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What Your Child Will Learn in Fourth Grade:

CCSS StrandsStandards
Reading:Literature/Informational Text
  • Identify key ideas and details such as drawing inferences, determining the main idea, summarizing, and analyzing characters.
  • Recognize craft and structure such as understanding figurative language, the structure of a text, and the narrator’s point of view.
  • Integrate knowledge and ideas by comparing and contrasting stories in the same genre, and integrating information from two texts on the same topic.
  • Read a range of texts of various levels of text complexity.
Foundational Skills
  • Understand print concepts.
  • Show phonological awareness.
  • Use phonics in word recognition.
  • Read with fluency.
  • Write a variety of text types and for a variety of purposes.
  • Produce and distribute writing.
  • Research to build and present knowledge (integrating technology).
Speaking and Listening
  • Comprehend and collaborate.
  • Present knowledge and ideas.
  • Use the conventions of Standard English.
  • Acquire and use vocabulary.

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SMCPS Resources:

Additional Helpful Resources:

Resources to Support Your Child at Home:

Generic Resources

  • ABCYa- Online games students can play to practice various literacy skills

Resources Available through SMCPS

Recommended Reading/Online Books

Reading Comprehension




The following articles provide tips to support writing at home: