Grade Four

What Your Child Will Learn in Oak Meadow's Fourth Grade Course

 

Reading

Reading children’s classics (Robinson Crusoe, Famous Legends, Island of the Blue Dolphins); developing critical thinking skills

 

Phonics

Developing skills through lessons coordinated with reading, spelling, and composition; activities in phonics workbook

 

Spelling & Vocabulary

Reinforcing correct spelling through daily exercises and spelling strategies; reviewing commonly misspelled words; introducing cross-curricular words; integrating spelling with phonics, vocabulary studies, reading, and writing

 

Composition

Using the four-stage approach to write factual, creative, and descriptive compositions; organizing key words into phrases using shape planners; writing poetry and letters

 

Grammar

Introducing verbs of being; verb tense; regular and irregular verbs; pronouns; subject complements; comparing adjectives and adverbs; punctuation skills

 

Mathematics

Featuring Math. Fluency and accuracy drills in four operations; multiply, divide three digits; understanding mixed numbers; probability; adding and subtracting decimals; geometry; comparing, adding, and subtracting fractions; circle and line graphs; measurement

 

Science

Classifying living things; matter and scientific measurement; electricity, circuits, magnets; vertebrates and invertebrates; water resources; human body and motion; rocks and fossils

 

Technology

Application lessons, activities, and online interactive learning tool integrated with curriculum: practicing keyboarding and touch typing; intermediate word processing and desktop publishing; e-mail; database and Internet research; using spreadsheets to create graphs and tables; developing presentation software skills. Internet activities integrated with Science text.

 

Poetry

Memorizing; reading for pleasure

 

History
Students have the option of using two different history textbooks. Using Hillyer’sA Child's History of the World to conduct general survey of world history from earliest times to present; featuring a history workbook with outlines and enrichment activities. Or, using Regions, focus on geography, history, economics, and people who live in different regions of the U.S.

 

Geography
Focus on the five themes of geography to teach directions; distances and scale; various types of maps; longitude and latitude

 

Art

Improving skills using lines, light sources, and motion; integrated with history studies

 

Thai & Chinese, Music, PE, etc

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