By the end of Fourth Grade Language Arts, in addition to reading a "guided reading text" at the instructional level at 90% accuracy, writing pieces to be published, and receiving, comprehending, evaluating and responding to written verbal and non-verbal messages, a student will be able to:
- Explain authors' topic, purpose, and theme
- Think critically and identify meaning and text structure using knowledge of the world and language
- Revise, by reworking, reorganizing, and considering the suggestions of others, then edit and proofread a revised copy
- Publish and share displays, drama, newsletter, and book reports
- Evaluate writing by explaining the process
- Share personal narrative communication experiences-use media center and public library
By the end of Fourth Grade MATH, a student will be able to:
- Use shape, shape properties and shape relationships to describe the physical world and to solve problems.
- Use concepts of position, direction, and orientation to describe the physical world and to solve problems.
- Explore scale drawings, models, and maps and relate them to measurements of real objects.
- Select appropriate numbers and representations in order to solve problems and apply operations efficiently and accurately in solving problems.
- Conduct probability experiments and simulations to model and solve problems.-Use discrete mathematics concepts to model situations and solve problems.
- Determine how many solutions there are and decide upon a best solution.
By the end of Fourth grade SCIENCE a student will be able to:
- Tell about a plant's main parts, classifications, and life cycle.-Explain how plants obtain and use energy.
- Describe and demonstrate how simple machines (inclined plane, lever, pulley, wheel and axle, gear, screw, simple machines work and make work easier for humans.
- Discuss light and sound.
- Tell how human activities interact with the hydrosphere.
- Tell how drinking water is different from other waters.
- Discuss what makes up weather and how does it affects people.
- Describe how clouds and dew form.
By the end of Fourth Grade Social Studies, a student will be able to:
- Describe major movements of Native Americans-explain various ways that nations of the world interacted with each other in the period of exploration.
- identify problems from the Revolutionary War period that divided the colonists and analyze the decisions, consequences, interests and values of those involved.
- Use decision making models to explain our choices
- By the end of fourth grade CIVICS a student will be able to:
- List, define, and use the "core democratic values" terms of "truth, rule of law, common good, justice, equality, diversity, life, liberty, pursuit of happiness and patriotism".
- Tell and write about "popular sovereignty", "representative government", "separation of powers", and "checks and balances" as new core democratic values.