4th Grade Competencies


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Behaviors That Affect Learning Literacy Math Science Social Studies

Behaviors That Affect Learning

  • Shows respect for self, adults, children, and property.
  • Works cooperatively.
  • Uses time productively.
  • Listens attentively.
  • Follows directions.
  • Organizes materials and tasks.
  • Strives to produce quality work.
  • Participates and contributes to own learning.
  • Handles/Resolves conflicts appropriately.
  • Problem solves and thinks independently.

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  • Determines the main idea and details to make meaning from texts.
  • Analyzes how author's craft and structure (i.e., word choice, point of view, structures; such as compare/contrast, cause/effect, problem/solution) impact meaning.
  • Integrates literature, informational text, pictures, graphics, and/or videos to build a deeper understanding of a topic or theme.
  • Reads with appropriate rate, accuracy, and expression to support comprehension.


  • Writes an opinion, informative, or narrative piece for a specific purpose and audience.
  • Uses correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure when writing.
  • Uses the writing process to publish a clear piece (i.e., plan, draft, revise, edit and publish).
  • Conducts research to share new information.

Speaking & Listening

  • Participates in collaborative conversations.
  • Clearly presents information with supporting evidence.


  • Defines and applies meaning to new vocabulary using a variety of strategies.

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  • Uses four operations with whole numbers to solve problems including multi step word problems.
  • Gains familiarity with factors and multiples
  • Generalizes and analyzes patterns.
  • Uses place value strategies to understand multi-digit numbers.
  • Uses place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit problems.
  • Extends understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering and build fractions from unit fractions.
  • Understands decimal notations for fractions, and compare decimal fractions.
  • Solves problems involving measurement and conversions of measurement.
  • Represents and interprets data.
  • Geometric measurement – understands concepts of angles, measuring angles finding area and perimeter.
  • Draws and identifies lines and angles, classifies shapes by properties of their lines and angles.
  • Add and Subtract within 1,000,000.
  • Communicates reasoning and explains thinking using vocabulary.
  • Models thinking using words, pictures, symbols and/or mathematical models.
  • Solves problems using structures and patterns.

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  • Applies scientific inquiry skills (i.e., observe, classify, measure, communicate, infer, predict, and experiment).
  • Describes factors that impact ecosystems (e.g., food chain, water cycle, environmental factors).

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Social Studies

  • Applies map skills to gather information
  • Demonstrates that each of the five regions has its own culture, history, geography, and resources that impact the region’s growth and development

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