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Fourth Grade Curriculum Guide

Religion: The student child will learn about God, as our Father, and his message to us in the Bible, the life of Jesus, the liturgical seasons throughout the year  and parts of the liturgy.
Language Arts: The student will learn to identify parts of a sentence (such as: nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, prepositions), Identify the subject and predicate of a sentence, recognize homographs, homophones, synonyms, antonyms, and analogies, follow written directions  and apply spelling patterns to everyday sentences.
Reading: The student will learn to read for purpose and meaning, draw conclusions from text, predict outcomes, make inferences and judgments, summarize and paraphrase text ,  and decode using context clues, prefixes, and suffixes.  The student will also be assessed using STAR and will utilize the Accelerated Reader program.
Writing The student will learn to write expository text (writing to explain), write narrative text (writing to tell a story), and understand and apply the writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising, proofreading, publishing)
Math: The student will learn to compute addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems with multi-digit numbers (including money and regrouping), rite number sentences that represent addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division situations , identify, compare, and order numbers to 1,000,000, as well as simple common fractions, apply strategies (guess and check, draw a diagram, make a list, and work backwards) to solve story problems, tell time to the minute as well as add and subtract time, identify basic geometric shapes (triangle, cube, quadrilateral, pentagon, hexagon, cylinder, cone, rectangular/triangular prism and sphere), find area and perimeter of figures and recognize symmetry and congruency and read and interpret charts, tables, and graphs in order to make predictions, comparisons,
Social Studies: The student will learn about state government and symbols  and rights and requirements of citizenship.
Science: The student will learn about land and water earth science, electrical circuits and predict, hypothesize and experiment.
Computer Technology: The student will learn about word processing programs,  keyboarding techniques, and Internet searches.
Art: The elements and principles of art are integrated into the classroom curriculum through 30 minutes of art instruction each week with our school’s art teacher. The student will learn skills involved in crayon resist, watercolor and tempera painting, oil pastels, and color theory
P.E.: Students receive 30 minutes of P.E two times a week in which the focus is on gross and fine motor skills, learning new games, participation and respect for others.

Music: Music classes occur once a week. Students continue with singing, adding instruments as songs allow, basic folk dances, and background of different cultures related to the songs. Reading music is emphasized,