Standards this Quarter
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 and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
RI.4.3 : Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
RI.4.4 : Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
RI.4.5 : Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
RI.4.6 : Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.
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.
RF.4.10 : Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
a. Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
c. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
W.4.2 (a-e) : Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
a. Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
b. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
c. Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another,for example, also, because).
d. Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
e. a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.
W.4.4 : Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)
W.4.5 : With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 4 here.)
W.4.6 : With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting.
W.4.7 : Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
W.4.9.B : Apply grade 4 Reading standards to informational texts (e.g., "Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text").
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.