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By Office Staff
September 8, 2008
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The following is a listing of Fourth Grade's curriculum. The list is broken up into nine-weeks, content and skills.

 

1st Nine Weeks

Math

  • Place Value
  • Compare and Order whole numbers and money
  • Rounding
  • Problem Solving Strategies & Review
  • Addition Properties & Strategies
  • Subtraction Concepts
  • Mental Math
  • Addition & Subtraction with regrouping
  • Four digit addition
  • Zeros in subtraction


English

  • Types of Sentences
  • Punctuating four types of sentences
  • Complete & Simple subjects/predicates
  • Combining Sentences: Compound subjects/predicates
  • Simple & Compound sentences
  • Common and Proper nouns
  • Singular and Plural nouns
  • Abbreviations and Titles
  • Singular and Possessive nouns
  • Plural Possessive nouns


Reading

The following reading skills will be covered:

  • Dictionary Skills
  • Story Elements
  • Compare and Contrast
  • Main Characters
  • Plot
  • Context Clues
  • Symbolism
  • Summarizing
  • Parts of a book
  • Inferences
  • Multiple Meaning Words
  • How to use a glossary
  • Problem & Solution
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • Main Idea & Supporting Detail
  • Story Comprehension
  • How to use an index
  • Multiple Meaning Words
  • Use Heading, Captions, and Sidebars


The following stories will be read in this quarter:

  • The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • The Lost Lake
  • Amelia's Road
  • Sarah, Plain and Tall
  • Seal Journey
  • Open Wide, Don't Bite


Religion

Unit 1 - Chapters 1-3

  • Parts of the Mass
  • Beatitudes
  • Rosary (October)
  • Safe Environments

Science

  • Weather Conditions
  • Oceans
  • Planets and Other Objects in Space
  • Earthquakes and Volcanoes
  • Fossils
  • Living Things
  • Matter and Energy
  • Forces and Motion


Spelling

  • Unit 1-5

Social Studies

What on Earth is Geography
?

Lesson 1 - Geography of Our World

  • Oceans
  • Hemisphere
  • Latitude, Longitude, and Maps
  • Geography in Daily Life
  • Map Skills


Lesson 2 - Land and Water

  • Landforms
  • Bodies of Water
  • Make a Map

Lesson 3 - Resources of the United States

  • Types of Resources
  • Using Natural Resources


Understanding Regions


Lesson 1 - What is a Region?

  • Defining Regions
  • Borders, Boundaries, and Belts
  • How Regions Are Used


Lesson 2 - Regions of the United States

  • Types of Regions
  • States and Regions
  • Human Links With Regions
  • Poem and Poster Activity (in class project)
  • Use Latitude and Longitude


Lesson 3 - Climate Regions

  • Weather and Climate
  • Climate and People
  • Dealing With Different Climates
  • The Water Cycle

2nd Nine Weeks

Math

Multiplication

  • Properties
  • One-digit
  • Regrouping
  • Two,three, and four digit numbers
  • Money
  • Patterns

Problem Solving

  • Working Backwards
  • Mixed Reviews
  • Interpret the Remainder

Division

  • Rules
  • Large Numbers
  • Money
  • Divisibility
  • One, two and three digit quotients
  • Zeros in the quotients
  • Orders of Operations
  • Find the Mean


English

Verbs

  • Action
  • Linking
  • Using forms of Be
  • Main and Helping
  • Present Tense
  • Past Tense
  • Future Tense
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Irregular
  • Commonly Misused 

Unit 2-3 - Grammar Review

Reading

Same reading skills as first nine-weeks for the following stories:

  • "Justin and the Best Biscuits in the World"
  • "Just a Dream"
  • "Leah's Pony"
  • "Baseball Saved Us"
  • "The Hatmaker's Sign"
  • "Pat Cummings: My Story" 

Religion

Chapter 4-7

  • Our Conscience, Our Guide
  • Celebrating Penance and Reconciliation
  • Liturgical Year
  • Ordinary Time
  • Jesse Tree
  • Advent
  • Christmas 

Science

Life Science - A World of Living Things

Animal Growth and Adaptation

  • Basic needs of animals
  • How animal body parts help them meet their needs
  • How animal behavior help them meet their needs 

Plant Growth and Adaptation

  • What plants need to live
  • How leaves, stems, and roots help a plant live
  • How plants reproduce 

Matter and Energy

Matter and Its Changes

  • Three states of matter
  • How Matter is measured and compared
  • Useful Properties of matter
  • Chemical and Physical changes 

Social Studies

Exploring the East

Land and Climate

  • Climate and Its effects
  • Plants and Animals
  • How Glaciers Shaped the Land 


Resources And Economy

  • Natural resources of the East
  • Using the East's resources
  • Working in the East
  • Trading Resources
  • Elements of business
  • Reader's Theater - Money and Banks
  • Use reference materials 
People of the East
  • First people
  • Natural Resources and Culture
  • Colonies and traders
  • Factories and workers
  • Growth of Industries
  • Timeline

Living in the East

New England

  • Where People Live
  • Schools and Churches
  • Rural New England
  • Vacationing in New England
  • Read a Circle Graph

The Mid-Atlantic

  • Where People Live
  • Suburbs of the Mid-Atlantic
  • State Government
  • Public and Private Services
  • Washington, D.C.
  • My State Handbook: Government (Project)

Spelling

  • Unit 6-8
  • Review Units 5-8
  • Cumulative Review Units 1-8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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