• Grade 4 Standards
    LANGUAGE ARTS
    Language
    Determines the meaning of vocabulary words using context clues/dictionary
    Recognizes that words are made up of parts (roots, prefix, suffix) and can identify those parts
    ·         Expresses ideas clearly
    Reading/Literature
    ·         Reads grade level text with fluency, accuracy, appropriate pacing and expression
    ·         Locates and summarizes the main idea and supporting details in literary/expository text
    ·         Identifies story elements (plot, characters, setting, theme), dialogue and sensory images in text
    ·         Makes judgments about elements from text and supports with evidence from text
    Identifies the speaker in a text
    Identifies characteristics of various genres (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama)
    Composition
    ·         Writes pieces which clearly communicate ideas for different purposes (imaginary/informational) and audiences
    ·         Creates multi-paragraph compositions with correct paragraph form
    ·         Edits/revises drafts of writing
    Conventions
    Identifies and uses 4 main parts of speech (noun, verb, adjective, adverb)
    ·         Punctuates accurately (end marks, commas in a series)
    Capitalizes accurately (beginning of sentence, proper nouns)
    Identifies and applies correct sentence structure
    Applies spelling rules
    MATHEMATICS
    Numeration/Operations
    Names the place value of digits in numbers to the hundred millions
    Demonstrates an understanding of whole numbers to hundred thousands
    Orders and compares whole numbers to hundred thousands
    Adds and subtracts multi-digit numbers
    Demonstrates mastery of basic multiplication facts
    Demonstrates mastery of basic division facts
    Reads and writes numbers to the hundred millions in word, standard and expanded form
    Rounds whole numbers to a given place
    Orders and compares decimals to hundredths
    Uses dollars and cents notations
    Multiplies (up to 3 digit by 2 digit numbers)
    ·         Names fractional parts of a set
    ·        Names the whole for fractions
    ·         Divides 3 digit by 1 digit numbers
    Patterns, Functions, Algebra
    ·        Writes and solves number sentences using +, -, ´, ¸, <, >, = to represent mathematical relationships
    Creates, describes, and extends patterns
    Geometry
    Identifies, describes and classifies two-dimensional shapes by various attributes
    Identifies, describes and classifies three-dimensional shapes by various attributes
    Identifies and names points, lines and angles
    Identifies and names angles
    Identifies and draws line(s) of symmetry in two dimensional shapes
    Measurement
    Measures to nearest ½ inch and centimeter
    Measures to nearest ¼inch and centimeter
    ·        Computes elapsed time using a clock and a calendar
    ·        Calculates area and perimeter of various polygons using diagrams, models and grids or by measuring
    Demonstrates an understanding of such attributes as length, width, area and weight using both metric and U.S. customary units
    Data Analysis, Statistics, and Probability
    Collects and organizes data using observation, measurement, survey or experiment and identifies appropriate ways to display data
    ·         Represents the possible outcome for a simple probability situation
    ·         Explains math thinking using pictures, words and/or numbers
    SOCIAL STUDIES
    Recognizes major historical sites and monuments in Washington, D.C.
    Interprets maps using map symbols and keys
    Locates the seven continents and four oceans
    Locates major physical features of North America (United States, Canada and Mexico)
    Describes climate, natural resources, native people and physical features of North America (United States, Canada and Mexico)
    Identifies states, capitals and major cities for each United States region
    Identifies and describes the five major European countries that influenced American culture
    Identifies the major immigrant groups that live in the United States
    SCIENCE
    Identifies the parts of the solar system (sun, planets, moon)
    Demonstrates an understanding of the movements of the earth (orbit and rotation)
    Describes the phases of the moon
    Differentiates between weather and climate
    Demonstrates an understanding of weather concepts
    Describes the earth’s water cycle
    Describes the life cycle of a frog
    Demonstrates an understanding of the adaptations of organisms
    Differentiates between the basic properties of each state of matter
    Makes observations, records and interprets data
    Understands and applies the engineering design process
    PHYSICAL EDUCATION
    Demonstrates competency in a variety of locomotor and non-locomotor skills as an individual or in a team setting
    Demonstrates responsible personal and social conduct used in physical activity settings.
    Shows understanding of game concepts and strategies
    Demonstrates coordination through physical activities
    Performs exercise and physical fitness activities
    ART
    Demonstrates and understands the ability to observe, abstract and invent in a variety of materials and techniques
    Explores and experiments with color including expression and symbolism
    Demonstrates the process of drafts, self assessment and craftsmanship
    Demonstrates and understand general categories such as painting, drawing, collage and sculpture
    Creates a variety of 2D and 3D artwork from imagination to tell a story
    MUSIC
    Sings in tune
    Sings using appropriate techniques for sound production
    Plays recorder with steady beat, correct rhythm and fingering
    Plays recorder using appropriate techniques for sound production
    Reads standard symbols of notation, rhythm and pitch
    COMPUTERS
    Uses tools appropriately and independently
    Uses digital media to communicate and work collaboratively
    Locates, organizes and evaluates information from a variety of digital resources and media
    Practices safe and responsible use of technology
    Transfers current knowledge to learning of new technology