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Fourth Grade Scope

What Your Child Will Learn in Calvert's Fourth Grade Course

Below are highlights of the Fourth Grade curriculum. For the full course outlines, download the files below by right-clicking each link and choosing "Save Link As."

Download the Core course outline (with A Child's History of the World.)

Download the Core course outline (with Regions).

Download the Calvert Math course outline.

Download the Math in Focus course outline.


  • Reading children’s classics (Robinson Crusoe, Famous Legends, Island of the Blue Dolphins)
  • Developing critical thinking skills


Developing skills through lessons coordinated with reading, spelling, and composition; activities in phonics workbook

Spelling & Vocabulary

  • Reinforcing correct spelling through daily exercises and spelling strategies
  • Reviewing commonly misspelled words
  • Introducing cross-curricular words
  • Integrating spelling with phonics, vocabulary studies, reading, and writing


  • Using the four-stage approach to write factual, creative, and descriptive compositions
  • Organizing key words into phrases using shape planners
  • Writing poetry and letters


  • Introducing verbs of being
  • Verb tense; regular and irregular verbs
  • Pronouns
  • Subject complements
  • Comparing adjectives and adverbs
  • Punctuation skills


Calvert Math

  • Fluency and accuracy drills in four operations
  • Multiply, divide three digits
  • Understanding mixed numbers
  • Probability
  • Adding and subtracting decimals
  • Geometry
  • Comparing, adding, and subtracting fractions
  • Circle and line graphs
  • Measurement

Math in Focus

  • Comparing and ordering numbers to 100,000
  • Using rounding and front-end estimation
  • Finding factors and multiples of whole numbers
  • Finding the mean, median, mode, and range of a data set
  • Determining the probability of an event
  • Measuring and creating angles and line segments


  • Classifying living things
  • Matter and scientific measurement
  • Electricity, circuits, magnets
  • Vertebrates and invertebrates
  • Water resources
  • Human body and motion
  • Rocks and fossils


Lessons, activities, and online interactive learning tools are integrated with the curriculum, particularly with Science.

  • Practicing keyboarding and touch typing
  • Intermediate word processing and desktop publishing
  • E-mail
  • Database and Internet research
  • Using spreadsheets to create graphs and tables
  • Developing presentation software skills


  • Memorizing
  • Reading for pleasure

History/Social Studies

Students have the option of using two different history textbooks:

  • History: Using Hillyer’s A Child's History of the World to conduct general survey of world history from earliest times to present; featuring a history workbook with outlines and enrichment activities
  • Social Studies: Using Regions, focus on geography, history, economics, and people who live in different regions of the U.S.


  • Focus on the five themes of geography to teach directions
  • Distances and scale
  • Various types of maps
  • Longitude and latitude


Improving skills using lines, light sources, and motion; integrated with history studies

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