Fourth Grade
   
 

Religion

  • Recognize that the Holy Spirit was sent on Pentecost
  • Actively participate in public worship in Church
  • Demonstrate by word and deed our call to spread the Good News
  • Explain how the Church is the body of Christ
  • Introduce the liturgical seasons of the year
  • Recognize that the sacraments give us the grace to live as Jesus
  • List the Ten Commandments
  • State how each of the Ten Commandments are guides to making responsible moral choices
  • Demonstrate respect for life by actions and words
  • Relate the Apostles Creed to Scripture
  • Realize we share eternal life in the kingdom of God
  • Explain the Feast of the Assumption of Mary
  • Know the mysteries of the Rosary detail and honor the lives of Jesus and Mary

Mathematics

  • Read and write whole numbers in the millions
  • Compare and order whole numbers and decimals to three decimal places
  • Add and subtract decimals to the hundredths decimal place
  • Recognize the order of operations for addition and subtraction
  • Solve problems involving multiplication and division of whole numbers and understand the relationship between the operations
  • Multiply a four-digit number by a two-digit number with regrouping
  • Divide a three-digit dividend by a two-digit divisor
  • Identify and use properties of numbers
  • Estimate decimal sums and differences
  • Identify the place value of any digit through hundred thousand decimal place
  • Identify, read, and write mixed numbers
  • Add and subtract fractions with like denominators
  • Compare and order fractions using pictures
  • Factor numbers up to 100 and determine common factors of two numbers
  • Find the missing number in a sequence
  • Identify and classify lines as parallel, perpendicular, or intersecting
  • Introduce the definitions of different quadrilaterals
  • Label graphs using appropriate titles
  • Find the mean, median, and mode of a set of numbers

Science

  • Plan and investigate experiments using all steps of the scientific method
  • Know that a model of something is different from the real thing, but is a learning tool
  • Make predictions based on data from picture graphs, bar graphs, and line graphs
  • Research and report on a science topic
  • Identify ways that, with scientific processes, people can solve problems, make decisions, and form ideas.
  • Know that adaptations to their environment may increase the survival of the species
  • Understand that what benefits one organism may be harmful to other organisms
  • Review important health and safety issues
  • Know how the energy of the sun can be captured as a source of heat and light on earth
  • Know characteristics of all the planets
  • Know that gravity is the force that keeps planets arranged around the sun, the moon, and the earth
  • Know that velocity describes a change in distance over time
  • Identify the Periodic Table of Elements as the building blocks of matter
  • Know that matter can undergo chemical or physical changes

Language Arts

  • Use decoding skills Apply knowledge of words
  • Use knowledge of root words to determine the meaning of unknown words within a passage
  • Distinguish and interpret words with multiple meanings
  • Introduce word analogies
  • Identify structural patterns in text to strengthen comprehension
  • Make and confirm predictions about text by using prior knowledge and ideas within the text
  • Use a variety of comprehension strategies to a variety of genre
  • Evaluate new information and hypotheses by testing them against known information and ideas
  • Compare and contrast information on the same topic after reading several passage or articles
  • Distinguish between cause and effect and between fact and opinion in expository text
  • Identify the structural differences and read imaginative forms of literature, including fiction, drama, historical fiction, fantasies, fables, legends and fairy tales
  • Identify nonfiction texts
  • Explain and identify the main events of the plot, their causes, and the influence of those events on future actions/resolution
  • Identify author’s purpose in a text
  • Read and organize information to aid comprehension
  • Make inferences and draw conclusions about story elements
  • Identify the similarities and differences of characters, settings and events in reading selections
  • Explain how the attitudes and values that exist in a time period affect stories and informational articles written during that time period
  • Define figurative language and identify its use in literature
  • Generate ideas before writing on a self-selected, assigned story or topic of two paragraphs
  • Use a variety of prewriting strategies to establish a purpose for writing which focuses on a central idea or topic
  • Use various reference materials to gather information
  • Vary language according to situation, audience and purpose
  • Write responses to literature. Writing should demonstrate an understanding of the literary work and provide support details from the story
  • Write appropriate book reports

Social Studies

  • Demonstrate correct usage of longitude and latitude lines in finding sets of coordinates on a map
  • Use geographic tools to create charts, graphs, or labeled maps
  • Create a map of the earth’s seven continents and five major oceans
  • Define primary and secondary sources of information
  • State human criteria used to create social, political, and economic divisions of the Earth’s surface
  • Identify variations in population density in Florida
  • Identify the symbols of Florida
  • Define climate and describe Florida’s climate
  • Describe selected physical features of Florida
  • Explain ways geographic features influenced the exploration, colonization, and expansion of Florida
  • Identify St. Augustine, Florida as the location of the first established parish and Catholic community in Florida
  • Explain the impact of Spanish/Catholic influence on the establishment of Florida as a colony
  • Explain reasons that immigrants came to Florida and list selected contributions from various ethnic groups
  • State ways various cultures contributed to the unique social, cultural, economic, and political features of Florida
  • Relate the contributions of selected significant men and women of all cultures to Florida’s history
  • Identify selected economic, political, and social, and technological transformations that have taken place in Florida since its founding
  • Use maps, globes, charts, graphs, and other geographic tools to gather and interpret data and to draw conclusions about physical patterns in Florida
  • Identify major cities of Florida and reasons for their historical, geographical, governmental, or economic importance
  • Apply the basics of a market economy to the city in which we live
  • Explain the basic concept of budget