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4th Grade Language Arts Curriculum

4th Grade Language Arts Curriculum
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A 4th grade language arts program has two primary goals: making sure your child understands what he/she is reading and being able to communicate ideas clearly. Your fourth grader will be comprehending a wide range of written texts, from articles to poems. They will also learn to summarize what they have read and share it using supporting details, facts, and examples.

On this page, you will review the language arts standards your fourth grader should know going into this new year, as well as the new concepts he or she is likely to cover and more.

What Language Arts Concepts Should a 4th Grader Know?

By the end of fourth grade language arts, students should be able to:

  • Read with a higher level of fluency and expression.
  • Utilize root words, prefixes, suffixes, and context clues to analyze unfamiliar words.
  • Apply comprehension strategies to literary and expository texts.
  • Identify and describe the theme of a story, as well as retell story elements with details.
  • Formulate multiple paragraph pieces that focus on a specific purpose or audience.
  • Write chronological pieces, pieces focusing on cause and effect and pieces that draw from personal experience.
  • Spell frequently used words correctly.

Discover everything that is included in Time4Learning’s 4th grade language arts scope and sequence here.

Reading Goals/Objectives for 4th grade

Foundational skills for fourth grade readers involve making sure they are reading a wide variety of books and other written materials. They will be sharing what they are reading with others, both verbally and in writing. Your child should be reading fluently enough to read aloud comfortably as well.

Specifically, some of the objectives for this year’s reading instruction include:

  • Paying close attention to the key features of what is read, and being able to share details afterward
  • Comparing ideas, characters, events, and settings in stories
  • Recognizing figurative language when reading (similes, metaphors, etc.)
  • Learning the difference between first and third person narration
  • Gaining additional skills in reading comprehension including summarizing, predicting, visualizing, questioning, and clarifying details

Learn more about Time4Learning’s homeschool reading curriculum and how it helps your child achieve their academic goals.

Writing Goals/Objectives for 4th grade

Your fourth grader will become actively involved in the steps of the writing process this year. From prewriting to drafting to editing and revision, fourth graders will learn how to plan out their compositions and refine them.

Some of the specific writing goals our 4th grade language arts curriculum aims for this year include:

  • Using research tools to investigate and write about a specific topic.
  • Writing summaries or opinions of topics, using supporting details.
  • Analyzing and interpreting a story they have read by writing about it.
  • Writing an example news article.

Learn more about how an online writing course can help enhance your child’s sentence writing, mechanics and more.

Grammar Goals/Objectives for 4th Grade

In fourth grade, students learn to apply what they have learned about grammar and mechanics as they write original compositions. Our 4th grade language arts curriculum lessons focus on parts of speech, similes and metaphors, punctuation, double negatives, and spelling.

Fourth graders will continue to review the grammar rules they have learned to this point, and will add new concepts such as:

  • Rules of spelling
  • Proper and common nouns
  • Regular and irregular verbs
  • Correctly using commas in series, dates, addresses, and compound sentences
  • Recognizing and avoiding double negatives

Learn more about Time4Learning’s grammar homeschool curriculum.

Why Choose Time4Learning 4th Grade Language Arts Homeschool Curriculum?

Time4Learning’s comprehensive curriculum for 4th grade language arts helps provide students with a strong foundation in reading, writing, and English language conventions. This foundation is what eventually helps students evolve into good communicators, which is key in all aspects of life.

Our homeschool language arts curriculum follows a student-paced approach that grants them the freedom to review or accelerate as needed. Thousands of families have chosen TimeLearning’s language arts curriculum for their fourth graders as either their core program or as a supplement to other programs they are using.

Some of the features and benefits that make the program so popular include:

As a Full Curriculum

  • Comprehensive language arts curriculum correlates to all state standards and includes over 200 interactive activities.
  • Material covers tons of topics including vocabulary, the writing process, comprehension strategies, and more.
  • Grammar lessons help students make a connection between the rules and how they make writing clearer and easier to understand.
  • Individualized reading lessons help students not only make sense of what they are reading but also answer questions about the text.
  • Instruction that approaches writing both as an individual process and as a response to literature.
  • Access to detailed lesson plans provides information on every language arts lesson.
  • Interactive, online format makes learning reading comprehension, writing, and grammar fun.
  • Parents can use the activity planner and curriculum calculator tools to enhance their plans.
As a Supplement

  • Access to material for the grade above and below the student’s default level allows students to review 3rd grade language arts concepts or get a head start for 5th.
  • Access to spelling and reading lists as well as supplemental printable worksheets to help reinforce and enhance online lessons.
  • 24/7 access means students can log in and practice after school or on weekends.
  • State simulation assessments help students gain confidence and practice for important exams.
  • Students have access to a year’s worth of material but are free to work only on the language arts lessons they need help with and skip those they have mastered.
  • Students can repeat lessons until they fully understand concepts and even retake tests and quizzes.
  • Low monthly fee is more affordable than expensive tutors and eliminates the need to drive to a learning center.

Additional 4th Grade Homeschool Resources

PreK - 8th

  • Monthly, first student
  • ($14.95 monthly for each additional student)

9th - 12th

  • Monthly, per student
  • (Includes 4 courses per student)

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