Learning
Curriculum

Fourth Grade

List of 11 items.

  • Reading & Literature

    • Improve word recognition and expression in oral reading
    • Increase sophistication of independent reading skills and produce individual book projects
    • Develop comprehension strategies
    • Summarize information and re-tell stories
    • Understand story elements: symbolism, plot, character, development, and tone
    • Participate in whole-class and small group literature groups and dramatic read alouds
  • Writing & Language Arts

    • Use Writer’s Workshop to strengthen writing
    • Focus on the writing process with greater independence and effectiveness
    • Practice strategies to improve spelling and grammar
    • Expand proofreading and editing skills
    • Use print and online dictionary and thesaurus resources
    • Practice public speaking skills
  • Social Studies

  • Mathematics

    • Increasing facility with number facts: addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
    • Developing problem solving strategies, organization, and note-taking skills
    • Regrouping addition and subtraction; two-digit multiplication and division
    • Fractions, probability, statistics and graphing, measurement and geometry, algebraic concepts, and decimals
  • Science

    • Collisions and transformations
    • Waves and information transfer
    • Earth’s changing surface: erosion and earthquakes
    • Natural disasters and mitigation to protect communities
  • Spanish

    • Subject pronouns (yo, tú, él/ella, usted)
    • Regular verbs
    • Build conversational skills
    • Spelling and vocabulary
    • Grammar, including articles (masculine, feminine)
    • Expand understanding of culture through study of geography and people of Latin American countries
    • Oral presentations
  • STEAM

  • Fine Arts

    • Drawing: contour lines, proportion, portraiture, landscapes
    • Painting: watercolor techniques
    • Clay
    • Printmaking: Andy Warhol/pop art
    • Self portraits: Vincent Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo 
    • African masks and shields
  • Music

    • Fourth and fifth grade choir
    • Intro to American folk music, Irish folk music, and North Indian classical music
    • Intro to Caribbean percussion rhythms
    • Intro to Caribbean folk and African repertoire
    • Basic music terminology
    • Singing scales and arpeggios
  • Physical Education

    • Developing muscle strength and endurance
    • Understanding the relationship between practice and performance
    • Experiencing leadership and cooperation
  • Service Learning

    • Design Thinking project to improve our local community
St. Paul's Episcopal School
116 Montecito Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610
510.285.9600