4th Grade Curriculum
Beatitudes, Ten Commandments, Gifts of the Holy Spirit, God’s creation is sacred, Disciples of Jesus, Saints, sin, moral living, Baptism, Paschal Mystery, Covenant, Sacraments, Prayer, Eucharist, Liturgical Year, Mary, Corporal Works of Mercy, Nicene Creed, Prayer for Peace
Develop reading strategies: making connections, visualizing, summarizing, predicting, clarifying, asking questions, setting goals, monitoring/ adjusting reading speed.
Develop reading skills: cause/effect, sequence, compare and contrast, inferring, main idea and supporting details, author’s purpose.
Exploring different genres
Explore story elements: plot, setting, character, main events, problem/ solution
Reading list includes many genres and sources: Student choice, Open Court Reading, Sarah Plain and Tall, There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom, Shiloh
Accelerated Reader—Students are expected to earn 15 AR points per quarter.
Focuses on the writing process: prewriting, drafting, editing, revising, publishing
Focuses on Six Traits: ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions
Writing for many purposes: narratives, expository essays, poems, fantasy, realistic fiction, biographies, historical fiction, myths, folktales, fables.
Grammar: parts of speech, sentence structure, punctuation
Various spelling patterns as provided in textbook, Spelling Connections
Develop mathematical language
Develop mathematical reasoning for problem solving
Practice mathematical concepts and procedures
Practice multiplication, division, geometry, decimals, fractions, word problems, measurement
Washington State history, geography, Native Americans, Lewis and Clark, Pioneers, Government, and a “Washington State Person, Place or Thing” project
Human Body, Electricity and Magnetism, Life Structures (salmon and watersheds) and Sun, Moon and Stars.