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Lincoln Grade 4

English Language Arts 4

Students in English Language Arts 4 focuses on expanding their reading, writing, spelling, speaking, and listening skills, with a heavy emphasis on solidifying their writing skills. They use narrative, descriptive, opinion, persuasive, and informative pieces to learn to state ideas, facts, and opinions clearly while correctly using introduction, body, and conclusion paragraphs. Students create a plan for writing, revise and edit their work, and improve their writing using feedback from an adult.

Through their writing, they continue to master the conventions of English grammar, including quotations, relative pronouns, progressive verb tenses, modal auxiliaries, prepositional phrases, antecedents, coordinating conjunctions, compound sentences, capitalization, and punctuation, while avoiding sentence fragments and run-on sentences. They learn to spell words with a wide variety of prefixes and suffixes in addition to homophones, possessives, compound words, and words with silent letters. While reading, students identify, describe, and analyze story elements and compare and contrast these elements in stories, myths, and literature from various cultures. Students further develop their research skills by conducting short research projects, taking notes during research, and creating bibliographies. They develop more concrete speaking skills by creating and delivering presentations on various topics. In addition, students create audio recordings and visual aids to supplement their presentations. This course includes a printed Parent and Teacher Guide that will help you support your student’s learning.

Course Topics

• Phonics & Word Recognition

• Vocabulary

• Spelling

• Reading

• Interpretation of Texts

• Story Elements

• Compare & Contrast

• Genres of Literature

• Summarizing

• Computer Skills

• Grammar & Punctuation

• Speaking & Listening

• Writing

• Research Skills

• Presentation Skills

• Reference Books

Kit

English Language Arts 4 Workbook • Parent/Teacher Guide English Language Arts 4 • Lincoln Empowered Text Collection - Grade 4 • Latasha and the Kidd on Keys • 6-sided die • composition notebook

 

Mathematics 4

In Mathematics 4, students refine their skills in the areas of place value, measurement, geometry, fractions, and decimals. They use the order of operations to solve problems with whole numbers up to 1 million, and they explore factors and multiples ranging from 1 to 100. Students use equations, arrays, and area models to explain multiplication calculations. They compare multidigit whole numbers, fractions, and decimals using the symbols for greater than, less than, and equal to. Students practice converting measurements, such as feet to inches, and they use their understanding of size to determine whether measurements are reasonable answers to problems. Mathematics 4 introduces students to the protractor, which they use to measure angles in whole number degrees. Students learn to identify right triangles, and they sketch angles, lines, segments, and rays. Students look closely at fractions and decimals in this course by writing equivalent fractions, ordering fractions from least to greatest, comparing fractions with different numerators and denominators, and writing fractions as decimals and vice versa. This course includes a printed Parent and Teacher Guide that will help you support your student’s learning.

Course Topics

• Operations

• Word Problems

• Place Value

• Measurement

• Money

• Geometry

• Data

• Fractions & Decimals

Kit 

Parent/Teacher Guide Mathematics 4 • Mathematics 4 Workbook • Math Reference Sheet 4 • base ten blocks • base ten decimeter cube • base ten flats • base ten rods • 4 inch protractor • fraction circles

 

Science 4

Science 4 lays a foundation for future excellence in the STEM fields by introducing technology and engineering concepts, such as simple and complex machines and the steps of the engineering design process. This course encourages students to become innovative problem-solvers equipped with the skills and knowledge necessary to address twenty-first century issues. Students explore the technical and sometimes surprising facts behind the things they see and experience every day. They expand their knowledge and understanding of topics in the areas of physics, chemistry, Earth science, ecology, biology, and space science. Students investigate genetics and the physical characteristics of living things, ecosystems and extinction, agriculture and sustainable resources, and pollution and recycling. They get to know the Earth’s landforms and the types of rocks and soil, and extend their learning beyond the Earth to the solar system and the Milky Way. Finally, students encounter important concepts in physics, such as the types and properties of waves, and in chemistry, such as atoms, molecules, and the conservation of mass. This course includes a printed Parent and Teacher Guide that will help you support your student’s learning.

Course Topics

  • Biology

  • Ecology

  • Agriculture

  • Natural Resources

  • Earth Science

  • Space Science

  • Chemistry

  • Physics

  • Technology & Engineering

  • Science Skills

  • Research Skills

  • Scientific Tools

Kit

Science 4 Workbook • Parent/Teacher Guide Science 4 • blank slide • 10x microscope • thermometer • ceramic bar magnet • modeling clay • soil, clay • soil • soil, sandy • pea gravel • soil, silt • sand • triple beam balance • alfalfa seeds • radish seeds • marigold seeds • rock and mineral set • battery holder, single D cell • 2.5V light bulb • alligator clip leads • prism • craft sticks

 

Social Studies 4

Social Studies 4 introduces students to critical analysis, as they develop more detailed knowledge of U.S. and world history and the influence of individual perspectives on documents and events. Students assess and use a wide variety of primary and secondary sources to research compelling questions and present interpretations and arguments in both written and oral form, supporting their positions with details drawn from those reliable sources. They learn the rights and responsibilities of citizens and how people and groups can work together to accomplish common goals. Students also explore how regional differences in physical environment and culture affect how people live and work. This course fosters a command of the concepts and tools of geography, such as latitude, longitude, maps of various kinds, and scales. Students also gain an understanding of core aspects of economics, including resources, production, consumption, and international trade. This course includes a printed Parent and Teacher Guide that will help you support your student’s learning.

 Course Topics

• Evidence & Source

• Evaluation

• Geography

• People and the Environment

• Economics

• Principles & Documents

• Rights & Duties of Citizenship

• Government

• History

• Civics

• Processes & Perspectives

Kit

Social Studies 4 Workbook • Parent/Teacher Guide Social Studies 4 • Lincoln Learning Solutions State Cards

Physical Education 4

Physical Education 4 provides students with a complete physical education experience where they not only learn how to live healthier lifestyles, but they are also taught and encouraged to be active every day. The course begins with an introduction to the requirements for completing the course successfully. Students must participate in, and document, at least 36 hours of organized, supervised physical activity within a PE Log. Then, students move into the content, which ranges in topics from the five components of physical fitness and safety, rules, and etiquette to various new, fun, and challenging activities and exercise techniques. Before attempting each activity, students receive instruction on the basic elements and the proper execution of each movement so that they can get the most benefits from the exercise. Regardless of the activity the student is asked to do within a given day, they are encouraged to get up and move for a certain amount of time within each lesson. This expectation helps them to create a routine-like schedule. Students can be active by performing different exercises, engaging in different activities, or by using items from their grade-appropriate physical education kits, which are available to purchase. This kit, which is designed to work in conjunction with the course content, contains age-appropriate exercise and activity items. Adaptive physical education activities are available for this course.

Course Topics

• Essentials of Education

• Nutrition

• Pulse and Heart Rate

• Jump Rope

• Target Heart Rate

• Paddle Ball

• Playground Games

• Circuit Training

• Anatomy

• Fitness Growth

Art 4

 In Art 4, students begin thinking about the meaning behind works of art. They work both independently and collaboratively to brainstorm ideas for visual art, set artistic goals, and create meaningful artistic pieces. Students experiment with oil pastels and nontraditional art-making approaches and materials. They explore how regional influences can inspire an artist and create their own art based on regional inspirations. Students observe the various ways in which art can be displayed, where

it can be displayed, and how its placement can impact the artist’s message. Students compare and contrast works from different cultures and create art to reflect their own cultural traditions. They also learn to use context to interpret artwork and infer information about the time, place, and culture in which works were created.

Course Topics

• Creative Process

• Solving Problems

• Art Safety

• Mistakes are Okay

• Digital Art

• Preserving Art

• Viewing Art

Music 4

In Music 4, students identify how the elements of music (melody, harmony, timbre, dynamics, and tempo) affect what a piece of music communicates to a listener. Students label or perform three different examples of rhythm in addition to musical notes such as the eighth note and the sixteenth note. They identify notes on the bass and treble clef. Students learn the difference between sharps and flats and major and minor scales. They create simple melodies with chords and mark tempo, time signature, and signature key. Students explore different musical characteristics and instruments from Africa in addition to Latin American and Celtic music and dance. Finally, students explain how social and cultural contexts influence a musical performance.

 

Course Topics

• Reading Pitch

• Music of Latin America

• Celtic Music

• Key Composers

• Reading a Score

• The Blues

• Early Rock and Roll

• Swing Rhythms

Print Materials

Fourth Grade English Kit

  • composition notebook
  • index cards
  • construction paper
  • sticky notes
  • highlighters
  • invisible tape
  • 6-sided die

Fourth Grade Mathematics Kit

  • construction paper
  • composition notebook
  • base ten cube, flats, rods, and blocks
  • metric ruler
  • highlighters
  • index cards
  • protractor
  • fraction circles
  • write-on clock
  • dry erase board
  • dry erase markers

Fourth Grade Science Kit

  • spiral notebook
  • drawing paper
  • yeast packet
  • craft sticks and toothpicks
  • foam cups
  • thermometer
  • sunflower seeds
  • small flashlight
  • soil
  • table tennis ball
  • tape measure
  • prism
  • modelling clay
  • bar magnets
  • light bulb socket
  • light bulb
  • alligator clip leads
  • battery holder

Fourth Grade Social Studies Kit

  • loose-leaf paper
  • drawing paper
  • markers
  • safety scissors
  • glue stick