Fourth Grade

Entering Fourth Grade Expectations


*Reads on or above a third-grade level

*Uses reading strategies to comprehend fiction and non-fiction

-main idea -facts and details

-sequencing events -cause and effect

-compare / contrast -making predictions

-drawing conclusions -word meaning in context

-fact and opinion -the author’s purpose


*Uses the writing process (brainstorming, drafting, revising, editing) to

write a story with a beginning, middle, and end

*Uses the writing process to write an essay to explain why (example:

student can explain why a certain time of year is their favorite)

*Can classify words as nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs

*Correct and consistent usage of punctuation (period, question

mark, exclamation point, quotation marks)

*Can restate a question into a complete answer


*Knows addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts

*Addition and subtraction with regrouping

*Place value



*Knows the home address and phone numbers for parents/guardians

*The most important thing is to find an author or book that your child ENJOYS reading independently! 


Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Stuart Little by E.B. White

Frindle by Andrew Clements

Runaway Ralph by Beverly Clearly

Fudge-a-mania by Judy Blume

The Whipping Boy by Sid Fleischman

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan

My Weird School (series) by Dan Gutman

The Spiderwick Chronicles (series) by Holly Black

The Word Eater by Mary Amato

The Chronicles of Narnia C.S. Lewis

-Any books about Florida, Florida history and St. Augustine