Academic Standards for
Memories of School Days

Fourth Grade Standards


Reading, Writing & Listening

4.1.1 By the end of the fourth grade, students will demonstrate the use of multiple strategies in reading unfamiliar words and phrases.

4.1.4 By the end of the fourth grade, students will identify the resource appropriate for a specific purpose, and use the resource to locate information.

4.1.5 By the end of the fourth grade, students will identify and use characteristics to classify different types of text.

4.2.1 By the end of the fourth grade, students will write using standard English (conventions) for sentence structure, usage, punctuation, capitalization and spelling.

4.2.2 By the end of the fourth grade, students will write paragraphs/reports with focus, related ideas, and supporting details.

4.2.3 By the end of the fourth grade, students will revise and edit narrative compositions.

4.2.4 By the end of the fourth grade, students will demonstrate the use of multiple forms to write for different audiences and purposes.

4.2.5 By the end of the fourth grade, students will demonstrate the use of self-generated questions, note taking, and summarizing while learning

4.4.1 By the end of the fourth grade, students will identify information gained and complete tasks through listening.

Social Studies

4.1 Students will compare communities and describe how United States and Nebraska communities changed physically and demographically over time.

4.7 Students will use higher level thinking processes to evaluate and analyze primary sources and other resources.


Eighth Grade Standards

Reading & Writing

8.1.2 By the end of the eighth grade, students will identify, locate, and use multiple resources to access information on an assigned or self-selected topic.

8.1.3 By the end of the eighth grade, students will identify and classify different types of text.

8.2.1 By the end of the eighth grade, students will write using standard English (conventions) for sentence structure, usage, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling.

8.2.2 By the end of the eighth grade, students will write compositions with focus, related ideas, and supporting details.

8.2.4 By the end of the eighth grade, students will demonstrate the use of multiple forms to write for different audiences and purposes.

8.2.5 By the end of the eighth grade, students will demonstrate the ability to use self-generated questions, note taking, summarizing and outlining while learning.

Social Studies

8.4.2 Students will demonstrate skills for historical analysis.