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! 


The Seer of Shadows by Avi

Cicada Summer by Andrea Beaty

Masterpiece by Elise Broach
Obi, Gerbil on the Loose by Delaney

Kenny & the Dragon by Tony DiTerlizzi

The Gollywhopper Game by Jody Feldman

The Girl Who Could Fly. Feiwel & Friends by Victoria Forester

Eleven by Patricia Giff

Bird Lake Moon by Kevin Henkes

Piper Reed: Navy Brat by Kimberly Holt

Safe at Home by Mike Lupica

11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass

Mogo, the Third Warthog by Donna Napoli

Someone Named Eva by Joan Wolf

The Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 by Laurence Yep


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