Grade 4 Resources for BC’s New Curriculum

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BC Ed Plan – Grade 4 – link to the BC Ministry website


NOTE:  To access the Learning Commons links below:

For L4U (Library for U, our physical, campus library) please go to L4U

For OverDrive (our digital, online library), please go to OverDrive.

NOTE:  To  find usernames/passwords for the subscriptions below, please log into your Encom parent home page, choose “Curriculum Resources” and scroll down to the subscription(s) of your choice.  For information about the various subscriptions go to Online Subscriptions and scroll down to the subscription of your choice.

NOTE:  For practice tests for Gr. 4 subjects, please go to BC ExamBank.

Applied Skills

Learning Commons (Library)

Applied Skills Resources

MakerEd resources page

Subscriptions

All the Right Type 4 Online offers typing for all ages, using drills, games, etc.

BrainPOP → https://www.brainpop.com/technology/ , and for coding →  https://educators.brainpop.com/2017/06/23/creative-coding-brainpop/ For Coding Teaching Resources →  https://educators.brainpop.com/creative-coding-teaching-resources/  (The BrainPOP lessons in coding are only available to families whose teachers have a My BrainPOP account, because this allows them to save their work.)

Curio.ca – for ages 9-12: the series:  National Geographic Documentaries (please be aware that not all episodes are for the 9-12 age range); EngineeringEngineering Connections; Robotics: Teaching Coding through Robotics; HitchBOT the Hitchhiking Robot; 3D Printing and the $350 Robotic ArmTechnology:  Build GreenEarth EnergySupercar: Building the Car of the FutureCyber-Bullying; Helping through Social MediaCanadian Teen Discovers Method to Turn Waste Water into Electricity

Discovery Education  https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore Scroll across to find “Careers & Work Place Skills” under 3rd-5th.

EVERFIVault (Understanding Money – Gr. 4-6)

Explora Primary → First log in to Explora with the username & password that you will find on your Curriculum Resources page in Encom, then scroll down to “Science and Health”.

Learn360  Technical & Vocational Education  (In “Technical & Vocational Education”, go to the “Filters” on the right, first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then check “3-5” as in the screenshot under “Arts” below)

Passport to the Internet (Gr. 4-8)  Learning to improve safety on the internet.  For more information:  Passport to the Internet on the HCS website

Tynker  https://www.tynker.com/  (coding and programming)

World Book Kids (K-5):  Cooking Activities:  Food Fun, Musical Instruments:  Make Some Noise, Art Activities:  Making with PaperLesson Plans for Parents; and Science ProjectsTutorials for using World Book Kids.


Arts

Learning Commons (Library)

OverDrive and L4U resources:  search under topic (E.g. Art, Dance, Music, Drama, etc.)

Subscriptions

BrainPOP → https://www.brainpop.com/artsandmusic/

Curio.ca → Note that many of the videos in Curio.ca will have Teacher’s Guides included.  (Search architecture, dance, drama, film studies, literature, media & communications, music, visual arts).  Architecture:  Build GreenEarth Energy; Dance: The Secret of the Nutcracker; Literature:  the 2017 Anne of Green Gables video series, Anne;  Music:  Chris Hadfield on Singing in SpacePhotography :  The Four Faces of the Moon; the series:  The SnapshotsVisual Arts:  The Mighty River; Another Kind of Circus (Cirque du Soleil);

Discovery Education →  https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore Scroll across to find ‘Visual & Performing Arts’ under 3rd-5th.

Explora Primary → First log in to Explora with the username & password that you will find on your Curriculum Resources page in Encom, then scroll down to “Arts and Music”.

Learn360 →   Art or Music & Dance  (Choose your subject, Arts or Music & Dance, then go to the “Filters” that will show up on the right.  First uncheck “all grade ranges”, then choose “3-5” as in the screenshot below.)

Gr 3-5 filters Learn360

World Book Kids (K-5) →   Art Activities  Craft Room, Creature Feature, Make Your Own Palette, Colour Puzzle, Print a Design, Shape Pictures, Connecting the Music of FreedomMake Some Noise, Paper Patterns, UFO Sighting activity.  Tutorials for using World Book Kids.


Career Education

Please note, the focus for Career Education in Grades 4 – 5 is

  • identifying personal skills, interests, and abilities
  • setting goals
  • talking about (identifying) leadership skills
  • safety awareness in activities
  • connecting work and success

Learning Commons (Library)

Subscriptions

Curio.ca →  Another Kind of Circus (Cirque du Soleil)

Discovery Education →  https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore Scroll across to find “Careers and Work Place Skills” under 3rd-5th.  Students can search the keywords ‘goals’ and ‘safety → videos on saving, making goals, skill achievement, home safety, job and road safety, outdoor safety.

Start a blog with our subscription Kidblog (for K-8) and learn how to create community online in a safe scaffolded environment.

Learn360 → Careers & Job Search or Guidance & Counseling  (Choose your subject, then go to the “Filters” on the right, first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then check “3-5” as in the screenshot under “Arts” above)

Passport to the Internet (Gr. 4-8)  Learning to improve safety on the internet.  For more information:  Passport to the Internet on the HCS website

RightNow media → Search the Torchlighters series for leadership and Leo Trend or Friend for different themed topics around careers, work and friendship.

World Book Kids (K-5) →  Working on a House, Architectural Maze, Chemistry SearchLesson Plans for Parents, Important People.  Tutorials for using World Book Kids.


Christian Studies

Learning Commons (Library)

OverDrive:  Browse the ‘Bible’ tab, and in L4U search under ‘Bible’ as keyword.

Subscriptions

RightNowMedia subscription Check out all your favourite Bible series, such as What’s in the Bible, Veggie Tales, Friends and Heroes, Seeds Family Worship (music), The Animated Stories Bible, and thematic resources, including science with The Wonderful World of Science,  and career and health with Boz (character traits).  → RightNow Media


Curriculum and Unit Study Kits

Digital and physical Kits for Grade 4  to meet BC Learning Standards for Science and Social Studies and some Language Arts/STEAM applications.

Supplementary kits for hands-on activities are also available in L4U

Homeschool curriculum suggestions.

Homeschool Curriculum correlations for Grade 4: ACSI Science, Berean Builders


First Peoples

Learning Commons (Library)

OverDrive:  The topic of First Peoples is covered well with wondering questions in the ‘Communities’ digital kit (find it in the OverDrive Digital Library under ‘Curriculum and Unit Studies’).

Books in OverDrive include :

Secret of the Dance  by Andrea Spalding

Grizzly’s Home by Robert James Challenger

The Salmon Twins Caroll Simpson

The Old Ways by Susan Chapman

In L4U do a topic search for First Nations Fiction and Non Fiction.

Subscriptions

Curio.ca → for ages 9 – 12:  The Four Faces of the Moon; Lac La Ronge Wild RicePlaying Hockey Not HookeyWhen Climate Change Hits Home; This Igloo Greenhouse Could Revolutionize Food Production in the NorthAttawapiskat’s New School; Our Games: The Arctic Winter GamesThe Mighty River; Words of the Elders: Saving Aboriginal Languages; Town at the Top of the WorldArctic Refuge: The Struggle ContinuesDown to Earth; the series:  Canada: A People’s History; and many more.

Discovery Education → https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore Scroll across to find “Social Studies” → “Canadian Studies” under 3rd-5th.  Choose from the menu shown below:

Canadian Studies Menu

ERAC K-12 Resource Collection (Gr. 4) → https://k12.bcerac.ca/?Curated=aboriginal&Grade4=true. This will also give you ideas of books to search for in the OverDrive library or your local public library.

Learn360  → First Peoples or First Nations (Once in the “First Peoples” or “First Nations” screen, go to the “Filters” on the right, then uncheck “all grade ranges”, and check “3-5” as in the screenshot under “Arts” above)


Foreign Languages

Learning Commons (Library)

Search Collections →More Collections → Core French and → French Immersion

Caillou, My First French Word book

Beginning French lessons for Curious Kids

French 1 Skill Builders

French on the Move for Kids – Lively songs and games

Getting Started in French for Kids

Hear Say French The Kids Way

Au Secours:  Eclat de Lire series

Banquise Pizzas:  Eclat de Lire series

Bonjour la Riviere

La Terre a Aimer

Une Fete pour Gaston

Quels farceurs!

Everybody Bonjours

The Adventures of Bella and Harry:  Let’s Visit Paris

There are also Spanish books in OverDrive.

Subscriptions

BrainPOP Français → https://fr.brainpop.com/ 

BrainPOP Español → https://esp.brainpop.com/

and https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/hispanicheritage/

Curio.ca → Words of the Elders: Saving Aboriginal Languages

Discovery Education →  https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore Scroll across to find “World Languages” under 3rd-5th.

ERAC K-12 Resource Collection will show recommended French book lists: For Gr. 4 → https://k12.bcerac.ca/?Grade4=true&Language=French.  This will also give you ideas of books to search for in the OverDrive library or in your local public library.

Learn360 → World Languages from the top photo menu  (Choose your subject, then go to the “Filters” on the right, first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then check “3-5” as in the screenshot under “Arts” above)

LesPlan – Starting in September 2017 we will have Nos Nouvelles (Canadian current affairs for Gr. 3 and up) available for our French students.  Login links will be sent out by your support teacher when they are available.

SAS® Curriculum Pathways →  SAS® Curriculum Pathways  Choose “Browse Resources” and “Spanish” and K-5.


Language Arts

Learning Commons (Library)

Grade 4 Fiction Reading List – linked to OverDrive eLibrary  for easy access (Language Arts).

Socio-Emotional Booklist

Picture Books for Older Students

Novel/Literature Studies available

Grammar and Poetry on OverDrive:  Search the keyword ‘grammar’ for lots of workbooks.

Subscriptions

BrainPOP (Gr. 3-8) → https://www.brainpop.com/english/

Curio.ca (usually includes a Teacher’s Guide) Literature:  the 2017 Anne of Green Gables video series → Anne

Discovery Education → https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore then scroll across to find “English/Language Arts” or “Research/Study Skills” under 3rd-5th.

EVERFI – Summer Slugger (Gr. 4-5)  Baseball-themed game-based language arts and math learning.

Explora Primary → First log in to Explora with the username & password that you will find on your Curriculum Resources page in Encom, then scroll down to “Language Arts”.

Kidblog – a safe, online environment for students to write and share their learning.  (K-8+)More information can be found at Kidblog on HCS website

Learn360 → English & Language Arts (Choose your subject, then go to the “Filters” on the right, first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then check “3-5” as in the screenshot under “Arts” above)

NoveList K-8: Suggests the perfect book for your student to read!  Find in the EBSCOhost site at NoveList.  More information at EBSCOhost site → scroll down the page to NoveList.

Reading Eggs → http://readingeggs.com.  Your support teacher will sign you up for this.

SAS® Curriculum Pathways →  SAS® Curriculum Pathways  Choose “Browse Resources” and “English Language Arts” and K-5.

SuccessMaker for Gr. 4 Reading, email bjohnson@onlineschool.ca for info.

World Book Kids (K-5) →  Write It Down, Mixed-up Mammals, F-i-n-g-e-r S-i-g-n-sLesson Plans for Parents, Games for Language Arts:  (choose “Subject” at the top of the page) Language Arts Games, How to Use the Dictionary.  Tutorials for using World Book Kids.


Mathematics

Math Correlations for Grade 4: Gizmos, Horizons, Jump Math, Math U See, Teaching Textbooks, Saxon Math, Singapore Math

Learning Commons (Library)

Math inquiry picture books, STEAM fiction, math literacy, and workbooks on OverDrive: type in keyword ‘Mathematics’.

Also check out Collections → Teachers Lounge → MakerEd/STEAM  for more cross disciplinary materials on Math.

Subscriptions

BrainPOP (Gr. 3-8) → https://www.brainpop.com/math/

Discovery Education →  https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore Scroll across to find “Mathematics” under 3rd-5th.

EVERFIVault (Understanding Money – Gr. 4-6); Summer Slugger (Gr. 4-5)  Baseball-themed game-based math and language arts learning.

Explora Primary → First log in to Explora with the username & password that you will find on your Curriculum Resources page in Encom, then scroll down to “Math”.

Gizmos →  Go to the “Curriculum Resources” menu in your parent homepage in Encom to find the login links for Gizmos Math and Grade 4.  Gizmos is aligned to the new BC curriculum and allows for inquiry-based learning.

IXL Math subscription →  https://ca.ixl.com/math/.  Works for remediation of math concepts K-12.  To sign up for IXL Math, go to https://forms.kccnet.ca/view.php?id=131030

Learn360 → Mathematics (Choose your subject, then go to the “Filters” on the right, first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then check “3-5” as in the screenshot under “Arts” above)

Math Buddies – Online program which uses Singapore Math.  Gr. K-5.  More information can be found at Math Buddies in HCS Website

SAS® Curriculum Pathways →  SAS® Curriculum Pathways  Choose “Browse Resources” and “Mathematics” and K-5.

SuccessMaker for Gr. 4 Math, email bjohnson@onlineschool.ca for info.

World Book Kids (K-5) → Count Like a Roman, Count Like an Ancient Egyptian, Decode Your Name; Logic Puzzles; Triangle HuntLesson Plans for Parents; Math Games (choose subject at the top of the page).  Tutorials for using World Book Kids.


OverDrive eResources

Gr. 4 OverDrive Resource Page – with a variety of OverDrive eBook and audio Resources for Social Studies, Science, Language Arts and Mathematics, including workbooks, reference books and Christian fiction.

Themed Resources on OverDrive (non-fiction interests)


Physical and Health Education

Subscriptions

To find Subscriptions to meet BC’s new curriculum for Physical and Health Education.

BrainPOP (Gr. 3-8) →  https://www.brainpop.com/health/

Curio.ca → Playing Hockey Not HookeyOur Games: The Arctic Winter GamesAnother Kind of Circus

Discovery Education →  https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore Scroll across to find “Health” under 3rd-5th.

Explora Primary → First log in to Explora with the username & password that you will find on your Curriculum Resources page in Encom, then scroll down to “Science and Health”.

Learn360 → Health or Sports & Fitness (Choose your subject, then go to the “Filters” on the right, first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then check “3-5” as in the screenshot under “Arts” above)

World Book Kids (K-5) → One Hit Away, Gold Medal MazeLesson Plans for Parents.  Tutorials for using World Book Kids.


Science

Learning Commons (Library)

See the Gr. 4 Curriculum and Unit Study Kits, and OverDrive and L4U resources.

Collections in OverDrive to support science include → MakerEd/STEAM tab under Teachers’ Lounge tab, and also → Inquiry-Based Picture Books under Teachers’ Lounge tab.

Subscriptions

BrainPOP (Gr. 3-8) → https://www.brainpop.com/science/

Curio.ca for ages 9-12 → When Climate Change Hits Home; This Igloo Greenhouse Could Revolutionize Food Production in the North; the series: Engineering Connections; Chris Hadfield on Singing in Space The Mighty River; the series:  Project XBuild GreenArctic Refuge: The Struggle ContinuesDown to EarthEarth EnergyCyber-Bullying; the series:  None of the AboveRoberta Bondar: Stellar InspirationCanadian Teen Discovers Method to Turn Waste Water into Electricity; ; the series:  National Geographic Documentaries (not all episodes are for the 9-12 age range); the series:  Lion Ranger; the series:  Science Smart; and many more.

Discovery Education → https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore Scroll across to find “Science” under 3rd-5th.

Explora Primary → First log in to Explora with the username & password that you will find on your Curriculum Resources page in Encom, then scroll down to “Science and Health” or “Animals”.

Gizmos → the “Curriculum Resources” menu in your parent homepage in Encom to find the login links for Gizmos Science and Grade 4.  Gizmos is aligned to the new BC curriculum and allows for inquiry-based learning.

Learn360 → Biology, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Family & Consumer Sciences, or Physical Science.  (Choose your subject, then go to the “Filters” on the right, first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then check “3-5” as in the screenshot under “Arts” above)

PebbleGo Next (Gr. 3 – 6) → https://www.pebblegonext.com/.  This program has science inquiry units with activities, videos and experiments.

RightNow Media – Matter:  Facts of Faith

SAS® Curriculum Pathways → SAS® Curriculum Pathways  Choose “Browse Resources” and “Science” and K-5.

World Book Kids (K-5) → World of Animals, Lightning Strikes, Get to Know Your Food, Purifying Water, Winding ScrewsMake Some Noise, Paper Maker, Sort and Match (Science Activities), Help the Zoologist, No Bones Word HuntLesson Plans for ParentsGames about Animals and Science (choose “subject” at the top of the page), Science Projects.  Tutorials for using World Book Kids.

World Book Science Power (K-7) → Science Power has lessons, labs, critical thinking activities, and curriculum correlations that connect to the actual science lessons.  It also has Pre-Assessments, Post-Assessments and Lesson Reviews.  World Book Science Power is aligned to the new BC curriculum and allows for inquiry-based learning.


Social Studies

Learning Commons (Library)

See Curriculum and Unit Study Kits, and OverDrive and L4U resources under topic search or keyword search.

Subscriptions

BrainPOP (Gr. 3-8) →  https://www.brainpop.com/socialstudies/

The Canadian Reader (Gr. 3-5, Canadian current affairs) → http://www.lesplan.com.  Passwords will be sent to you by your support teacher when they are available.

Curio.ca for ages 9-12 → The Four Faces of the MoonWhen Climate Change Hits HomeThis Igloo Greenhouse Could Revolutionize Food Production in the NorthAttawapiskat’s New School; Our Games: The Arctic Winter GamesAnother Kind of Circus (Cirque du Soleil); Words of the Elders: Saving Aboriginal Languages; Town at the Top of the World; the series:  Canada: A People’s History; the series:  The Canadian Experience (not all episodes are for the 9-12 age range); the series:  We Are the BestHelping through Social Media; When You Say Merry Christmas, You’re Pouring out Your CompassionReporting from Inside North Korea; the series:  National Geographic Documentaries (not all episodes are for the 9-12 age range); Canadian Parliamentary DemocracyMajority vs. Minority GovernmentMPTV: An Introduction to the House of CommonsHow Canada’s Government Really Works; and many more.

Discovery Education → https://app.discoveryeducation.ca/learn/explore Scroll across to find “Social Studies” under 3rd-5th.

EVERFIVault (Understanding Money – Gr. 4-6)

Explora Primary →  First log in to Explora with the username & password that you will find on your Curriculum Resources page in Encom, then scroll down to “Social Studies” or “Geography”.

KNOWBC.com →  http://knowbc.com/

Learn360 → Geography, Government, Social Studies, or World Cultures.  (Choose your subject, then go to the “Filters” on the right, first uncheck “all grade ranges”, then check “3-5” as in the screenshot under “Arts” above)

SAS® Curriculum Pathways → SAS® Curriculum Pathways  Choose “Browse Resources” and “Social Studies” and K-5.

World Book Kids (K-5) → Maps and More (Interactive Maps, World Book Atlas, Outline Maps and Flags), Pictures from History and Government (including Canadian)  Activities:  Class MapMap Your Favourite Continent, Symbols of Oz (north/south/east/west), Around the Town, Find the Buried Treasure, Around the WorldLesson Plans for Parents, Games about Social Studies (choose subject at the top of the page), Important People, Compare Places.  Tutorials for using World Book Kids.


Special Education Resources

Click on this page here. All SE resources are to be found on OverDrive eLibrary and  L4U physical commons.


Subscriptions Correlated for Grades K-9:

Brain Pop – Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies

 Curio.ca,  Gizmos Science, Pebble Go Next, RightNow Media  (only one science video available), Tynker STEM

Video Resources for Grade 4


Web Links

Weblinking Library Main Page and Weblinks for Grade 4

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