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Fourth Grade Syllabus:

READING But Life is Calling You, Open Court
Summer of the Monkeys,
The Perilous Road, Steel
Sallie Fox: The Story of a Pioneer Girl, Leland
The Girl Who Owned a City, Nelson
Call it Courage, Sperry
Young Fu of the Upper Yangtze, Lewis
A Wrinkle in Time, L’Engle
The Secret Garden, Burnett
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, Latham
Year of Impossible Goodbyes, Choi

PENMANSHIP Palmer Method Handwriting (5), MacMillan

SPELLING Selected vocabulary from assigned reading.

ENGLISH Warriner’s English Grammar & Composition, Introductory Course, Harcourt Brace
Thorough instruction and review in basics of grammar, usage, mechanics, study aids, speaking and listening, with special emphasis on the several separate skills of composition.
Vocabulary for the High School Student, Amsco (Units 1-2)
Enrichment of our reading and spelling programs with the vocabulary lessons grouped logically according to central ideas.

LOGIC Building Thinking Skills, Book 3 - Figural, Critical (Chapters 1-2)
Building Thinking Skills, Book 3 – Verbal, Critical (Chapters 1-2)
Intermediate practice in thinking skills, including figural and verbal exercises in similarities and sequences.

HISTORY The United States, Its History & Neighbors, Harcourt Brace
Basic survey of our country’s story, from early history into the space age. The story is enlivened by frequent features on prominent persons and events, and enriched by special focus on study skills and practice in thinking analytically about historical questions. History of Oklahoma.

ARITHMETIC Math 76, Saxon
Review and enrichment of the basic and more advanced concrete arithmetic skills up to the threshold of abstract mathematics. Foundational concepts of geometry, measurement, algebra, scale and graph reading.

SCIENCE HBJ Science (6), Harcourt Brace
Plant and animal classifications, changes and ecology; human physiological systems; structure and changes of matter, energy; foundations of astronomy, geology and conservation.

MUSIC Choral singing

ART Baker Academy's Mastery of Arts

Various ball handling skills, games, and exercises.
President's Challenge Physical Fitness Program

REFERENCE World Book Encyclopedia
Merriam Webster's Intermediate Dictionary

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