Fourth Grade Curriculum

The fourth graders at Hickory Tree School are all bright and eager to learn new things in our world.  Our advanced program provides a well-rounded curriculum that keeps students motivated and interested in what they are learning.

 Focus academic areas for this grade:


  •        Building Sentences                                                    
  •        Parts of Speech                                                                      
  •        Use Reference Sources                                                          


  •        Opinion Pieces
  •        Informative / Explanatory Texts                      
  •        Narratives                                                                                                                                      


  •        Phonemic Awareness                                                 
  •        Phonics                                                                                  
  •        Fluency                                                                                  
  •        Vocabulary
  •        Target Reading Skills
  •        Text Comprehension
  •        Recognizing Types of Literature                                                                                                                              


  •        Spelling and Meaning                                    
  •        Spelling in Context                                                     
  •        Dictionary Skills                                                                      


  •        Place Value: Whole Numbers and Decimals                              
  •        Multiplying Whole Numbers and Decimals                             
  •        Division
  •        Data, Graphs, and Probability
  •        Geometry
  •        Fraction Concepts and Operations
  •        Measurement

Science & Health

  •       Life Science
  •       Physical Science
  •       Earth Science

Social Studies

  •       Geography of the United States
  •       Americans History
  •       United States Government
  •       The Nation’s Economy
  •       Regions of the United States


  •       Elements of Art
  •       Themed Projects

Physical Fitness

  •       Daily Exercises

Music Appreciation

  •       Listen and Recognize Different Genres of Music
  •       Learn and Write Music