Fourth Grade

Meet the Teacher


Mrs. Debbie Fowler

Curriculum Highlights

Fourth Grade Curriculum The core subjects of fourth grade are Religion, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies and Handwriting. The following sections describe the general objectives for these subjects.

Language Arts

Textbook resources to support the curriculum: Open Court Reading, Spelling and Vocabulary

  • Read and comprehend a variety of literary and informational texts in groups and independently.

  • Use word analysis and vocabulary strategies to read fluently.

  • Recall plot, main idea, setting, characters, and sequence of events.

  • Demonstrate the ability to compare and contrast.

  • Predict outcomes, retell stories, and draw conclusions.

  • Recognize a variety of literary forms.

  • Recognize the characteristics of poetry.

  • Utilizes the five-step writing process.

  • Uses correct grammar and sentence structure in writing and speaking.

  • Recognizes and uses nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, and conjunctions.

  • Practices proper cursive writing skills.

  • Differentiated spelling instruction using phonics skills.


Progress in Mathematics ; Sadlier-Oxford Textbook resources to support the curriculum:

  • Apply place value concepts through millions to express numbers in standard, word, and expanded forms, compare and round whole numbers to a given place, and add and subtract multi-digit numbers.

  • Multiply whole numbers up to 4 digits by 1 digit.

  • Multiply 2 two-digit numbers.

  • Divide up to a four-digit dividend by 1-digit divisor with and without remainders.

  • Apply properties of fractions to compare fractions using benchmarks, common denominators, or equivalency.

  • Apply rules of fractions to add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers with like denominators and multiply a fraction by a whole number.

  • Apply concepts of decimals to the hundredths to compare, add, subtract, and multiply decimals, and to convert fractions to decimals.

  • Classify 2D and 3D figures based upon attributes such as lines, angles, and symmetry.

  • Apply area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems.


Textbook resources that support the curriculum: Science ; Scott Foresman

  • Conduct simple investigations to observe the transfer of energy by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.

  • Build simple circuit to demonstrate the flow of electricity.

  • Describe the transfer of sound waves as they travel through matter, including the human ear.

  • Develop a model to describe that light reflecting from objects and entering the eye allows objects to be seen.

  • Conduct simple investigations to explain the effects of the forces of motion, magnetism, and electricity.

  • Investigate the sources of energy and the impact of energy uses on the environment.

  • Create simple and compound machines to demonstrate motion.

  • Conduct experiments based on the scientific method.

Social Studies

Textbook resources that support the curriculum: Building a Nation; Scott Foresman

  • Interpret maps in order to locate landforms, states and capitals, natural resources, regions and global features.

  • Give examples of religious influence, economic activities and politics among the three colonial regions.

  • Explain the religious, political, and economic factors that led to the Revolutionary War.

  • Summarize the outcomes and influences of major battles and leaders of the American Revolution.

  • Explain the creation and structure of the U.S. government, the rights and responsibilities of U.S. citizens, and the influence of religious institutions on the government and citizenship.

  • Describe the causes and effects of westward expansion on the U.S.

  • Describe the political, social, and economic causes, key battles, and effects of the American Civil War.

  • Explain the goals of Reconstruction, including, but not limited to, the Thirteenth, Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments, Freedmen’s Bureau, and sharecropping.