Fourth Grade Curriculum

Language Arts
Reading
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

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

Spelling
Assigned words
Organized spelling plan
Spells correctly in written work

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

Writing
Cursive writing, form, size, spacing,
    legibility
Composition, reports, letters, stories,
    poetry, journal
Writing process, draft, write, edit,
    revise, publish
Parts of speech: nouns, verbs,
   
    comparative pronouns, adverbs,
    adjectives, prepositions,
    conjunctions
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





 
  

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


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


Art
Realism and abstractions
Vocabulary
Interpreting feelings and ideas in art
Intermediate colors
Perspective
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,
    design
Collage, paper mache', block prints,
    enlargements
Proportions
Organic and inorganic
Elements and principles of design


Science & Health
God's unchangeable laws
Properties of matter
Molecules
Mixtures and solutions
Changes in matter
Transfer of heat
Choice and decision making
Substance abuse
Dinosaurs, fossils
Health habits
Environment
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


Music
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


Mathematics
Reading and writing through millions place value
Roman numerals to 'C'
Estimation
Multiples and factors
Averages
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