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NYC Core Curriculum 4th - ELA

Description: The New York City Core Curriculum program aims to provide a high-quality curricula to NYC students through a seamless instructional program across grades and subjects. This list has been curated by NYCDOE for 4th Grade English Language Arts materials.

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The Birchbark House

by Louise Erdrich

Omakayas, a seven-year-old Native American girl of the Ojibwa tribe, lives through the joys of summer and the perils of winter on an island in Lake Superior in 1847.

[This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 4-5 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

Date Added: 05/31/2019

A River of Words

by Jen Bryant

This book traces the childhood urges to write of William Carlos Williams

Date Added: 10/02/2018

Sleuth ReadyGEN [Grade 4]

by Scott Foresman

As part of Pearson's ongoing commitment to deliver high-quality ReadyGEN(tm) materials to New York City, the following resources are available for purchase through FAMIS.

Date Added: 07/06/2018

The Scoop on Clothes, Homes, and Daily Life in Colonial America

by Elizabeth Raum

Travel back to a time when: All children wore dresses even boys, Chasing a pig was a form of entertainment, Step into the lives of the colonists, and get the scoop on clothes, homes, and daily life in colonial America.

Date Added: 07/06/2018

...If You Lived in Colonial Times

by Ann Mcgovern

The author answers many intriguing questions that children are likely to ask. "What did colonial boys and girls wear?" "What happened if they didn't behave in school?" "What did they do on Sunday?" "Were there special laws about fun? "What happened to people who broke the laws?" This book provides a unique opportunity to enrich the young reader's understanding of American history. 52 entertaining questions and answers about what it was like to live in the New England colonies during the years 1650 - 1730.

Date Added: 07/06/2018

Simple Machines

by Buffy Silverman

How did the Ancient Egyptians build the pyramids? What is an Archimedes screw? Which wedge do you use every time you eat? 'Do It Yourself' offers an exciting new approach to understanding and investigation. Each book helps you conduct your own experiments and activities to learn more about the world around you.

Date Added: 07/06/2018

The Hope Chest

by Karen Schwabach

Violet's older sister Chloe didn't get married. She bought a car instead. And then she drove that car to New York City and never came home again. Violet's parents said Chloe had turned into the Wrong Sort of Person, but Violet knew better. Now she's determined to find her sister, and she'll go all the way to New York City to do it. The only problem is that Chloe's not in New York anymore. So Violet must journey even further to Tennessee, where Chloe is fighting for the vote for women. Nashville is a hotbed of political intrigue. Suffs and Antis are doing anything and everything to sway legislators to their side: bribing them, pleading with them, and even kidnapping them. Violet is hanging out with suffragists, socialists, and colored people. But if she's becoming the Wrong Sort of Person, why does it feel just right?

Date Added: 07/06/2018

The Tarantula Scientist

by Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop

A Sibert Honor Book An ALA Notable Book A John Burroughs Nature Book for Young Readers A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A 2005 Outstanding Science Trade Book for K-12 A Kirkus Reviews Editor's Choice List * "Superb color photos abound in this spectacular series addition. . . . This is a vivid look at an enthusiastic scientist energetically and happily at work. . . . A treat, even for arachnophobes."-School Library Journal, starred review

Winner of the Sibert Honor

Date Added: 07/06/2018

The Boy Who Drew Birds

by Jacqueline Davies

John James Audubon was a boy who loved the out-of-doors more than the in. He was a boy who believed in studying birds in nature, not just from books. And, in the fall of 1804, he was a boy determined to learn if the small birds nesting near his Pennsylvania home really would return the following spring. This book reveals how the youthful Audubon pioneered a technique essential to our understanding of birds. Capturing the early passion of America’s greatest painter of birds, this story will leave young readers listening intently for the call of birds large and small near their own homes.

Date Added: 07/06/2018


by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Susan Jeffers

The classic American poem The Song of Hiawatha is developed into a tale covering the childhood of Hiawatha and telling the story of his early years, when he first learned the Native American way of life from his grandmother.

Date Added: 07/06/2018

Midwest (It's Cool to Learn About the United States )

by Tamra B. Orr

Learn about the history and culture of the midwestern United States.

Date Added: 07/06/2018

Anatomy of a Volcanic Eruption

by Amie Jane Leavitt

Describes volcanic eruptions, including their causes, prediction, and effects.

Date Added: 07/06/2018


by Seymour Simon

Seymour Simon knows how to explain science to kids and make it fun. He was a teacher for over twenty years, has written more than 250 books, and has won multiple awards. In Earthquakes, Simon introduces elementary-school readers to earthquakes through engaging descriptions and stunning full-color photographs. He teaches readers why and how earthquakes happen and the damage they can cause through pictures, diagrams, and maps. He also gives real life examples of earthquakes that have occurred all over the world. This book includes a glossary and index. Supports the Common Core State Standards

Date Added: 07/06/2018


by Darlene R. Stille

Erosion is constantly changing, creating, and erasing features on Earth's surface. The issue of erosion is complex. By learning more about it, we understand when and how to prevent erosion and when to let this powerful force of nature do its work alone.

Date Added: 07/06/2018

Lunch Money

by Andrew Clements and Brian Selznick

Meet Greg Kenton, billionaire in the making. Greg Kenton has two obsessions -- making money and his long-standing competition with his annoying neighbor, Maura Shaw. So when Greg discovers that Maura is cutting into his booming Chunky Comics business with her own original illustrated minibooks, he's ready to declare war. The problem is, Greg has to admit that Maura's books are good, and soon the longtime enemies become unlikely business partners. But their budding partnership is threatened when the principal bans the sale of their comics in school. Suddenly, the two former rivals find themselves united against an adversary tougher than they ever were to each other. Will their enterprise -- and their friendship -- prevail?

Date Added: 07/06/2018

Understanding Money Using Money

by Gail Fay

This title takes a look at checking and savings accounts and the various ways that people use their money.

Date Added: 07/06/2018

Skeletons Inside and Out

by Claire Daniel

Complete Classroom Library includes one each of the following: Math Library Science Library Social Studies Library Content Area Classroom Libraries include: 1 display box containing 10 6-packs (60 little books) 1 Teacher Resource Portfolio 1 Assessment Book (where available) Classroom Library Add-on Packs include 1 copy of each title from the social studies, science, and math libraries. Add-On Packs include 1 copy of each title.

Date Added: 07/06/2018

The Stock Market

by Max Winter

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 07/06/2018

Love That Dog

by Sharon Creech

With a fresh and deceptively simple style, acclaimed author Sharon Creech tells a story with enormous heart. Written as a series of free-verse poems from Jack's point of view, Love That Dog shows how one boy finds his own voice with the help of a teacher, a writer, a pencil, some yellow paper, and of course, a dog. With classic poetry included in the back matter, this provides the perfect resource for teachers and students alike.

"I guess it does

look like a poem

when you see it

typed up

like that."

Jack hates poetry. Only girls write it and every time he tries to, his brain feels empty. But his teacher, Ms. Stretchberry, won't stop giving her class poetry assignments—and Jack can't avoid them. But then something amazing happens. The more he writes, the more he learns he does have something to say.

Date Added: 07/06/2018

The Iroquois

by Jane Duden and Mary Englar

Provides an overview of the past and present lives of the Iroquois Native Americans of New York and Ontario, tracing their customs, family life, history, culture, and government.

Date Added: 07/06/2018

Eagle Song

by Joseph Bruchac

After moving from a Mohawk reservation to Brooklyn, New York, fourth grader Danny Bigtree encounters stereotypes about his Native American heritage.

Date Added: 07/06/2018

Explore American History

by Judi Kinney

The Student Book has 9 chronological chapters from Early Years to A New Century. These follow a consistent format: Anticipatory Set, Vocabulary, History Stories, and Quiz. Twenty-five one-page biographies with corresponding comprehension exercises are also aligned to the curriculum's chronology.

Date Added: 07/06/2018

Right On Reader 2

by Diane M. Browder and Pamela J. Mims and Angel Lee and Tracie-Lynn Zakas and Jo Reynolds and Beverly Potts and Linda R. Schreiber

A systematic language arts curriculum for middle and high school studentsResearch has shown Teaching to Standards: English Language Arts to be highly effective in teaching skills that align to grade-level standards.

Date Added: 07/06/2018

Right On Reader 1

by Diane M. Browder and Pamela J. Mims and Angel Lee and Tracie-Lynn Zakas and Jo Reynolds and Beverly Potts and Linda R. Schreiber

Right On Readers - provides 16 popular works of literature commonly used in the general education classroom, adapted with simplified text, repeated storylines, and symbol supports. The adapted literature includes fiction and nonfiction stories, poetry, theatrical scripts, and research endeavors.

Date Added: 07/06/2018

ReadyGEN Reader's and Writer's Journal, Grade 4


NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 07/06/2018

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