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Academics 3-4

3rd Grade 4th Grade
Language Language
  • Writing Process
    • Complete sentences
    • Punctuation and capitalization rules
    • Creative writing, friendly letters
  • Grammar
    • Recognition of simple nouns, subjects, verbs, adjectives
    • Word usage
    • Forming plurals and common contractions
    • Recognition of antonyms, homonyms, synonyms
  • Dictionary skills

Phonics and Reading

  • Review of all phonics rules
  • Oral reading
  • Reading comprehension

Cursive Writing

  • Review of cursive writing formation 3⁄4-space high
  • Creative writing

Spelling and Poetry

  • Weekly phonics-based word list with vocabulary
  • Sentence dictation using spelling words
  • Reinforcement activities
  • Nine poems committed to memory

History and Geography

  • Continents and oceans of the world
  • Study of world geography
  • States of the United States
  • Study of our American heritage through the lives of great people
    • Columbus, John Smith, Pocahontas, Miles Standish, Squanto, William Penn, Ben Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson,
      Daniel Boone, Noah Webster, John Greenleaf Whittier,
      Robert E. Lee, Abraham
      Lincoln, Clara Barton, U. S. Grant, Louisa May Alcott,
      Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Billy Sunday
  • Plants
    • Exploring the Plant World
  • Animals
    • Exploring the World of Vertebrates
    • Exploring the World of Invertebrates
  • Health and Human Biology
    • Wonderfully Made
  • Earth and Space
    • Exploring the Ocean
    • Exploring the Weather
  • Conservation
    • Exploring the Desert, the Ocean, the Pond, the Forest, the Farmer’s Field

Science, Health, Safety, Manners

  • Health
    • Posture, Exercise, Nutrition,
      Diet
  • Cleanliness
    • Fighting disease
  • Manners
    • Hospitality
    • Proper introductions
    • Telephone manners
    • Courtesy and respect
  • Safety
    • Fire, Water safety
    • Home, Play safety
    • Street safety
    • First aid

Arithmetic

  • Recognition of the place value of numbers
  • Addition facts and checking addition problems with carrying
  • Subtraction facts and checking subtraction
  • Problems with borrowing
  • Multiplication tables 0–12 and multiplication
  • Problems with carrying
  • How to show a multiplication fact six ways
  • Division tables 1–12 and working
    and checking a division problem
  • Terminology for four processes
  • English and metric measures
  • Telling time
  • Roman numerals 1–1,000
  • Using a ruler
  • Solving story problems with up to
    four steps
  • Recognizing and solving number sentences
  • Converting measures and solving measurement equations
  • Recognizing and working with
    greater than (>) and less than (<)
  • Counting money and solving money problems using the decimal point correctly
  • Solving problems containing parentheses
  • Fraction terminology and basic understanding of fractions
  • Averaging numbers
  • Reading a thermometer
  • Recognizing geometric shapes
  • Finding the unknown number in an equation

Bible

  • Lessons such as Salvation Series, Parables, Samuel, David, Elijah,
    Elisha, Daniel, Ezra Nehemiah,
    Esther (includes memory verses, hymns /choruses, and Bible doctrine)

Fine Arts

  • Music
  • Arts
  • Music Theory/Flutophone
  • Writing Process
    • Sentence structure, Kinds of sentences, Punctuation, Capitalization facts, Abbreviations, 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
  • Grammar
    • Recognizing and using all eight parts of speech
    • Diagramming verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs
    • Correctly using troublesome words

Reading and Literature

  • Oral reading
  • Reading comprehension
  • Speed reading
  • Vocabulary building

Penmanship

  • 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

History and Geography

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

Science

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

Health, Safety, Manners

  • 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

Arithmetic

  • 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
  • Estimation
  • Averaging
  • Factoring
  • 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

Bible

  • Lessons such as Salvation Series, Genesis, Life of Christ, Paul (Includes memory verses, hymns /choruses, and Bible doctrine)

Fine Arts

  • Music
  • Arts