Fourth Grade

Subject Scope
Language Arts Reading and Literature

  • Oral reading
  • Reading comprehension
  • Speed reading
  • Vocabulary building

Penmanship

  • Review of cursive writing formation through skill practice, word games, original composition, and sentence dictation

Spelling and Poetry

  • Weekly word lists based on phonics and spelling rules, challenging words, and vocabulary
  • Reinforcement activities
  • Six poems committed to memory

Language

  • Sentence structure, Kinds of sentences, Punctuation, Capitalization facts, Abbreviations, Possessive words, Letters-business, friendly, post cards, thank-you notes
  • Gathering information
  • Writing with details
  • Writing an encyclopedia report
  • Writing book reports
  • Creative writing
  • Dictionary skills
  • Recognizing and using all eight parts of speech
  • Diagramming verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs
  • Correctly using troublesome words
History and Geography
  • Map study
  • State history for six weeks
  • Eight documents memorized
  • The Years of Discovery
  • The Years of Conquest
  • The First Americans
  • The English Come to America
  • The New England Colonies
  • The Middle and Southern Colonies
  • A Picture of Colonial Life
  • The Great Awakening
  • The French and Indian War
  • The American War for Independence
  • Building a New Nation
  • Our Nation Grows
  • The Civil War
  • New Frontiers
  • An Age of Progress
  • Beyond Our Boundaries
  • The World Wars
  • Time for Freedom and Responsibility
Science Plants

  • Provision for Man and Beast

Animals

  • Insects: Miniature Marvels of Creation
  • Birds: Winged Wonders

Matter

  • Water, Air, and Weather

Energy

  • Sound and Hearing

Earth and Space

  • Geology: Planet Earth
  • Oceanography: Wonders of the Sea
  • Astronomy: Consider the Heavens
Health Physical Fitness

  • Your Body Framework
  • The Muscle Builder
  • Your Breathing Machine

Personal Hygiene

  • A Winning Smile
  • Your Body Cover
  • Keys to Good Grooming

Interpersonal Relationships

  • A Healthier You
Arithmetic
  • Place value of whole numbers and decimals
  • Mastery of fundamental operations
  • Story problems
  • Estimating answers
  • English and metric measures
  • Converting measures within the same system and solving measurement equations
  • Roman numerals
  • Addition, subtraction, and multiplication involving fractions
  • Estimation
  • Averaging
  • Factoring
  • Divisibility rules
  • Introduction to decimals
  • Making change
  • Reading a thermometer
  • Solving equations using addition and subtraction axioms
  • Graphs and scale drawing
  • Basic geometric shapes
  • Perimeter and area
  • Using an English and metric ruler
  • Time lapse
Bible Lessons such as Salvation Series, Genesis, Life of Christ, Paul (includes memory verses, hymns/choruses, and Bible doctrine)
Fine Arts
  • Music
  • Music Theory/Flutophone
  • Art