Fourth Grade in Glendale, AZ
Students enrolled in our fourth-grade program begin preparing themselves for learning at a middle school in Glendale, AZ. We believe in both group and independent study, emphasizing the importance of engrained learning. Students are exposed to more complex topics and urged to develop their problem-solving and deductive reasoning skills.
Corinne Wernsing teaches fourth grade at Pinnacle Pointe Academy. She understands the demands of middle schools in Glendale, AZ and works hard to prepare students ahead of time. Her curriculum inspires students to look for meaning in the topics they’re learning and ask questions that provoke a better understanding of their studies. Core focuses include math, science, language arts, and social studies.
- Math Concepts: Fourth grade math reviews many concepts from third grade while introducing the concept of abstract thinking with math strategies. Two of these skills are two-digit by two-digit multiplication and long division. Other concepts that are mastered in the fourth grade are adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers, fractions on a number line and advanced geometry skills.
- Science: Fourth grade students learn about many different topics in life, physical and earth science. Science studies are important in the fourth grade and are included as part of the standardized testing at the end of the year. The main topics covered in fourth grade science include: the scientific method, plant and animal characteristics, changes to the Earth’s surface, electricity, magnetism, weather and clouds.
- English Language Arts: Fourth grade students review and learn various skills and strategies for reading comprehension, fluency, spelling mastery, vocabulary and grammar structure. In addition to this curriculum, students complete four novel studies during the year to explore themes, characters, plot, as well as develop and improve fluency.
- Social studies: Fourth grade Social Studies is all about the regions and cultures of North, Central and South America. Students learn about early civilizations of the Maya, Inca and Aztec, along with an in-detail review of various Native American tribes in the Americas. Other topics include European exploration, early colonization in America, and major historical developments in the 15th through 17th centuries.