Curriculum – Grade 4

During the 4th grade year, your child will learn the following skills and concepts in his/her Language Arts Classroom:

Foundational Skills

  • Know and apply phonics, decoding skills,  and syllabication patterns to read unfamiliar multisyllabic words
  • Read with accuracy and fluency to support comprehension

Reading Informational Text

  • Determine main idea and explain how it is supported by details; summarize text
  • Refer to text evidence to support what the text says explicably and make inferences
  • Explain text, what happened and why, by citing text evidence
  • Compare and contrast an event or topic  text from two different points of view
  • Use text structure to interpret information; chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution
  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases including figurative language (e.g.; Simile, Metaphor)
  • Interpret various presentations of  information within a  text or digital source to gain understanding of  the text
  • Explain if the author uses reasons and evidence to support points in a text
  • Integrate information from two texts on the same topic to gain understanding
  • Acquire and use grade level conversational, academic, and content vocabulary
  • Read and comprehend literary nonfiction and informational text independently and proficiently

Reading Literature

  • Determine the theme of a text using  text evidence; summarize the text
  • Cite text evidence to support what the text says explicably and make inferences
  • Describe in depth characters, setting, and events using specific details in text
  • Compare and contrast an event or topic from two different points of view
  • Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose
  • Determine the meaning of words and phrases including figurative language
  • Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text
  • Compare and contrast similar  themes, topics, and events in literature including different cultures
  • Acquire and use grade level conversational, academic, and content vocabulary
  • Read and comprehend informational text independently and proficiently

Writing

  • Write for different purposes and audiences
  • Write clear and focused text to define a perspective
  • Group related information in paragraphs and sections, linking information, and providing a conclusion
  • Demonstrate a grade appropriate command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling
  • Strengthen writing as needed by revising and editing; use formatting to aid comprehension
  • Use digital tools to produce and publish writing
  • Cite text evidence and recall information from experiences and other sources to support responses to literature and informational text
  • Participate in individual or shared research and writing projects

Speaking and Listening

  • Engage in a range of collaborative discussions
  • Paraphrase portions of text read aloud or from diverse media
  • Identify the evidence a speaker provides to support a point
  • Report on a topic, tell a story, or recount an experience with adequate volume, pacing, and pronunciation
  • Add drawings or other visual displays  to presentations
  • Demonstrate a command of standard English when speaking

MATHEMATICS – GRADE 4 CONCEPTS BY QUARTER

During the 4th grade year, your child will encounter the following skills and concepts in the Mathematics Classroom:

 

Quarter 1

Quarter 2

Quarter 3

Quarter 4

PROBLEM SOLVING
  • Look for and make use of structure
  • Attend to precision
  • Use appropriate tools strategically
  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
  • Model with mathematics
MATHEMATICAL COMMUNICATION
  • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
  • Reason abstractly and quantitatively
  • Look  for and express regularity in repeated reasoning
NUMBERS AND OPERATIONS
  • Apply place value concepts using whole numbers
  • Use place value understanding to solve problems

 

  • Order fractions
  • Understand equivalent fractions
  • Build fractions from unit fractions
  • Understand the connection between decimals and fractions
  • Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic
OPERATIONS & ALGEBRAIC THINKING
  • Solve problems involving the 4 operations
    • Find factors and multiples
    • Analyze patterns using a rule
  • Represent and solve problems involving the four operations
GEOMETRY N/A N/A
  • Draw lines and angles; identify them in 2D shapes
  • Classify 2D shapes
  • Draw lines of symmetry; recognize symmetric shapes
MEASUREMENT & DATA N/A N/A • Solve problems involving measurement and conversions (larger unit to a smaller unit)
  • Measure and use angles to solve problems

 

Skills are on-going; the concepts are listed in the quarter they are introduced.