Fourth Grade Curriculum Overview

Revised November 2017

Bible
  • Old and New Testament themes:  God’s leaders and purpose in history; Paul’s missions
  • Weekly Scripture memory
  • Integration of Biblical worldview in all subjects
Language Arts
  • Listening and speaking: recall, summarize, inform, persuade, entertain, and question
  • Spelling and vocabulary: phonetic strategies, syllabication, Latin root words and prefixes
  • Reading fluency and comprehension strategies in guided and silent reading
  • Literature appreciation; literary devices including story structure and figurative language
  • Writing: multi-paragraph selections including reflections, narratives, poems, letters, essays, expository writing, and imaginative stories; focus on organization and style
  • Grammar, including sentence structure, parts of speech, and conventions
  • Reference skills, including introduction to the research process
Math
  • Numbers and operations including mastery of  addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts; long division; operations with whole and decimal numbers
  • Fractions and decimal numbers, including addition and subtraction
  • Measurement: Time, money, schedules, customary and metric measurement of length, weight, temperature, capacity, volume, area, and perimeter;
  • Geometry:  Properties of plane and solid figures, congruence, symmetry; lines, points, rays; measurement of circles, terminology for angles
  • Graphs and statistics: Construction and interpretation of charts, tables, and graphs; use of ordered pairs on a first quadrant graph; mean, median, mode, and range
  • Ratio, proportion, and percent
  • Estimation: Estimation of products, quotients, sums, and differences by rounding
  • Algebraic reasoning: commutative, associative, distributive, and identity properties; concept of equality; unknowns; order of operations
  • Problem solving:  Multi-step problems; strategies
 Social Studies
  • Civics:  U.S. Constitution; Bill of Rights
  • Economics:  Supply and demand; resources
  • Geography:  States and capitals; Map skills
  • American history:  Exploration to the Civil War
 Science:  Three science lab classes per week
  • Life science: Characteristics of organisms; ecosystems, photosynthesis, respiration, pollination, fertilization; life cycles; structure and function of organs; dissection lab
  • Earth science:  Structure of the earth, rocks; sources and uses of fresh water; climate zones; weather maps and charts; seasons related to position of earth; moon phases; scientific study of space
  • Physical science: Metric measurement – length, area, volume; mass, weight, density; light and sound, including spectrum, movement, reflection and refraction; light technology; sound waves, pitch, volume, intensity, amplification, transmission; static electricity – sources, transmission, magnetism, safety
Technology:  one class per week
  • Advanced functions of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point; computer programming
  • Research: Location, selection, and evaluation of information; plagiarism
 Foreign Language:  One class per week
  • Survey of conversational French and French culture
Physical Education: three classes per week
  • Personal fitness, competitive and non-competitive team games, positions, and rules; weekly mile run; technique and form for track and field events; sportsmanship
 Art: one class per week
  • Elements of visual arts, principles of design, media techniques and processes, recognizing art in historical and cultural context
 Music:  One class per week
  • Exploration of rhythm, melody, harmony, pitch, music theory, and  music appreciation 
  • Instrumental instruction on the recorder; individual and ensemble recorder performance 
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