Grade 4

Academic Standards

Ohio and Cincinnati Public Schools have implemented academic content standards for four subjects — English-Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies.

National Parent Teacher Association (National PTA®) Guides

National PTA® Fourth Grade Parents' Guide to Student Success

English Language Arts and Literacy

"Building the stamina and skills to read challenging fiction, nonfiction, and other materials is fundamental in fourth grade. Your child will continue to learn about the world as well as build vocabulary skills by reading more complicated stories and poems from different cultures and a range of books on history, science, art, and music. Fourth grade students also will make important strides in their ability to explain plainly and in detail what a book says — both explicitly and what is implied from its details. By fourth grade, your child will be writing effective summaries, book reports, and descriptions of characters or events that use correct grammar and punctuation."

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Mathematics

"In fourth grade, your child will gain important new skills while continuing to build on what he or she learned the previous year. One of the main areas studied in fourth grade is arithmetic and applying it to solve problems. This is an important life skill, and your child should make significant strides in this area during the year. Your child will also build knowledge and skills with fractions to prepare for mastering this topic in fifth and sixth grades. These skills will help ensure your child is ready for algebra and advanced math."

National PTA®

The National PTA® Parents’ Guide to Student Success Family Resources includes ideas for activities to help your child learn at home and topics of discussion for conversations with your child’s teacher about their academic progress.