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Fourth Grade

Fourth Grade
Curriculum At A Glance:

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Reading

 The student…

• Predicts using prior knowledge, captions and headings
• uses strategies to determine meaning and increase vocabulary (ex., multiple meaning words, antonyms, root words)
• develops vocabulary, monitors reading on or above grade level by rereading, self-correcting, summarizing & questioning
• identifies main idea, details, makes inferences and identifies the sequence of events, author’s purpose, examples of fact, fiction or opinion, and recognizes and understands comparison and contrast, cause/effect & sequence of events

 

Writing

 The student…
• scores 3.5 or above on the Florida Writes exam
• writes using the writing process and the six writing traits of ideas, organization, word choice, sentence fluency, voice, and conventions.

 

Mathematics

 The student…

 • uses number sense to masters all basic facts, read, write, compare, and identify whole numbers, fractions, mixed numbers and decimals to the hundredths
• locates numbers on the number line, and identifies equivalent and non-equivalent forms of numbers
• uses estimation to solve problems and determines the operations needed to solve one-step and two-step problems
• knows factors and multiples of numbers to 100
• uses measurement to measure length, area, volume and perimeter
• knows time intervals and common angle measures, and uses schedules, calendars and elapsed time to solve problems
• compares length, weight and capacity using standard and non standard units
• solves problems with estimated length, width, time, temperature and money
• estimates the area and perimeter of a polygon and the volume of a rectangular prism
• uses geometry and spatial sense to describe the attributes of two-dimensional and three-dimensional figures
• performs flips, slides, 90 and 180 degree turns and tessellations
• knows how area and perimeter are affected when geometric figures are combined
• knows how to identify, locate and plot ordered pairs of whole numbers
• uses algebraic thinking to describe and creates numerical and geometric patterns, and
• analyzes number patterns
• solves problems with equations or inequalities using models or graphs
• uses data analysis and probability to choose a title, labels and interprets information on a graph
• interprets and completes circle graphs using common fractions
• identifies the mean, median, mode and range
• records the possible outcomes of an experiment using common fractions
• determines the statistical measures for data and explains the results

 

Social Studies

 The student…
• studies Florida History from pre-historic times to the present.


Science

The student…
• investigates several science units using scientific observations and skills.
• explores different science topics including life science, earth science, physical science, and space & technology.

 Ideas for helping your child at home:

 Language Arts
• Encourage your child to read from many sources including magazines, newspapers, non-fiction and fiction books.
• Provide experiences in writing such as family journals, diaries and learning logs.

 Mathematics
• Help your child figure the amount of change when shopping. Teach him/her how to count back money.
• Allow your child to survey the family (ex., favorite foods, color or car) and make a bar, line or picture graph.
• Practice basic multiplication and division facts ON A DAILY BASIS using flash cards or practice problems.
• Identify, label and discuss all the geometric shapes found inside and outside your home.
• Have your child assist with recipes and preparing meals

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