4th Grade Christian Homeschool Curriculum

Scope & Sequence - 4th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

Math  Grade 4 (PACEs 1037–1048)

   The student:

Learns additional multiplication facts; 10 and 11 times tables, and simple division skills; identifies and uses relationships between operations, such as division as the inverse of multiplication, to solve problems.

Matches word sentences with number sentences and reviews number words and symbols.

Rounds numbers on a number line to the nearest 5 and 10.


English  4th Grade (PACEs 1037–1048)

   The student:

Continues cursive writing.

Practices alphabetizing and increases his comprehension of vowels and consonants.

Reviews and expands knowledge of the parts of speech—nouns (common, proper, singular, plural, and subject nouns), verbs (action, state-of-being, and helping), pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and interjections.

Develops paragraph writing skills and reviews the types of sentences—declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory.

Identifies and practices using ending punctuation.

Learns the use of a colon and an apostrophe in contractions and possessives.

Begins to use the dictionary.

Learns proper letter writing form.

Reviews and expands word concepts (antonyms, synonyms, homonyms), confusing words, word pairs, and contractions.

Is encouraged in character development through examples given in each PACE.

Literature and Creative Writing  Grade 4 (PACEs 1037–1048)

   The student:

Uses imagination, deductive reasoning, and comparison and contrast.

Learns to draw conclusions and find the main idea of a paragraph.

Makes predictions about the end of a story and discerns between “alike” and “different.”

Increases dictionary skills, learns about biographies, autobiographies, and libraries.

Finds valuable lessons in character-building stories.

Writes a letter to a missionary, an invitation, an anecdote, a sketch, and a story ending.

Required resources:

   Ace and Christi Series—The Red Rag Riddle by Grace Whitehart

   Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White

   Children’s Missionary Library by Vernon Howard and Alice Bostrom

   Choice Stories for Children selected by Ernest Lloyd

   The Little Green Frog by Beth Coombe Harris

   Saved at Sea by O. F. Walton

Social Studies  4th Grade (PACEs 1037–1048)

   The student:

Expands geography knowledge—how the Earth moves, kinds of land and water on the Earth, and countries and continents: India, England, Africa, China, Myanmar (Burma), and South America.

Learns more about maps, globes, directions, distances, latitude and longitude, and modes of transportation.

Continues to learn about early America—colonial life, the native Americans of New England, Waodoni Indians of South America, John Bunyan, Señor Coronado, and the Pilgrims.

Discovers Christian leaders and missionaries in America’s history:

   John Wycliffe          David Brainerd           William Carey

   George Mueller        David Livingstone      Hudson Taylor

   Adoniram Judson     Jim Elliot

Studies heroes from the Bible—Abraham, Isaac, Isaiah, Joseph, John the Baptist, the prodigal son, and Daniel.

Science  Grade 4 (PACEs 1037–1048)

   The student:

Learns about the water cycle—condensation, evaporation, precipitation, cloud shapes, and the characteristics of air and water.

Studies living and nonliving matter, gravity, minerals and their uses, plants’ needs, and plant conservatories.

Identifies simple machines.

Learns about respiration and blood circulation, the diaphragm and heart, digestion and saliva.


Word Building  Grade 4 (PACEs 1037–1048)

   The student:

Develops vocabulary by reviewing consonants and vowels, beginning and ending sounds, doubled consonants, suffixes, and prefixes.

Is introduced to syllables, contractions, and more compound words.

Learns to form plurals with es and changes y to i and f to v.

Is encouraged in character development through examples given in each PACE.

Bible Reading  Grade 4 (PACEs 1037–1048)

   The student:

Reads and answers questions about God’s Word.

Focuses on reading Mark and Luke.

Learns the division of Old Testament books into sections: Law, History, Poetry, Major Prophets, and Minor Prophets.

Is encouraged in character development through examples given in each PACE. n Practices reading from God’s Word.

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