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On this page you will see a monthly breakdown of when your child will be introduced to different reading standards. You will be able to know exactly what area they are focusing on.  **Once the standard is introduced it is reviewed throughout the entire year.

  • Reading Standards for LIterature:

    • RL 4.1: Refer to details & examples in text when explaining what text says explicity & when drawing inferences

    • RL 4.3: Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in story or drama, drawing on specific details in text

    • RL 4.4: Determine meaning of words & phrases as used in a text

    • RL 4.5: Explain major differences between poems, drama, prose & refer to structural elements

    • RL 4.9: Compare & contrast treatment of simliar themes & topics in literature

    • RL 4.10: Read & comprehend literature in grades 4-5 text complexity

  • Reading Standards for Informational Text:

    • RI 4.1: Refer to details & examples in text when explaining what text says & when drawing inferences

  • Reading Standards for Foundational Skills:

    • RF 4.3: Know & apply grade level phonics

    • RF 4.4: Read with sufficient accuracy & fluency

  • Reading Standards for Literature:

    • RL 4.2: Determine theme of story, drama, or poem from details in text (summarize)

    • RL 4.6: Compare & contrast point of view from which different stories are narrated

  • Reading Standards for Informational Text:

    • RI 4.6:Compare & contrast first and second hand accounts of same event or topic

    • RI 4.9: Integrate information from 2 texts on same topic to write or speak about subject

  • Writing Standards:

    • W 4.3b: Use dialogue & description to develop experiences & events

    • W 4.3e: Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experience

    • W 4.5: Develop & strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing

  • Speaking & Listening Standards:

    • S&L 4.3: Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points

  • Language (Grammar) Standards:

    • L 4.1a: Use relative pronouns and relative adverbs

    • L 4.1d: Order adjectives within sentences according to patterns

    • L 4.1e: Form and use prepositional phrases

    • L 4.2b: Use commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech

  • Continue standards from November

  • Reading Standards for Informational Text:

    • RI 4.2: Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details

  • Language (Grammar) Standards:

    • L 4.3b: Choose punctuation for effect


  • Writing Standards:

    • W 4.2a: Introduce topic clearly & group paragraphs & sections

    • W 4.2c: Link ideas within ctaegories of information using words and phrases

    • W 4.2d: Use precise language and vocabulary to inform about or explain a topic

    • W 4.6: Use technology to produce & publish writing & interact & collaborate with others

    • W 4.7: Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of topics

  • Speaking & Listening Standard:

    • S&L 4.4: Report on a topic, tell story, or recount experience in organized manner

    • S&L 4.5: Add audio recordings & visual displays to presentation to enhance main idea

  • Language (Grammar) Standards:

    • L 4.3a: Choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely

    • L 4.3c: Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English & where informal discourse is apporiate


  • Reading Standards for Literature:

    • Review all (RL 4.1-4.10)

  • Writing Standards:

    • Review all (W4.1-4.10)


  • Writing Standards:

    • W 4.1b: Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details

    • W 4.1c: Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases

    • W 4.3: Writes narrative to develop real or imagined experience

    • W 4.3a: Orient reader by establishing situation & introducing narrator & characters

    • W 4.3c: Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events

  • Speaking and Listening Standards:

    • S&L 4.1 (all a-d): Follow agreed upon rules for discussions

  • Language (Grammar) Standards:

    • L 4.1f: Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inapporiate fragments

    • L 4.2a: Use correct captialization

    • L 4.2d: Spell grade appropriate words correctly



  • Reading Standards for Literature:

    • RL 4.6: Make connections between text of story or drama

  • Reading Standards for Informational Text:

    • RI 4.4: Determine meaning of domain specific words or phrases

    • RI 4.7: Interpret information presented visually or orally

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

    • RI 4.10: Read & comprehend informational texts in grades 4-5 text complexity

  • Writing Standards:

    • W 4.9a/b: Apply reading standards to literature and informational texts

  • Language (Grammar) Standards:

    • L 4.1: Demonstrate command of conventions of standard English grammar and usage

    • L 4.1b: Form and use the progressive verb tenses

    • L 4.1c: Use modal auxiliaires (can, may, must) to convey various conditions

    • L 4.1g: Correctly use confused words (to,too,two, their, there,etc..)

    • L 4.2c: Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction

    • L 4.5/a: Demonstrate understanding of figuarative language and simple similes


  • Reading Standards for Informational Text:

    • RI 4.3: Explain events, procedures, idea, or concepts in historical, scientific, or technical text

    • RI 4.5: Describe the overall structure of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text

  • Writing Standards:

    • W 4.1a: Introduce topic or text clearly, state opinion & create structure with ideas grouped to support purpose

    • W 4.1d: Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented

    • W 4.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic

    • W 4.2e: Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented

    • W 4.9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis

  • Speaking & Listening Standards:

    • S&L 4.2: Paraphrase portions of text read aloud or information presented in diverse media

  • Language (Grammar) Standards:

    • L 4.4: Determine or clarify meaning of unknown & multiple meaning words

    • L 4.4c: Consult reference materials to clarify precise meaning


  • Reading Standards for Literature:

    • Continue RI4.2 & 4.3 & 4.5

  • Writing Standards:

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

  • Language (Grammar) Standards:

    • L 4.5b: Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs

    • L 4.5c: Demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their (antonyms) & (synonyms)


  • Reading Standards for Informational Text:

    • Review all (RI 4.1-4.10)

  • Writing Standards:

    • Review all (W4.1-4.10)


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