4th Grade Curriculum | Trinity Christian School

4th Grade Curriculum

Language/Grammar

Objective

The learner will identify the five parts of a complete sentence. Identify the part of speech for each word in a sentence. Construct a sentence given a framework of parts of speech. Explain a word choice depending on its position in the sentence.

Textbooks

Shurley Grammar Level 4, SIM 2010

Time Allotment

30 minutes a day, 5 days a week

Course Content

  • First Quarter:  Four kinds of sentences, complete subjects and predicates, prepositional phrases, simple diagramming
  • Second Quarter:  Conjunctions and compound parts, interjections, helping verbs, possessive nouns, diagramming compound parts
  • Third Quarter:  Transitive verbs and direct objects, indirect objects, diagramming direct and indirect objects
  • Fourth Quarter:  Linking verbs and predicate nouns, predicate adjectves, diagramming linking verbs

Areas to be evaluated:

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

Reading/Vocabulary/Spelling

Objective

Read to make inferences based on liguc in the text and to determine explicit meanings from text. Determine main ideas of a text and determine the author’s purpose for writing; find the key details that support the main idea and summarize these ideas. Determine the spelling and meaning of words and phrases as used in the text (including figurative language) and find out how word choice can shape the meaning of a context and selection. Read and understand expository texts as well as literary texts with proficiency on an indepenedent basis.

Textbooks

  • Open Court; Imagine it!, SRA 2008, Wordly Wise, EPS 2012, Vocabulary from Classical Roots, EPS 2007

Time Allotment

60 minutes a day, 5 days a week

Course Content

  • First Quarter: Risks and Consequences
  • Second Quarter: Nature’s Delicate Balance
  • Third Quarter: A Changing America
  • Fourth Quarter: Science Fair

Areas to Be Evaluated

Class participation, tests, class assignments, group work, use of correct spelling and vocabulary choices, oral and written.

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 a day, 5 days a week

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 learner will demonstrate a working 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 per day, 5 days a week

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

Textbooks

Understanding God’s World, Abeka, 2009

Time Allotment

45 minutes, 3 days a week

Course Content

  • First Quarter: Introduction to science and insects
  • Second Quarter: Birds
  • Third Quarter: Matter and Geology
  • Fourth Quarter: Astronomy and the Planets

Areas to Be Evaluated

Course Content

N.C. History

Objective

The learner will demonstrate a working knowledge and understanding of North Carolina history through geography, civics, government, culture, and economics.

Textbooks

Harcourt Horizons North Carolina, Harcourt Publisher, 2003.

Time Allotment

45 minutes per day, 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

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