ELA Standards

We will cover the following standards in the first quarter:

Reading:

RL.4.1- Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

RL.4.2- Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.

RL.4.3– Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g. a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).

RL.4.4– Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).

RL.4.7 – Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text.

RI.4.1- Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

RI.4.2– Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea; summarize the text

RI.4.4 – Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.

RI.4.7 Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g. in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.

RI 4.8 – Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.

RI.4.9 Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

Language: 

L.4.1– Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

L.4.1.c- Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence

L.4.1f – Produce complete sentences, recognizing and connecting inappropriate fragments and runons.

L.4.2- Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

L.4.2.b – Use commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text

L.4.2.c – Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence.

L.4.2.d- Spell grade appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed.

L.4.3- Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

L.4.4 – Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. 

L.4.4.a- Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on Grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. Use context (e.g. definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

L.4.5 – Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. (BWTL)

L.4.6 – Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of being (e.g. quizzed, whined, stammered) and that are basic to a particular topic (e.g., wildlife, conservation, and endangered when discussing animal preservation).

Writing:

W.4.1 – Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

W.4.2- Write informative/explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas and information.

W.4.3- Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

W4.4- Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

W.4.8- Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information and provide a list of sources.

W.4.9- Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

W.4.10- Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

Speaking and Listening:

SL.4.1- Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

SL.4.1.b- Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.

SL4.1.c– Pose and respond to specific questions to clarify or follow up on information, and make comments that contribute to the discussion and link to the remarks of others.

SL 4.2- Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally