What your child is learning
Grade 4 students ask questions and think about others’ ideas. They introduce new words they’ve learned in other subjects and tell stories in fun ways. They notice new spelling patterns, refine their ability to dig for information and learn new features on their computer to express their personal experiences. By using props, pictures and their own belongings, they share their ideas in more colourful ways. They work together on group projects and learn to respect the ideas of others. For more about Grade 4 English Language Arts, refer to the program of studies.
How your child is assessed
Your child’s learning is assessed using a variety of tools and strategies within the classroom. Ask your child’s teacher what methods they are using. The different assessment methods tell you and your child’s teacher about your child’s strengths, the areas in which they might grow and how well your child is doing throughout the course. Your child’s teacher can then change or refine their teaching plans to ensure that learning activities better meet the needs of your child. At the end of the course, your child is assessed and their achievement is reported so that you know if they have achieved the expected learning outcomes for their grade.
Resources to help your child
A variety of digital and print resources from many different sources help students learn. Alberta Education reviews and authorizes many student and teacher resources that support learning and teaching in the classroom. Additionally, teachers may select, and bring into the classroom, numerous other innovative and creative resources to create rich learning experiences for your child. Visit LearnAlberta.ca to learn more about the resources your child may encounter.