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THE FOURTH GRADE

SUBJECTS

  1. Mathematics
  2. Reading
  3. Grammar and Writing
  4. Natural Sciences
  5. History and Geography
  6. Religion
  7. Art, Music, Home Economics

READING LIST

  1. The Encyclopedia Brown-Boy Detective Series- Boy Detective Series by Donald J. Sobol
  2. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankenweiler by E.L. Konisburg
  3. Jason and the Argonauts by Will Osborne and Mary Pope Osborne
  4. Ghosts in the Fourth Grade by Constance Hiser

CURRICULUM

OVERVIEW OF 4TH GRADE CURRICULUM

LANGUAGE ARTS

READING

  1. Develop word recognition skills using phonics and structural analysis.
  2. Build vocabulary.
  3. Read and discuss to build comprehension utilizing the different levels of thinking.
  4. Appreciate a variety of reading materials.

WRITING

  1. Express ideas clearly and effectively emphasizing paragraph development.
  2. Dictionary skills (The student should be given a list of words each week. He or she should be able to look up the word in a dictionary, find part of speech it belongs to and look up its meaning. The student should also be able to write an original sentence for each new word.)
  3. Write in the four areas - describing, explaining, narrating, and reasoning.

SPEAKING AND LISTENING

  1. Listen attentively, respond to questions, and participate in activities.
  2. Discuss and respond to a given topic using appropriate English and expression, correct pronunciation and phrasing, enunciation, and adequate volume through discussions, oral reports, current events, etc.

MATHEMATICS

  1. Read and write numbers to 100,000
  2. Place value through 1,000.
  3. Addition and subtraction involving regrouping through 1,000.
  4. Basic multiplication facts and operations to 2-digit multiplier.
  5. Basic division facts and operations to 1-digit divisor.
  6. Addition and subtraction of fractions having like denominators.
  7. Identify space and plane figures.
  8. Interpret bar and picture graphs
  9. Measure length to nearest centimeter.
  10. Addition and subtraction of decimals expressed in tenths.
  11. Extend problem solving skills.

TEXT BOOKS

RELIGION

  1. First Communion Bible-St. Joseph's Edition
  2. 100 Activities Based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church by Ellen Rossini
  3. St. Joseph's Baltimore Catechism
  4. Marian Catechism

MATHEMATICS

  1. Silver Burdett Mathematics for Grade 4
  2. Homework Helpers Math for Grade 4
  3. Investigating School Mathematics

READING

  1. The Book of Saints by Victor Hoagland
  2. Indiana Educational Series-Fourth Reader
  3. Fifty-Seven Saints
  4. Modern Saints by Ann Ball

GRAMMER AND WRITING

  1. Silver Burdett's World of Language
  2. Webster's Elementary Dictionary

ALL SUBJECTS

  1. What Your 4th Grader Needs to Know by E.D. Hirsch
  2. Grade 4: Learn at Home Workbook
  3. Comprehensive Curriculum Workbook

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