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Fourth Grade Curriculum


ENGLISH

GOALS

The student will:

  1. identify and use nouns (common, proper, plural, singular, and plural possessives)
  2. identify and use verbs (present, past, and future tense, main, helping, and linking)
  3. identify and use adjectives (comparing, article, and proper adjectives)
  4. identify and use adverbs (comparing and prepositional phrases)
  5. identify and use pronouns (subject, object, and possessive)
  6. identify complete subjects and complete predicates
  7. recognize and use all types of sentences
  8. demonstrate individual mastery of the writing process to create multi-paragraph assignments (personal narratives, story writing, persuasive, comparing and contrasting, explanatory, and expository)
  9. give oral presentations
  10. demonstrate main idea and supporting details
  11. introduce basic note taking skills
  12. use library resources
  13. teacher assisted use of technology with writing and research
MATH
 GOALS

The student will:

  1. write and compare whole numbers to millions place value
  2. add and subtract up to 5 digit whole numbers and money amounts with regrouping
  3. round money amounts up to the hundreds place
  4. multiply 3 digit whole numbers and money amounts by 2 digit multipliers with regrouping
  5. divide 4 digit dividends by 1 digit divisors to find quotients with and without remainders
  6. find equivalent fractions by multiplying and write fractions in lowest terms
  7. solve word problems related to contents listed
 
READING/LITERATURE
GOALS
The student will:
  1. read grade-level instructional text with fluency, accuracy, and expression
  2. define vocabulary through text, using root words and affixes, synonyms and antonyms, context clues, and glossary and dictionary
  3. apply independently the following pre-reading strategies to aid comprehension: access prior knowledge, preview, predict with evidence, and set a purpose for reading
  4. identify unknown words, make inferences, and summarize
  5. locate, interpret and apply information in title, table of contents and glossary
  6. recognize the text features of fiction and nonfiction
  7. identify examples of sensory details and figurative language in text
  8. use details from text to identify comprehension skills, make inferences, compare and contrast, identify cause and effect
  9. identify author's purpose, setting, character traits, problems and solutions, and story events
  10. use technology to organize ideas and information from a story
 
RELIGION
GOALS
The student will:
  1. demonstrate knowledge of the Law of Love and the Ten Commandments as guides for Christian living.
  2. demonstrate knowledge of the Beatitudes.
  3. identify and explain the parts of the Mass.
  4. act on the basis of accepting personal responsibility for their choices through examination of conscience.
  5. will express and appreciate that through the sacrament of Reconciliation they are truly forgiven.
  6. respond to the Works of Mercy through actions and words.
  7. express knowledge of the liturgical seasons of the year.
  8. identify the Laws of the Church.
 
SCIENCE

GOALS

The student will:

1.  identify plant/animal structure and reproduction

2.  define habitats and food chains

3.  identify how plants and animals survive in an environment

4.  demonstrate how to measure matter

5.  define force and motion; how they affect each other

6.  identify how electricity and magnetism work together

7.  define light and sound and how they travel

8.  identify how to measure weather

9.  identify movements in the sun, moon, and planets.

10. explore the Earth’s structures and how their movement affects the Earth’s surface

11. independently navigate their science textbook on the computer.

 

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

GOALS

The student will:

1.      identify and explain the purpose of the Missouri Constitution

2.      identify and explain the three branches of local government

3.      locate and identify early settlements in Missouri

4.      identify and describe the significance of individuals from Missouri who have made contributions to our state

5.      identify and explain the major purpose of the Bill of Rights

6.      identify and explain the regions in the United States

7.      describe human and physical characteristics of a place

8.      describe the climate regions of the United States

9.      describe the location and formation of the major landforms and bodies of water in the United States

10.   construct and interpret maps, timelines, and diagrams

11.   identify and use longitude and latitude to locate a point on a map

12.   use the internet to research and create a product