Fourth Grade

The fourth grade team is committed to making a community of learners. Good study habits and test taking skills are an integral part of insuring success in fourth grade.

Study Habit Tips

  • Choose a homework drop site to develop the habit of always putting completed assignments in the same space.
  • Schedule a daily homework time
  • Establish a study area free from distractions
  • Obtain all necessary materials to complete assignments
  • Become an independent worker
  • Keep an assignment book
  • Set specific expectations to complete homework each day

 PSD Fourth Grade Curriculum


Houghton-Mifflin Reading Series Themes

  • Journeys
  • American Stories
  • That’s  Amazing
  • Problem Solvers
  • Heroes
  • Nature

Guided Reading

Language Arts

  • Study Skills
  • Grammar
  • Sentence Structure
  • Parts of Speech
  • Punctuation
    • End Marks
    • Commas
    • Quotations
    • Colons
    • Capitals
    • Apostrophes
  • Dictionary Skills
  • Writing
  • Writing Process and Strategies
  • Narrative
  • Informational
  • Descriptive
  • Persuasive
  • Reports
  • Letter Writing



Social Studies

Living in the United States

  • The Northeast
  • The Southeast
  • The Midwest
  • The Southwest
  • The West
  • The Land of Pennsylvania
  • Into the Twenty-first Century

Map Skills

  • Distance Scales
  • Map Key
  • Grids
  • Symbols
  • Latitude and Longitude
  • Continent and Region Maps


 Health Units

  • Respiratory System
  • Circulatory System
  • Excretory System
  • DARE – Drug and Alcohol Program

Science Units

  • Magnetism and Electricity
  • Living Things
  • The Solid Earth


 Scott Foresman Math Series

  • Place Value and Money
  • Adding and Subtracting Whole Numbers
  • Multiplication and Division Facts
  • Time, Data, and Graphs
  • Multiplying One-Digit
  • Multiplying Two-Digit
  • Dividing
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Fraction Concepts
  • Fraction Operations and Customary Measurement
  • Decimals and Metric Measurement
  • Graphing and Probability

Computer Lab

On-Line Math Sites

  • Click here to visit Scott Foresman SuccessnetSuccessnet


Be sure  you understand what you need to do before beginning the test.

  • Listen to the teacher’s directions carefully
  • Read the directions and tell yourself what they mean in your own words.
  • Read each question carefully.
  • Read all your choices carefully.
  • Look for important words in the answer choices like:  never, always, most and not.
  • Eliminate answer choices that stand out as wrong.
  • Check all work and make sure all questions have been answered.