Welcome to the 4th Grade Website!

Fourth Grade 2019-2020

Dear Parents and Students,

We hope you're all staying safe and healthy at home. The school will be closed for the remainder of the year, but we are still here for you. Here is a link for an optional packet of work and activities that you may complete at home. 4th Grade Distance Learning All of the material is review and no new concepts are being introduced.  If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your child's teacher.

-The Fourth Grade Team

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Marking Period 3 Objectives
**The objectives in blue have already been introduced/taught**
MATH (12)
4.2a – Compare/order fractions and mix numbers – Compare and order no more than four fractions having like and unlike denominators of 12 or less, using concrete and pictorial models.
4.2b –Equivalent Fractions – Represent equivalent fractions through twelfths, using region/area models, set models, and measurement/length models.
4.2c –Division statements that represents a fraction, with models and in context– Identify the division statement that represents a fraction with models and in context (e.g., 3 5 means the same as 3 divided by 5 or 3 5 represents the amount of muffin each of five children will receive when sharing 3 muffins equally).
4.3a – Representing Decimals - Read, write, represent, and identify decimals expressed through thousandths.
4.3b – Rounding Decimals - Round decimals to the nearest whole number
4.3c - Compare/order Decimals - Compare two decimals expressed through thousandths, using symbols (>, <, =, and ≠) and/or words (is greater than, is less than, is equal to, and is not equal to)
Order a set of up to four decimals, expressed through thousandths, from least to greatest or greatest to least.
4.3d – Decimal and Fraction Equivalents - Given a model, write the decimal and fraction equivalents
4.5aCommon Multiples/Factors – Determine common multiples and factors, including least common multiple and greatest common factor.
4.5b - Add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers having like and unlike denominators - Add and subtract fractions (proper or improper) and/or mixed numbers, having like and unlike denominators limited to 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 12, and simplify the resulting fraction. (Subtraction with fractions will be limited to problems that do not require regrouping)
4.5c - Solve single-step practical problems involving addition and subtraction with fractions and mixed numbers - Solve single-step practical problems that involve addition and subtraction with fractions (proper or improper) and/or mixed numbers, having like and unlike denominators limited to 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, and 12, and simplify the resulting fraction.
4.6a – Add/Subtract Decimals - Add and subtract decimals through thousandths, using concrete materials, pictorial representations, and paper and pencil. 

4.4a – Context Clues Use context to clarify meaning of unfamiliar words and phrases.
4.4b – Roots and Affixes Use knowledge of roots and affixes to determine the meaning of new words.
4.4c – Word-Reference – Use word-reference materials4.5k – Monitor comprehension – Use reading strategies throughout the reading process to monitor comprehension of narrative text.
4.6a – Text Features – Use text features such as type, headings, and graphics, to predict and categorize information
4.6b – Author’s Purpose Explain the author’s purpose.
4.6c – Main idea Identify the main idea in narrative text.
4.6d – Supporting Details Summarize supporting details from narrative text.
4.6e – Draw Conclusions/Make Inferences Draw conclusions and make inferences using textual information as support.
4.6f– Cause and Effect Distinguish between cause and effect in nonfiction texts.
4.6g – Fact/Opinion - Distinguish between fact and opinion.

4.7a - Writing Process – Engage in writing as a process
4.7b – Intended Audience – Identify the intended audience when writing for a variety of purposes: to describe, inform, to entertain, to explain, and to persuade.
4.7c – Narrow the Topic – Organize information to narrow the topic.
4.7d – Pre-writing - Use a variety of pre-writing strategies
4.7f – Central idea – Organize information to convey a central idea.
4.7i – Elaborate Writing – Elaborate writing by including details to support the purpose
4.7j – Expression of Opinion – Express an opinion about a topic and provide fact-based reasons to support
4.7l – Elements of style – Utilize elements of style, including word choice and sentence variation
4.8 – Edit Writing – Edit writing for capitalization, spelling, sentence structure, and paragraphing
VS.7a – Events Leading to War – Identify and explain the major events that lead to the Civil War

VS.7a – Differences Between Northern and Southern States
– Explain the differences between the northern and southern states that divided Virginians and led to war

VS.7a – Creation of West Virginia – Explain and identify the reasons West Virginia was created and seceded from Virginia

VS.7b – Major Battles of the Civil War – Describe Virginia’s role in the war and identify the major battles that took place in Virginia

VS.7c – Varied Roles of Virginians – Describe the roles of American Indians, whites, enslaved African Americans, and free African Americans

VS.7c – Roles and influences of Famous Virginians/Americans – Identify and describe the roles famous Virginians/Americans played before and during the Civil War.

VS.8a – Effects of Reconstruction – Identify the effects of Reconstruction on life in Virginia

VS.8b – Effects of Segregation and “Jim Crow” Laws – Identify the effects of segregation and “Jim Crow” on life in Virginia for American Indians, whites, and African Americans.

VS.8c – Growth of Virginia’s Economy – Describe the importance of railroads, new industries, and the growth of cities to Virginia’s economic development.


4.3a – Conductors and Insulators – Describe how electrical energy flows and identify objects that are conductors and insulators which affects the flow of electrical energy

4.3b – Basic Circuits – Describe and identify how basic (open/closed; series/parallel) circuits work.

4.3c – Static Electricity – Describe how static electricity is created and occurs in nature.

4.3d – Energy Transformations – Describe and identify the many types of energy (thermal, radiant, and mechanical)

4.3e – Simple Electromagnets and Magnetism – Describe and explain how electricity is generated by a moving magnetic field.

4.3f – Historical Contributions – Describe the contributions of Ben Franklin, Michael Faraday, and Thomas Edison

4.5a – Animal Adaptions – Identify the differences between structural and behavioral adaptations and understand that adaptations help an organism succeed in a given environment.

4.5b – Populations, Communities, and Ecosystems – Identify and explain the differences of populations, communities, and ecosystems and how they interrelate to one another

4.5c – Food Webs – Describe and explain the flow of energy through food webs.

4.5d – Habitats/Niches – Describe why certain communities exist in a given habitat and compare and contrast the niches of several different organisms within a community.

4.5e – Changes in an Organism’s Niche – Identify and describe the changes in an organism’s niche at various stages in its life cycle.

4.5f – Human Influences on Ecosystems – Identify and explain the positive and negative influences human activity can affect an ecosystem. 



Study Resources

Quizlet is a free online study resource.  You can import the information from the flashcards and create your own online!  You can play matching games, take practice tests, and learn in many other ways.  It is a wonderful tool!

Cram is another great resource that students really enjoy!  Cram allows you to export your falshcards as a pdf.  Students can print, fold, glue, and put on a key ring!  Students can also play fun games that enhance their memorization skills.  This site is also free!