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Fourth Grade


Language Arts

  • Reading: read, comprehend, and appreciate a variety of written materials
  • Writing: will write a variety of selections using the writing process and the 6 Traits of Writing Philosophy 
  • Listening: listen and respond to verbal presentations
  • Speaking: use spoken language to communicate ideas and information and to ask and answer questions
  • Convention/Structure: use standard English to write complete sentences and use the editing process
  • Spelling: learn correct spelling through word lists and editing


  • Number sense: Identify the value of numbers and apply estimation skills
  • Geometry: Label and describe properties of geometric shapes
  • Measurement: Use metric and customary units for length, area, volume, and weight measurement
  • Operations and computation: Use all operations, focusing on multiplication for problem solving
  • Patterns and relationships: Find patterns in numbers, shapes, and operations
  • Probability and statistics: Make and use graphs and predict probabilities

Social Studies

  • Content: study the five regions of the United States and the state of Illinois
  • Skills: use maps, develop citizenship, and conduct research

Science & Health

  • Content: participate in hands-on activities in the following areas:
  • Astronomy: planets
  • Earth Science: rocks and minerals
  • Health: circulatory andrespiratory systems
  • Life Science: environmental factors
  • Physical Science: mystery powders
  • Skills:
    - predict
    - observe
    - collect and record data
    - interpret
    - classify
    - draw conclusions

Physical Education

  • Object Control: Demonstrate overhand throw, side arm strike, catch/fielding, chest pass, and dribble (feet).
  • Physical Fitness: Develop leg strength, abdominal strength, arm/shoulder strength, holding/carrying, lifting/lowering, pulling/pushing, and posture.
  • Social Skills: Deal with winning and losing and develop sportsmanship.
  • Body Management: Demonstrate rope jumping, tumbling, inverted balances, and partner stunts.
  • Game, Sport, and Leisure skills: Soccer: dribble and single-leg trap. Softball: base running, pitching, fielding, and batting.


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