Technology in the Common Core- Fourth Grade

4th Grade

Reading Standards for Informational Text K–5

Grade 4 Students (Page 14)-
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas-

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.


Writing Standards K–5

Grade 4 Students (Page 20)-
Text Types and Purposes

2. 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.


Grade 4 Students (Page 21)-
Production and Distribution of Writing

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.


Grade 4 Students (Page 21)-
Research to Build and Present Knowledge

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.


Speaking and Listening Standards K–5

Grade 4 Students (Page 24)
Comprehension and Collaboration

1. Engage effectively in a range of collaborative
discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacherled)
with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and
texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing
their own clearly.
a. Come to discussions prepared, having read
or studied required material; explicitly draw
on that preparation and other information
known about the topic to explore ideas under
discussion.
b. Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and
carry out assigned roles.
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.
d. Review the key ideas expressed and explain
their own ideas and understanding in light of
the discussion.

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


Grade 4 Students (Page 24)
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

5. Add audio recordings and visual displays to
presentations when appropriate to enhance the
development of main ideas or themes.


Language Standards K–5

Grade 4 Students (Page 29)
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

c. Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries,
glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital,
to find the pronunciation and determine or
clarify the precise meaning of key words and
phrases.

English Language Arts Standards » Reading: Literature » 4thGrade

Standards in this strand:


Key Ideas and Details

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. KATE Examples for RL.4.1, Example 1, Discovery Ed Resources, TN Curriculum Resources

RL.4.2. Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text. KATE Examples for RL.4.2, Example 1, Discovery Ed Resources

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). KATE Examples for RL.4.3, Example 1, Discovery Ed Resources

Craft and Structure

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). KATE Examples for RL.4.4

RL.4.5. Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text. KATE Examples for RL.4.5

RL.4.6. Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations. KATE Examples for RL.4.6

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

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. KATE Examples for RL.4.7

RL.4.8. (Not applicable to literature)

RL.4.9. Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures. KATE Examples for RL.4.9, Graphic Organizers

Range of Reading and Complexity of Text

RL.4.10. By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. KATE Examples for RL.4.10, http://www.tncurriculumcenter.org/index.php?option=com_curriculum&controller=resource&id=1889

 

English Language Arts Standards » Reading: Informational Text » 4thGrade

Standards in this strand:


Key Ideas and Details

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.4.1, Skim, Scan, and Scroll

RI.4.2. Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text. RI.4.2, Summarizing a Non-Fiction 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.4.3 Examples

Craft and Structure

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.4.4 Examples

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.4.5 Examples

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.4.6 Examples

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

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.4.7 Examples

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

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

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

RI.4.10. By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range. RI.4.10 Examples

 

English Language Arts Standards » Reading: Foundational Skills » 4thGrade

Standards in this strand:



Phonics and Word Recognition

 

RF.4.3. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words. RF.4.3

Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context. RF.4.3a

Fluency

RF.4.4. Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. RF.4.4 Examples

Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding. RF.4.4a Examples

Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression. RF.4.4b Examples

Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary. RF.4.4c Examples

 

English Language Arts Standards » Writing » 4thGrade

Standards in this strand:




Text Types and Purposes

 

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

Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose. W.4.1a

Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details. W.4.1b Examples

Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition). W.4.1c Example(s)

Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented. W.4.1d Examples

W.4.2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. W.4.2 Examples

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. W.4.2a Examples

Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic. W.4.2b Examples

Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because). W.4.2c Examples

Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic. W.4.2d Examples

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

W.4.3. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. W.4.3 Examples

Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally. W.4.3a Examples

Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations. W.4.3b Examples

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

Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely. W.4.3d Examples

Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events. W.4.3e Examples

Production and Distribution of Writing

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.4.4 Examples

W.4.5. With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. W.4.5 Examples

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.4.6 Examples

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

W.4.7. Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic. W.4.7 Examples

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.4.8 Examples

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

Apply grade 4 Reading standards to literature (e.g., “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].”). W.4.9a Examples

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”).

Range of Writing

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. W.4.10 Examples

English Language Arts Standards » Speaking & Listening » 4thGrade

Standards in this strand:



Comprehension and Collaboration
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 Examples, Cricket Investigation, Weather or Not
Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion. SL.4.1a Examples

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

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. Weather or Not, SL.4.1c Examples

Review the key ideas expressed and explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion. Weather or Not, SL.4.1d Examples

SL.4.2. Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally. Beauty and the Beast, The 13 Clocks, The Sign Painter

SL.4.3. Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points. Rumpelstiltskin, Red Riding Hood, The Cricket in Time's Square

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

SL.4.4. Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace. SL.4.4 Examples, Ohio ORC Examples

SL.4.5. Add audio recordings and visual displays to presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes. SL.4.5 Examples, Designs That Are Good on the Ears

SL.4.6. Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English (e.g., presenting ideas) and situations where informal discourse is appropriate (e.g., small-group discussion); use formal English when appropriate to task and situation. WatchKnowLearn Examples, 4.6 Example

English Language Arts Standards » Language » 4thGrade

Standards in this strand:
  • L.4.1
  • L.4.2
  • L.4.3
  • L.4.4
  • L.4.5
  • L.4.6

Conventions of Standard English

L.4.1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. KATE Examples, L.4.1 Worksheets

Use relative pronouns (who, whose, whom, which, that) and relative adverbs (where, when, why). WatchKnow Learn Examples, KATE Example(s)

Form and use the progressive (e.g., I was walking; I am walking; I will be walking) verb tenses. WatchKnowLearn Examples, KATE Examples

Use modal auxiliaries (e.g., can, may, must) to convey various conditions. WatchKnowLearn

Order adjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns (e.g., a small red bag rather than a red small bag). KATE, 4th Grade Flashback, WatchKnowLearn

Form and use prepositional phrases. WatchKnow Learn, Painting with Words 

Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons.* WatchKnowLearn

Correctly use frequently confused words (e.g., to, too, two; there, their).* WatchKnowLearn

L.4.2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. The Punctuation Song, KATE Examples

Use correct capitalization. Capitalization Sheet, Darth Marker Video

Use commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text. WatchKnowLearn, Quotation Marks

Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence. WatchKnowLearn, TNCurriculum Center

Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed. Speedy Speller, Google as a Dictionary

Knowledge of Language

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

Choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely.* Formal vs. Informal

Choose punctuation for effect.* KATE Examples, The Comma Song, Thinkfinity Examples

Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English (e.g., presenting ideas) and situations where informal discourse is appropriate (e.g., small-group discussion). WatchKnowLearn, Thinkfinity Examples (a bunch)

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

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. KATE Examples, WatchKnowLearn

Use context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase. Thinkfinity Results (Lots), WatchKnowLearn, Smarter Than a 5th Grader

Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., telegraph, photograph, autograph). Thinkfinity, Root Words

Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases. Visuwords, WatchKnow Learn, Thinkfinity

L.4.5. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. WatchKnowLearn, KATE

Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context. NYLearns, WatchKnowLearn, Thinkfinity, KATE

Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs. Thinkfinity, NYLearns, KATE

Demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their opposites (antonyms) and to words with similar but not identical meanings (synonyms).Analogies Jeopardy, WatchKnowLearn, Thinkfinity

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). Flocabulary, Thinkfinity (Lots), OhioRC

Resources
Writing 4.6 Example
 4th Grade – Sample ELA Lesson Starter 3

Sample Student Outcome:Develop, implement and communicate new ideas to others through original writing.

EXAMPLE:Using an open-ended inspiration for writing such as Chris Van Allsburg’sMysteries of Harris Burdick, each student writes the beginning of a story and records it as a podcast. Students in other classes listen to the story, create the ensuing episodes, and record them as podcasts, until a final group writes and records the conclusions.

COMMON CORE STANDARD

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.

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