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Fourth Grade

Contact the Teachers:

Mrs. Rose:

Mrs. Sheppard:

Notebook paper

Fourth Grade Learning Objectives:

Language Arts

Reading - The learner will:

  • Read aloud grade-level –appropriate text with fluency and accuracy from at least 140 correct words per minute

  • Identify common root words, prefixes and suffixes, including Greek and Latin derivatives to determine meaning of unknown words

  • Use context clues to develop an understanding of new words

  • Identify narrative story elements (character, setting, and plot) 

  • Acquire skills for comprehending literary text.

  • Identify main ideas and signal words to summarize information from expository text

  • Identify cause and effect relationships in text  by responding to “why,” how,” and “what if” questions

  • Draw conclusions based on information gathered from text

  • Follow multi-step written directions

  • Identify and use graphic features that support text meaning (e.g. diagrams, maps, charts, illustrations)

  • State author’s main purpose for writing various texts

  • Distinguish between facts and opinions in expository text to support comprehension

  • Use synonyms, antonyms, homophones and homographs to develop an understanding of new words

  • Identify defining characteristics of literature genres, including poetry

Writing Components - The learner will:

  • Write fluently and legibly in cursive

  • Spell correctly Grade 4 high-frequency words and common content area words

  • Apply spelling rules appropriately to spell accurately

  • Use simple and complex sentences

  • Identify—future verb tenses, adjectives, personal pronouns, conjunctions

  • Correctly punctuate and capitalize titles, books, and geographical names

  • Identify comma use in a direct address and in compound sentences


Writing Process - The learner will:

  • use  “Six  + One Traits of Writing” and the writing process to acquire writing skills

  • generate ideas using prewriting strategies

  • use organizational strategies appropriate for writing

  • use ideas generated and organized in prewriting to write a draft that includes a main idea and details

  • use strategies to guide the revision process

  • be able to use similes, metaphors, hyperboles, and personification in his/her writing

  • identify and add transition words to clarify

  • rearrange words and sentences as needed to clarify meaning

  • edit the draft using an editing checklist with common editing marks

  • publish writing in an appropriate format for the purpose and audience


Learners will be able to:

  • Read, write, compare, and order whole numbers to 100,000 (and commonly used fractions with pictorial representation)

  • Identify and apply place value in whole numbers

  • Use decimal numbers with money (Count the value a of a collection of bills and coins up to $100.00)

  • Recall multiplication and division facts quickly and accurately  from 0-10

  • Multiply up to two-digit by two-digit whole numbers and divide whole numbers by one-digit divisors

  • Add and subtract whole numbers up to 3 digits with and without regrouping

  • Select and use  appropriate operations to solve word problems and show or explain work

  • Show relationships between division and multiplication using fact families

  • Understand and use U.S. customary and metric measurements. (degrees, inches, feet, yards, miles, millimeters, centimeters, meters, ounces, pound, tons, grams, kilograms)

  • Add and subtract fractions with like denominators

  • Identify, compare, and analyze attributes of two and three dimensional shapes, including parallel, intersecting, and perpendicular lines, and develop vocabulary to describe the attributes

  • Read and interpret simple tables, charts, bar graphs, and line graphs

Contact the Teachers:

Chrysa Malone:
Danielle Reid:

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