Fourth Grade Curriculum

  • Literacy and Content (Social Studies or Science, Reading and Writing) - 

    Mini Lessons (synchronous) - the lesson will be 20 - 30 minutes. These lessons will focus on Social Studies or Science Content with reading and writing strategies implemented within the content material.

    Guided Reading/Book Clubs/Listening to Reading (synchronous) - students will be assigned to a guided reading group or book club that will meet with Ms. J., the EL (English Language) teacher or the SPED (Special Education) teacher at a specified time and date.  


    Lessons (synchronous):

     - Number Talks

     - students will watch a short video on the lesson for the day and interact with the teacher and classmates about the lesson.

    Independent work time (asynchronous):  

     - students will be completing their assignment from the lesson.

     - Students will also be working on math skills through ST Math, IXL or other apps or games

     - Math Review - students will complete the math review and post it on the Media Album in Schoology so students can see each other's work. 

    Small Groups (synchronous): students will be assigned into small groups with Ms. J to work on math skills at a specified time and day of the week. 


    Content - Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, Counselor -

    Social Studies - North American Studies/Maps/Native Americans from MN

    North American studies - we focus on the regions of Canada, United States of America and Mexico. We also discuss the people, cultures and land.

    Maps - we discuss longitude and latitude and types of maps.

    Native Americans from MN - We will learn about the history of these Native Americans and where they are today. 


    Science -  

    Nature of Science and Engineering

    • Describe the positive and negative impacts that the designed world has on the natural world as more and more engineered products and services are created and used.

    Energy: Magnetism, Electricity, and Heat

    • Compare materials that are conductors and insulators of heat and/or electricity. For example: Glass conducts heat well, but is a poor conductor of electricity.
    • Demonstrate how an electric current can produce a magnetic force. For example: Construct an electromagnet to pick up paperclips.


    • Test and evaluate solutions, considering advantages and disadvantages of the engineering solution, and communicate the results effectively.

    Human Immune System

    • Recognize that the body has defense systems against germs, including tears, saliva, skin and blood.

    States of Matter

    • Describe how the states of matter change as a result of heating and cooling.


    • Identify where water collects on Earth, including atmosphere, ground and surface water, and describe how water moves through the Earth system using the processes of evaporation, condensation and precipitation.
    • Describe how the methods people utilize to obtain and use water in their homes and communities can affect water supply and quality.