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Northstar Academy

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Christian school for grades 4-12

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Language Arts 4

  • Name:

    Language Arts 4 (LA4)

  • Department:

    Grade 4

  • Semesters:

    2 (yearlong course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    Language Arts 3 (LA3)

Language Arts 4


This course is designed to facilitate student growth in the areas of reading, reading strategies, fluency, writing, spelling, vocabulary and grammar. Through the utilization of an integrated approach, this course will expose students to a variety of literary genres including fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Skills such as language development, word identification, the writing process, vocabulary strategy development, and comprehension will be taught through these various types of texts. The course also focuses on applying writing, spelling, and grammar skills to develop the writing process and support each student’s growth in writing skills from their current level. Students will be introduced to beginning research and MLA format with step by step instruction and support and will write two formal five paragraph academic essays (persuasive and informational).

Special Notes:

When only one semester is needed, it is strongly recommended that students take semester A of the language arts course.

Students will need access to a printer and a scanner, scanner app or digital camera in order to submit work for the teacher to review.


Are you curious about topics important to you? Do you have an interest in learning new things and sharing that information with others? This course will teach you how to navigate beginning research topics, communicating with your peers through video and writing, and reading with a question in mind to improve your understanding of text. This course is designed to be a journey of learning through reading and writing by exploring topics of your choice. You are the expert and will grow as you build your skill set.

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

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