Fourth Grade Curriculum
Students will be exposed to many different reading genres throughout the school year. Students will develop important reading skills through many novel studies as well as the reading basil. Skills such as story elements, main idea, details, sequencing, cause/effect, inferencing decoding, fact/opinion, summarizing, and vocabulary will be emphasized during the year. We cannot express how important it is that your child reads at least 20 minutes each day for enjoyment.
Students will learn parts of speech (nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs), proper capitalization, and proper punctuation. Students will transfer these skills into writing complete paragraphs and detailed stories. Students will write to inform, persuade, and personal expression. Students will also be guided through the process of writing a research report.
Students will learn to express themselves orally through class participation, individual presentations, and group presentations. Students will learn how to use eye contact, inflection, gestures, and enunciation.
Students will learn: basic multiplication and division facts, place value, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing whole numbers, graphing, probability, geometry, fractions, decimals, time, measurement, and problem solving skills.
The focus for social studies is learning about Virginia and its role during the building of our nation. Students will learn about geography, colonial times, American Revolution, Civil War, Reconstruction, 20thcentury, and Loudoun County History. Students will take the Standards of Learning Test (SOL) in social studies in May.
Students will learn: weather, solar system, energy, force, motion, electricity, magnetism, living systems (animals), life processes (plants), and the scientific method.
Students will use Type To Learn. This software is designed to teach students proper finger placement and correct keyboard use. The students will also learn: word processing, spreadsheets, graphs, time lines, and databases through various class projects.