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Fourth Grade Curriculum

                                                                            4th Grade Reading

  • Identify main idea and details
  • Make inferences
  • Draw conclusions
  • Identify author’s purpose
  • Summarizing
  • Identify cause-and-effect relationships
  • Sequencing
  • Compare and contrast story elements, characters, setting, and problems
  • Understand the difference between fact and opinion
  • Figurative language
  • Use context clues to find the meanings of new words
  • Use prefixes and suffixes to learn the meaning of new words
  • Use synonyms, antonyms, homophones, homographs, to learn the meaning of new words
  • Determine the correct meaning of words with multiple meanings
  • Identify character and character development, setting, plot, and problem/resolution within a story
  • Identify themes or topics within a variety of texts

                                                                           4th Grade Writing

In Writing Grade 4 students produce draft writing that is scored with an emphasis on four content areas.

Focus-demonstrates a main idea or theme & stays on topic

Organization-follows a plan that includes an introduction, effective transitional devices, & a conclusion

Support- includes use of specific details & precise word choice to explain, clarify, or define meaning

Conventions-demonstrates knowledge of the basic skills of punctuation, capitalization, spelling, usage, and sentence structure

 Grade Math

The math curriculum is divided into three Big Ideas:

Big Idea 1-
Students will develop quick recall of multiplication facts and related division facts and fluency with whole number multiplication

Big Idea 2-Students will develop an understanding of decimals, including the connection between fractions and decimals

Big Idea 3- Students will develop an understanding of area and determine the area of two-dimensional shapes.

Other Supporting Ideas;

  • Algebra
  • Geometry and Measurement
  • Numbers and Operations

                                                                            4thGrade Science

The science curriculum is divided into four Bodies of Knowledge:

Nature of Science

  • The Practice of Science
  • The Characteristics of Scientific Knowledge
  • The role of Theories, Laws, Hypotheses and Models

Earth and Space

  • Earth in Space and Time
  • Earth Structures

Physical Science

  • Properties of Matter
  • Changes in Matter
  • Forms of Energy
  • Energy Transfer and Transformation
  • Motion of Objects

Life Science

  • Heredity and Reproduction
  • Interdependance