Fourth Grade

Curriculum At A Glance

End-of-Year Assessment Benchmarks /Targets:

  • Mandatory requirements from the Department of Education for promotion to 5th grade:
  • Students will score above a Level 1 on the FCAT Reading Sunshine State Standards test.
  • Student will be able to use proper punctuation, capitalization, and correct grammar when writing sentences, paragraphs, or essays.
  • Student will be able to identify beginning, middle, and end in a story and genre.
  • Students will score 80% or above on lesson assessment and benchmark assessments for mastery in reading
  • Score at or above 44 on DRA test by end of year.
  • Student will score 80%or above on Edusoft assessment for readingand math.

Reading

The student…

  • predicts using prior knowledge, captions and headings
  • uses skills and 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, retelling, summarizing, andquestioning
  • identifies, verbalize, analyze and utilize writing processes which incorporates Smart-7 strategies to identify 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 FCAT exam
  • writes using the writing process and the six writing traits of ideas, organization, word choice, sentence fluency, voice, and conventions
  • write a 5 paragraph essay (Narrative and Expository) with correct punctuation, spelling, and proper sentence structure

Mathematics

The student…

  • usesnumber senseto 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
  • usesmeasurementto 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
  • usesgeometry and spatial senseto 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
  • usesalgebraic thinkingto describe and creates numerical and geometric patterns, and analyzes number patterns
  • solves problems with equations or inequalities using models or graphs
  • usesdata analysis and probabilityto 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

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.
  • Check planner and encourage homework completion