Top 10 Grade me tips

Learn about heroes.

Read biographies about famous people in history. Match books to holidays, like Presidents’ Day or Black History Month.

Use online learning.

There are some amazing websites out there for teaching social studies lessons. Check out our 50+ favorites.

Take a field trip.

The independence of nine- and ten-year-olds, coupled with grade-level focus on their state, makes for lots of fantastic options for fourth grade field trips.

Refer from other to clear doubts

It is explained earlier, that maths is a problem which can be solved by practicing it regularly. Similarly, while practicing such problem if a person receives doubts about the solution, then it would be better if that person refers from other to clear their doubts. Referring the worked out solution with a teacher or someone who understand the question better, will clear all doubts and makes working out a math problem easy.

Incorporate daily writing prompts.

We’ve gathered 50 writing prompts that you can download and use to have your fourth graders practice their writing skills.

There’s a chart for that.

These classroom management anchor charts tackle every possible issue.

Check homework, three ways

  1. “Pick what’s most important about the lesson, not the small details, and grade that way. Don’t worry about spelling or grammar. The important thing is, did they understand the content?” —Megan P.
  2. “For my gradebook, students receive credit for returning homework completed. I go around and mark them off, then I put the answers up and students correct it themselves. I then go over any problems that the students request for me to explain.” —Montoya M.
  3. “I have a box of clothespins with each kid’s name on them. They clip their pin to their homework and drop it into the homework file up front. It’s easy to tell who didn’t hand in homework because you just take a glance at the remaining clothespins! I set a two-minute timer for them to complete this so it doesn’t take too long, and my fourth graders do it in no time! You just have to practice and train them. Make a game out of ‘beating the timer’ without pushing or shoving.” —Jamie S.


Concentration is something which is necessarily important while studying any subject and especially when it is a tricky math problem. Concentration is required while understanding the mathematical problem, it helps to identify the actual problem hidden inside the problem. Therefore, it is advisable that the person solving the problem needs to be attentive while understanding problem to solve the problem as soon as possible.

Have your students create personal word walls.

Source: First Grade Parade Instead of having one massive class word wall, have students create and post their own personal word walls in your classroom. Your first graders will love showcasing their skills! Check out the First Grade Parade for a free personal word wall template.

Create helpful activities

In schools the kids are advised to create a chart of all the mathematical methods and formulas and place it in their room where it can be visible. So that they keep looking at the chart and understand how to actually solve the problem. Because when it comes to the mathematical problem, it is better if a person identifies the root of the problem unless just the solution. Therefore, making creative activities will be helpful for all those people who thinks that maths is a difficult subject.