Fourth Grade


As members of Yarmouth Elementary School students work to become caring, respectful, and fair citizens.

A Responsible Classroom Citizen

  • Exhibits verbal self-control

  • Exhibits physical self-control

  • Respects community members

  • Accepts responsibility for work

  • Accepts responsibility for behavior

  • Is a collaborative worker

A Self-Directed Lifelong Learner

  • Is organized

  • Attentive during instruction

  • Works independently

  • Strives for personal best

  • Perseveres with challenges

  • Completes homework

  • Communicates effectively


The reading and writing report card indicators are based on end-of-year standards from the Common Core.  It is common for students to still be “Developing” toward those standards midyear.  Unmarked indicators have not yet been assessed.  

Foundational Skills: 

  • Reading Habits: Reads independently with stamina and engagement

  • Phonics: Decodes by applying grade level phonics and word analysis 

  • Fluency: Reads texts with accuracy and fluency at grade level 

  • Comprehension: Comprehends texts at grade level 

Narrative Reading:

  • Summarize: Summarizes important parts of a story in sequence 

  • Compare and Contrast: Identifies similarities and differences across texts with attention to story elements

  • Infer: Uses evidence from the text to develop ideas about character traits and theme 

Informational Reading: 

  • Summarize: Summarizes the main idea with supporting details while excluding non-important details 

  • Text Features: Uses text features and structures to comprehend the text 

  • Analysis: Compares and contrasts important points across texts and develops a thesis about a topic 


Text Types and Purposes:

  • Narrative Writing

    • Structure: Writes sequenced and focused stories with leads, transitions, paragraphs and endings

    • Development: Includes effective word choice and uses details such as feelings, actions, dialogue, thoughts or figurative language

  • Informational Writing

    • Structure: Organizes writing in sections and paragraphs; uses various text structures to teach about a topic

    • Development: Includes facts, definitions, details, steps, observations, or anecdotes about a topic

  • Opinion Writing

    • Structure: Organizes writing in paragraphs to share an opinion using a lead, transitions and an ending

    • Development: Chooses important reasons, examples and details to convince a reader and provoke feelings

Writing Process:

  • Planning: Generates many ideas and deliberately decides how to plan their writing

  • Revising: Reviews writing to add details, reorganize and delete parts

  • Editing: Rereads writing to check for correct sentence structure, punctuation and capital letters

  • Spelling: Applies grade-level word study concepts and uses resources to help with spelling

  • Writing Habits: Writes with grade-level stamina, volume and engagement 


The following goals are expected to be secure by the end of Grade 2. Please note that these are secure goals, but they are not the only concepts to which students will be exposed at this grade level. Students will have a rich curriculum, and their experiences in math will introduce them to many new concepts that will deepen over time.

Operations and Algebraic Thinking

  • Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems.

  • Gain familiarity with factors and multiples.

  • Generate and analyze patterns.

  • Number and Operations in Base Ten<

  • Generalize place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers.

  • Use place value and properties of operations to do multi-digit arithmetic.

Number and Operations—Fractions

  • Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering.

  • Build fractions from unit fractions.

  • Understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimal fractions.

Measurement and Data

  • Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit.

  • Represent and interpret data.

  • Geometric measurement: understand concepts of angle and measure angles.


  • Draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by their properties.

Basic Fact Fluency

  • Multiplication

  • Division