Intermediate Grades » 4th Grade

4th Grade

Fourth Grade Goals


Students will…

  • Recognize that Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life who teaches us how to live
  • Experience participation in Liturgies and Prayer Services
  • Understand and apply the Beatitudes and Ten Commandments in their daily lives
  • Recognize various Saints and Martyrs of the Church
  • Recognize that what we believe, how we worship, live, and pray makes a difference in our lives
  • Recognize that feelings are a gift from God, and that being pure of heart, and living the virtue of modesty helps us to express our feelings as God wants
  • Understand that the Holy Spirit’s gifts and the sacraments will strengthen us
  • Learn about and celebrate the cycle of the liturgical year

Reading and Language Arts

Students will…

  • Be able to read orally and to comprehend what was read
  • Use the writing process of prewriting, writing, revising, editing, and presenting
  • Know and use correct grammar and parts of speech to write effectively
  • Discuss and respond to a variety of literature
  • Demonstrate the ability to use a dictionary and thesaurus
  • Identify nouns, adjectives, verbs, and adverbs
  • Use a combination of word analysis and vocabulary strategies to identify words
  • Reinforce legible handwriting and forming difficult connections

Social Studies

Students will…

    • Learn about the state of Illinois: geography, history, and contributions to our country
    • Identify and differentiate between the New England, North Central, and Southwest regions of the United States and recognize their characteristics and contributions
    • Recognize and understand the physical features of the Earth
    • Understand the five themes of geography
    • Understand current events
  • Learn about the continent of North America and the continents of Canada, Mexico, and the United States


Students will…

  • Use whole-number arithmetic to solve word problems, including problems with remainders and problems with measurement
  • Add and subtract whole numbers quickly and accurately
  • Multiply and divide multi-digit numbers in simple cases
  • Understand and apply equivalent fractions
  • Add, subtract, and multiply fractions in simple cases and solve related word problems
  • Understand simple decimals in terms of fractions


Students will…

  • Identify and understand the properties of matter
  • List the steps and perform simple experiments
  • Explain the functions of weather and climate
  • Understand what makes up all living things
  • Identify the parts of a cell
  • Describe the organization of the classification system
  • Describe the structures and functions of plants
  • Explore how seeds grow
  • Explore how sounds can be produced and changed
  • Describe how light travels and why we see colors
  • Understand the concepts of magnetism and electricity

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