Our Lady of Sorrows School

Fourth Grade Curriculum

Fourth Grade Curriculum

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Mathematics

Measurement
- Standard units
- Metric units
- Using rulers
- Measurement of time and temperature
- Problem solving

Fractions
- Identify even, odd, prime and composite #’s
- Equivalent fractions
- Compare and order
- (+) (-) like denominators then simplify
- (+) (-) unlike denominators then simplify
- Introduce mixed numbers with like denominators
- Problem Solving

Geometry
- Identify symmetry and congruence
- Lines
- Polygons and Quadrilaterals
- Classify angles
- Find perimeter and area
- Apply formulas P=s+s+s+s; P=4s; A=l x w
- Identify solid shapes
- Coordinate plane
- Plot ordered pairs

Decimals
- Read and write decimals to hundredths
- Compare and order
- Read, write and order decimals greater than one
- Relate fraction and decimal equivalents
- (+) (-) decimals through hundredths
- Estimation of decimals
- Problem Solving

Data
- Collect and organize
- Read single- and double-line graphs
- Problem Solve from graphs
- Determine the likely event
- Possibilities and outcomes

Place Value and Money
- Place Value through 1,000,000s
- Read and write large numbers
- Expanded form
- Compare and order
- Estimation
- Read and write money
- Compare amounts of money
- Making change
- Problem Solving using money – charts, catalogs and menus

Adding and Subtracting
- Properties of addition
- (+) and (-) of whole numbers and money to 100,000s
- (-) across zeros
- Apply checking methods
- Estimation
- Read and write expressions and equations
- Evaluate simple expressions and equations
- Function tables
- Problem solving with tables and charts

Multiplication
Properties of
- (x) and (/) math facts
- Patterns and arrays
- Prime Factorization – factor trees
- Multiples of 10, 100, 1000s
- One-digit multiplier
- Factors with zeros
- Introduction of two-digit multiplier
- Problem solving using charts, tables

Division
- (/) using one-digit divisor
- (/) money
- Zeros in quotient
- Interpreting remainders
- Multiplication check
- Find averages/means
- Apply estimation of 10, 100, 1000s
- Problem solving


Language Arts

Reading
- Explain Text
- Determine Themes
- Describe characters, settings, events in a story with details
- Determine meaning of words/phrases
- Compare and Contrast
- Differences between types of stories and poems.
- Types of narrations (point of view)
- Making connections
- Sequence of events

Phonics and Word Recognition
Fluency

Writing
- Text Types and Purposes
- Opinions
- Facts and Details
- Introduction and Conclusions
- Paragraphs
- Formatting
- Narratives
- Transition Words

- Dialogue
- Descriptions
- Clear and Coherent Writing
- Peer Planning/Revising/Editing
- Technology to Write
- Research
- Analysis

Speaking and Listening
- Discussions
- Speeches/Presentations

Language
- Relative Pronouns and Adverbs
- Progressive Verb Tenses
- Modal Auxiliaries
- Order Adjectives
- Prepositional Phrases
- Complete Sentences
- Correct Grammar and Punctuation
- Compound Sentences
- Spelling


Social Studies

History and Culture
- Lenni Lenape
- European Colonists/Settlers
- N.J. and the American Revolution
- Declaration of Independence
- Battles in N.J.
- Democracy
- The Catholic Church
- State Government
- National Government

Citizens’ Rights
Holidays and Symbols of Our Country

Geography
- Regions of the state
- Weather and Climate
- Environmental Issues

Economics
- Wants and Needs
- Spending and Saving
- Goods and Services
- Trade

Transportation
Communication
Scientists and Inventions


Science

- How Electric Current is changed
- Moving water, wind, and ice that shape land
- Natural resources and conservation efforts
- Consequences of producing and disposing of trash
- Earth’s atmosphere
- Effects of changes in air on weather
- The Water Cycle
- Weather Patterns and Predictions
- Seasonal weather changes
- Climate

- Classification of Living Things
- Characteristics of Living Things
- Animal Groups
- Adaptations of Living Things
- Properties of Matter
- Heat Loss and Gain
- Physical and Chemical Changes
- Magnets
- Forms of electrical energy
- Electric Circuits
- Sources of Electric Current


Spanish

- Book: Spanish is Fun
- Holidays

Computer Education

- Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Wordle and Tagxedo – word cloud programs
- Typing
- Art programs – Picassohead, nga.gov, graffitiart, paint, etc.
- IXL/Sumdog Math Practice
- Turtlediary
- Scratch Coding