Fourth Grade Report Card Content Areas



Reads Grade Level Text

  • Reads and comprehends text accurately


Key Ideas and Details

  • Uses text-based evidence to make inferences and demonstrates understanding of text
  • Determines main idea(s) and themes
  • Summarizes text
  • Describes causes and effects between characters and events

Craft and Structure

  • Determines the meaning of words and phrases, including content-related words
  • Uses text structure and text features in informational texts
    • Cause and effect
    • Chronological
    • Problem/solution
    • Compare and contrast
  • Explains text structure and text features in literature
    • Poems (verse, rhythm)
    • Drama (dialogue, settings)
  • Compares and contrasts different points of view


  • Uses information from illustrations, print, and digital texts to deepen understanding
  • Explains how authors use reasoning and evidence to support their points
  • Compares and contrasts themes
  • Uses information from multiple texts in research




  • Writes narratives using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequence
  • Writes informative texts to examine a topic and clearly convey information
  • Writes opinion pieces supporting point of view with reasons and information
  • Uses leads, transitions, and organization
  • Composes a strong ending specific to the type of writing


  • Uses descriptive language, dialogue, and thoughts to bring story to life
  • Includes facts, evidence and figurative language to support opinion
  • Uses precise language to show expertise on a subject
  • Elaborates on ideas in ways appropriate for the type of writing

Language Conventions

  • Uses grade appropriate grammar and conventions in writing




  • Operations and Algebraic Thinking
    • Uses the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems
    • Gains familiarity with factors and multiples
    • Generates and analyzes patterns
  • Number and Operations in Base Ten
    • Generalizes place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers
    • Uses place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic
  • Fractions
    • Extends understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering
    • Build fractions from unit fractions by applying and extending previous understandings of operations on whole numbers
    • Understands decimal notation for fractions, and compares decimal fractions
  • Measurement and Data
    • Solves problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit
    • Represents and interprets data
    • Geometric measurement: understands concepts of angle and measures angles
  • Geometry
    • Draws and identifies lines and angles, and classifies shapes by properties of their lines and angles


  • Makes sense of problems and perseveres in solving them
  • Reasons abstractly and quantitatively
  • Constructs viable arguments and critiques the reasoning of others
  • Models with mathematics
  • Uses appropriate tools strategically
  • Attends to precision
  • Looks for and makes use of structure
  • Looks for and expresses regularity in repeated reasoning



Understands skills and concepts related to scientific principles from science units on Energy Conversions; Vision and Light; Earth’s Features; Waves, Energy, and Information.


Social Studies

Understands skills and concepts related to social studies lessons on Washington’s Earliest Times, Exploration of Washington, Washington Today.



Demonstrates behaviors that promote learning

  • Stays on task
  • Follows directions
  • Contributes positively

Demonstrates skills and concepts

  • Sings
  • Performs with instruments
  • Reads and notates music
  • Composes and improvises
  • Listens, analyzes, and describes music


Health and Fitness

Demonstrates behaviors that promote learning related to health and fitness from among the following content areas:

  • Respects the rights and feelings of others
  • Actively listens and follows directions
  • Stays on task
  • Contributes positively

Demonstrates skills and concepts related to health and fitness from among the following content areas:

  • Demonstrates locomotor, non-locomotor, manipulatives, balance, and rhythm skills in group activities
  • Applies movement concepts in cooperative situations; understands and applies the need for different roles with in a team game (offense and defense)
  • Recognizes the health and skill related components of fitness
    • Cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition
    • Power, agility, balance, speed, coordination, reaction time
  • Understands skills and concepts related to health
    • Nutrition and the body