Grade 4

As kids progress to fourth grade, the complexity of subjects increases also. In Language Art, kids are expected to read a wide variety of literary and informational texts. In this grade, kids will engage in activities that build on their prior knowledge and skills in order to strengthen their reading writing and oral language skills. Kids are expected to read on daily basis.

In Language Art, the following knowledge and skills are expected:

  • Use the context of the sentence to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words or multiple-meaning words.
  • Complete analogies using knowledge of antonyms and synonyms.
  • Identify the meaning of common idioms
  • Summarize and explain the lesson or message after reading the text.
  • Identify whether the narrator of the story is first or third person.
  • Writing process: Use elements of the writing process like planning, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing to compose text.
  • Parts of speech: Verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, reflective pronouns, correlative conjunctions
  • Spell words with more advanced orthographic patterns and rules.

In Math, the following knowledge and skills are expected:

  • Kids must develop a robust sense of numbers. The primary focal areas in this grade are the use of operations, fractions and decimals, and analyzing geometry and measurement.
  • Solve multistep problems involving the four operations with whole numbers with expressions.
  • Applying mathematics to problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace.
  • Interpret the value of each place value position as 10 times the position to the right and as one-tenth of the value of the place to its left.
  • Compare two fractions with the different numerators and different denominators using objects and pictorial models that build to the number line.
  • Evaluate the reasonableness of sums and differences of fractions 0, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, and 1, referring to the same whole.
  • Solve one and two-step problems involving multiplication and division, including interpreting remainders.
  • Geometry:
    • Identify points, lines, line segments, rays, angles, and perpendicular and parallel lines.
    • Identify and draw one or more lines of symmetry if they exist for a two-dimensional figure.
    • apply knowledge of right angles to identify acute, right, and obtuse triangles
    • classify two-dimensional figures based on the presence or absence of parallel or perpendicular lines or the presence or absence of angles of a specified size.
    • Solve problems that deal with measurements of length, intervals of time liquid volumes, mass, and money using addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division.
  • Data analysis:
    • Represent data on the frequency table, dot plot, or stem and leaf plot marked with whole numbers and fractions.
    • solve one-step and two-step problems using data in whole number, decimal, and fraction form in a frequency table, dor plot, or stem-and-leaf plot.
  • Personal financial literacy:
    • Distinguish between fixed and variable expenses.
    • calculate profit in a given situation
    • compare the advantages and disadvantages of various savings options.
    • Describe the basic purpose of financial institutions, including keeping money safe, borrowing money, and lending.
    • Describe how to allocate a weekly allowance among spending, saving, and sharing.