Grade 4

Welcome to Grade 4! The curriculum focuses on a wide range of academic skills in reading, writing, spelling, mathematics, science and social studies. Using the Reading Workshop model, students read texts from a wide range of genres. Students jot down their thinking in their reader’s notebooks, while working in various groupings throughout the year to deepen their comprehension. Students learn and apply phonics skills, vocabulary, and spelling patterns. In Writing Workshop, students start the year by revisiting narrative and persuasive writing. They delve into informational writing, while becoming experts on various nonfiction topics. The math curriculum focuses on multiplication, division, fractions, geometry and data collection. Students explore the water cycle, ecosystems, magnetism, force and motion and electricity in Science. Social Studies units focus on regions of the United States. Technology is integrated throughout all curricular areas.



Classlink - Single sign-on for multiple links and resources

-readings, videos, and pictures on various nonfiction topics (username/password required)

FreedomFlix - history reading and resources (username/password required)

Lexia Learning - technology-based reading skill program(username/password required)

TrueFlix- social studies and science reading and resources

Typing Club - Keyboarding Practice (password required)

Epic! Reading - For use in school only (password required.) Fiction and Non-fiction books online

Free Rice - practice fact fluency and vocabulary, and feed the hungry of the world as you work


Dreambox Learning - access our school log-in page

Cool Math -
various math skill games

Interactive Math Websites and Apps for Kids- document listing and describing various interactive math resources

XtraMath - math fact practice (username/password required)

Prodigy Game - A role-playing adventure that uses math to power your spells Turtle Academy - LOGO emulator for practice at home

Free Rice
- practice fact fluency and vocabulary, and feed the hungry of the world as you work


Library Catalog (Destiny) - online access to Griswold School catalog

BrainPop - entertaining and educational videos and quizzes (username/password required) Noodle Tools - citation assistant for bibliographies Google Translate - translate audio and text from one language to another Celestial White Noise - play to calm your mind and improve focus WeVideo - video making software Links

Grade 4

Sarah Steuerwald

  Graham Seekamp

Alexandra Vieira

Melissa Dresko