4th Grade English

Broaden the mind. A Grade Ahead’s 4th grade English program introduces students to a new world of texts and writing. Students utilize their creativity to develop advanced writings. Our curriculum incorporates:

  • Understanding and Using Parts of Speech
  • Comprehension and Response
  • Brainstorming and Pre-Writing
  • Composing Essays and Poetry
  • Editing

4th grade English students receive weekly work that will focus on vocabulary, grammar, and comprehension or writing.



Curriculum & Samples: 4th Grade English
# Month Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4
1 June Comprehension: Main Idea;
Prose Constructed Reponse (PCR)
Nouns and Adjectives Verbs (Action and Linking);
Simple Verb Tenses
Review
2 July Comprehension: Setting, Plot, Characters, Narrator;
Context Clues
Adverbs;
Relative Adverbs
Concrete and Abstract Nouns;
Prewriting (Brainstorming & Outlines)
Review;
Prewriting (Brainstorming & Outlines)
3 August
Test #1
Pronouns Comprehension: Compare/Contrast;
Subject/Predicate
Homonyms;
Realistic Fiction
Review;
Scientific Fiction
4 September Punctuation: Commas & Quotation Marks Contractions vs Possessive Nouns with Apostrophes Pronouns;
Fiction- Editing
Review;
Fiction- Editing
5 October Correct Use of Prepositions Irregular Verbs;
Review: plot, theme
Helping Verbs;
Review: Realistic Fiction
Review;
Fiction- Final Draft
6 November Comprehension: Autobiography, Biography;
Compare/Contrast
Continuous Tenses Informational Essays Review;
Editing and Informational Essay
7 December
Test #2
Subject-Verb Agreement Informational Texts Persuasive Essay Review; Editing a Persuasive Essay
8 January Coordinating Conjunctions; Simple and Compound Sentences Sentence Fragments vs Run-Ons Articles;
PCR
Review
Preparation for State Standardized Tests February
(ALWAYS sent in the month of Feb unless requested otherwise)
(1) Prose Constructed Response (Extended Response) Writing
(2) Reading Comprehension Analysis by
      (a) Organizing Information with Graphics
      (b) Finding Support
      (c) Inferring
March Figurative Language Poetry-1 Poetry-2 Review
10 April Words with Multiple Meanings;
PCR
Comparative & Superlative Adjectives Comparative & Superlative Adverbs Review;
PCR
11
(Final Testing)
May Review of Months 8-10 and Testing

Grade appropriate comprehension and vocabulary word lists are included in each week's packet.





Curriculum Samples
  • Sample 1  
  • Sample 2


Other Program(s)
for This Grade:

4th Grade Math
4th Grade Science

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