Fostering Creativity; Applying Skills to Real‑World Problems
Our 4th Grade curriculum provides opportunities for students to exercise their creativity — writing original compositions, applying their growing math and science knowledge in innovative ways, and more.
With differentiation tips built into each lesson, teachers and learning guides will be able to adjust instruction to their students’ unique abilities. Using our detailed Lesson Manuals as your guide, you’ll help your students:
- Learn and apply the essential elements of explanatory/argumentative writing – from presenting evidence to constructing an effective, grammatically correct paragraph.
- Apply the properties of light, energy, and waves and a knowledge of Earth processes to solve real-world problems.
- Explore the ancient cultures of North America and our nation’s history from its founding through the Civil War period.
- Learn the basics of geometry and solve problems involving simple fractions, decimals, and units of measurement.
Calvert Learning provides an engaging learning experience for students
Created for schools to guide students in a virtual or blended learning setting, Calvert curriculum includes:
- Quality texts and online resources from top education publishers.
- Lesson Manuals with daily lesson plans and step-by-step instructions.
- An online learning platform, the Calvert Teaching Navigator, that provides 24/7 access to texts, manuals, interactive activities, assessments, progress tracking tools, and more.
Calvert Learning offers curriculum to schools in 2 formats
Fourth grade is available in a Digital + Print Experience or a Digital Experience. With the Digital + Print Experience, students will have access to online lessons with multimedia, interactive activities and assessments IN ADDITION to printed textbooks, workbooks and reading materials that complement learning. With our Digital Experience, students have access to the same texts and materials via e-textbooks and digital downloads.
Calvert's 4th Grade Courses Include:
English Language Arts
A shift toward explanatory/argumentative writing is marked by an increase in non-fiction reading. Students conduct research for an op-ed and then create an investigative journalism report for a news show.
Math dives deeper into addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions, data, and graphing; measuring angles and symmetry, and calculating perimeter and area of square and rectangles. Students build a travel itinerary, budget for a trip, and use geometry to design a dream neighborhood.
Students apply their knowledge of natural earth processes to generate and compare solutions to determine the impacts of renewable and nonrenewable resources. Students employ the engineering design process to design, test, and refine a device to stay safe during a collision.
This year’s focus is on the geography and history of early North America, the Age of Exploration, Colonial America, the American Revolution, and westward expansion up until the Civil War. Students create virtual museum exhibits to showcase the history of their state.
Art & Picture Study
In this online course, students explore drawing skills such as perspective and color theory. Picture study includes the discussion and analysis of famous works of art.
In this online course, students learn age-appropriate motor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills, and are required to participate in regular physical activity.