4th Grade Curriculum

 

 

 
 
Enduring Understandings
 
Essential Questions
 
Sample Instructional Activities/Assessments
 
Bible
 
 
 
God keeps His promises to Israel, Samuel, and David.
 
Why does God keep promises?
How is He sovereign?
What does this mean for us today?
 
Bible review of Joshua, Judges, I & 2 Kings, Daniel
Daily lessons
Reading
 
 
God’s gift of language is fun, rich, and amazing.
 
How can literature show us and teach us?
 
Textbook lessons
Read Chronicles of Narnia and Charlotte’s Web
 
Spelling
Vocabulary
 
Use words to strengthen comprehension and meanings.
 
 
How can we all develop our gift of spelling?
 
Weekly enriched lessons, tests
 
 
Grammar
 
 
Language should make sense and have a purpose.
Learn, apply, and compare/contrast the parts of speech.
 
How does language work?
 
Supplemented grammar lessons
 
Writing
 
 
Reports, stories, essays, and poems each have a distinct style and pattern.
Editing final copies is essential to communicating clearly and correctly.
 
How can we communicate clearly and richly through each style and pattern of writing?
Why is editing essential?
 
Daily lessons
 
 
Mathematics
 
 
 
Deep learning of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts reveals beautiful order and symmetry.
 
How does math reflect God’s order and plans?
 
Daily lessons
 
Science
 
 
 
God’s creation is rich and awesome in the area of Life Science.
It is a joy to study, organize, and understand insects, spiders, plants, food, and nutrition.
 
How can we better appreciate God’s creation?
 
 
Daily lessons
 
Social Studies
 
 
 
The state of Michigan has a rich history and many gifts of people and resources.
 
How does Michigan’s history show God’s plan and purpose?
 
Textbook lessons
 
Christian Conduct
Service
 
 
How can we live according to God’s plan?
 
 
How can we J-O-Y?
How do we let people go?
 
Expressions of love and service to those who have lost loved ones or who are sick.
Clean up our classroom and the lunch room.
 

*In combination classes, Bible curriculum, Reading novels, Social Studies and Science units, and other activities that are not reflected on this Grade-Level Subject Summary Map may be replaced by or conjoined with that of an adjacent grade-level.