4th Grade Curriculum | Trinity Christian School

4th Grade Curriculum

Language/Grammar

Objective

The student will:

  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
  • Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization and punctuation in writing.

Textbooks

God’s Gift of Language A

Time Allotment

30 minutes for 175 days

Course Content

  • First Quarter: Parts of Speech
  • Second Quarter: Punctuation
  • Third Quarter: Writing Letters
  • Fourth Quarter: The Writing Process

Class participation, tests, class assignments, rubrics, use of correct capitalization and grammar in all written and oral work.

Reading/Vocabulary/Spelling

Objective

The students will

  • Read to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences.
  • Determine central ideas and themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key support details and ideas
  • Interpret words and phrases as they are used in the text, determining spelling, meaning (including figurative meaning) and analyze how word choice shapes meaning.
  • Read and comprehend complex literary and informative texts independently and proficiently.

Textbooks

  • Imagine It
  • Wordly Wise
  • Vocabulary from Classical Roots

Time Allotment

90 minutes for 175 days

Course Content

  • First Quarter: Risks and Consequences
  • Second Quarter: Nature’s Delicate Balance
  • Third Quarter: Dollars and Sense
  • Fourth Quarter: Science Fair – How to Find Answers

Areas to Be Evaluated

Class participation, tests, class assignments, use of correct spelling and vocabulary choices, orally and written, and rubrics.

Writing

Objective

The student will learn to use writing as a way of offering and supporting opinions, demonstrating understanding of the subjects they are studying and conveying real and imagined experiences and events

Textbooks

N/A

Time Allotment

30 minutes for 175 days

Course Content

  • First Quarter: Narratives
  • Second Quarter: Informative / Explanatory Text
  • Third Quarter: Opinion / Point of View
  • Fourth Quarter: Research / Writing Process

Areas to Be Evaluated

Class participation, class assignments, use of correct spelling and vocabulary choices, orally and written and rubrics

Mathematics

Objective

The challenge of the mathematics course of study is to acquire a knowledge and understanding of math concepts, facts, and processes; develop computation skills; develop problem solving techniques; and gain a greater appreciation for the order of math.

Textbooks

Harcourt Math, Harcourt Publisher, 2004

Time Allotment

90 minutes for 175 days

Course Content

  • First Quarter: Understand whole numbers and operations; time, data, and graphing; and multiplication and division facts
  • Second Quarter: Multiply by one- and two-digit numbers, divide by one- and two-digit divisors
  • Third Quarter: Geometry and algebra; and fractions and probability
  • Fourth Quarter: Measurement and decimals; perimeter, area, and volume

Areas to Be Evaluated

Above course content and mathematical practices

Science

Objective

Students will become more familiar with God’s involvement in all aspects of science.

Textbooks

Investigating God’s World

Time Allotment

30 minutes for 108 days (3 times a week)

Course Content

  • First Quarter: Investigating Nature and Mammals
  • Second Quarter: The Living Sea
  • Third Quarter: Energy and Engines; and Watching the Weather
  • Fourth Quarter: A Variety of Vertebrates

Areas to Be Evaluated

Course Content

Science

Objective

Students will be given a solid foundation in Science which is soundly based on Biblical principles.

Textbooks

Understanding God’s World

Time Allotment

45 minutes for 108 days (3 times a week)

Course Content

  • First Quarter: Introduction to Science and Insects
  • Second Quarter: Birds
  • Third Quarter: Matter & Geology
  • Fourth Quarter: Astronomy and Plants

Areas to Be Evaluated

Course Content

N.C. History

Objective

Students explore the social discipline of its history, geography, civics and government, culture and economics throughout the context of North Carolina.

Textbooks

Harcourt Horizons North Carolina, Harcourt Publisher, 2003.

Time Allotment

45 minutes for 108 days (3 times a week)

Course Content

  • First Quarter: North Carolina’s geography and the early people of North Carolina
  • Second Quarter: The Coastal Plain region long ago and today
  • Third Quarter: The Piedmont Region long ago and today
  • Fourth Quarter: The Mountain Region long ago and today

Areas to Be Evaluated

Course Content

Physical Education

Objective

Students will develop competent motor skills, behavioral strategies to demonstrate responsibility, respect of self and others, and understand the importance of achieving and maintaining a health-enhancing level of physical fitness. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 admonishes us to remember that our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit.

Time Allotment

45 minutes a day; 5 days a week for 175 days

Course Content

  • 3 Weeks: Personal / Social Responsibility: Use behavioral strategies that are responsible and enhance respect of self and others and value activity.
  • 11 Weeks: Motor Skills: Apply competent motor skills and movement patterns as needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
  • 11 Weeks: Movement Concepts: Understands concepts, principles, strategies and tactics that apply to the learning and performance of movement.
  • 11 Weeks: Health Related Fitness: Understand the importance of achieving and maintaining a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.

Areas to Be Evaluated

  • Participation as an individual and in a group
  • Teacher observation
  • Role-playing
  • Checklists / FitnessGram / Assessments
  • Quizzes