4th Grade Curriculum
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
Produce clear and coherent writing Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Demonstrate knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine a theme or main idea of the text from details in the text; summarize the text.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).
Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes, first hand accounts, focus, point of view, and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
TLW use geographic tools to identify, describe, and compare the physical and human characteristics of regions in the United States.
TLW identify and explain the purposes, values, and principles of the structure of US government.
TLW Identify the rights and responsibilities of being a US citizen.
TLW describe characteristics of a market economy
Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, (and multiply a fraction by a whole number) using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.
Find whole-number quotients and remainders with up to four-digit dividends and one-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.
Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering.
Create and identify and explain equivelant fractions and compare to fractions with different numerators and denominator.
Compare two decimals to hundredths by reasoning about their size. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two decimals refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual model.
Solve and explain multi-step word problems posed with whole numbers (and fractions) using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.
Uses scientific method to perform experiments.
Understands concepts related to heat, electricity and magnetism
Describes relationships and requirements of living things.
Understands concepts related to the Sun, Moon and Earth
Explains how fossils provide evidence of the Earth’s history.