As a district, we strive to ensure every student learns at high levels. The curriculum we utilize, the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) are quite lengthy, and for that purpose, we must prioritize the standards for every student to master in order to be successful in the next grade level. We also include skills that your child will require for academic lifelong success. Our teachers and district leaders collaborated to determine those essential standards to ensure your child’s success. In an effort to gain your support, we have compiled the essential standards for math and reading on the back of this document.
In the event your child is not successful in mastering these skills, we will provide additional support during our daily intervention time. This support is targeted and timely to meet your child’s needs. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Our 4th grade reading essential standards are:
Foundational Language Skills
4.2A Demonstrate and apply phonetic knowledge by: 4.2BDemonstrate and apply spelling knowledge
4.3B use context within and beyond a sentence to determine the relevant meaning of unfamiliar words or multiple-meaning words
4.6E make connections to personal experiences, ideas in other texts, and society
4.7D retell, paraphrase, or summarize texts in ways that maintain meaning and logical order
4.8A infer basic themes supported by text evidence
4.8C Analyze plot elements, including the rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution.
4.9D recognize characteristics and structures of informational text, including (i)central idea with supporting evidence;
4.10A Explain the author's purpose and message within a text.
4.10D Describe how the author's use of imagery, literal and figurative language such as simile and metaphor, and sound devices such as alliteration and assonance achieves specific purposes.
4.11A plan a first draft, develop, revise, & edit, drafts
4.11BDevelop drafts into a focused, structured, and coherent piece of writing by:
4.11CRevise drafts to improve sentence structure and word choice by adding, deleting, combining, and rearranging ideas for coherence and clarity.
4.11DEdit drafts using standard English conventions, including:
Our 4th grade math essential standards are:
4.2(B) represent the value of the digit in whole numbers through 1,000,000,000 and decimals to the hundredths using expanded notation and numerals
4.2(G) relate decimals to fractions that name tenths and hundredths
4.3(D) compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators and represent the comparison using the symbols >, =, or <
4.4(A) add and subtract whole numbers and decimals to the hundredths place using the standard algorithm
4.4(D) use strategies and algorithms, including the standard algorithm, to multiply up to a four‐digit number by a one‐digit number and to multiply a two‐digit number by a two‐digit number. Strategies may include mental math, partial products, and the commutative, associative, and distributive properties
4.4(F) use strategies and algorithms, including the standard algorithm, to divide up to a four‐digit dividend by a one‐digit divisor
4.4(H) solve with fluency one‐ and two‐step problems involving multiplication and division, including interpreting remainder sentence
4.5(A) represent multi‐step problems involving the four operations with whole numbers using strip diagrams and equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity
4.5(D) solve problems related to perimeter and area of rectangles where dimensions are whole numbers
4.6(D) classify two‐dimensional figures based on the presence or absence of parallel or perpendicular lines or the presence or absence of angles of a specified size
4.7(C) determine the approximate measures of angles in degrees to the nearest whole number using a protractor
4.8(C) solve problems that deal with measurements of length, intervals of time, liquid volumes, mass, and money using addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division as appropriate
4.9(A) represent data on a frequency table, dot plot, or stem‐and‐leaf plot marked with whole numbers and fractions
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