Fourth graders are ready to further develop their work and study skills in time management and organization. Abstract thinking continues to develop and students will become increasingly responsible for their own learning and growth.
Fourth-grade reading and writing build upon existing skills. Students explore various types and genres of poetry and stories. Fourth-graders learn synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms, and expand their vocabulary. Fourth-graders show their understanding of a book’s themes by recreating the story line in plays, paintings, book reports, or other forms of expression.
Students in fourth grade have a firm understanding of their multiplication and division within ten and develop understanding and fluency with multi-digit multiplication and dividing to find quotients involving multi-digit dividends. Fourth-graders will develop an understanding of fraction equivalence, addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators, and multiplication of fractions by whole numbers. Students understand that geometric figures can be analyzed and classified based on their properties, such as having parallel sides, perpendicular sides, particular
Fourth grade scientists think big, covering topics like electricity, energy, and matter. Students learn about different organisms and how to classify them.
In social studies, children continue learning about maps and cultures around the world. Students begin to study our nation’s history and the individuals who played an important role in it. In technology, fourth-grade students improve their typing skills and learn new ways to use computers to make life easier. They create spreadsheets, charts, graphs, and presentations.