Fourth Grade

This year, our fourth grade class will be studying the following Abeka & Bob Jones curriculum:

Language Arts:

Reading and Literature:
Oral reading
Reading comprehension
Speed reading
Vocabulary building

Review of cursive writing formation through skill practice, word games, original composition, and sentence dictation

Spelling and Poetry
Weekly word lists based on phonics and spelling rules, challenging words, and vocabulary
Reinforcement activities
Six poems committed to memory

Language: Writing Process 
Sentence structure, Kinds of sentences
Capitalization facts
Possessive words
Letters-business, friendly, post cards, thank-you notes
Gathering information
Writing with details
Writing an encyclopedia report
Writing book reports
Creative writing
Dictionary skills

Language: Grammar
Recognizing and using all eight parts of speech
Diagraming verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs
Correctly using troublesome words

History and Geography

Map study
The French and Indian War
State history for six weeks
The American War for Independence
Eight documents memorized
Building a New Nation
The Years of Discovery
Our Nation Grows
The Years of Conquest
The Civil War
The First Americans
New Frontiers
The English Come to America
An Age of Progress
The New England Colonies
Beyond Our Boundaries
The Middle and Southern Colonies
The World Wars
A Picture of Colonial Life
Time for Freedom and Responsibility
The Great Awakening


Plants: Provision for Man and Beast
Insects: Miniature Marvels of Creation
Birds: Winged Wonders
Matter: Water, Air, and Weather
Energy: Sound and Hearing
Geology: Planet Earth
Oceanography: Wonders of the Sea
Astronomy: Consider the Heavens


Physical Fitness 
Your Body Framework
The Muscle Builder
Your Breathing Machine

Personal Hygiene
A Winning Smile
Your Body Cover
Keys to Good Grooming
Interpersonal Relationships
A Healthier You


Place value of whole numbers and decimals
Mastery of fundamental operations
Story problems
Estimating answers
English and metric measures
Converting measures within the same system and solving measurement equations
Roman numerals
Addition, subtraction, and multiplication involving fractions
Divisibility rules
Introduction to decimals
Making change
Reading a thermometer
Solving equations using addition and subtraction axioms
Graphs and scale drawing
Basic geometric shapes
Perimeter and area
Using an English and metric ruler
Time lapse


Salvation Series, Genesis, Life of Christ, and Paul