In Fourth Grade students will acquire the following skills:

Reading:

  • Use comprehension strategies such as main idea, drawing conclusions, cause and effect, compare and contrast, context clues, sequencing, making predictions, and summarizing to clarify the meaning of such narratives
  • Discuss literary elements such as character, plot, mood, setting, and theme
  • Discuss elements of different genres including: realistic fiction, historical fantasy, modern fairy tale, narrative nonfiction, expository nonfiction, historical fiction, and biography

Vocabulary:

  • Find/ define meanings of words that have more than one definition
  • Identify the right vocabulary word that expresses the meaning of the highlighted text
  • Applying meanings of vocabulary words in context
  • Identify synonyms and antonyms of words
  • Explore how prefixes and suffixes change word meanings
  • Identify the Latin word roots
  • Distinguish between homophones
  • Read an original passage that incorporates all of the vocabulary words from the lesson and demonstrate their understanding of the text

Writing and Grammar:

  • Appropriately capitalize words in a sentence
  • Use appropriate punctuations marks in a forms of writing
  • Identify nouns, verbs, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, and conjunctions
  • Utilize the six elements of the writing process
  • Incorporate topic sentences, supporting details, and a concluding sentence into writing composition
  • Write a 5-point paragraph

Math:

  • Identify place value of numbers through 1,000,000
  • Read and write whole numbers through 999,999
  • Compare and order whole numbers
  • Round whole numbers
  • Add and subtract whole numbers
  • Use a variety of strategies and models to multiply 1-digit and 2-digit numbers
  • Use a variety of strategies to divide with and without remainders
  • Interpret remainders
  • Find all the factors of a number
  • Determine whether a number is multiple of a given number
  • Determine whether a number is prime or composite
  • Generate a number pattern
  • Generate and model equivalent fractions
  • Write equivalent fractions in simplest form and write fractions with a common denominator
  • Compare and order fractions
  • Use a variety of strategies and models to add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers
  • Multiply a fraction or mixed number by a whole number
  • Record tenths and hundredths as fractions and as decimals
  • Relate fractions, decimals, and money
  • Add fractions with denominators of 10 and 100
  • Identify and draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles, parallel lines, and perpendicular lines
  • Classify triangles by their angles
  • Sort and classify quadrilaterals
  • Identify and draw lines of symmetry in two-dimensional figures
  • Relate angles and degrees to fractional parts of a circle
  • Use a protractor to measure and draw angles
  • Use models to compare customary units of length, weight, and liquid volume
  • Make and interpret line plots
  • Use models to compare metric units of length, mass, and liquid volume
  • Use models to compare units of time and solve elapsed time problems
  • Use formulas to find the perimeter and area of a rectangle
  • Find the unknown measure of a side of a rectangle

Science:

  • Explore characteristics and effects of the changing Earth
  • Understand basic principles of how energy works and innovations for future energy use
  • Identify plant and animal structures

Social Studies:

  • The State of Tennessee:
    • Identify major landforms and bodies of water unique to Tennessee
    • Identify the three major regions of Tennessee
    • Explain how natural resources are important to people in Tennessee
    • Discuss the different groups of people that live in Tennessee
    • Explain how writers and performers have made Tennessee an interesting place to live
    • Understand what life was like for the first people to settle in Tennessee
    • Understand the daily life of Cherokee Tribe
    • Identify who were the first Europeans to explore the land that is now Tennessee
    • Explain what life was like for the pioneers in Tennessee
    • Explain why settlers and colonists declared their independence from Great Britain
    • Explain how Tennessee became a state
    • Understand the role Andrew Jackson played in our state and our country
    • Identify the causes of the Civil War and how it affected Tennessee
    • Explain how Reconstruction changed Tennessee
    • Explain the effect World War I had on people’s lives
    • Explain how the Great Depression and World War II affect the growth of Tennessee
    • Understand how the Civil Rights Movement changed Tennessee
    • Identify some of the challenges our country will face in the 21st century
    • Explain how a free enterprise system work
    • Identify some of the important industries in Tennessee
    • Explain how agriculture provides jobs for people in Tennessee today
    • Explain the role local government plays in the lives Tennesseans
    • Explain how the government of our state work
    • Explain how Tennessee helps the government of our country

America’s History:

  • Understand that Native Americans developed many different cultures based on the geography and the climate of where they lived
  • Explain how the Pueblo used irrigation to grow food in the dry Southwest
  • Understand that the Native Americans on the Great Plains depended on the Buffalo to survive
  • See the relationship between the Iroquois Confederation and the government of the United States
  • Understand how the Maya, Aztec, and Inca developed great civilizations in Mexico, Central America, and South America
  • Understand which new technologies led Europeans to explore at the end of the 1400s
  • Identify that the Portuguese were the first Europeans to search for a water route around Africa to Asia
  • Understand historical contributions of Christopher Columbus
  • Identify that America was named for Amerigo Vespucci
  • Identify major explorers of America’s History (ex. Ferdinand Magellan, John Cabot, Jacques Cartier, Rene Robert Sieur de la Salle
  • Understand the impact of European settlers in America and how they affected the Native American culture and population
  • Understand the impact of Africans coming to America forced into slavery
  • Understand why English settlers came to North America
  • Identify the three different types of English colonies
  • Identify which colonies were developed in America first
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