I Can Statement - 4th Grade

Reading and Language Arts

I Can…

  • Demonstrate command of standard English grammar and usage when writing.
  • Demonstrate command of standard English grammar and usage when speaking.
  • Apply knowledge of language conventions when writing, reading, or listening.
  • Determine the meaning of words using Greek and Latin affixes and tools.
  • Understand how to confirm or self-correct using context.
  • Differentiate between explicit and inferred information.
  • Analyze the text using details and examples.
  • Summarize why events, procedures, ideas, and concepts occurred with supporting details.
  • Analyze information from charts, diagrams, graphs, timelines, animations, and interactive elements.
  • Explain how details and examples support inferences.
  • Identify significant Greek characters and defining characters.
  • Understand how to answer questions and provide feedback.
  • Write informative / explanatory texts that include related information grouped in paragraphs or sections.
  • Sequence events logically with transitional words.
  • Write a narrative that uses dialogue, descriptions, concrete and/or sensory details.


I Can…

  • Understand the Church as a community of worship, witness, and service which carries on the work and mission of Christ
  • Understand the Liturgical Year and the symbolic colors of each season.
  • Recognize conscience as the inner ability to judge between good and bad when making choices.
  • Articulate the Ten Commandments using the traditional formula.


I  Can…

  • Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines.
  • Convert larger units of measurement within the same system to smaller units and record conversions in a 2- column table.
  • Add, subtract multiply, and divide fractions and decimals.
  • Solve area and perimeter problems in which there is an unknown factor (n).
  • Read a protractor.
  • Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers less than or equal to 1,000,000 using the standard algorithm.
  • Recognize and identify equivalent fractions with unlike denominators.
  • Multiply or divide to solve word problems.


I Can…

  • Investigate how sound, light, heat, and electricity are transferred.
  • Recognize the relationship between energy, frequency, and wavelength.
  • Explain the function(s) of a particular plant or animal structure.
  • Identify the three types of rocks.
  • Provide evidence of how the use of natural resources  affect the environment.
  • Plan and carry out Investigations.
  • Analyze and interpret data.
  • Identify the relationships between the roles of science, technology, and Catholic ethics in a global community.

Social Studies

I Can…

  • Describe the importance of industries to Wisconsin in the past and present.
  • Examine various means of exchange.
  • Compare Wisconsin communities in the past and present.
  • Explore the significance of immigrants to Wisconsin.
  • Describe the conflicts that affected the settlement of Wisconsin.
  • Locate geographic landforms on Wisconsin and states maps.
  • Identify symbols of Wisconsin.