Mrs. Leslie DeMeulenaere


Grade 4 Curriculum Overview


* Reconciliation
* Spiritual and corporal works of mercy
* Precepts of the Church
* Old Testament figures: Abraham, Noah, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses and the story of Exodus
* Participation in prayer and liturgy
* Beatitudes
* Saints as examples of Christian life



* Identify place value to hundred thousands
* Add and subtract four-digit numbers
* Compare concrete representations of equivalent and non-equivalent fractions
* Apply appropriate problem solving strategies
* Estimate
* Name, recognize, draw geometric figures
* Use standard and metric measures
* Read and interpret bar, line and circle graphs
* Add and subtract money through $10.00
* Use hand calculators to solve problems
* Two digit multiplication computation
* Division computation with one number in divisor with and without a remainder
* See fractions as parts of a whole
* Identify fractions on a number line
* Identify improper fractions and write them as mixed numbers



* Enjoy listening to, reading from, talking about books
* Recognize and recall main idea, sequence, cause and effect
* Predict outcome
* Distinguish fact and opinion
* Apply what has been learned from reading to other situations
* Enjoy different genres–fantasy, mystery, realistic fiction
* Word attack skills
* Determine meaning of unknown words from context
* Explain how authors establish time, setting, conflicts


* Participate in activities which precede writing
* Write ideas with fluency, confidence
* Use thesaurus to choose words which capture tone, mood
* Apply basic editing skills to final draft of writing (correct grammar, mechanics, usage, spelling appropriate to grade level)
* Write short report indicating sources
* Create different types of poetry
* Create different types of narratives: myth, fantasy, adventure
* Correct usage of grammar: language mechanics (verbs, apostrophes, dialogue marks, etc.)
* Put into practice correct spelling


* Use appropriate listening/responding behavior
* Recall and identify important details
* Follow oral directions


* Tell stories, share experiences and ideas appropriately, clearly, audibly and expressively
* Ask appropriate questions, make comments relevant to topic
* Prepare, deliver oral presentations, speeches, reports, etc.
* Choose appropriate vocabulary
* Use appropriate body language, eye contact
* Use proper grammar in everyday speech

Study Skills

* Use dictionary for cross reference, pronunciation, accent, interpretation, reference
* Use reference materials
* Outline information
* Skim, scan, summarize, take notes from written material
* Use SQ3R for studying content
* Develop fluency when reaading to others


Life Science

* Plants, parts of plants, factors which affect their growth
* Animals
* Life processes
* Ecosystems and interactions

Physical Science

* Forms of energy
* Electricity and magnetism
* Matter

Earth Science

* Weather with an emphasis on the water cycle and the formation of dew, frost, fog, clouds
* Earth, moon and planets



* U.S. government
* Michigan industry and economy
* U.S. regions
* U.S. economy
* Core democratic values
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Curriculum Brochure

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