Grade 4

  • Reading

    Sunrise 2nd Edition

    The stories in the reader Bridges Beyond take the child to the past, to the animal world, and to other lands. Meet young Noah Webster who was fascinated with words, a fox who outwitted his enemy, a seal who wouldn’t swim, a French girl who puzzles over a mystery, and a Dutch family who wonders whether war will stop the stork’s return.

    Each reader selection speaks of God’s power and principles. In addition, the LightUnits build reading and study skills. Students learn to “read between the lines," recognize basic story construction, understand the mechanics of poetry, and distinguish between fact and opinion.

  • Bible

    Sunrise Edition

    Bible 400 expands the study of the Gospels started in the third grade. The first LightUnit contains fictional stories that acquaint students with the worship, customs, and daily activities of Jews during the time of Christ. LightUnits 402 through 405 focus on Christ’s earthly ministry, His teachings, and His death and resurrection.

    Each LightUnit has twelve lessons containing an interesting story and workbook activities. Each LightUnit also has two quizzes and a test. By doing two or three lessons per week, this course will cover the entire school year.

    The Teacher’s Guide gives objectives and suggestions for teaching each lesson and provides alternate LightUnit tests for students who need to make up for a failing test score. Reproductions of all the LightUnit activities, quizzes, and tests with the answers are included. Separate answer keys are not required if the Teacher’s Guide is purchased.

  • Language Arts

    Sunrise 2nd Edition

    Sunrise 2nd Edition Language Arts 400 integrates grammar, spelling, and penmanship. In addition to basic English skills, students learn to research information using encyclopedias and personal interviews, to listen and take notes, and to scan for specific information. Each LightUnit includes two creative writing lessons.

    Use our Language Arts Diagnostic Test to correctly place new students. The teacher should monitor the child’s daily work, but students do many exercises independently. Use the Extra Practice Sheets for specific review on difficult concepts.

    The Answer Key contains reproductions of LightUnit pages with answers and is spiral bound. The Quiz and Test Answer Key is required if you purchase the spiral-bound LightUnit Answer Key.

    The Teacher’s Guide includes teaching notes, spelling word lists, LightUnit pages with answers, and alternate tests.

  • Math

    Sunrise Edition

    LightUnit Study Method

    Math LightUnit 401 reviews concepts that should be adequately mastered in order to succeed in Math 400. It can be used as a diagnostic tool.

    The remaining LightUnits introduce new skills and concepts in increments, while continuously reviewing earlier material. The metric system is taught simultaneously with the U.S. system of measurement.

    Daily flash-card exercises and speed drills cement the basic number facts into the child’s memory. Along with general fourth-grade math skills such as long division and fractions and decimals, a foundation for later geometry and algebra is laid in gentle, painless steps.

    LightUnit themes used in story problems take students around the world from Italy to Australia to a Navajo reservation in New Mexico to a science station on Antarctica.

    The Teacher's Guides give teaching tips, extra practice, solutions, LightUnit answers, and alternate LightUnit tests. Answer keys are optional if the Teacher's Guides are purchased.

    Textbook Study Method

    Now this time-tested math program is also available in a full-color textbook. The format and appearance are new, but we have kept the incremental approach to learning and the same scope and sequence as the LightUnits.

    This course includes a textbook that is attractively and professionally formatted with colorful pictures and illustrations. It uses the same learning approach as LightUnits: spiral, incremental learning, continuous review. The Teacher’s Guide is full-color, and includes reproductions of all textbook pages with answers. The Full Solution Answer Key shows each problem with its solution for the textbook, quizzes, and tests. The Student Pack includes consumable quizzes, tests, and daily speed/mastery drills.

  • Science

    Each LightUnit in this course takes about seventeen days to cover, providing work for a 170-day school year. Each LightUnit contains a self check for each section and a LightUnit test. The ten themes, one per LightUnit, are as follows:

    401 Plants
    402 Animals
    403 Man and His Environment
    404 Machines
    405 Electricity and Magnetism
    406 Changes in Water
    407 Weather
    408 Our Solar System and the Universe
    409 The Planet Earth
    410 Understanding God’s Wonderful Creation

    Answer keys are in list format and are required for the course.

    No teacher’s guide is provided; the reading level is simple enough for fourth graders to study on their own.

    Affordable science supplies correlating with this science course are available from Home Science Tools.  Click here to view and order these supplies.

  • Social Studies

    Sunrise Edition

    The textbook Into All the World invites students to tour the world, learn the geography of each continent, and discuss stewardship of the resources God has supplied. The writing style is interesting and conversational, the book filled with pleasing illustrations.

    You have two options for teaching this course: use the LightUnit study guides, or follow the textbook exercises. Both require the textbook. Either method provides a whole year of lesson material.

    The LightUnits provide exercises, reviews, quizzes, and tests. Teacher materials include lesson notes, discussion/activity ideas, and reproducible maps. Outline maps are also available as individual student packets.

    For the second option, use the questions provided in the textbook. This method requires more teacher interaction for review and test preparation. Teacher material contains answers for the text, discussion ideas, extra map work, and reproducible maps. Tests packets are sold separately. Individual student map packets are also available.

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