Operations & Algebraic Thinking
• Solve word problems using multiplication and division and use drawings and equations to show my work.
• Solve multistep word problems using the four operations and drawings, and am able to interpret their remainders.
• Show problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown variables.
• Analyze an answer to determine if it is reasonable and makes sense (using mental computation and estimation strategies).
• Tell all factor pairs and multiples for whole numbers between 1-100.
Numbers & Operations: Fractions
• Make and explain equivalent fractions.
• Compare two fractions with different numerators and denominators (determine which is greater than, less than, equal to, closer to 1, etc.)
• Break up fractions into smaller fractional parts (3/8= 1/8+1/8+1/8) (3/8=1/8+2/8)
• Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions and mixed numbers (using pictures, tools and equations).
• Solve word problems involving multiplication of a fraction by a whole number.
• Convert fractions to decimals with denominators of 10 and 100, and I can make a fraction into a decimal number.
• Compare two decimals numbers in the hundredths using (greater than, less than, equal to).
Numbers & Operations: Base Ten

• Identify the value of a digit based on its place value.
• Read and write multi-digit whole numbers in many forms (base ten numerals, number names and expanded form).
• Round multi-digit whole numbers to any place.
• Easily add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers.
• Multiply two multi-digit numbers.
• Explain the multiplication process using equations, rectangular arrays and/or area models.
• Find the answer (with remainders) and explain division problems with up to four-digit dividends and one-digit divisors.
Measurement & Data
• Know the different sizes of measurement units within each unit system. (km-mcm; hr-min-sec; lb-oz; l-ml; kg-g).
• Express measurements by converting larger units into smaller units.
• Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances.
• Use the four operations to solve word problems involving intervals of time.
• Use the four operations to solve word problems involving liquid volumes and masses of objects.
• Use the four operations to solve word problems involving simple fractions or decimals.
• Represent measurement quantities using diagrams (number line, bar graph, etc.)
• Apply the perimeter formula for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems.
• Apply the area formula for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems.
• Know the concept of angle measurements, and can measure angles.

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Literature
• Use what I know and give examples from the text to support an inference
• Summarize the text
• Tell who is narrating the story (ie. first person, third person)
• Compare and contrast themes and topics
• Compare and contrast 2 or more characters, settings or events
Informational Text
• Use what I know and give examples from the text to support an inference
• Summarize the text in my own words
• Explain what happened, when it happened and why
• Use text features (graphs, captions, charts, pictures and headings)
Foundational Skills
• Use prefixes, suffixes, roots and bases to read
• Read the way I talk with expression
Writing
• Write an opinion essay with an introduction, reasons supported by facts and details, and a concluding statement
• Write a narrative essay include an introduction of the characters and the situation, dialogue and sensory details to convey experiences, transition words to manage the sequence of events and a conclusion
• Write an informative essay and research papers that include a clear topic, organized paragraphs with supporting details and examples, related vocabulary and a conclusion
• Plan, revise and edit my writing
Speaking and Listening
• Share my ideas and listen to others
• Clearly present information to my classmates
Language
• Write a complete sentence with correct capitalization and punctuation
• Write a sentence and the subject and verb agree
• Identify and use similes
• Identify and use metaphors
• Identify and use idioms
• Give examples of synonyms and antonyms
• Use strategies to read unknown words
• Use science vocabulary to explain what I know
• Use social studies vocabulary to explain what I know

• McGraw-Hill: My Math curriculum books and on-line
• Collaborative Classrooms: Making Meaning
• National Geographic Magazine
• No Excuse Words chart
• Guided Reading Library of leveled student texts
• Online Resources:
Shurley English and Grammar
IXL Math
Xtra Math
Spelling City

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• Shared, guided, one-on-one conferences with literacy instruction
• IDR (Independent Daily Reading practice)
• Use of Leveled books matched to readers
• Technology: class projector and student Chromebooks

Sports Stories
• Baseball Fever by Johanna Hurwitz
• Benjy the Football Hero by Jean Van Leeuwen
• Bobby Baseball by Robert Kimmel Smith
• Dog on Third Base by Constance Hiser
• Gold Medal Rider by Bonnie Bryant
• Tall Man in the Pivot by Matt Christopher (There are many other sports stories by this author)
Series Books
• The Babysitter's Club by Ann M. Martin
• Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner
• Goosebumps by R. L. Stine
• The Hardy Boys by Franklin W. Dixon
• Marvin Redpost series Louis Sachar
• Nancy Drew Mysteries by Carolyn Keene
• A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
• The Stories that Julian Tells by Ann Cameron
• The Sisters Grimm Series by Michael Buckley
Other Fiction Books
• Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
• How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell
• James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
Nonfiction Books
• Scholastic True or False (series) by Melvin and Gilda Berger
• Scholastic Who Was____? (biography series) by various authors
• Any other nonfiction books at your child's level are great for summer reading
Grade 4 Online Resources for Parents and Students