How to Transition from Abeka’s New 3rd Grade to Abeka’s 4th Grade with Ease & Confidence

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Though the new 4th grade is well underway (and we’re very excited for you to see it), materials won’t start being released for preview orders until this fall.

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

That’s a very valid question.

We hear you!

Read on to see 1) how your students will take a natural step up in rigor and 2) which supplemental activities you can add.

Step 1: Note the Progression from New Abeka 3rd
to Current Abeka 4th

Take a few minutes to explore the increased rigor from 3rd to 4th grade. The confidence you gain will be well worth your time!

Here’s a quick example of the progression:

Scope and SequenceTo see everything taught in 4th grade, read 4th grade’s detailed Scope & Sequence. Red indicates 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 grade students 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 classroom where you see fit:

1. Incorporate literary concepts like plot, author intent, and cause/effect into your reading-selection discussions. (The 3rd grade detailed Scope & Sequence will show you all the literary concepts your students learned last year. To see how they were taught, take a look at the 3rd grade readers’ teacher editions.)

2. Introduce writing opportunities into penmanship practice. To know what your students are ready for, flip through the second half of Writing with Purpose 3 or the 3rd grade detailed Scope & Sequence.

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

  1. Scientific Method Illustration

4. 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 yet have the revised curriculum, you’ll be able to make 4th grade amazing for your students—as always! If you need help along the way, we’re here for you.

To find out when the new 4th grade materials are available to preview, sign up for updates in the Connect with Us area below. When you do, you’ll get an e-mail as soon as each new item rolls off the presses.

Comments for How to Transition from Abeka’s New 3rd Grade to Abeka’s 4th Grade with Ease & Confidence

Zenia Woods:
February 11, 2020

I like to get updates regarding the New 4th grade materials.

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Abeka Admin:
February 13, 2020

Hello Zenia! Fourth grade Language Arts materials are being released to schools for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Erryn Gray:
March 5, 2020

When it says, released to schools, then that means Homeschools get it too? Correct?

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Abeka Admin:
March 5, 2020

The new 4th grade materials have not yet been released to homeschool customers yet. We are working to optimize the materials for homeschool use. As of right now, we do not have a projected date for the homeschool release, but we will keep our customers updated!

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Sharon Sparks:
February 12, 2020

Hello,
Could you tell me If and when Abeka will be updating 5th grade and up? My children will be in 5th and 7th grade starting in August.

Thank you,
Sharon Sparks

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Abeka Admin:
February 13, 2020

Hello Sharon! We do not have a specific date for when revisions are scheduled for future grades. We can only guarantee that no revisions for 5th and 7th are scheduled to release for the 2020-2021 homeschool school year. If you have further questions, please feel free to give us a call.

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Brandi:
February 23, 2020

Hi. Will the new revised 4th grade be available for the 2020-2021 school year? Thank you!

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Abeka Admin:
February 25, 2020

Hi! The revised 4th grade materials will be available for Christian schools for the 2020-2021 school year.

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Sandra:
March 3, 2020

When can Homeschooling families expect the 4th grade revised materials? I Understand that Christian schools will recieve the 2020-2021 revisions, does that mean 2021-2022 for homeschool release? Thanks!

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Abeka Admin:
March 4, 2020

As of right now, we do not know the timeline for the 4th grade homeschool materials.

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Sarah:
March 3, 2020

Is there a projected date for homeschool customers to be able to purchase the revised 4th grade material?

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Abeka Admin:
March 4, 2020

As of right now, we do not know the timeline for the 4th grade homeschool materials.

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Christina Schones:
April 15, 2020

Will the schools be able to purchase the revised math/science/history curriculum for the 2020-2021 school year, or just the revised language arts program?
Thanks!

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Abeka Admin:
April 16, 2020

Hi Christina! As of right now, the only revised curriculum available for 4th grade is the Language Arts.

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Tara:
April 21, 2020

We absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE the updated curriculum (from Kindergarten to now finishing up Third Grade). But this is very discouraging and disappointing to us to hear the upgraded fourth grade may not be ready for the Fall. Please push to make it happen!!! Really unsure what we will do if not ready in time as we not sure we want to use the old material.

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Kenneth Okonkwo:
July 12, 2020

Just curious because we would be using current 4th grade material in the fall. Is there anything wrong with the current version?

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Abeka Admin:
July 14, 2020

There is not. We are just working on a more up-to-date version.

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Priscilla:
April 22, 2020

When will the Revised Grade 4 DVD and Revised texts be ready for Christian Schools?

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Abeka Admin:
April 30, 2020

Updated Language Arts books are available to Christian Schools at www.abeka.com

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Viviana:
April 30, 2020

Will homeschoolers be able to purchase revise 4th grade language curriculum for this 2020-2021 school year?

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Abeka Admin:
April 30, 2020

It will not be available to homeschoolers for the 2020-2021 school year. We will inform our customers for when the updated 4th grade curriculum is ready for purchase for homeschooling families.

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Kelsey Kreyling:
July 7, 2020

Why is it available for Christian schools and preschools but not homeschoolers? Serious question.

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Abeka Admin:
July 14, 2020

We send the updated materials as a pilot to our Christian schools so we can revise it correctly for our homeschoolers.

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Linda Hutchins:
June 17, 2020

Please inform me when the 4th grade upgrades are ready for homeschoolers please.

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Lori Stockdale:
June 26, 2020

Please include me for the Update on home school fourth grade Curriculum Availability

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