Fourth Grade

Texarkana ISD Virtual Academy Fourth Grade

Course Details

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What Your Child Will Learn in Fourth Grade

Reading

  • Reading children’s classics (Robinson Crusoe, Famous Legends, Island of the Blue Dolphins)
  • Developing critical thinking skills

Phonics

  • Developing skills through lessons coordinated with reading, spelling, and composition
  • Activities in phonics workbook

Spelling & Vocabulary

  • Reinforcing correct spelling through daily exercises and spelling strategies
  • Reviewing commonly misspelled words
  • Introducing cross-curricular words
  • Integrating spelling with phonics, vocabulary studies, reading, and writing

Composition

  • Using the four-stage approach to write factual, creative, and descriptive compositions
  • Organizing key words into phrases using shape planners
  • Writing poetry and letters

Grammar

  • Introducing verbs of being
  • Verb tense
  • Regular and irregular verbs
  • Pronouns
  • Subject complements
  • Comparing adjectives and adverbs
  • Punctuation skills

Mathematics

Featuring Calvert Math

  • Fluency and accuracy drills in four operations
  • Multiply, divide three digits
  • Understanding mixed numbers
  • Probability
  • Adding and subtracting decimals
  • Geometry
  • Comparing, adding, and subtracting fractions
  • Circle and line graphs
  • Measurement

Science

  • Classifying living things
  • Matter and scientific measurement
  • Electricity, circuits, magnets
  • Vertebrates and invertebrates
  • Water resources
  • Human body and motion
  • Rocks and fossils

Technology

Lessons, activities, and online interactive learning tools integrated with curriculum, particularly Science:

  • Practicing keyboarding and touch typing
  • Intermediate word processing and desktop publishing
  • E-mail
  • Database and Internet research
  • Using spreadsheets to create graphs and tables
  • Developing presentation software skills

Poetry

Memorizing; reading for pleasure

Social Studies

Using the textbook Regions, focus is on geography, history, economics, and people who live in different regions of the U.S.

Geography

  • Focus on the five themes of geography to teach directions
  • Distances and scale
  • Various types of maps
  • Longitude and latitude

Art

Improving skills using lines, light sources, and motion

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