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4th Grade Curriculum Highlights
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Identify elements of story structure

Identify various genres of fiction and nonfiction literature

Apply comprehension strategies of making inferences and generalizations, drawing conclusions, and sequencing

Identify cause/effect, fact/opinion, compare/contract and author’s purpose

Use graphic organizers to analysis text

Demonstrate ability to paraphrase and summarize

Identify the main idea and supporting details of a passage

Increase vocabulary acquisition

Demonstrate growth of fluency, accuracy, and expression with oral reading

Engage effectively in one-on-one, group, and teacher-led discussions

Demonstrate appropriate speaking skills needed to participate in small and large group discussions

Independently read appropriately leveled literature


Identify and properly use various parts of speech including nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, pronouns, and conjunctions

Use appropriate punctuation and capitalization in writing

Identify and construct the four types of sentences

Create a paragraph containing a concise main idea with supporting details and a conclusion statement

Create a 5 paragraph writing piece including an introduction, body, and conclusion

Develop writing pieces by implementing the writing process

Compose pieces of descriptive, narrative, persuasive and informative writing


Life Science Units:  From Cells to Ecosystems, Plants, Describing Animals and Life Processes.

Physical Science Units: Electricity & Magnetism

Acquire and integrate skills by observing, classifying, measuring, designing, collecting and organizing data, and inferring/ predicting outcomes

Use research skills to create a report


Explore reading different genres

Recognize subgenres and their features

Recognize figurative language in texts

Review using dictionaries, thesaurus, and encyclopedia

Learn to be good digital citizens and cite sources

Evaluate websites and other information

Complete a research project using graphic organizers





Master basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts

Use algorithms to solve long addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems

Use estimation skills to check accuracy of answers

Identify and compare numbers using place-value strategies

Understand and demonstrate the relationships between decimals, fractions and percents

Apply basic algebraic rules to a variety of number sentences

Identify and compare and contrast geometric figures

Organize and interpret data through the use of graphs, tables, and grids

Use the metric and customary systems of measurement in various activities

Formulate the area and perimeter of a figure

Solve multiple step number stories using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

Identify the rule for a given number and/or shape pattern

Explain and defend the process through which a problem is solved orally and in writing


Understand the history, geography, people, natural resources, economics, and climate by regions of the United States

Master all 50 states and capitals

Read and interpret maps, timelines, and diagrams

Explore Wisconsin’s history, landforms, people, cities, government, and products

Identify the 5 regions of Wisconsin and its state symbols

Compare and contrast state government to federal government


Demonstrate singing on pitch & familiarity with solfege

Demonstrate a steady beat

Identify melodic direction, leaps and steps in music

Introduce students to ostinatos, repeated music phrases

Demonstrate echoing & singing in a round

Introduce students to musical sequencing, musical form (AB, ABA), and dotted rhythms

Recognize different vocal tone colors

Review harmony (partner songs, rounds, counter melodies)

Recognize instrumental tone colors

Introduce conducting using a 3 and 4 beat pattern.




Recognize a variety of art terms using the word wall.

Recognize Durer, Nevelson and Ringold and their works

Recognize art from the African, Grecian, Roman, and Navajo cultures

Use  a variety of media to create 2-D and 3-D art work.


Participate in a variety of activities which improve sport specific skills

Apply rules and strategies to game situations

Identify and participate in activities that will improve their physical fitness levels

Work cooperatively and positively with others

Understand and demonstrate good sportsmanship


List words that describe personal strengths and weaknesses

Set and achieve a personal goal

Describe how people cooperate with one another to reach goals

Describe and discuss various options and roles that interest them in their communities, family, and work.   List potential jobs of the future

List and demonstrate the steps of good decision making skills

Identify the feelings of others, reasons why they might be feeling this way, and act appropriately

Demonstrate impulse control and anger management

Write an autobiography for a class book


Use formal keyboarding skills to learn letter key positions

Use application software including a standard word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation program

General technology awareness including organizing and managing files

Use technology to access and transmit information


Exhibit basic performance skills for playing as a soloist and in an ensemble, including following a conductor

Perform first year notes and rhythms as appropriate for their instrument

Evaluate the quality of their and others’ performances

Demonstrate proper posture, hand, and playing position as well as correct embouchure to produce characteristic tone

Demonstrate basic articulations at a beginning level

Develop a productive routine for at-home practice

Develop responsible and cooperative behaviors for group participation

Demonstrate the basics of written notation and composition