Grade 4 Version: 05-06-CPS


 
Scholastic Area that Course Is Active In: Language Arts

Strand: Reading (K-5)


 
ELA4R1 Literary Texts
The student demonstrates comprehension and shows evidence of a warranted and responsible explanation of a variety of literary and informational texts . The texts are of the quality and complexity illustrated by the Grade Four reading list. For literary texts, the student identifies the characteristics of various genres and produces evidence of reading that:
Element: ELA4R1.c Literary Texts
Identifies the speaker of a poem or story.
2 Resources
Element: ELA4R1.d Literary Texts
Identifies sensory details and figurative language.
1 Resources
Element: ELA4R1.i Literary Texts
Identifies rhyme and rhythm, repetition, similes, and sensory images in poems.
286 Resources
Element: ELA4R1.a Literary Texts
Relates theme in works of fiction to personal experience.
9 Resources
Element: ELA4R1.b Literary Texts
Identifies and analyzes the elements of plot, character, and setting in stories read, written, viewed, or performed.
24 Resources
Element: ELA4R1.e Literary Texts
Identifies and shows the relevance of foreshadowing clues.
Element: ELA4R1.f Literary Texts
Makes judgments and inferences about setting, characters, and events and supports them with elaborating and convincing evidence from the text.
51 Resources
Element: ELA4R1.g Literary Texts
Identifies similarities and differences between the characters or events and theme in a literary work and the actual experiences in an author's life.
573 Resources
Element: ELA4R1.h Literary Texts
Identifies themes and lessons in folktales, tall tales, and fables.
39 Resources
 

 
Informational Texts
The student demonstrates comprehension and shows evidence of a warranted and responsible explanation of a variety of literary and informational texts. The texts are of the quality and complexity illustrated by the Grade Four reading list. For informational texts, the student reads and comprehends in order to develop understanding and expertise and produce evidence of reading that:
Element: ELA4R1.a Informational Texts
Locates facts that answer the reader's questions.
9 Resources
Element: ELA4R1.b Informational Texts
Identifies and uses knowledge of common textual features (e.g., paragraphs, topic sentences, concluding sentences, glossary).
24 Resources
Element: ELA4R1.c Informational Texts
Identifies and uses knowledge of common textual features (e.g., charts, maps, diagrams, illustrations).
2 Resources
Element: ELA4R1.d Informational Texts
Identifies and uses knowledge of common organizational structures (e.g., chronological order, cause and effect).
1 Resources
Element: ELA4R1.e Informational Texts
Distinguishes cause from effect in context.
Element: ELA4R1.f Informational Texts
Summarizes main ideas and supporting details.
51 Resources
Element: ELA4R1.g Informational Texts
Makes perceptive and well-developed connections.
573 Resources
Element: ELA4R1.h Informational Texts
Distingushes fact from opinion or fiction.
39 Resources
 

 
ELA4R2 Reading Habits-Twenty-Five Books
The student consistently reads at least twenty-five books or book equivalents (approximately 1,000,000 words) each year. The quality and complexity of the materials to be read are illustrated in the sample reading list. The materials should include traditional and contemporary literature (both fiction and non-fiction) as well as magazines, newspapers, textbooks, and electronic material. Such reading should represent a diverse collection of material from at least three different literary forms and from at least five different writers.
 

 
ELA4R3 Vocabulary
The student understands and acquires new vocabulary and uses it correctly in reading and writing.
Element: ELA4R3.a Vocabulary
Reads a variety of texts and incorporates new words into oral and written language.
5 Resources
Element: ELA4R3.b Vocabulary
Determines the meaning of unknown words using their context.
10 Resources
Element: ELA4R3.c Vocabulary
Identifies the meaning of common root words to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words
Element: ELA4R3.d Vocabulary
Determines meanings of words and alternate word choices using a dictionary or thesaurus.
1 Resources
Element: ELA4R3.e Vocabulary
Identifies the meaning of common prefixes (e.g., un-, re-, dis-).
Element: ELA4R3.f Vocabulary
Identifies the meaning of common idioms and figurative phrases.
1 Resources
Element: ELA4R3.g Vocabulary
Identifies playful uses of language (e.g., puns, jokes, palindromes).
1 Resources
Element: ELA4R3.h Vocabulary
Recognizes and uses words with multiple meanings (e.g., sentence, school, hard) and determines which meaning is intended from the context of the sentence.
10 Resources
Element: ELA4R3.i Vocabulary
Identifies and applies the meaning of the terms antonym, synonym, and homophone.
1 Resources
 

 
ELA4R4 Oral Reading-Fluency
The student reads aloud, accurately (in the range of 95%), familiar material in a variety of genres of the quality and complexity illustrated in the sample reading list, in a way that makes meaning clear to listeners.
Element: ELA4R4.a Oral Reading-Fluency
Uses letter-sound knowledge to decode written English and uses a range of cueing systems (e.g., phonics and context clues) to determine pronunciation and meaning.
12 Resources
Element: ELA4R4.b Oral Reading-Fluency
Uses self-correction when subsequent reading indicates an earlier miscue (self-monitoring and self-correcting strategies).
31 Resources
Element: ELA4R4.c Oral Reading-Fluency
Reads with a rhythm, flow, and meter that sounds like everyday speech (prosody).
2 Resources
 

Strand: Writing


 
ELA4W1 Writing Structure and Focus
The student produces writing that establishes an appropriate organizational structure, sets a context and engages the reader, maintains a coherent organizational focus throughout, and signals a satisfying closure.
Element: ELA4W1.a Writing Structure and Focus
Selects a focus, an organizational structure, and a point of view based on purpose, genre expectations, audience, length, and format requirements.
2 Resources
Element: ELA4W1.b Writing Structure and Focus
Writes text of length appropriate to address the topic or tell the story.
Element: ELA4W1.c Writing Structure and Focus
Uses traditional structures for conveying information (e.g., chronological order, cause and effect, similarity and difference, and posing and answering a question).
Element: ELA4W1.d Writing Structure and Focus
Uses appropriate structures to ensure coherence (e.g., transition elements).
 

 
ELA4W2 Narrative Writing
The student demonstrates competence in a variety of genres. Narrative
Element: ELA4W2.a Narrative Writing
Engages the reader by establishing a context, creating a point of view, and otherwise developing reader interest.
1 Resources
Element: ELA4W2.b Narrative Writing
Establishes a plot, setting, and conflict, and/or the significance of events.
Element: ELA4W2.c Narrative Writing
Creates an organizing structure.
Element: ELA4W2.d Narrative Writing
Includes sensory details and concrete language to develop plot and character.
2 Resources
Element: ELA4W2.e Narrative Writing
Excludes extraneous details and inconsistencies.
Element: ELA4W2.f Narrative Writing
Develops complex characters through actions describing the motivation of characters and character conversation.
23 Resources
Element: ELA4W2.g Narrative Writing
Uses a range of appropriate narrative strategies such as dialogue, tension, or suspense.
Element: ELA4W2.h Narrative Writing
Provides a sense of closure to the writing.
 

 
Informational Writing
The students demonstrates competence in a variety of genres. Informational Writing
Element: ELA4W2.a Informational Writing
Engages the reader by establishing a context, creating a speaker's voice, and otherwise developing reader interest.
1 Resources
Element: ELA4W2.b Informational Writing
Frames a central question about an issue or situation.
Element: ELA4W2.f Informational Writing
Uses a range of appropriate strategies, such as providing facts and details, describing or analyzing the subject, and narrating a relevant anecdote.
23 Resources
Element: ELA4W2.g Informational Writing
Draws from more than one source of information such as speakers, books, newspapers, and online materials.
Element: ELA4W2.h Informational Writing
Provides a sense of closure to the writing.
Element: ELA4W2.c Informational Writing
Creates an organizing structure appropriate to a specific purpose, audience, and context.
Element: ELA4W2.d Informational Writing
Includes appropriate facts and details.
2 Resources
Element: ELA4W2.e Informational Writing
Excludes extraneous details and inappropriate information.
 

 
Response to Literature
The student demonstrates a competence in a variety of genres. Response to Literature
Element: ELA4W2.a Response to Literature
Engages the reader by establishing a context, creating a speaker's voice, and otherwise developing reader interest.
1 Resources
Element: ELA4W2.b Response to Literature
Advances a judgment that is interpretive, evaluative, or reflective.
Element: ELA4W2.c Response to Literature
Supports judgments through references to the text, other works, authors, or non-print media, or references to personal knowledge.
Element: ELA4W2.d Response to Literature
Demonstrates an understanding of the literary work (e.g., a summary that contains the main idea and most significant details of the reading selection).
2 Resources
Element: ELA4W2.e Response to Literature
Excludes extraneous details and inappropriate information.
Element: ELA4W2.f Response to Literature
Provides a sense of closure to the writing.
23 Resources
 

 
Persuasive Essay
The student demonstrates competence in a variety of genres. Persuasive Essay
Element: ELA4W2.a Persuasive Essay
Engages the reader by establishing a context, creating a speaker's voice, and otherwise developing reader interest.
1 Resources
Element: ELA4W2.b Persuasive Essay
States a clear position.
Element: ELA4W2.c Persuasive Essay
Supports a position with relevant evidence.
Element: ELA4W2.d Persuasive Essay
Excludes extraneous details and inappropriate information.
2 Resources
Element: ELA4W2.e Persuasive Essay
Creates an organizing structure appropriate to a specific purpose, audience, and context.
Element: ELA4W2.f Persuasive Essay
Provides a sense of closure to the writing.
23 Resources
 

 
ELA4W3 Research and Technology
The student uses research and technology to support writing.
Element: ELA4W3.a Research and Technology
Acknowledges information from sources.
2 Resources
Element: ELA4W3.b Research and Technology
Locates information in reference texts by using organizational features (e.g., prefaces, appendices).
Element: ELA4W3.c Research and Technology
Uses various reference materials (e.g., dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, electronic information) as aids to writing.
2 Resources
Element: ELA4W3.d Research and Technology
Demonstrates basic keyboarding skills and familiarity with computer terminology (e.g., software, memory, disk drive, hard drive).
 

 
ELA4W4 Writing Process
The student consistently uses a writing process to develop, revise, and evaluate writing.
Element: ELA4W4.a Writing Process
Plans and drafts independently and resourcefully.
Element: ELA4W4.b Writing Process
Revises selected drafts to improve coherence and progression by adding, deleting, consolidating, and rearranging text.
Element: ELA4W4.c Writing Process
Edits to correct errors in spelling, punctuation, etc.
Element: ELA4W4.d Writing Process
Publishes independently and resourcefully.
 

Strand: Conventions


 
ELA4C1 Conventions
The student demonstrates understanding and control of the rules of the English language, realizing that usage involves the appropriate application of conventions and grammar in both written and spoken formats.
Element: ELA4C1.e Conventions
Writes legibly in cursive, leaving space between letters in a word and between words in a sentence.
2 Resources
Element: ELA4C1.g Conventions
Spells most commonly used homophones correctly (there, they're, their; two, too, to).
Element: ELA4C1.a Conventions
Recognizes the subject-predicate relationship in sentences.
Element: ELA4C1.b Conventions
Uses and identifies four basic parts of speech (adjective, noun, verb, adverb).
4 Resources
Element: ELA4C1.c Conventions
Uses and identifies correct mechanics (end marks, commas for series, capitalization), correct usage (subject and verb agreement in a simple sentence), and correct sentence structure (elimination of sentence fragments).
12 Resources
Element: ELA4C1.d Conventions
Uses and identifies words or word parts from other languages that have been adopted into the English language.
14 Resources
Element: ELA4C1.f Conventions
Uses knowledge of letter sounds, word parts, word segmentation, and syllabication to monitor and correct spelling.
1 Resources
Element: ELA4C1.h Conventions
Varies the sentence structure by kind (declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences and functional fragments), order, and complexity (simple, compound).
 

Strand: Listening, Speaking and Viewing


 
ELA4LSV1 Listening, Speaking, and Viewing
The student participates in student-to-teacher, student-to-student, and group verbal interactions.
Element: ELA4LSV1.c Listening, Speaking, and Viewing
Responds to questions with appropriate information.
Element: ELA4LSV1.f Listening, Speaking, and Viewing
Displays appropriate turn-taking behaviors.
2 Resources
Element: ELA4LSV1.i Listening, Speaking, and Viewing
Responds appropriately to comments and questions.
Element: ELA4LSV1.j Listening, Speaking, and Viewing
Volunteers contributions and responds when directly solicited by teacher or discussion leader.
Element: ELA4LSV1.a Listening, Speaking, and Viewing
Initiates new topics in addition to responding to adult-initiated topics.
2 Resources
Element: ELA4LSV1.b Listening, Speaking, and Viewing
Asks relevant questions.
Element: ELA4LSV1.d Listening, Speaking, and Viewing
Uses language cues to indicate different levels of certainty or hypothesizing (e.g., "What if...?"; "Very likely..."; "I'm unsure whether...").
Element: ELA4LSV1.e Listening, Speaking, and Viewing
Confirms understanding by paraphrasing the adult's directions or suggestions.
Element: ELA4LSV1.g Listening, Speaking, and Viewing
Actively solicits another person's comments or opinions.
Element: ELA4LSV1.h Listening, Speaking, and Viewing
Offers own opinion forcefully without domineering.
Element: ELA4LSV1.k Listening, Speaking, and Viewing
Gives reasons in support of opinions expressed.
Element: ELA4LSV1.l Listening, Speaking, and Viewing
Clarifies, illustrates, or expands on a response when asked to do so; asks classmates for similar expressions.
 

 
ELA4LSV2 Listening, Speaking, and Viewing
The student listens to and view various forms of text and media in order gather and share information, persuade others, and express and understand ideas. When responding to visual and oral texts and media (e.g., television, radio, film productions, and electronic media) the student:
Element: ELA4LSV2.a Listening, Speaking, and Viewing
Demonstrates an awareness of the presence of the media in the daily lives of most people.
Element: ELA4LSV2.b Listening, Speaking, and Viewing
Evaluates the role of the media in focusing attention and in forming an opinion.
Element: ELA4LSV2.c Listening, Speaking, and Viewing
Judges the extent to which the media provides a source of entertainment as well as a source of information.
 

 
Listening, Speaking, and Viewing
The student listens to and views various forms of text and media in order to gather and share information, persuade others, and express and understand ideas. When delivering or responding to presentations, the student:
Element: ELA4LSV2.a Listening, Speaking, and Viewing
Shapes information to achieve a particular purpose and to appeal to the interests and background knowledge of audience members.
Element: ELA4LSV2.b Listening, Speaking, and Viewing
Uses notes, multimedia, or other memory aids to structure the presentation.
Element: ELA4LSV2.c Listening, Speaking, and Viewing
Engages the audience with appropriate verbal cues and eye contact.
Element: ELA4LSV2.d Listening, Speaking, and Viewing
Projects a sense of individuality and personality in selecting and organizing content and in delivery.
1 Resources
Element: ELA4LSV2.e Listening, Speaking, and Viewing
Shapes content and organization according to criteria for importance and impact rather than according to availability of information in resource materials.
4 Resources
 

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