Grade four uses various resources for reading, writing, listening, and speaking development. During the reading the emphasis is on improving reading comprehension of both fiction and nonfiction. Students learn to use the Six Traits within the writing process to become confident, fluent writers. Writing projects in fourth grade focus on descriptive paragraphs and creative stories, as well as informative and persuasive pieces. Reading and writing are important parts of all subjects. Handwriting is also reviewed and perfected at this level, using the D’Nealian handwriting series. Weekly class lessons and group discussions will reinforce proper listening and speaking skills.
Grade four continues through the Everyday Mathematics series, which focuses on six program goals.
The science program uses Science Companion along with supplemental materials to complete the units based on Next Generation Science Standards: These include:
Grade four focuses on the foundations of Geography. The first unit is dedicated to Physical Geography, reviewing using, reading and creating maps. During the second unit, geography is linked to navigation, and how humans have changed and adapted to their environment. The social studies units of the second semester emphasis human geography. Students take a careful look at the way people work and organize themselves. A large part of these units involve students participating in a simulation game in which they put into practice the concepts and skills learned in classes.
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