4th Grade

4th Grade



  • I can explain the value of each digit in a multi-digit number is ten times the value of the digit to the right.

  • I can add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm or addition properties and subtraction rules.

  • I can use mental math or estimation to check if my answer is reasonable

  • I can multiply a multi-digit number by a one-digit number

  • I can use the 4 operations to solve word problems of various types.

  • I can divide a multi-digit number by a one digit number

  • I can generate patterns that follow a given rule

  • I can name two dimensional figures

  • I can classify and identify two-dimensional figures based on their properties including parallel and perpendicular sides and angle measures.

  • I can use the formula for finding area of a rectangle to solve problems.

  • I can use the formula for finding the perimeter of a rectangle to solve problems.

  • I can convert from one unit of measure to another using km, m, cm, mm; kg, g; lb, oz; l, ml, hr, sec; in, ft, yd while solving problems.

  • I can independently read, for a period of forty minutes continuously, and understand text at a 4th grade level. (F&P end S)

  • I can determine a text’s theme, give a detailed description of story elements and give a summary.

  • I can draw inferences from a text.

  • I can compare and contrast characters’ point of view.

  • I can determine meaning of words in a text, including words related to Greek mythology.

  • I can refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what an informational text says explicitly.

  • I can determine the main idea and key details in an informational text, and summarize the text.

  • I can understand academic vocabulary in 4th grade science and social studies texts.

  • I can describe an informational text’s structure (compare and contrast, cause and effect, chronological).

  • I can compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.

  • I can use text features (charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) to better understand an informational text.

  • I can write an opinion piece that includes an introduction that states an opinion, support the opinion with facts, transition words between paragraphs and an ending section or statement that relates to the opinion.

  • I can write an informational piece that introduces a topic with information grouped into paragraphs that includes text features (e.g. illustrations, headings), precise vocabulary words, facts, definitions and quotes transition words between informational sections and an ending statement or section that relates to the information in the writing.

  • I can write a narrative (either fictional or personal) that establishes a character or narrator, includes how the character reacts to events, uses time order transitions, includes dialogue and precise literary language, and provides a sense of closure at the end.

  • I can write about reading (either literary or informational text).

  • I can conduct research and present a report about a topic.

  • I can participate in class discussions and small collaborative groups by listening, asking questions, sharing ideas, and building on the ideas of others.

  • I can write independently for a period of thirty minutes.


Social Studies

Physical Science

  • I can explain the relationship between the speed and the energy of an object, and how energy changes when objects collide..

  • I can make observations to show that energy can be transferred from place to place by sound, light, heat, and electric currents.

  • I can design a device that shows ways in which energy can be transferred.

  • I can describe that energy and fuels are derived from natural resources and their uses affect the environment.

  • I can develop a model of waves to show patterns of amplitude and wavelength.

  • I can explore ways that information can be transmitted using patterns of waves.

    Life Science

  • I can describe and model how light enters the eye.

  • I can construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures to help them survive, grow, react to stimuli and reproduce.

  • I can model how animals sense the world around them and respond to information from their environment.

    Earth Science

  • I can understand how rock formations and fossils provide evidence for the changes in landscapes over time.

  • I can make observations and measurements that provide information about the effects of weathering and erosion on the Earth’s surface.

  • I can analyze and interpret data from models and maps to describe the patterns of Earth’s features.

  • I can generate and compare solutions to reduce the impacts of natural Earth processes due to humans.

  • I can explain the services provided by the federal government.

  • I can explain the three branches of the federal government.

  • I can name the different regions of the US and explain the differences between them.

  • I can name states/ their capitals and locate them on a map.

  • I can explain the reasons for the American Revolution.

  • I can explain the results of the American Revolution.

  • I can develop a business plan.

  • I can explain why businesses specialize and trade.



I can do everything I did in 3rd grade and the following:

  • I can identify, create and perform using a major scale, solfege, syncopated rhythms, tied rhythms and triplet rhythms

  • I can create and perform movement to match the form and feeling of a song

  • I can perform a partner song

  • I can identify, create and perform in 6/8 meter

  • I can play the recorder with proper technique

  • I can identify, create and perform using the notes B,A,G


  • I can demonstrate knowledge of color theory

  • I can apply knowledge of tools and materials

  • I can generate original thoughts and ideas


  • I can utilize technology to present artwork

  • I can explain my artwork or portfolio work

  • I can identify good application of design principles


  • I can analyze components of visual imagery that convey messages

  • I can compare and contrast with the interpretation of others

  • I can speculate about processes an artist uses to create a work of art


  • I can create art creations that reflect community, tradition, and cultural influences

  • I can identify art concepts in the world around me

  • I can interpret art to learn more about the beliefs of others, as well as, a means to express my own beliefs