Welcome Fourth Grade parents to the Fourth Grade Parent resource page.  Below are the big ideas for Fourth Grade in the areas of Reading and Math.  By clicking on the specific “Big Ideas” it will link you to various resources, games, and video clips that will help enhance your ability to practice skills and concepts at home with your child.

 

Reading                                                                                                                             

Our students will be asked to read more challenging texts and will need to refer back to the text to find examples (evidence) to support their answers. Students will be increasing their vocabulary skills to ensure they can read and comprehend the grade level materials and can apply the learning to real life situations. 

 

Story Elements- Determine the theme, setting, problem, plot, and resolution in a text.

 

Compare and Contrast- Compare and contrast point of view, theme, and topics in a text.

 

Informational Text- Determine the main idea, key details, and text structure.

 

Fluency- Read with accuracy and fluency to support understanding/comprehension of fiction and nonfiction text.

 

Math  

Our students will need to have deeper experiences, not necessarily more content.  Children need to be able to develop their own thinking, not be told how to think.  Continue to press their understanding by asking them to explain their thinking and use of various strategies they might use to solve the problems.

 

Base Ten/Place Value -Generalize place value and understanding for multi‚Äźdigit whole numbers.
 
Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division- Use the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) to solve whole number problems.  Gain familiarity with factors and multiples.
 
Fractions-  (Coming Soon) Build fractions from unit fractions and recognize equivalent fractions, understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare fractions and decimals using symbols of < > or =.
 
Measurement and Data-(Coming Soon) Solve problems involving measurement and the conversion of measurements. Represent and interpret data  Understand concepts of angle and measure angles.
 
Geometry –(Coming Soon) Draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles.