4th Grade

The fourth grade is a year of exploring and discovering the uniqueness of our individuality. Life-long skills such as organization, responsibility, and unique individual writing skills are stressed. Students travel through time and learn the wonderful history of their home state as well as touring the state’s capital city of Montgomery. Students explore in the classroom through science experiments, Alabama History projects, and creative writing activities; we also explore our community by supporting numerous community service projects. The ultimate fourth-grade goal is to make each student a scholar with a love for learning, reading, and discovering.

Curriculum Summary

  • Vocabulary
  • Plot
  • Setting
  • Characterization
  • Conflict
  • Climax
  • Resolution
  • Theme
  • Foreshadowing
  • Point of view
  • Context clues
  • Metaphor
  • Simile
  • Predicting
  • Sequencing
  • Cause/effect
  • Inference
  • Compare/contrast
  • Classifying
  • Comprehension
  • Cloze reading
  • Stone Fox
  • Bunnicula
  • On My Honor
  • Shiloh
  • Pippi Longstocking
  • Indian in the Cupboard
  • Sounder
  • Older Yeller
  • Mr. Poppers’ Penguins
  • Everyone Else’s Parents Said Yes
  • Summer of the Swans
  • Bingo Brown and the Language of Love
  • Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing
  • Hatchet
  • How to Eat Fried Worms
  • Because of Winn Dixie
  • Map and globe skills
  • Reference skills
  • Location
  • Characteristics
  • Prehistoric Indians
  • Historic Indians
  • European explorations
  • European settlement
  • State capitals
  • Industries
  • Natural resources
  • Economy
  • Plantations
  • Small farmers
  • Slavery
  • Confederate states
  • 19th century lifestyles
  • Branches of government
  • Civil War
  • Reconstruction period
  • Spanish-American War
  • Technology
  • 20th century lifestyles
  • Important Alabamians
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • Great Depression
  • Governors of Alabama
  • Civil rights movement
  • Parts of Speech
  • Punctuation
  • Capitalization
  • Comma
  • End punctuation
  • Quotation marks
  • Apostrophe
  • Sentence structure
  • Complete sentences
  • Grammar
  • Verb forms
  • Verb tenses
  • Common nouns/Proper nouns
  • Complete subject/predicate
  • Simple subject/predicate
  • Topic sentences
  • Descriptive paragraphs
  • Singular / plural possessives
  • Proofreading
  • Friendly letters
  • Business letters
  • Contractions
  • Writing Genres: story, descriptive, personal, explanatory, expository, comparative, persuasive
  • Place value
  • Adding whole numbers with carrying
  • Story problems
  • Money
  • Subtracting whole numbers w/ borrowing
  • Multiplication 2 and 3 digits
  • Division
  • Measurements
  • Conversions
  • Measurement equations
  • Averaging
  • Fractions
  • Remainders as fractions
  • Common denominators
  • Uncommon denominator
  • Mixed numbers
  • Metric units
  • Factoring
  • Measures of time
  • Reducing fractions
  • Proper/improper fractions
  • Dry measures
  • Equivalent fractions
  • Least common multiples
  • Roman numerals
  • Estimation
  • Time lapse
  • Multiplying fractions
  • Pictographs/bar and line graphs
  • Decimals
  • Scale drawing
  • Counting back change
  • Making change
  • Metric units of capacity
  • Measuring temperature
  • Geometric shapes
  • Perimeter
  • Area
  • Scientific process: observing, interpreting, classifying, measuring, communicating, predicting, inferring, problem solving, experimenting
  • Living Things: cells, animals, plants, body systems
  • Ecosystems
  • Earthquakes & volcanoes
  • Fossils
  • Weather
  • Oceans
  • Planets
  • Energy: matter, thermal energy, sound, light
  • Electricity
  • Motion: forces at work
  • Simple machines
  • Short/long vowel sounds
  • Alphabetical order
  • Past/present participles
  • Editing marks
  • Prefixes/suffixes
  • Proper nouns
  • Homophones/homograph
  • Plurals
  • Guide words
  • Handwriting
  • Definitions
  • Categorize words
  • Syllables
  • Synonyms/Antonyms
  • Analogies
  • Base words
  • Hyphens
  • Compound words
  • Context clues
  • Abbreviations/Initials
  • Titles
  • Inflected forms of words