Grade 4 Curriculum Summary


    • Represent and solve multiplication, division, and multi-step problems
    • Use factors and multiples
    • Identify, explain, and generate number and shape patterns
    • Determine the missing elements in or rule for function tables
    • Determine the missing symbol in number sentences
    • Fluently multiply and divide to 100.
    • Apply place value and rounding
    • Add and subtract within 1,000,000
    • Multiply whole numbers by one- or two-digit numbers
    • Divide whole numbers by one-digit divisors
    • Estimate answers to problems
    • Apply equivalent fraction concepts
    • Add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers
    • Multiply a fraction by a whole number
    • Solve fraction word problems
    • Apply decimal place value concepts
    • Convert measurements
    • Solve measurement word problems
    • Solve area and perimeter problems
    • Tell time and calculate elapsed time
    • Organize, represent, and interpret data using graphs and line plots
    • Use a protractor
    • Solve unknown angle problems
    • Draw and identify geometric terms and classify 2-D figures
    • Apply concepts of symmetry


  • Informational Text

    • Determine main idea and explain how it is supported by details
    • Make inferences and explain ideas based upon text evidence
    • Compare and contrast topics from two points of view
    • Use text structure to interpret text
    • Integrate information from two texts on the same topic
    • Determine the meanings of words, phrases, and figurative language


    • Determine the theme from details
    • Cite details to make inferences
    • Describe a character, setting, or event in depth
    • Compare and contrast an event from two different points of view
    • Compare and contrast themes, topics, and patterns
    • Determine the meanings of words, phrases, and figurative language


    • Write routinely over extended times
    • Write informative texts that introduce the topic, convey information clearly, develop the topic with details using precise language, organize information into paragraphs with transitions, and provide a conclusion
    • Write opinion pieces that state an opinion, provide reasons supported by facts, use precise words, and create an organizational structure with a conclusion
    • Write narrative pieces that develop real or imagined events, introduce a narrator and characters, use dialog and descriptions to convey character responses, organize the sequence of events and provide closure, and choose words carefully
    • Draw evidence from texts to support analysis and reflection
    • Use technology to produce and publish writing
    • Conduct research and gather information from sources which are documented
    • Apply conventions of grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling
    • Develop and strengthen writing by planning, revising, and editing

Spelling and Word Study

    • Read unfamiliar multisyllable words using letter-sound correspondence, syllabication, and morphology

Listening and Speaking

    • Build on others’ ideas
    • Differentiate between contexts that require formal vs. informal English
    • Use proper conventions of English

Science and STEM

    • Animal adaptations and ecosystems
    • Energy and electricity
    • Rocks and minerals

Social Studies

    • Geography of Pennsylvania
    • Pennsylvania history – early settlers, William Penn, role in the new nation
    • Pennsylvania government
    • Pennsylvania’s social, political, cultural, and economic contributions


    • View and discuss historic and contemporary works of art
    • Identify style, interpret meaning, and evaluate design elements
    • Communicate and develop ideas through images and objects created
    • Observational drawing skills
    • Deepen understanding of spatial relationships, proportion, and scale
    • Explore artistic problem solving
    • Consider design choices made by artists, architects, and designers
    • Present and critique artwork


    • Songs using So, Mi, La, Re, Do, high Do, low So, low La
    • Harmony, texture, timbre
    • Performing advanced rhythmic patterns on classroom instruments
    • Melodic patterns on instruments
    • Musical alphabet including D space
    • Music of Pennsylvania, folk songs, and dances

    Opportunity for beginning band or orchestra instrument small group instruction and ensemble rehearsal

Physical Education and Health

    • Cooperation with others and competition against self
    • Good sportsmanship
    • Aerobic and cooperative activities
    • Team skills in game situations (dribbling, scoring, throwing, catching, striking)
    • Components of fitness and goal setting and fitness assessments
    • Track and field events


    • Using the Big6 Research Process
    • Using keywords
    • Using relevant and reliable digital sources
    • Healthy media choices