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Fourth Grade Phonics/Word Study

Course Description

In this course, students build on the language and literacy foundational skills established in the previous grades. The course is structured, systematic, cumulative, and provides consistent multisensory reinforcement while scaffolding to include a written spelling component.

Grade Level(s): Fourth Grade

Related Priority Standards (State &/or National):  K-5 Missouri Learning Standards & ELA Priority Standards

Essential Questions

  • How do readers create meaning from informational and literary texts?
  • How does a student become a skilled reader?
  • How do phonemic awareness and phonics impact learning to read?
  • How do sound and letter relationships help a student learn to write?

Enduring Understandings/Big Ideas

  • Students will decode words using knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology to read unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context 
  • Students will read root words, prefixes, and suffixes as well as important words from specific content curricula

Course-Level Scope & Sequence (Units &/or Skills)

  • Lessons 1-15: Syllable Types, Division Patterns, and Suffixes
  • Lessons 16-25: Long and Short E
  • Lessons 26-45: Suffixes and Sight Words
  • Lessons 46-125: Roots, Syllable Division, and Sight Words 
  • Lessons 126-145: Prefixes and Sight Words
  • Lessons 146-180: Suffixes, and Sight Words 

Course Resources & Materials: Sonday System Essentials

Date Last Revised/Approved: 2022