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Fourth Grade Curriculum

Reading and Writing​


Reading Skills

Genres:  fiction, non-fiction, myths, fables, poetry, biography, historical fiction, and realistic fiction.

  • Story elements (character, setting, plot)

  • Making inferences

  • Author’s point of view

  • Context clues

  • Theme/summarizing

  • Cause and effect

  • Drawing conclusions

  • Compare and contrast

  • Text structure

  • Determine main idea and supporting details

  • Figurative language

  • Reading fluency and stamina

  • Reading comprehension

  • Context clues


  • Narrative writing

  • Persuasive writing

  • Informational writing

  • Poetry writing

  • Descriptive writing

  • Opinion writing

  • How to write a letter

  • Writing process

  • Daily Language Instruction (parts of speech, spelling, and grammar)

  • Handwriting: Handwriting Without Tears® for cursive writing

  • Singapore Math®

  • Mastery of basic multiplication facts

  • Compare and order whole numbers to 100,000

  • Place value

  • Adding and subtracting multi-digit numbers with and without regrouping

  • Rounding and front-end estimation

  • Factors and multiples

  • Multiplication of a three and four digit number by a one digit number

  • Multiplying a two-digit number by a two-digit number

  • Division of a four-digit number by a one-digit number with and without remainders

  • Word problems using multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction

  • Making and interpreting tables and line graphs

  • Fractions (adding, subtracting, mixed numbers, and equivalent fractions)

  • Comparing and interpreting one-place decimals, 2-place decimals, and 3-place decimals.

  • Adding and subtracting decimals

  • Geometry- Lines, line segments, and rays

  • Angles- estimating and constructing angles

  • Perpendicular and parallel lines

  • Quadrilaterals and lines of symmetry

  • Area and perimeter

  • Conversion of measurements

Social Studies
  • NC economy- Supply and demand

  • NC industries

  • Culture and traditions

  • Native Americans in NC

  • Colonization

  • Impact of  the Revolutionary War

  • Impact of the Civil War

  • Structure and function of NC government

  • Force and motion- How magnets interact with other magnets to produce motion without touching them.

  • Electrically charged objects push or pull on other electrically charged objects and produce motion.  

  • Construct circuits

  • Ecosystems- The effects of environmental changes, adaptations, and behaviors that enable animals to survive in changing habitats.

  • Causes of day and night and phases of the moon.

  • Use of fossils and changes in the surface of the earth.

  • Composition and properties of matter before and after they undergo a change or interaction.

  • Classify rocks as metamorphic, sedimentary, or igneous based on their composition.

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