How to Transition from Abeka’s New 3rd Grade Curriculum to Abeka’s 4th Grade

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The 3rd grade revisions brought a balance between adjusted pace, increased rigor, and added critical thinking, and many of you are wondering what moving your homeschool students from the new 3rd grade to the current 4th grade will look like. 

Read on to get a better understanding of how your kids will be able to naturally step up in rigor and which supplemental activities you can add.

Step 1: The Progression From New Abeka 3rd to Current Abeka 4th

Take a few minutes to look through the diagram below to explore the increased rigor from 3rd to 4th grade. You’ll see clearly how each subject transitions smoothly. 

progression from 3rd to 4th grade

To see everything taught in 4th grade, read 4th grade’s detailed Scope & Sequence. Red indicates the first introduction of content, and you’ll see quite a bit of red. 

Step 2: Add Supplemental Activities As Desired 

From what you saw above and in the detailed Scope & Sequence, you know your 4th grader will continue to be challenged with Abeka. But what if you want to extend some of the 3rd grade curriculum’s benefits into the 4th grade learning experience? Take these easy-to-implement activities and plug them into your homeschool classroom where you see fit: 

Incorporate literary concepts like plot, author intent, and cause and effect into your reading selection discussions. The 3rd grade detailed Scope & Sequence will refresh your memory on all the literary concepts your homeschooler learned last year.

Introduce writing opportunities into penmanship practice. Remember what your child has already mastered and and continue to incorporate these skills.To help students analyze characters, click to download free graphic organizers.

Use the scientific method along with the activities and demonstrations in Understanding God’s World. For a colorful visual, click to download the free chart below.

scientific method

Look for opportunities to allow your students to apply their knowledge and incorporate problem-solution thinking. Help them analyze, predict, solve, evaluate, and create. Think about how you can exercise the scientific method in all subjects, and ask these questions often: Why? How? What if?

Even though you don’t have the revised curriculum yet, you’ll be able to make 4th grade amazing for your kids—as always! If you need help along the way, we’re here for you. And if you’re using Abeka Academy, our master teachers will be there to help your kids get inspired about every step of their lessons. 

To be sure you don’t miss the announcement of when the new 4th grade materials will become available, be sure to follow us on social and sign up for our email list by scrolling to the bottom of this page. 

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Kristin Vance:
April 9, 2020

Please e-mail me as soon as the date of the revised 4th grade curriculum becoming available is known. Thanks!

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Abeka Admin:
April 16, 2020

Hello Kristin! We will keep you informed as our progress continues and relay information as it becomes known to us.

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Diana:
April 24, 2020

Please e mail me when The revised 4th grade curriculum will be available.

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Jennifer Wilcox:
April 10, 2020

Just to be clear on this email. I can buy the full curriculum for 4th grade but it’s just not updated, correct? Thank you.

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Abeka Admin:
April 16, 2020

That is correct.

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Jodie Stanton:
April 10, 2020

I have been using ABeka for years..will I need to purchase a new set of Math and Language for both my student and myself?
Thank you!

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Abeka Admin:
April 16, 2020

We're glad to know that you are enjoying our program, Jodie. You will want to purchase both the parent and the child kit for a successful year. You can purchase the current edition from our website. We are in the process of updating our 4th grade curriculum for homeschoolers, and we do not yet have a projected release date, but we will keep our customers informed as our progress continues and relay information as it becomes known to us.

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Tiffany McCann:
April 10, 2020

I’m just wondering when the new 4th grade curriculum would be available. If it would be by August, then I’d like to wait for it.

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Abeka Admin:
April 16, 2020

Hi Tiffany! We are in the process of updating our 4th grade curriculum for homeschoolers. However, we do not yet have a projected release date, but we will keep our customers informed as our progress continues and relay information as it becomes known to us.

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Tracy Apple:
April 10, 2020

the announcement of when the new 4th grade materials will become available,

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Abeka Admin:
April 16, 2020

Hi Tracy! We are in the process of updating our 4th grade curriculum for homeschoolers. However, we do not yet have a projected release date, but we will keep our customers informed as our progress continues and relay information as it becomes known to us.

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Lauren Lambert:
April 10, 2020

Will the 4th grade curriculum change the following year?

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Abeka Admin:
April 16, 2020

Hello Lauren! We are in the process of updating our 4th grade curriculum for homeschoolers. However, we do not yet have a projected release date, but we will keep our customers informed as our progress continues and relay information as it becomes known to us.

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Abeka Admin:
April 16, 2020

Hi Lauren! We are in the process of updating our 4th grade curriculum for homeschoolers. However, we do not yet have a projected release date, but we will keep our customers informed as our progress continues and relay information as it becomes known to us.

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Connie Noble:
April 10, 2020

I would like to be on the email list for 4th grade updates.

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Abeka Admin:
April 16, 2020

We added you on there!

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Jennifer Miera:
May 15, 2020

Please add me too. Thanks.

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Crystal Lloyd:
April 10, 2020

Thank you for the information about the delayed release of the new edition of the grade 4 curriculum kit. Will this delay all other new releases also? Specifically, will that mean that grade 5 will be released the following year or will grades 4 and 5 new editions be released the same (next) year?

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Abeka Admin:
April 16, 2020

At this time, we have not marked a projected date on our homeschool revisions. We will keep our customers informed of our progress and relay the release dates once they are known to us.

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Alise Perkins:
April 10, 2020

We won’t be starting until after Labor Day. Though I am looking for advanced science and math classes. These are her two favorite classes of the day. Writing and handwriting are becoming a quest to complete.

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Carol Stevenson:
April 10, 2020

When will the new 5th grade material be ready? Also will sixth grade books have the lesson pages on them?

Thanks

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Abeka Admin:
April 16, 2020

Hello Carol! We are not updating 5th or 6th grade materials at this time. However, we are in the process of updating 4th grade for homeschools, and we hope to have this completed in the near future. We will keep our customers informed on our progress.

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Victoria Ulloa:
April 11, 2020

Following new 4 grade curriculum

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Ronda Rigney:
April 16, 2020

I would like to be on the email list for 4th grade curriculum updates.

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Jayden cox:
April 26, 2020

I want to be on the 6th grade curriculum updates .

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Tamara Katsacos:
April 17, 2020

Please add me to the email list for 4th grade curriculum updates.

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Michelle:
April 17, 2020

I would like to be on the email list for 4th grade curriculum updates!

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Alina G:
April 21, 2020

I would like to be on the email list for 4th grade updates.

Thank You!

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Lauren:
April 22, 2020

Please add me to the list...
But in the mean time I’d like to say how frustrated and disappointed I am that this curriculum isn’t ready and I feel like it was irresponsible and not serving to your students that have only used the revised edition, enough that I’m considering switching curriculum all together.

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Kimberly Toqe:
April 23, 2020

Please add me to the email list for 4th grade curriculum updates.
Thanks so much!

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Jennifer Malcomson:
April 23, 2020

Please inform me when the new 4th grade curriculum is ready.

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Jen Starling:
April 26, 2020

Please add my email to receive 4th grade updates for homeschool. Thank you.

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Dina Vinnichuk:
April 30, 2020

Can you add me to the email list for 4th grade updates, please thank you.

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Benjamin Riley:
May 2, 2020

Please add my email to the list for 4th grade updates, thanks!

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Barbara Aikens:
May 7, 2020

Please add me to the 4th grade updates.
Thank you.

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Crystal Willis:
May 7, 2020

Please email me when the new/revised 4th grade curriculum is available.

Thanks,
Crystal

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Sandra Seymoure:
May 11, 2020

Please add me to the update e-mail for the 4th grade curriculum.

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Julie S:
May 15, 2020

Please email me when the new 4th grade curriculum is ready. Thank you.

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Kelsey Kreyling:
May 20, 2020

Please add me to the email list for when .4th grade is available! We are waiting patiently! (Or not so patiently, lol)

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Erin:
May 20, 2020

Please add me to 4th grade email list as well. Thank you!

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Ashley:
June 3, 2020

I would also like to be added to the email list regarding information of release of the new 4th grade curriculum when available, thank you!

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Angela:
June 9, 2020

We have been using Abeka DVD format since K4 and we have loved Abeka every step of the way! My family and I are so thankful for Abeka Academy. Thank you for the blog and info regarding 4th Grade. I will be ordering 4th grade accredited soon. Who are the 4th grade DVD teachers? Are there any deadlines for choosing a specific teacher? Thanks.

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Abeka Admin:
June 18, 2020

We're so glad to hear that you are enjoying the program, Angela! Our 4th grade teachers have already been decided for the year, and they are: Mrs. Tupua and Miss Amsbaugh.

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Shannon:
June 10, 2020

Are you able to comment if the revised 4th grade for Homeschool is looking to have any chance of being released before the end of this year (2020)? The updated Language Arts you have out right now for Christian Schools looks AMAZING!!! We really have loved the updated curriculum (K5 to 3rd).

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Abeka Admin:
June 18, 2020

Shannon, as of right now, these materials will not be available in 2020. We have not yet been able to nail down a date for when these will be released, but we will keep you updated.

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Rodrigo:
June 22, 2020

Hello are you guys planning to update 5th grade I mean you guys should because students that are going to fourth grade are getting old material Thank you

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Abeka Admin:
June 26, 2020

That has not been decided, but we will let you know once a decision has been made.

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Edwart Naranjo:
July 1, 2020

Hello

Please add me to the email list for when 4th grade is available.
thank you so much

Edwart Naranjo
from Armenia - Colombia.

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Sarah:
July 14, 2020

Please add me to the list, I want to know as soon as the updated 4th grade curriculum is available.

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