Study to NC Standard Course of Study, Language Arts, Fourth Grade 6

8 5.02 Demonstrate understanding in speaking and writing by appropriate usage of: pronouns. subject/verb agreement. verb tense consistency. subject consistency Elaborate information and ideas in writing and speaking by using: simple and compound sentences. regular and irregular verbs. adverbs. prepositions. coordinating conjunctions Compose multiple paragraphs with: topic sentences. specific, relevant details. logical progression and movement of ideas. coherence. elaboration. concluding statement related to the topic Use visual (orthography) and meaningbased strategies as primary sources for correct spelling Proofread and correct most misspellings independently with reference to resources (e.g., dictionaries, thesauri, glossaries, Student Workbook. Students demonstrate their ability to speak appropriately when discussing the reading passages found in Teacher Resource Guide and Student Workbook on pages 19, 41, 57, 83, 86, 105, 117, 120, 137, 140, Students demonstrate their ability to write appropriately in their completion of the MCP Word Study writing activities found in the Curriculum Connections section of the Teacher Resource Guide, as well as in the completion of the writing activities on pages 20, 42, 58, 84, 106, 118, 138, 164, 190 in the Teacher Students demonstrate their ability to elaborate information and ideas in writing in their completion of the MCP Word Study writing activities found in the Curriculum Connections section of the Teacher Resource Guide, as well as in the completion of the writing activities on pages 20, 42, 58, 84, 106, 118, 138, 164, 190 in the Teacher Resource Guide and Student Workbook. Students demonstrate their ability to compose multiple paragraphs in their completion of the MCP Word Study writing activities found in the Curriculum Connections section of the Teacher Resource Guide. Specific lessons on particular genres can be found in the Teacher Resource Guide and Student Workbook on the following pages: Favorite Magic Trick p. 20 Journal Entry p. 42 Folk Tale p. 58 Magazine Article p. 84 Journey Back to Dinosaurs p. 106 Set of Directions p. 118 Message to Friend p. 138 Story p p. 190 Unit Word Lists provide a comprehensive list of spelling words drawn from the unit and grouped by the phonetic elements presented in the unit. Pre- and posttest sentences are provide and a reproducible blackline master for each Unit Word List can be found in the Teacher Resource Book on the following pages: Unit 1 p. 3k Unit 5 p. 121k Unit 2 p. 31k Unit 6 p. 141k Unit 3 p. 61k Unit 7 p. 167k Unit 4 p. 87k Students demonstrate their ability to proofread in their completion of the MCP Word Study writing activities found in the Curriculum Connections Correlation of MCP Word Study to NC Standard Course of Study, Language Arts, Fourth Grade 7

9 computer spell-checks, and other classroom sources) Use established criteria to edit for language conventions and format Demonstrate evidence of language cohesion by: logical sequence of fiction and nonfiction retells. time order sequence of events. sustaining conversations on a topic Create readable documents through legible handwriting (cursive) and/or word processing. section of the Teacher Resource Guide. Specific lessons on dictionary skills can be found in the Teacher Resource Guide and corresponding Student Workbook on pages , Students demonstrate their ability to use criteria to edit in their completion of the MCP Word Study writing activities found in the Curriculum Connections section of the Teacher Resource Guide, as well as the completion of the writing activities on pages 20, 42, 58, 84, 106, 118, 138, 164, 190 in the Teacher Students demonstrate evidence of language cohesion in their discussion of the MCP Word Study reading passages and writing activities found in the Teacher Resource Guide. Students demonstrate their ability to use legible manuscript handwriting in their completion of the MCP Word Study writing activities found in the Curriculum Connections section of the Teacher Resource Guide, as well as the completion of the writing activities on pages 20, 42, 58, 84, 106, 118, 138, 164, 190 in the Teacher Resource Guide and Student Workbook. Correlation of MCP Word Study to NC Standard Course of Study, Language Arts, Fourth Grade 8

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