Fourth Grade

Grade 4 Math Curriculum Framework

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.

Grade 4 Literacy Curriculum Framework


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

Grade 4 Curriculum Resources

  • 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

Grade 4 Instructional Practices

  • 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

Summer Reading Suggestions for Kids Going into Fifth Grade

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