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4th Grade Curriculum

SOCIAL STUDIES:

Harcourt Social Studies, States and Regions. We study the five themes of geography, latitude and longitude, cultural diversity in the US, the three branches of government and the regions of the US, history and these regions today.

READING:

The textbook Treasures and Storytown is utilized throughout the year in order to work on skills needed for proficient comprehensive reading. The program allows us to work on analyzing characters, plot, sequencing events, author’s theme, cause and effect, fact and opinion and inferencing. Other methods of instruction are presented through the use of newspaper articles, journal entries and novel passages. Students also have a regular “Vocabulary” work.

ENGLISH:

Voyages in English by Loyola Press. Written and oral communication involves personal narratives, letter writing, descriptions, how-to-articles, and persuasive and expository writing. The grammar section of the book includes the various parts of speech, sentences and diagramming. “Daily Oral Language” exercise are completed by students and reviewed regularly in class.

MATH:

Go Math series. St. Emily continues to strengthen basic skills while providing challenging activities that go beyond lesson objectives.

SCIENCE:

SRA-McGraw-Hill: Our book is divided into four sections: life science, earth science, physical science and health. Individual topics covered include plants, animals, cycles of life, ocean ecosystems, weathering and erosion, rocks, solar system, magnets, electricity, chemical substances and nutrition.

RELIGION:

RCL Benziger, Blest Are We. Faith is developed through a spiral curriculum based on the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. What Catholics believe, how Catholics live and how Catholics pray. Students develop an understanding and appreciation of the Word of God. We attend mass once a week as an entire school body and each class plans the mass a few times throughout the year.

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