By the end of 4th Grade, a student will:

Spelling/Language Arts

  • Write dictated sentences and paragraphs, using accurate spelling and punctuation
  • Write summaries of stories
  • Take simple notes in their own words, listing main ideas and significant details
  • Write and orally present book reports referring to the main characters and the sequence of events, using visual aids
  • Identify subject verbs, adverbs, prepositions, and conjunctions in sentences
  • Distinguish concrete and abstract nouns
  • Proofread their writing
  • Improve study skills


  • Identify, read, and write the numeral of any whole number through hundred millions and tell the place value of each digit
  • Find the product or quotient for any basic multiplication or division fact by instant recall
  • Give the multiplication-division fact family for any basic fact of multiplication or division
  • Relate an improper fraction to its equivalent mixed numeral, and conversely
  • Order any set of two or more fractions or mixed numerals from least to greatest
  • Find the sum or difference of any two decimals to hundredths
  • Find the probability of an event in a simple experiment


  • Identify literature as being folk and fairy tales, historical fiction, or as nonfiction then distinguish between realistic fiction and fantasy
  • Discriminate between figurative and idiomatic language
  • Discriminate between stressed and unstressed syllables in oral and written words
  • Identify the use and purpose of symbolism in a selection
  • Recognize bias in a selection
  • Develop essential decoding skills
  • Develop fluency in oral reading
  • Identify supportive details


  • Tell how moving water, wind, and ice shape the land
  • Identify natural resources
  • Identify what happens as a physical or chemical change takes place
  • Understand basic needs of animals and their adaptations
  • Explain the classification system of animals
  • Identify different forms of electrical energy
  • Classify objects as conductors or insulators of electricity
  • Relate the functions of respiratory, circulatory, immune, and excretory systems

Social Studies

  • Describe the role Christian beliefs played in motivating migration
  • Recognize the characteristics that allow us to group states into geographic regions
  • Contrast geographical features and climates of the Southwest, Southeast, Northeast, Middle West, Mountain States, and West regions
  • Describe regional and ethnic differences in lifestyles, foods, music, religion, and forms of entertainment
  • Identify the capitol of each state in the United States
  • Use latitude and longitude lines to find a location on a map
  • Identify and explain the functions of the three branches in state and federal government
  • Identify Missouri state symbols
  • Recognize the contributions certain people from Missouri gave to our nation through politics, inventions, and personal accomplishments