4th Grade Reading and Math



4th Grade Reading Goals

By the end of 4th grade, students will read, understand, and analyze a wide range of texts. They will summarize nonfiction material and identify the main idea. Fourth graders will read two or more texts about a topic and explain what they learned about it. Students will also write stories, informative essays, and persuasive pieces using a writing process. They will use technology to publish and present their work.

4th Grade Reading Resources

International Children's Digital Library
Complete online library with books from around the world, available in English and other languages

Smithsonian Tween Tribune
Articles on all sorts of interesting topics (nonfiction)

Online access to the Library of Congress, including ebooks, articles, and great information for families




4th Grade Math Goals

In 4th grade, students master all mathematical operations. They will solve multi-digit multiplication and division problems and multi-step addition and subtraction problems. Fourth grade students will use fraction models to find equal fractions, read and write decimals up to three places, and solve problems with fractions and collected data. Fourth graders will develop their algebra skills by recognizing rules for input-output tables, identifying one-operation rules, and solving for unknowns in number sentences. They will also be able to name and describe triangles and quadrilaterals, classify angles, calculate area, and identify transformations by studying bar graphs, pictographs, and tally charts. They will also tell time on an analog clock, determine how much time has passed within an hour, read thermometers, and calculate temperature.

4th Grade Math Resources

Funbrain Math Zone
Fun, online games that help students practice math skills

Khan Academy Math by Grade
Video lessons and practice for core math concepts at each grade

Multiplication and Division Fact Family Triangle Flashcards
Fact triangle flashcards group together a family of related arithmetic facts and can be used to practice fact fluency

Deck of Cards Math Games (3-6)
Fun math games to play with a deck of cards and 2 players

Fact fluency practice for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division