The full-color Student Textbook provides the main lesson component. Units cover sentences, parts of speech, capitalization & punctuation, and writing for specific purposes. Grade 4 lessons teach nouns for people and animals; writing process steps; how adjectives help describe how things look, taste, smell, and sound; how to capitalize holidays, weekdays, months; how to use reference materials; and more. Written directly to the student, activities ask the student to look at photos for references, talk about their own experiences, draw or color their answers to various questions, circle the correct answer, fill in the blank, edit models, and complete other exercises. 475 pages, indexed, hardcover, non-reproducible consumable workbook. 7.5" x 10".
The Workbook Plus book provides additional practice opportunities for each lesson in each unit as well as multi-unit cumulative reviews. At the bottom of each worksheet, the grade, unit, student book page numbers that reference the concept and skill objective are listed. 164 non-reproducible newsprint pages, and perforated.
The Grammar and Writing Assessment book provides tests for the end of each unit as well as an end-of-year test that provides assessment of the most important skills taught during the year. An individual and a class record form are also provided. Answers for all tests are given on half-size reproductions of the student tests that have the correct answers overlaid. 92 classroom-reproducible newsprint pages, perforated and three-hole-punched.
The Teacher's Edition includes reduced-size, full-color student pages surrounded by teacher notes in the margin. Lessons include an objective, warm-up activity with semi-scripted questions, lesson focus points, "Try it out" activities, differentiated instruction for ESL students, alternative activities, lesson summaries, "Think, Speak, Do" reinforcement, "Writing Wrap-Ups," and school-home connections. Reduced-size workbook page reproductions are included with the correct answers overlaid. Units are introduced with a rubric for integrating workbook and blackline master pages as well as other resources; a lesson for introducing the unit to students is also provided. The included CD-ROM provides handwriting blackline masters.
Houghton Mifflin's English 4 Homeschool Curriculum includes:
CD-ROM System Requirements: Macintosh and Windows compatible.
Please note that the teacher's guide references to audiotapes/CDs. These auditory resources are not included in this homeschool kit.