Blackstone-Millville


Regional School District

Grade Four Curriculum

Grade Four Curriculum

English language Arts

Language, Reading and Literature, Composition, Media

  • Rules and roles in discussions
  • Gathering information for projects
  • Giving oral presentations
  • The meanings of Greek and Latin roots and suffixes and prefixes
  • Solving words using letter sounds, patterns, and syllabication
  • Using a dictionary and thesaurus
  • Adapting language to persuade, explain, or seek information
  • Rhyme, rhythm, repetition, similes, and sensory details in poems
  • Identifying the use of language: puns, figurative language, and idioms
  • Nouns, verbs, adjectives and adverbs
  • Compound and complex sentence structure
  • New vocabulary from other languages. antonyms, synonyms, and multiple meaning words
  • Analyzing literature using various elements to identify theme, character traits, the speaker, and literary devices to make predictions
  • Evaluating setting, characters, and events
  • Locating facts that answer the reader’s questions
  • Characteristics of various genre (traditional literature, historical novels, informational text short stories, myth, and folktales)
  • Using charts and maps to comprehend text
  • Comprehend text using a variety of skills and strategies, predicting, text connections, summarizing, clarifying, sequence, cause and effect
  • The components of composition writing: organization, drafting, revising, editing and publishing
  • Applying correct mechanics and punctuation
  • Writing stories, poems, personal narrative, friendly letters, and directions using adequate supportive details
  • Cursive writing

History and Social Science

Locating continents, oceans, 5 major rivers and mountain ranges on maps and globes

  • Maps and globes while studying North American.
  • US states, capitals, and major cities and their climate, physical features, and natural resources
  • supply and demand
  • Historical landmarks
  • Immigration, indigenous groups, and the rights and responsibilities of citizens
  • Mexico and Canada

Science and Technology Engineering

Characteristics of living things (plants and animals)

  • Structures, functions and adaptations of plants and animals
  • Physical Science: properties of objects and materials, forms of energy, electrical, magnetic, sound and lights
  • Simple machines

Mathematics

Number Sense, Patterns and Relations, Geometry and Measurement, Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability

  • Reading , writing, and comparing numbers to 100,000
  • Common fractions, mixed numbers (1 ½,) equivalent fractions, mixed numbers, decimals, and ordering fractions
  • Generating equivalent forms of common decimals and fractions
  • Reading , naming, and writing decimals between 0 and 1 up to the hundredths
  • Recognizing classes to which numbers may belong, (odd, even, factors, multiples of a number and square numbers.
  • Solving word problems
  • The use of inverse operation in multiplication and division
  • Selecting, using and explaining the communicative, associative and identity properties of operations on whole numbers in problems
  • Multiplication and division facts to 12
  • Adding and subtracting to 5 digits
  • Multiplying 3- digit numbers by 2- digit numbers
  • Dividing a 3-digit number by 1 digit using standard algorithm
  • Rounding whole numbers to 100,000
  • Use a variety of strategies to estimate
  • Creating, describing, and extending patterns including multiplication patterns
  • Identifying angles
  • Reading a graph using ordered pairs of numbers, letters and points
  • Describing and applying techniques such as rotations, turns and slides, etc.
  • Predicting and validating the results of folding, combining 2 and 3 dimensional shapes
  • Simple unit conversions 12 inches = one foot
  • Telling time to the minute and elapsed time
  • Estimating and finding the area and perimeter of regular and irregular shape
  • Customary and metric measurement (inch, centimeter)
  • Collecting organizing, displaying and analyzing data
  • Stating, classifying, and listing outcomes of probability

Physical Education/Health and Wellness

Students practice basic skills required for participation in a variety of lead-up games and sports. In addition, physical fitness, good sportsmanship, and proper social interactions are emphasized.


Music

All students will learn octaves, time signatures, vocal parts: bass, alto, tenor, and soprano. Students will be introduced to cultural songs from Europe , Mexico , and Canada while learning how to play the recorder.


Art

Students should have sufficient knowledge of art vocabulary and an understanding of the safe use of materials. They will have knowledge of 2 and 3 dimensional shapes, form pattern, symmetry, and composition. They can copy objects semi-realistically. They will explain the process and selection of their work for an exhibit.


Library

Additional studies of genre will include short stories and novels. Students will continue to learn strategies to gather organize, and analyze information for research. The internet will be used to gain information.