Elementary » Fourth Grade

Fourth Grade

Language Arts / Reading


          Language Arts and Reading are taught with a combination of the Houghton-Mifflin Reading Series, The Write Source, and Wordly Wise Vocabulary. Students will also be reading and working with three additional chapter books during the course of the school year. These books will further enhance reading, comprehension, and vocabulary skills and will instill a love of reading for each student. Students goals will include literary response and analysis, writing strategies, basic sentence structure, vocabulary, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling.




We continue our use of Singapore Math and drills to improve on previously learned concepts. At this point all students should starting to master the following concepts:


  • Data, Graphing and Time
  • Multiplication/Division Facts- Multiplying 1-4 digit numbers
  • Dividing 1-2 digit divisors/long division
  • Fractions/Decimals
  • Algebra Concepts, Measurement and Graphing
  • Geometry
  • Probability Equations

Social Studies: California History

          Each chapter is enhanced with geography studies, map skills, literature connections and discussions that further critical/analytical thinking. The students are challenged with mini-group projects that are research based, and are given the opportunity to give oral presentations. Students are required to do a written and oral report on a California Mission and must build a model of said mission. Field trips include, but are not limited to, the San Gabriel Mission and The California Adventure Youth Education Program. These trips are linked to curriculum to further enhance classroom learning.



          The students’ learning of science is enhanced with class group projects, observations and journal writing exercises. Students are encouraged to take part in their learning by bring items to class that relate to our topics. Students are encouraged to present and discuss their items to the large group. A field trip to the Science Center in Los Angeles provides the students with hands-on activities that support our studies.



          The students are also taught by several other teachers in the areas of Vocal and Instrumental Music, Drama, Physical Education, Art, and Technology.