The Goals of Fourth Grade

    • Students read and understand a wide variety of literary and informational texts and compose a variety of written texts with a clear controlling idea, coherent organization, and sufficient detail. Students will engage in activities that build on their prior knowledge and skills in order to strengthen their reading, writing and oral language skills and should read and write on a daily basis.
    • Students will engage in solving multi-step problems using all four operations, identifying fractions and decimals, describing and analyzing two-dimensional figures, measuring angles, converting units of measure and representing and interpreting data.
    • Students study the states geography, history, economics, government and cultural events to gain an understanding of how they impacted the state in which we now live.
    • Students learn about the natural world through investigations; and understand that certain types of questions can be answered by investigations and methods, models, and conclusions built from these investigations change as new observations are made. Models of objects and events are tools for understanding the natural world and can show how systems work; and that models have limitations and based on new discoveries are constantly being modified to more closely reflect the natural world.