Fourth Grade Syllabus
- Paperback – 135 pages
- by Laura Berquist
The Fourth Grade Syllabus contains detailed daily lesson plans for Religion, Mathematics, Language Arts, Spelling, Poetry, Science, History, Geography, Latin, Art and Music. It also contains a variety of teaching resources including Fourth Grade Subject Rubrics and Learning Objectives, suggested daily schedules, and teaching tips.
In Religion we use Bible History (Schuster) and study various lives of the saints. Your child also continues the memorization of Catholic doctrine, using the St. Joseph's Baltimore Catechism, No.1. In Mathematics we use Math 54 (Saxon) which uses the spiral approach to teaching mathematical concepts. In Language Arts we use Intermediate Language Lessons (Serl) which provides practice in punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and creative writing. The rules which your child learns in grammar will be reinforced by application to the history summaries which he will write during the year. In Spelling we use The Writing Road to Reading along with Starting a Spelling Notebook to continue the practice of spelling. In Poetry we continue to use The Harp and Laurel Wreath for selections of poetry to memorize. In Science we use Understanding God's World (A Beka) which is an easy-to-use science text that shows God's loving hand at work in His creation. In History we use Pioneers and Patriots (Furlong) and The Evangelization of the New World to introduce your child to important facts about the colonization of the Americas and other events leading up to the Revolutionary War. We also provide the student with a list historical fiction to complement the study of history through literature. In Geography we use DK Workbooks: Geoegraphy, Fourth Grade which continues to teach your child how to read maps. In Latin we use Beginning Latin I or Beginning Latin II to begin the formal study of Latin. In Art we use the Drawing Textbook (McIntyre) for drawing practice along with the Child-size Masterpieces: Mommy, it's a Renoir (Level 8) and a selection of art postcards (Dover) for art appreciation. In Music we use Let's Learn Music, #3 (Hayes) along with classical music selections for music appreciation.