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Grade 4 Curriculum

Grade 4 Curriculum Overview

Fourth Grade Curriculum

RELIGION

  • God’s goodness
  • Jesus as the Son of God
  • Holy Spirit
  • The Church
  • Social justice
  • The Ten Commandments
  • The Beatitudes
  • Study saints lives’

MATH

2 and 3 digit multiplication

 long division

graphs (pictographs, bar graphs, line graphs, line plots, ordered pairs)

 angles and lines in geometry

volume, area, and perimeter

 types of solid and plane figures

 simplest form fractions

equivalent fractions

comparing fractions

adding fractions

multiplication tests

SPELLING

  • weekly list with a test

READING

  • read novels from different genres
  • focus on comprehension and author’s purpose
  • poetry
  • theme
  • inferencing and retelling
  • compare and contrast different points of view
  • draw connections between text and visual  presentations
  • explain events in historical text
  • compare and contrast firsthand and secondhand accounts of the same event
  • know the difference between a primary source and a secondary source

 GRAMMAR

  • focus on the different types of writing-opinion, informative, and narrative stories
  •  nouns
  •  Pronouns
  • verbs (including helping and linking)
  •  adjectives and adverbs
  •  Progressives
  • modal auxiliaries
  • prepositional phrases
  • types of sentences
  •  run-ons and sentence fragments
  •  correct punctuation, capitalization, and spelling in our writing
  •  using commas and quotes in direct speech 
  •  to take notes from resources for our research project (learn about plagiarism) and how to write a bibliography. 

 SOCIAL STUDIES

  • study the regions of the United States
  • We make pumpkin globes to help the students get a better understanding of locations on the Earth
  •  research a famous American and create a wax museum for Multicultural Day
  • study the Declaration of Independence
  •  visit Plymouth Plantation and do a unit on the First Thanksgiving
  • Learn about the branches of government and how the government runs in Massachusetts and the U.S.
  • Use maps, globes, and charts to identify regions
  • Understand the trading of goods or services
  • Identify locations in North America on a map
  • Identify the seven continents on a map
  • Use lines of latitude and longitude to identify absolute location
  • Compare and contrast Native American groups
  • Describe the contribution a major historical figure
  • Make and use timelines

SCIENCE

  • study animals
  • study plants
  • make leaf rubbings to see the chlorophyll
  •   STEM project on different methods of seed dispersal
  •  look at onion cells under a microscope
  • study food chains and webs with ecosystems
  •  do a research project on an organism from one of the regions of the United States and create an ecosystem museum. 
  • study the body systems
  •  weather (including hurricanes and tornadoes) and we make a model of a tornado.