While still heavy with the grammar stage, fourth grade has a bit more of a focus on the logic and rhetoric stages. Students continue to expand on the foundation of knowledge they have thus far accumulated, as well as begin to go deeper in and build upon what they have already learned in their previous years. As students begin to delve further into our program, they experience the spiraling aspect of it, leading students to experience more of the Trivium.
- Students are challenged with leading or guiding questions, which can only be answered by thinking through the question, as opposed to just being able to recall the entire answer (logic).
- Learning how to speak well in front of and listening to others also occurs in this stage. Students prepare and present to their class, with an emphasis of the presentation on both content and style (rhetoric). This is where critiquing also takes place, from teachers and students, in terms of both strengths and weaknesses.
LCS fourth grade students also experience more independence and responsibilities as the year progresses in order to prepare them for adulthood. Teachers intentionally provide fewer reminders regarding assignments and due dates. Instead, students are directed to develop an organizational system that includes recording their assignments in their student planners and then having parents sign the planners every weekday night.
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