Grade 4 Curriculum Highlights


  • Place Value: thousands, millions, compare and order, expanded/standard form

  • Addition and Subtraction Concepts: addition and subtraction of multidigit numbers up to 1,000,000; subtraction with regrouping

  • Multiplication: multiply by one-digit numbers, multiply by two-digit numbers, multiply with regrouping, multiply three to four digit numbers

  • Division: one-digit quotients, two-digit quotients, three-digit quotients, larger numbers in division, order of operations, finding the mean

  • Measurement: measure with inches, measure with metric units, customary units of capacity/weight, temperature, time, elapsed time

  • Statistics and Probability: pictographs, bar graphs, line graphs, line plots, circle graphs, probability 

  • Fractions: write fractions, fractions on a number line, equivalent fractions, LCM, GCF, add/subtract fractions (like and unlike denominators), improper fractions, add/subtract mixed numbers 

  • Geometry: points, lines, and line segments, rays and angles, parallel and perpendicular lines, circles, polygons, quadrilaterals, triangles, slides/flips/turns of an object

  • Perimeter and Area: perimeter formulas, area formulas, solid figures with perimeter/area 



  • Draw inferences from a text

  • Identify theme

  • Summarize a text

  • Describe a character, setting or event from the story

  • Identify story elements (characters, setting, theme, plot, conflict, resolution)

  • Use predictions 

  • Compare and contrast stories with the same theme

  • Use text-to-text connections, text-to-self connections, text-to-world connections


  • Comprehension of a variety of leveled biography, autobiography, historical books

  • Report on a topic or text

  • Pull important facts as supporting details from an informational text and summarize main ideas  

  • Interpret information using graphs and maps to bring clarity to the text

  • Use evidence to support points in a text

  • Compare and contrast information from two texts on the same topic

  • Explain how reasons and evidence support points in a text 

Language Arts

  • Apply word analysis skills and phonics to decode words

  • Decipher unfamiliar words by identifying the root word 

  • Determine the difference between fact and opinion

  • Write informational text using facts and details

  • Write a narrative using descriptive details and conclusion

  • Write a persuasive paragraph stating opinion, listing supporting details, and drawing a conclusion

  • Describe a character and its traits

  • Use the writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising, and editing) to strengthen writing

  • Use adverbs, adjectives, and transition words to enhance writing

  • Present a play with multiple speaking parts

  • Conventions of standard English/grammar

  • Identify similes and metaphors in a text and interpret their meanings

  • Provide antonyms and synonyms to given words


  • Demonstrate the command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation and spelling words 


  • Cursive alphabet 

Social Studies 

  • Geography: regions, states, capitals, counties, major cities, landforms, location, rivers, lakes, natural resources, climate, weather, map skills

  • Government: laws, branches of government, House of Representatives, Senate, legislator, governor, judicial system, political parties, current events

  • Economy: major industries in CT, goods and services in CT, supply and demand, imports and exports, taxes

  • History and Culture: CT Native Americans, European colonists in CT, state cultures (food, events, and religions), state symbols and influential people


  • Forces and simple machines

  • Matter, energy and electricity

  • Water cycle and weather


  • God’s goodness discovered in creation

  • The Ten Commandments

  • The Lord’s prayer

  • Jesus, our role model

  • The Beautitudes

  • The Mysteries of the Rosary