First Quarter Package D

4th Grade Curriculum

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Still on the fence about homeschooling? Or simply need a short term homeschooling option? This 9-week curriculum package will carry you through the first quarter of the school year.

Designed for children ages 9-12 (4th grade), this Sonlight package is a comprehensive, yet easy-to-use curriculum that includes everything you need to homeschool for the first quarter of the school year: daily lesson plans, book notes, teaching tips, all the books and materials. Simply add a Math program appropriate to your child’s skill level or school requirements, any optional language arts materials, and desired electives … and you’ve got a complete curriculum! Flexibility without a year-long commitment.

Includes:

  • History
  • Literature
  • Language Arts
  • Spelling
  • Science
  • Mapping and Timeline Activities
  • All connected with a daily schedule–what we refer to as an Instructor’s Guide.

NOTE: In this first package, you will be purchasing several materials that can be used for a full year (history spine, handwriting, map and timeline activities). If you continue with additional quarterly packages, you will not need to purchase these materials again. See additional notes below.

Overview of the Instructor’s Guide

All the lesson plans, activities, notes, and teaching tips you need to teach your child. The Sonlight Instructor’s Guide takes the books included in this curriculum package and turns them into a cohesive curriculum—all of the planning has been done for you! Just open the guide and go.

The Instructor’s Guide will come as loose, 3-hole punched pages. We recommend placing the guide into a 3-ring binder. If you plan to purchase additional quarterly curriculum packages, we recommend the Sonlight 3” binder so all materials will fit.

Overview of History

Find out how the United States of America got its start. The Landmark History of the American People Volume 1 will lead your student from the expiration of the New World through the grumblings just before the Revolution.

Overview of Literature

The literature portion of this program includes both Read-Alouds, the books you read aloud to your children, and Readers, the books your children read themselves. Readers are included in the language arts portion of your curriculum.

For Read-Alouds, you will enjoy these favorites:

In Readers, you’ll enjoy several wonderful titles:

 All of these titles offer fascinating and exciting stories that will expand and enhance your students’ understanding of history.

Overview of Language Arts

Includes lesson plans that help your children develop excellent written communication skills.

Overview of Spelling

Spelling need not be difficult and frustrating. Rather than use tests and long spelling lists, Spelling You See takes a different approach to teach spelling. No spelling tests. No word lists. No flashcards. Includes Spelling You See D: Americana.

Overview of Science

Students will get an up-close look at the observable world and the forces behind what we can see. Students focus on Biology (life, cells, plants and photosynthesis, plant growth, protists, frogs, butterflies, ecosystems, the food cycle, the water cycle, the air cycle, the human body, and animals). They also learn how living things are categorized and named (taxonomy). Students conduct several science experiments. We recommend purchasing the Science Supplies Kit D to minimize your experiment prep time. Includes select books from Science D: Biology, Taxonomy, and Human Anatomy.

The Supplies Kit is a year-long kit that will be referenced in the second, third and fourth quarter curriculum kits, but will only need to be purchased once.

Overview of Mapping & Timeline Activities

A few essential resources are included in this package to enrich your learning. You'll use Sonlight's Timeline Book and Markable Map to incorporate geography naturally into your school day. Students use the Markable Map to make visual connections of how all their Readers, history books, and Read-Alouds relate geographically. Timeline activities tell you when to add people, events, and dates to your Timeline Book.

These are included only in this first semester package, but are referenced and scheduled in the second, third, and fourth quarter packages. You will not need to purchase them again if you continue on with another quarterly curriculum package of the same level.

30-Day Money-Back Guarantee

We want to make sure you get what is right for you and your family. Returning items that don't work for your family should be easy and stress-free. Every quarterly curriculum package comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Items must be returned in unused, resalable condition. Get full details about the 30-day return policy here.

If you have any questions about Sonlight and our curriculum, please don't hesitate to contact a Sonlight Advisor and get some additional information.

IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • This product is available for purchase only for the 2020-2021 school year.
  • We recommend you begin with the first quarter package as some materials included in it are needed to complete the second, third, and fourth quarter curriculum packages. These resources include, but are not limited to the history spine, science experiments, handwriting, spelling, map and timeline book activities. You will not need to repurchase the materials that are used all year long in the second, third, or fourth quarter packages; they will not be included in those packages.

Bible

The Discoverer's Bible for Early Readers (DB02)

Provides the full text (Genesis to Revelation) of the New International Reader's Version® of the Bible.

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History & Geography

The Landmark History of the American People: From Plymouth to the West, Volume I (DH10)

A fascinating introduction to American culture as it has shaped and been shaped by events from the Pilgrims to the mid-1800s. Written by the former Librarian of Congress. NEW full-color edition, completely revised for readability. Now includes timelines, maps and more than twice the illustrations. Oversized.

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North American Indians (DH12)

Profusely illustrated introduction to a broad range of North American Indigenous tribes.

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$3.99
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Timeline Figures D (DH16)

Over 40 Timeline Figures for Sonlight D on self-adhesive heavy card stock. Just cut them out, color and stick them in your Timeline Book.

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$9.99
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The Beginner's American History (DH25)

This book highlights stories of significant explorers, influential colonists, war heroes, leaders of frontier settlements, inventions. Includes a list of comprehension questions.

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Instructor's Guides

First Quarter Package D Instructor's Guide

All the lesson plans, activities, notes, and teaching tips you need to teach your child. The Sonlight Instructor’s Guide takes the books included in this curriculum package and turns them into a cohesive curriculum—all of the planning has been done for you! Just open the guide and go.

Read Alouds

The Sign of the Beaver (DA02)

A white boy in the Maine wilderness is rescued by an Indian chief.

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The Witch of Blackbird Pond (DA03)

A girl raised in luxury in the Caribbean struggles to adjust to Puritan New England.

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Walk the World's Rim (DA08)

A 14-year old Indian joins Cabeza de Vaca's 16th-century expedition through the Southwest.

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Readers / Literature

Pocahontas and the Strangers (DR01)

Familiar story of a young Indian girl who saved the life of John Smith, an early American frontiersman.

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$7.99
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Squanto, Friend of the Pilgrims (DR10)

The story of the meeting of two cultures--and the young man who helped bridge the gap between them.

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$6.99
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The Thanksgiving Story (DR15)

Caldecott Honor Book recounts the story of the Pilgrims from the time they left England on the Mayflower through the first Thanksgiving celebration.

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Resources

Markable Map Only (MAP1)

23" x 34" world and USA outline maps printed back-to-back and laminated for you to mark with overhead projector pens or grease pencils.

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$19.99
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Markers Only (MAP2)

Four-color set of Vis-a-Vis® wet-erase, fine point markers. Blue, red, green, and black. For use with the Markable Map.

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$9.99
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Science

Real Science 4 Kids: Biology, Level 1 (DS01)

A biophysical chemist (PhD) created this kids' biology book for her own children! Learn about plants and animals—how they are classified, how they live, and more.

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$29.99
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Mysteries and Marvels of Nature (DS05)

See how diverse animals eat, move, attack, defend, communicate and, generally, live their lives.

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$16.99
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Spelling

Americana Instructor's Handbook (RL207)

The Instructor's Handbook contains an introduction to the philosophy behind Spelling You See and the five development stages of spelling. The Handbook also contains a "Getting Started" guide with an overview of the organization of the 36 lessons and information about the important skills and concepts that will be learned in this level as well as information about the three core activities. At the back of the Handbook there is more information about guided reading, chunking, copywork, dictation, answers to frequently asked questions, and a collection of helpful resources including passages for dictation.

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Americana Student Pack (RL208)

The Student Pack includes two student workbooks and a pack of erasable colored pencils. Each of the 36 lessons is divided into five parts, A through E, and includes two facing pages. Each day the instructor reads the passage together with the student. Students will also "chunk" the appropriate letter patterns indicated for that day's lesson and have opportunities for copywork and writing from dictation throughout the week.

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Student Resources

The Timeline Book (RR120)

A blank timeline from 5,000 B.C. to the Present!

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$27.99
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