Arizona’s Standards for 4th Grade

  • Proficiently and independently read a wide variety of grade-level appropriate literature
  • Use key details to determine a theme of a text
  • Use details from texts in order to make inferences, to make comparisons, and to connect ideas
  • Refer to the text when asking or answering a question
  • Explore the differences between poems, plays, and stories
  • Determine the meaning of key words and phrases in a text
  • Compare how similar ideas and themes are presented in texts from different cultures
  • Proficiently and independently read a wide variety of grade-level appropriate informational texts
  • Determine how the structure and presentation helps to organize the ideas and details in the text
  • Determine the central idea of a text and how key details contribute to that central idea
  • Locate evidence in the text to support answers and opinions
  • Make connections between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or steps in technical procedures
  • Compare, contrast, and integrate information from multiple texts or sources
  • Find the meaning of key vocabulary words in informational texts
  • Use various text features, such as glossaries, icons and indexes, to locate key facts and information
  • Apply a variety of strategies to comprehend, recount and paraphrase grade level informational text
  • Apply a variety of strategies to read unknown words in and out of context
  • Read text with purpose and understanding, self-monitoring understanding


  • Write opinion and explanatory pieces that include evidence to support ideas, linking words, and a conclusion
  • Write narratives that include a clear sequence of events, descriptive details, dialogue, and words that indicate a change in time
  • Revise writing based on feedback from adults and peers
  • Conduct short research projects that address different parts of a topic
  • Gather information from sources to answer a question
  • Produce writing that is organized for specific task, audience and purpose
  • Read and write cursive and manuscript


  • Collaborate in discussions through effectively speaking and listening in a variety of settings
  • Prepare for a discussion by reading and studying the required materials
  • Paraphrase information from a wide range of sources
  • Orally report on a topic or text
  • Demonstrate mastery of grade level conventions (grammar, capitalization, punctuation, and spelling)
  • Construct paragraphs that include an introduction of the topic, supporting details, and conclusion
  • Use knowledge of Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes, and roots to determine the meaning of unknown words
  • Determine the meaning of unknown words using root words, prefixes, suffixes, context clues, and dictionaries


  • Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve
  • Gain familiarity with factors and multiples.
  • Generate and analyze patterns.
  • Generalize place value understanding for multi-digit whole
  • Use place value understanding and properties of operations
    to perform multi-digit arithmetic
  • Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering.
  • Apply and extend previous understanding of multiplication
    to multiply a whole number by a fraction.
  • Understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare
    decimal fractions
  • Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of
    measurements from a larger unit to a small unit.
  • Represent and interpret data.
  • Geometric measurement: understand concepts of angle and
    measure angles.


Fourth Grade Teachers

Ms. N. Calayag

P: 928-283-

  • loves to travel
  • Dog Lover
  • Loves to cook

Mrs. K Mortiz

P: 928-283-

  • Dog Lover
  • Bruno Mars fanatic
  • Loves sushi

Mrs. C. Phillips-Begay

P: 928-283-

  • Loves the outdoors
  • Loves Harry Potter
  • Loves to watch football

Ms. E.M. Yazzie

P: 928-283-

  • Has one daughter
  • Has no pets
  • Likes flowers

Class Schedule

  • 8:00 – Bellwork
  • 8:15 – Reteach/Enrich Reading Intervention, Advanced Math
  • 9:00 – Balanced Literacy / Math
  • 10:30 – Balanced Literacy / Math (homeroom)
  • 12:00 – Recess
  • 12:20 – Lunch
  • 12:45 – DMS
  • 1″05 – Writing
  • 1:30 – Specials
  • 2:10 – NLI
  • 2:50 Recess (indoor)
  • 3:10 – Dismissal

1st Quarter Standards


  • Draw inferences from a text
  • Determine theme of a story, drama or poem
  • Analyze characters, setting or event in a story or drama
  • Analyze major differences between story, drama and poem


  • Determine that a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents
  • Use place value to read, write and compare multi-digit numbers
  • Use place value understanding to round multi-digit numbers
  • Multiplication startegies
  • Division strategies
  • Solve and create multiplication and division word problems

Supply list

  • 4 notebooks (college rule)
  • #2 Pencils
  • Pens (Red & Blue)
  • 3 Pocket Folders (any color)
  • Glue sticks
  • Scissors (blunt tip)
  • Crayons (24 count)
  • Dry erase markers
  • Ruler
  • Clorox Wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Kleenex
  • Pencil Box
  • Post-IT Notes

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