Fourth Grade

Fostering Creativity; Applying Skills
to Real‑World Problems

4th Fourth Grade Virtual School Student
4th Grade 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, you’ll be able to adjust instruction to your child’s unique abilities.

Using Calvert’s detailed Lesson Manuals as your guide, you will help your child:

  • Learn and apply the essential elements of explanatory and 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.

Providing Everything You Need to Teach Your 4th Grader

Our comprehensive program includes everything you need to successfully educate your child at home:

  • Best-of-class texts, online resources, and manipulatives 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 and progress tracking tools, and more.
  • Free support from state-certified teachers who help with curriculum questions, alternative teaching approaches, and keeping students on-track.

Discover What Your Child Will Learn In 4th Grade

English Language Arts
A shift toward explanatory and 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.
Social Studies
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
This course explores drawing skills such as perspective and color theory. Picture study includes the discussion and analysis of famous works of art.
Physical Education
Students learn age-appropriate motor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills, and are required to participate in regular physical activity.

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