4th Grade Curriculum

The following is a list of the big units we will be studying per subject.

Reading:  We are using a reading series called Storytown, which also includes spelling and grammar.  Each reading lesson focuses on a comprehension skill, as well as 6-10 robust vocabulary words.

Writing: Our writing program is called Units of Study.  Some of the units we will be studying are: Personal Narratives, Poetry, Fiction, Text-Dependent Analysis.
****Research shows that the volume of writing children do directly relates to their quality of writing.  Therefore your child will be expected to spend an abundant amount of time writing. 

Math Units:  For several years, we have used a program called Math Expressions.  This program focuses more on the process of math concepts than just producing a product.  Some of the units we will be studying are:  Place Value, Regrouping, Metric System, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Graphing/Data, Problem-Solving, Geometry, Decimals.

Science: The program we use is called Interactive Science.  Units we will be studying are The Nature of Science, Technology & Design, Earth's Resources, Earth & Space, and Electricity & Magnetism. We also will be doing experiments to go along with these units.

Social Studies – all about Nebraska: Units we will be studying are:  Geography, Agriculture, Native Americans, Lewis and Clark, Oregon Trail, Government, Famous Nebraskans.  We will be doing projects to accompany each unit.


Assessments: The state of Nebraska and the Ralston district require students to take assessments over what they have learned.   This year state NeSA assessments will be given in reading and math. District MAPS assessments will be given in reading, math, and language. Of course, there will also be tests over the curriculum your student has learned in class. More information will be given to you as each assessment comes closer.


 As of right now, 4th grade has 2 field trips planned!  They are to the Agricultural Awareness Festival, and the NE. State Capital.  More information will be sent out closer to the dates.

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