Grade 4

Preview Grade 4 Sample Chapters!

Scripture Stories

The following key Scripture stories appear throughout Grade 4 and are fully illustrated:

  • The Lost Sheep
  • The Rich Young Man
  • The Joyful Mysteries
  • The Annunciation
  • The Visitation
  • The Peaceful Kingdom
  • The Presentation
  • The Finding of Jesus in the Temple
  • The Kingdom of God is All Around Us
  • Jesus Reading in the Synagogue
  • Parable of the Sower
  • The Pharisee and the Tax Collector
  • The Luminous Mysteries
  • A Jailor Turns to God
  • The Story of Lazarus
  • The Sorrowful Mysteries
  • Pentecost
  • Parable of the Talents
  • The Glorious Mysteries

Prayers of the Church

  • The Rosary
  • Sacred Heart

The following prayers from Grades 1 to 3 are also included:

  • The Morning Offering
  • Act of Faith
  • Act of Hope
  • Act of Love
  • Memorial Acclamation
  • Apostles’ Creed
  • Prayer to My Guardian Angel
  • Holy, Holy, Holy
  • Lord I Am Not Worthy
  • Lamb of God
  • Act of Contrition
  • The Sign of the Cross
  • The Lord’s Prayer
  • Hail Mary
  • Glory Be

Sacramental Focus*

  • Reconciliation

*Note that information on all the sacraments is scaffolded throughout the program.

Saints

Illustrated stories of the following Saints appear in the Grade 4 Student Book:

  • The 4 Evangelists: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John
  • St. Francis
  • St. Clare
  • St. Monica
  • St. Nicholas
  • Blessed Josaphata Hordashevska
  • Pope Paul VI
  • St. Martin de Porres
  • St. Dismas
  • St. Catherine of Siena

Theological Emphases in Grade 4

Strand of Religious Education

Theological Emphases

Believing

God’s self-revelation in the person of Jesus Christ, Sacred Scripture, and Tradition; God’s plan of salvation for all people as it is found in the Church; the Creed as a summary of Catholic beliefs and a profession of faith

Celebrating

The ways that the Church expresses its faith through liturgy and the celebration of the sacraments, with special attention given to the importance of the Eucharist; the celebration of the Church’s liturgical year

Living a Moral Life

The universal call to holiness; living as a follower of Christ who reveals God’s love to others; theological anthropology (being created in the image and likeness of God) as expressed in Scripture and Tradition; our ability to reason and the formation of conscience

Living in Communion

An ecclesiology of communion calls us to be in fellowship with our neighbour and with God; belonging to the Church as the Body of Christ; sharing in the evangelizing mission of the Church; learning about the Communion of Saints

Living in Solidarity

Catholic social teaching: dignity of the person, sharing God’s resources with our neighbours, and so on; mission and evangelization

Prayer

Prayer implies a relationship with God; ways the Church expresses its faith and prayer; traditional prayers; prayer as both personal and communal