Grade 4

Grade 4Fourth grade is a year of highly visible progress in reading, writing and language arts. By the end of fourth grade language arts, students should be able to:

  • Read with a higher level of fluency and expression
  • Utilize root words, prefixes, suffixes, and context clues to analyze unfamiliar words
  • Apply comprehension strategies to literary and expository texts
  • Formulate multiple paragraph pieces that focus on a specific purpose or audience
  • Write chronological pieces, pieces focusing on cause and effect and pieces that draw from personal experience

Fourth grade is also a year of visible math skill development. By the end of fourth grade math, students should be able to:

  • Add and subtract large numbers with sums up to 1,000,000
  • Complete basic multiplication and division problems
  • Understand basic fraction and decimal concepts
  • Recognize and identify basic geometrical vocabulary and ideas
  • Be proficient in data collection and analysis