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.



2019 Extreme Weather Video Links - Links for student-made videos about Extreme Weather.

Typing Club - Keyboarding Practice (password required)

R-A-Z Kids - Reading A-Z Literacy (password required) For use in school and at home. (For directions to RAZ Kids, please click here.)

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

FreedomFlix - Interactive Informational Books (focus on History and Geography)

TrueFlix - Interactive Informational Books (focus on Science and Social Studies)

Google Classroom - Link to your Berlin Google Account (password required)

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


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

IXL Math - practice different skills with feedback for students and teachers

Xtra Math - fact fluency practice(password required)

Prodigy Game - A role-playing adventure that uses math to power your spells (you will need to create an account with your parents first.)

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


WeVideo - Video making software 

BrainPop - entertaining and educational videos and quizzes

Noodle Tools - citation assistant for bibliographies

Library Home Page - teacher / student links listed

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

Celestial White NoisePlay to calm your mind and improve focus

Mad Libs Online: Use variables to make funny stories for Matkowski - Programming Instruction Course for Theriault - Programming Instruction Course for Sweeney - Programming Instruction Course for Sullo - Programming Instruction Course Grade 4 Advanced - Programming Instruction Course Advanced Grade 4 - Programming Instruction Course

Tynker - A great site/app for coding and coding games

Other Coding to Try - write code in Blockly, and see what other people are doing

Code Monster

Khan Academy - Learn JavaScript through these lessons

Hour of Code Activities - dozens of short courses for coding (all free)


Allison Sweeney
Barb Grady
Jennifer Sitemean