4th Grade Goals

 Welcome to 4th Grade 

Reading Goals

Term 1 (September-November)

Unit 1: Interpreting Characters: The Heart of the Story 

  • Students will synthesize by summarizing earlier parts that relate
  • Students will envision what they are reading in their mind 
  • Students will notice patterns characters have and when they don’t follow the pattern
  • Students will learn various details about the characters in their books
  • Students will use precise words to show their thoughts and ideas on characters
  • Students will use the mood, images and sounds to create a movie in their minds
  • Students will use specific passages from the text to defend their claims
  • Students will build up ideas and look for patterns and connections between their different ideas
  • Students will build main interpretation about a book they consider life issue

 

Unit 2: Reading the Weather, Reading the World (Nonfiction)

  • Students will learn about the nonfiction topics by looking closely at text features
  • Students will use different reading strategies to tackle tricky words and help them understand challenging parts
  • Students will learn new vocabulary while reading nonfiction text
  • Students will look for the main idea and details that support the main idea
  • Students will research on a topic from reading a nonfiction text
  • Students will learn about their subtopic by thinking about patterns and relationships across the bigger topic 
  • Students will become researches on a topic by generating research questions and then looking for the answers

Writing Goals

Term 1 (September-November)

Unit 1: The Arc of the Story (Realistic Fiction)

  • Students will turn personal narrative stories into a fiction story idea
  • Students will develop characters by creating internal and external character traits
  • Students will develop characters by telling their struggles and motivations
  • Students will create a story arc where the problem gets worse as the story arc progresses
  • Students will put characters into actions or add dialogues
  • Students will create a lead and end for their story 

Unit 2: Boxes and Bullets (Personal and Persuasive Essays)

  • Students will learn the difference between a fact and opinion
  • Students will write a thesis statement and supporting reasons
  • Students will use elaboration prompts to grow ideas
  • Students will add transition phrases and repeated phrases in their writing
  • Students will add leads and conclusions in their writing
  • Students will revise and edit their writing

 

Math Goals

Term 1 (September-November)

Topic 1: Generalize Place Value Understanding 

  • Students will practice numbers through one million
  • Students will review place values
  • Students will compare whole numbers 
  • Students will round whole numbers

Topic 2: Fluently Add and Subtract Multi-Digit Whole Numbers

  • Students will practice finding sums and differences using mental math
  • Students will estimate sums and differences
  • Students will add and subtract whole numbers
  • Students will subtract across zeros
  • Students will use math tools such as place value blocks, place value charts

Topic 3: Use Strategies and Properties to Multiply by 1-Digit Numbers

  • Students will multiply by multiples of 10, 100, 1000
  • Students will estimate products
  • Students will use arrays and partial products to multiply 
  • Students will use area models and partial products to multiply 
  • Students will use area and partial products to multiply 
  • Students will use mental math to multiply 

Topic 4: Use Strategies and Properties to Multiply by 2 Digit Numbers 

  • Students will use models to multiply 2 Digit Numbers 
  • Students will estimate, use rounding or compatible numbers to multiple 2 digit numbers
  • Students will use arrays, models and partial products to multiply 2 digit numbers 
  • Students will use math tools such as grid paper, place value blocks to multiply 2 digit numbers 

Topic 5: Using Strategies and Properties to Divide by 1 Digit Numbers 

  • Students will use mental math to find quotients and estimate quotients 
  • Students will interpret remainders
  • Students will use partial quotients to divide 
  • Students will use sharing to divide 

Topic 6: Use Operations with Whole Numbers to Solve Problems 

  • Students will solve comparison problems 
  • Students will model multi step problems