Fourth grade is a time of brushing up the skills learnt earlier in order to attempt and learn tougher and more complex concepts. Free 4th grade curriculum resources available online are extremely valuable for homeschooling parents and teachers. You can also use our printable 4th grade worksheets and activities to give the 9 – 10 year olds some additional practice!
It is easy to find references and guidelines online while drafting the 4th grade curriculum. While this may be so, it is imperative to customize the curriculum to suit the 4th graders that you will be teaching, based on what they have already learnt in the earlier grades and what their abilities are.
The 4th grade reading curriculum involves expanding their vocabulary and exposing them to new genres. This in turn will help them write better and 4th graders will be able to put down thoughts on paper more accurately. The math curriculum is also more advanced. 4th graders will practice tougher multiplication and long division problems, learn about angles and lines, get introduced to simple algebra as they solve problems with variables, and learn to convert different units of measurement. When it comes to science, 4th graders learn in depth about the solar system and the universe. They also learn about matter, energy and sound.
With so much going on in 4th grade, it is no surprise that some students may lag behind. Therefore, ensure that you allow for enough practice time as it helps them catch up and gives parents and teachers the opportunity to identify the problem areas, if any.
The internet is a valuable resource for free curriculum ideas. From listing out the curriculum standards for science, math, and other subjects to detailing the milestones that 4th graders should be able to achieve by the end of the academic year, these online curriculums are very useful. The curriculum should be designed keeping in mind the developmental characteristics of 9 – 10 year olds. Use our collection of printable 4th grade resources to give the young ones some additional practice.