Fourth Grade


Our English Language Arts curriculum concentrates on reading behaviors, strategies, and comprehension. Reading literary and informational texts will be focusing on character analysis, interpretive and analytic reading, historical fiction genre focus, and informational reading research. Writing compositions will include writing realistic fiction stories, persuasive essays, literary essays, building and writing personal poetry anthologies, and conducting research writing. Students will complete various reading and writing projects throughout the year.


In Grade 4, instructional time will focus on three critical areas: (1) developing understanding and fluency with multi-digit multiplication, and developing understanding of dividing to find quotients involving multi-digit dividends; (2) developing an understanding of fraction equivalence, addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators, and multiplication of fractions by whole numbers; (3) understanding that geometric figures can be analyzed and classified based on their properties, such as having parallel sides, perpendicular sides, particular angle measures, and symmetry.

Social Studies:

The fourth grade social studies curriculum introduces students to geographic, economic, governmental concepts through the lens of the United States. They study the physical geography of the United States as well as the cultural characteristics of regions of the country. Students analyze human systems in the United States by exploring the interaction between the people and their natural environments, the movement of people, products, and ideas, and the distinguishing features of various regions within the country. By focusing on the characteristics of the U.S. economy, students learn fundamental economic concepts and apply these to their own lives. They study economic ties between the United States and other places, and discover how their country is an interdependent part of the global economy. Students are introduced to the purposes, structure, and function of our federal government. They also examine the relationship between the rights and responsibilities of citizens in a democratic republic. Students examine current issues facing the United States and practice making and expressing informed decisions as citizens.


The performance expectations in fourth grade help students formulate answers to questions such as: What are waves and what are some things they can do? How can water, ice, wind and vegetation change the land? What patterns of Earths features can be determined with the use of maps? How do internal and external structures support the survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction of plants and animals? What is energy and how is it related to motion? How is energy transferred? How can energy be used to solve a problem?


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