Interactive Guide Grade 4

CHC Typical Course of Study Fourth Grade

LANGUAGE ARTS • Increased reading comprehension of both fiction and non-fiction writing • Literary elements: setting, character, plot, and theme • Literary devices including irony, alliteration, onomatopoeia, personification, and more • Creative writing/journaling • Writing research paragraphs and compiling research report • Spelling and vocabulary development: compounds and contractions, suffixes, homophones, synonyms, and blends • Building language skills: concrete and abstract nouns, appositives, possessives, state of being verbs, helping verbs, diagrams, conjunctions, adverbs, adjectives • Crafting better sentences and paragraphs • Writing letters and informal notes • Cursive handwriting MATHEMATICS • Reading and writing numbers to nine places • Adding and subtracting five-digit numbers, fractions, decimals • Multiplying three-digit numbers by two-digit numbers • Dividing by two-digit numbers • Addition and subtraction of fractions, decimals, and mixed numbers • Simple geometric concepts

• Fractions: simplifying, adding, subtracting, multiplying, reducing • Measurement (units of measure, perimeter, area) • Graphing: tables, bar graphs, picture graphs, circle graphs • Problem-solving methods SCIENCE AND HEALTH • Human anatomy: body parts and systems; living as a temple of the Holy Spirit • Health and nutrition: food groups, nutrients, moderation, exercise, food safety SOCIAL STUDIES • History and development of state of residence; state report • Investigation of United States history and social studies • Geography and map study • Identification of all states and capitals; Catholic foundations; industries; climate RELIGION • Deeper understanding of the teachings of Holy Mother Church • Participation in the life of Christ through celebrating the saints and seasons of the liturgical year • Living the faith NON-CORE SUBJECTS

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