Grade 4

Grade 4

Fourth Grade Curriculum

Grade 4

Fourth grade students focus on using the following strategies to help them understand and think about their reading:

  • Predicting
  • Questioning
  • Using Prior Knowledge
  • Determining what is Important
  • Synthesizing
  • Evaluating
  • Inferring
  • Monitoring and Clarifying
  • Making Connections
  • Visualizing

Fourth grade reading themes include:

  • Non-fiction
  • Mystery and Drama
  • Poetry
  • Fiction
  • Barbara Park author study

Throughout the year, students will publish the following pieces:

  • Informative Research Book
  • Narrative Short Story
  • Persuasive Essay
  • Descriptive Story
  • Personal Narrative

In math, students will learn the following concepts:

  • Multiplication and Division
  • Algebra
  • Decimals, Fractions, and Percents
  • Estimation
  • Perimeter and Area
  • Rates
  • 3-D Shapes
  • Elapsed Time
  • Naming and Constructing Geometric Figures
  • Number Sentences
  • Angles
  • Probability
  • Reflection and Symmetry
  • Volume, Weight, and Capacity

Fourth grade scientists will focus on the following topics:

  • Animal Studies
  • Land and Water
  • Magnetism and Electricity
  • Motion and Design

In Social Studies, students will explore the following topics:

  • Pennsylvania - Past and Present
  • Pennsylvania Geography
  • Federal, State, and Local Government
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