Fourth Grade Language Arts Curriculum
The Fourth Grade Language Arts Curriculum includes a Teacher's Manual, Reading Book Set, Resource Pack, Spelling, and Phonics Workbook, Reading and Writing Workbook, and Language and Reading Workbook.
The Fourth Grade program includes a review of phonics with application to more complex words. The language program develops vocabulary, grammar, semantics, creative writing, understanding of story structure, sentence structure, and many other concepts.
The SE Teacher's Manual set includes daily lesson plans and reference material, making it ideal for home school programs and classroom phonics. The teacher’s Manual lightens the load for lesson prep. Lesson objectives are clearly stated at the beginning of the lesson, so you know what is being taught at a glance. The Preparation section lists materials used in the lesson. In most lessons, no materials preparation is needed. The teaching section provides easy to follow teaching content with light scripting. Lesson pages also provide thumbnail sketches of workbook pages.
Teacher's Manual 1 covers lessons 1 to 80
Teacher's Manual 2 covers lessons 81 to 160
The Language Workbook features a wide variety of activities to teach language and reading skills. Additional reading activities are also a part of the Language and Reading workbook. See the sample for a lesson by lesson list of language and reading concepts taught throughout the curriculum. Most have corresponding workbook activities, except creative writing.
The Fourth Grade Spelling Workbook arranges lessons by weeks. There are four pages of activities per week. The fifth day of each week is a spelling test. The first day of each will feature workbook activities that will require students to write each word at least once. The main objective is for students to become familiar with the words and the spelling patterns. Students do a variety of activities that emphasize words in and out of context on and various forms of words such as with suffixes and prefixes. The spelling list still includes a phonics concept applied to more complex words. Some lists may highlight different ways to spell the same sound or different ways similar spelling patterns are decoded.
The Reading and Writing Workbook is a new workbook introduced at the Fourth Grade level. Writing activities are based on the reading books. Activities help develop reading skills, reading evaluation, outlining, story elements, graphic organizers, content reading skills, creative writing, and writing for other purposes.
The Fourth Grade Reading Books are published in 3 spiral bound volumes. The stories include both McRuffy original stories and some classic stories. Students read about a thousand words per day.
The books feature a variety of stories. From the off-the-wall humor of the Bobcat Cowboys to a historical fictional story about the Abraham Lincoln, students will discover just how much fun reading can be. They will be reading the next adventure from the Book of Matt. They will follow a silly goose named Rufus who solves the mystery of the Malt-Eze Fountain. Fables and poems are also featured.
The Fourth Grade SE Language Arts Resource Pack contains tests and quizzes.