Fourth Grade

Fourth Grade

English Language Arts
(from the Florida B.E.S.T. Standards for ELA)
“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss

In 4th grade, reading comprehension is still a primary focus. An important distinction between narrator point of view and character perspective is addressed. Writing instruction increases and logical reasons, sequencing, and organization are emphasized. Students study plot and the ways in which it is impacted by other story elements. This is also the first time students are working with implied themes. Problem and solution and description are added as text structures for informational text. Students are also determining which sources in their research are valid.

To help prepare your child for success in reading and writing, view the 
Florida B.E.S.T. Parent Guide for English Language Arts (available in English and Spanish).

(from the Grade 4 B.E.S.T. Instructional Guide for Mathematics)

In grade 4, instructional time will emphasize four areas: 
(1) extending understanding of multi-digit multiplication and division; 
(2) developing the relationship between fractions and decimals and beginning operations with both;
(3) classifying and measuring angles; and
(4) developing an understanding for interpreting data to include mode, median and range.

Other Curriculum Areas
For more information on the curriculum, information, and resources for other subjects being taught, such as Science, Health, and Social Studies, visit the OCPS Curriculum & Digital Learning page for Curriculum Areas.

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