Fourth Grade Curriculum
English Language Arts
Fourth graders spend more energy and time in the English Language Arts on 'reading to learn' rather than 'learning to read.' Of course, Spalidng spelling, phonograms and handwriting continues with cursive handwriting used in all work. Comprehension strategies, while taught in K--3, are heavily emphasized in 4th grade, as the text becomes longer and more complicated. Fourth grade continues with the Open Court materials in reading and also offers an above grade level class to help meet student needs.
Click here to download the Language Arts Overview for fourth grade.
Saxon Math at the fifth grade level shares the emphasis of decimal number operations found within the Common Core. Repeated practice and mental math calculations allow students to develop fluency in the 4 basic processes. Critical areas for instruction are: developing fluency with the addition and subtraction of fractions, multiplying fractions and some division of fractions; developing an understanding of and fluency with division of multi-digit whole numbers; fluency and understanding of the 4 processes with decimals; and an understanding of volume.
Click here to download the Saxon Scope and Sequence for third through fourth grade.