Fourth Grade Curriculum

Language Arts
Read at instructional level
Read independently
Word analysis: context clues, root
    words, prefixes, suffixes,
    accent marks
Comprehension: author's intent,
    skimming, scanning, inference,
    summarizing, paraphrasing,
    outcome prediction.
Variety of literature: classics,
    contemporary, multi-cultural
Literary forms and types
Analysis of media, point of view

Vocabulary and usage
Discussion and conversation
Reports and messages
Take telephone messages
Christian drama: audience awareness,
Presence and behavior

Assigned words
Organized spelling plan
Spells correctly in written work

Courtesy and appreciation
Critical thinking: fact versus opinion,
    persuasive words, nonverbal clues

Cursive writing, form, size, spacing,
Composition, reports, letters, stories,
    poetry, journal
Writing process, draft, write, edit,
    revise, publish
Parts of speech: nouns, verbs,
    comparative pronouns, adverbs,
    adjectives, prepositions,
Types of sentences
Simple and complete predicate
Compound predicate

Study Skills and Reference
Research, write and present reports
Library and media center: card catalog
    and computer access

Social Studies
Geographic regions
Weather, climate
Geography, topography
Resources: use and conservation
Patriotic holidays
Reading maps and globes
Tolerance for and acceptance of others
Natives of the New World
Introduction to significance of
    national history
God's involvement in history
State and province history


Define and use data base
Print shop: create posters, banners
Community and home computer use
Set shapes, Positions, headings
Ethics of copying
Computer courtesy
Load, save, menus

Following God's way
Scripture reveals God as Creator, Sustainer, Friend
Fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, etc.
Living by His counsel: Proverbs
Learning lessons through Parables,
    lost coin, talents
The Golden Rule

God's words of wisdom

Ten Commandments
Choices we make
Worshiping God: prayer, tithe, offerings, and Lord's Supper
Responding to and following God
Reverence for God and His Word

Realism and abstractions
Interpreting feelings and ideas in art
Intermediate colors
Positive and negative space
Create designs
Hues, textures, and shapes in creation
Acquaintance with artists' lives and
    their works
Media experimentation
Fabric comparisons: color, texture,
Collage, paper mache', block prints,
Organic and inorganic
Elements and principles of design

Science & Health
God's unchangeable laws
Properties of matter
Mixtures and solutions
Changes in matter
Transfer of heat
Choice and decision making
Substance abuse
Dinosaurs, fossils
Health habits
Natural resources: conservation
Plants: structure, function, life cycle
Plant growth and life cycle
Scientific method



Physical Education
Motor skills: individual activities, group games,
lead-up games for team sports
Concepts: safety, rules of health
Fitness: fitness testing, agility and coordination
activities, heart rate monitoring
Positive attitudes: self-worth,
self-control, responsibility
Interpersonal skills: cooperation, sportsmanship, leadership, respect

Basic time signatures: 3⁄4, 4/4, 2/4
Simple conducting patterns
Syncopation, phrasing
Three-part round
Major and minor choir sounds
Harmony and dissonance
Rondo and variation forms
Composers and their compositions
Staff, treble clef, measure
Terms referring to tempo
Lines and space names of treble clef
Affect of legato and staccato
Nationalistic and patriotic music
20th Century music
Hymnal page parts identification

Reading and writing through millions place value
Roman numerals to 'C'
Multiples and factors
Multiplication and division facts to 144
Addition and subtraction of fractions
Fraction and decimal equivalency
Simple ratios
Geometric concepts
Standard and metric measurements
Problem solving
Collect, organize, and interpret data
Prime and composite numbers
Prime factoring
Meaning of mixed numbers
Multiplication: one digit multiplication
Division: digit divisor