Progress Report Information: Grade 4

Information for Parents and Guardians

Grade 4 Information for Parents and Guardians

The information below helps you understand how the curriculum your child is learning aligns to the progress report standards. The items listed under each standard outline the content students learn over the course of the year. Not all standards will be taught each quarter. Content not taught in a particular classroom or school (e.g., band, strings, World Languages) will be marked as “nt” (not taught) on the progress report.

Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies content for the 2020-2021 school year.


Acquires, interprets, and understands health concepts

  • Identify structures and functions of the immune system
  • Describe benefits of healthy behaviors
  • Identify, describe, and analyze nutrients and how they impact growth and development
  • Evaluate a meal plan and determine the impact of serving sizes and sugar content on health
  • Identify malnutrition and over nutrition and identify the effect on the immune system
  • Describe how diseases are spread and compare and contrast communicable and non-communicable diseases
  • Compare short and long-term consequences of alcohol, tobacco, inhalant, and other drug use
  • Identify effective refusal skills
  • Identify emotions associated with loss and grief
  • Explain the difference between teasing and taunting 
  • Describe steps to resolve a conflict
  • Examine impact of self-concept on health and academic achievement
  • Describe effect of air pollution on health

Identifies valid and accurate health information, products, and services to make healthy decisions

  • Describe how the immune system defends against germs
  • Explain how physical, rest, and sleep affect health
  • Compare serving sizes and sugars to the recommended dietary allowance
  • Describe why individuals choose to use or avoid ATOD, describe the effects of peer pressure, demonstrate refusal skills
  • Explain ways to take responsibility for personal health and health consequences of not following safety practices
  • Describe coping skills, identify adults who can help manage emotions, and describe how to exhibit self-control
  • Explain the affects of teasing and taunting and identify strategies for reporting
  • Identify harmful or abusive relationships and the importance of seeking assistance from a trusted adult
  • Identify obstacles to effective communication
  • Describe how a healthy self-concept is an essential life skill
  • Explain the consequences of air pollution

Demonstrates appropriate health practices and behaviors to promote a safe and healthy community

  • Identify ways to boost the immune system
  • Compare recommended serving size with actual size
  • Create a plan to meet activity, rest, and sleep requirements
  • Analyze prevention resources for avoiding ATOD and determine the importance of resistance/refusal skills
  • Describe the importance of early detection of health problems, identify accurate and inaccurate health information, and analyze health resources
  • Identify strategies and resources for managing feelings, resolving conflict, and practice communication skills
  • Describe relationship of self-concept, academic goals, and participation
  • Identify problems and solutions for community health issues and discuss the benefits of and opportunities for volunteering
  • Develop strategies to reduce air pollution


Engages in the creative process to develop artworks and express meaning

  • Develops ideas for artworks before beginning
  • Reflects on art and art making by describing and explaining own artwork
  • Expresses personally relevant ideas in artworks

Applies art media and techniques appropriately to produce artworks

  • Uses a variety of art materials to produce artwork
  • Explores methods of representing subject matter
  • Follows appropriate steps in art making
  • Uses art materials safely and appropriately
  • Demonstrates control and craftsmanship with art materials

Demonstrates an understanding of art by engaging with art history, culture, criticism, and aesthetics 

  • Engages in discussions about artworks from different places and times to inform art making
  • Responds to own and other’s artwork
  • Uses art vocabulary appropriately to identify and describe artwork
  • Uses and applies knowledge from other subject areas when creating artwork


Develops and Demonstrates competency in motor skills

  • Demonstrate locomotor, nonlocomotor, and manipulative skills
  • Create and perform a partner dance, an educational gymnastics sequence, and a jump rope routine
  • Demonstrate use of pacing, speed, and endurance in a variety of activities
  • Provide feedback to improve performance

Applies basic anatomy and physiology and movement concepts and principles, to improve motor skills

  • Identify and describe the major components of the cardiorespiratory system, skeletal system, and muscles groups
  • Locate radial and/or carotid pulse
  • Identify bones and muscles needed to perform one activity or skilled movement
  • Identify the concept of closing space

Applies knowledge of fitness and active lifestyles to evaluate and plan for personal fitness

  • Describe the components of health-related fitness
  • Analyze baseline fitness data, create a SMART goal, identify activities to meet fitness goals, and reflect on post-testing data and SMART Goal

Demonstrates skills and behaviors leading to personal and group success in physical activity, both in and out of school

  • Identify a group goal and strategies needed for successful completion
  • Identify and demonstrate conflict resolution strategies and etiquette
  • Define integrity and describe its importance in physical activity

Demonstrates knowledge of the basic nutrition and fitness concepts of energy balance

  • Identify calories per macronutrient and describe how the body uses each macronutrient
  • Explain the uses of salt and sugar and the harm of excessive intake
  • Calculate the calories per gram of macronutrients for a variety of foods
  • Explain the importance of hydration and compare hydration choices
  • Explain the role of intensity level for energy balance


Develops and demonstrates skills in singing

  • Sing melodies with expanding range 
  • Sing expressively using dynamics and phrasing
  • Improvise vocally

Develops and demonstrates skills in playing instruments

  • Perform and improvise accompaniments, ostinati and melodies 
  • Participate in choreographed movement and dances

Responds to music with movement

  • Perform and improvise movement to a wide variety of music
  • Participate in choreographed movement and dances

Develops and demonstrates music literacy skills

  • Identify, read and notate rhythmic patterns, melodies and symbols 
  • Compose and notate a simple fourmeasure pentatonic melody
  • Compose music using contemporary media and technology

Recognizes and describes music from various cultures and time periods 

  • Compare and contrast music and music performances from a variety of styles, periods and cultures with music terminology
  • Identify selected compositions and composers from four periods of musical history
  • Analyze individual music performances and reflect on success and areas for improvement


Communicates in the target language

  • Asks and answers questions using simple sentences
  • Writes phrases and simple sentences
  • Uses independently created language some of the time

Gains knowledge and understanding of other cultures

  • Identifies and compares items and customs used by people in the countries studied to their own culture
  • Investigates different cultural points of view

Connects to other disciplines and acquires content information in the target language

  • Extends and reinforces material studied in other content areas
  • Begins to use language as a tool to seek information


Communicates in the target language

  • Asks and answers questions by connecting simple sentences on the same topic
  • Writes multiple simple sentences on the same topic
  • Uses independently created language to express own meaning

Gains knowledge and understanding of other cultures

  • Identifies and compares items and customs used by people in the countries studied to their own culture
  • Investigates different cultural points of view

Connects to other disciplines and acquires content information in the target language

  • Demonstrates acquisition and use of grade level specific math and science vocabulary to complete content area tasks
  • Use language as a tool to seek and process information


Demonstrates skills playing selected instrument as an individual and/or a member of an ensemble

  • Demonstrate correct body and hand positions, finger patterns, tone production, articulation, phrasing and expression
  • Demonstrate appropriate Individual skills and/or as a member of an ensemble

Develops and demonstrates music literacy skills

  • Read, write and perform music with various rhythmic patterns and meters
  • Identify notes, key signatures, and scales

Develops and applies critical listening skills as an individual and/or a member of an ensemble

  • Sing simple melodic tonal patterns
  • Demonstrate the ability to appropriately match tone, intonation and volume