Fourth Grade

Curriculum Summary Religion:
We grow in our understanding of Bible stories and teachings of the Catholic faith using the Ignatius Press Faith and Life Series. Our textbook, Jesus our Guide, provides a simple introduction to Bible stories and uses them to teach about our Catholic faith. We celebrate God’s gift of love through prayer, meditation, discussion, and the sharing of Scripture.

Reading:
The Houghton Mifflin Reading program is used to build phonics, comprehension, and study skills and to allow students to respond to different types of literature through writing and discussion.

Language/Writing:
The Houghton Mifflin Reading program is used to explore and practice various forms of writing using the 5-step writing process. Grammar concepts are further developed and practiced. Spelling: The Houghton Mifflin Reading program is used to study various spelling patterns through weekly 20-word lessons that incorporate words found in the program’s selections.

Handwriting:
Zaner-Bloser Handwriting is used to reinforce various elements of cursive handwriting through workbook assignments and practice worksheets.

Math:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Math Expressions continues to strengthen skills in whole number operations and word problem solving and further introduces and deepens skills in fraction and decimal use, geometry, measurement, statistics, probability, and pre-algebra work.

Social Studies:
Houghton Mifflin

Social Studies:
States and Regions is used to study the history, people and natural features of the four regions of the U.S. The students will discover what makes each region unique and how each region contributes to the cultural and economic fabric of the United States.

Science:
The 2010 Scott Foresman Level 4 Science program is used to cover science concepts found in the state and national science standards for grade 4. LEGO Robotics sets are used to teach basic engineering concepts and computer programming.

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