Fourth Grade Scope & Sequence

Third Trimester


Assessments designed to help the teachers identify student proficiency in pre-requisite skills and to plan differentiated instruction.

  • Reading Foundational Skills: Teachers will use ongoing progress to assess student learning needs in reading foundational skills
  • Reading Comprehension: Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment. Teachers will administer a 1:1 reading comprehension assessment for qualifying students
  • Math: iReady Diagnostic. Learn more about the iReady Math Diagnostic Assessment here


In the second Trimester, reading instruction will focus on the following:

Informational & Literary Text 

  • Drawing inferences from the text
  • Explaining events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text
  • Structure of events and ideas
  • Describing character, setting & events in a story or drama

Lexia, iReady & Word Study

  • Individualized Learning

Foundational Skills

  • Syllables, affixes, spelling patterns
  • Fluency

Writer’s Workshop

Trimester 3 will focus on writing opinion essays that support point of view with reasons and information. Students will take notes and categorize information. Students will also write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic, as well as continue to study grammar and conventions.


In trimester 2, fourth grade students will begin the Amplify Science unit Vision and Light and Earth’s Features.

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

SEL will focus on establishing relationships and a supportive class community, including learning in the following areas:

  • Establishing a Safe, Secure, and Structured Environment
  • Learning and Following Classroom Norms and Expectations
  • Empathy
  • Emotion Management
    • Identifying and Responding to Emotions
    • Strategies for Emotion Regulation
  • Problem Solving
    • Problem Resolution
    • Peer Relationships and Social Skills for Success


In Math, core instruction during the third trimester will focus on understanding fraction equivalence and ordering, as well as understanding decimal notation for fractions.


For PE, Music & Library please see the grade level Essential Learnings.

Additional lessons will be provided for health, using technology, and safe online behaviors.