Academic standards list

Grade 4 — English/Language Arts

Introduction

Academic standards define the expectations for knowledge and skills that students are to learn in a subject by a certain age or at the end of a school grade level. This page contains a list of standards for a specific content area, grade level, and/or course. The list of standards may be structured using categories and sub-categories.

Foundational Literacy

TSS.ELA.4.FL
 
Phonics and Word Recognition
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills when decoding isolated words and in connected text.
     There are 1 components within this standard.
 
Word Composition
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills when encoding words; write legibly.
     There are 2 components within this standard.
Fluency
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
     There are 3 components within this standard.
 
Sentence Composition
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when speaking and conventions of standard English grammar and usage, including
     There are 9 components within this standard.
 
Vocabulary Acquisition
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
     There are 3 components within this standard.
 
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
     There are 3 components within this standard.
 
Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal precise actions, emotions,
 

Reading - Literature

TSS.ELA.4.RL
 
Key Ideas and Details
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly; refer to details and examples in a text when drawing inferences from
Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in a text, such as a character's thoughts, words, or
 
Craft and Structure
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that refer to significant characters and situations found in
Explain major differences between poems, drama, and stories, and refer to the structural elements when writing or speaking about a text.
Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Make connections between the print version of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the same text.
 
Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes, topics, and patterns of events in stories from different cultures.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
Read and comprehend stories and poems throughout the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding at the high end as needed.
 

Reading - Informational Text

TSS.ELA.4.RI
 
Key Ideas and Details
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly; refer to details and examples in the text when drawing inferences
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize a text.
 
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific
Craft and Structure
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area, including figurative, connotative, and
Describe the overall structure of events, ideas, and concepts of information in a text or part of a text.
 
Compare and contrast two accounts of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.
 
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
 
Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
Read and comprehend stories and informational texts throughout the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding at the high end as needed.
 

Speaking and Listening

TSS.ELA.4.SL
 
Comprehension and Collaboration
Prepare for collaborative discussions on 4th grade level topics and texts; engage effectively with varied partners, building on others' ideas and
Paraphrase portions of a text presented in diverse media such as visual, quantitative, and oral formats.
 
Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points.
 
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas
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
 
Add multimedia such as audio and visual elements to presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.
 
Recognize that different situations call for formal vs. informal English, and use formal English when appropriate.
 

Writing

TSS.ELA.4.W
 
Text Types and Protocol
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
     There are 6 components within this standard.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information.
     There are 8 components within this standard.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using an effective technique, such as descriptive details and clear event sequences.
     There are 7 components within this standard.
 
Production and Distribution of Writing
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
 
With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing, as well as to interact and collaborate
 
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
 
Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes, categorize information, and provide
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research, applying grade 4 standards for reading.
Range of Writing
Write routinely over extended time frames for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences; promote writing fluency.
 
 
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