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AOS 43 Curriculum

Grade 4 English Language Arts


Revised 7.19.11

Upon successful completion of this class, students will be able to:

A. READ !G
Reading skills " #se a range $% metac$gnitive strategies as the& read. " Dem$nstrate use $% a''r$'riate v$ca(ular& in c$nte)t and %$r a variet& $% meanings. " Determine the meaning $% un*n$+n +$rds (& using a variet& $% strategies. " #se 'h$nics including +$rd 'arts and c$mm$n r$$t +$rds. " ,luentl& and accuratel& read te)t +ithin a grade-a''r$'riate s'an $% te)t c$m'le)it&. Reading comprehension " denti%& the auth$r.s 'ur'$se t$ descri(e/ e)'lain/ 'ersuade/ in%$rm/ and entertain. " #se *n$+ledge $% the situati$n and setting/ and a character0s traits/ m$tivati$ns/ and %eelings t$ determine the causes %$r that character0s acti$ns. " denti%& the main events $% the 'l$t. " De%ine 1narrat$r1 and identi%& the narrat$r $% a st$r&. " denti%& and descri(e the e%%ect $% c$mm$n literar& devices such as rh&me/ rh&thm/ alliterati$n/ idi$m/ %lash(ac*/ simile/ and $n$mat$'$eia. " E)'lain the themes $% a literar& +$r*. Informational text " C$ntinue t$ create 2uesti$ns that can (e ans+ered (& the te)t. " C$ntinue t$ use $rgani3ati$nal te)t %eature such as gl$ssar&/ inde)/ title 'age/ ta(le $% c$ntents/ charts/ diagrams/ inserts/ and ca'ti$ns. " C$ntinue t$ identi%& the main idea and details. " Dra+ c$nclusi$ns and su''$rt +ith details.

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AOS 43 Curriculum

Grade 4 English Language Arts


Revised 7.19.11

" ,$ll$+ %$ur $r m$re multi'le-ste' +ritten instructi$ns. Upon successful completion of this class, students will be able to:

A. READ !G 5CO!6 !#ED7


Persuasive text " C$ntinue t$ identi%& the central argument $r main idea. " C$ntinue t$ identi%& su''$rting details. " C$ntinue t$ rec$gni3e the di%%erence (et+een %acts and $'ini$ns.

8. 9R 6 !G
Writing process " C$ntinue t$ 're-+rite using gra'hic $rgani3ers $r $ther structures. " C$ntinue t$ maintain a c$nsistent %$cus in +riting. " nclude an intr$ducti$n and c$nclusi$n. " C$ntinue t$ +rite c$herent 'aragra'hs that have su''$rting sentences and a c$ncluding sentence. " C$ntinue t$ revise $riginal dra%ts t$ im'r$ve. " C$ntinue t$ edit %$r c$rrect grammar/ usage/ and mechanics +ith assistance. " C$ntinue t$ 'r$duce legi(le %inal dra%ts. Writing for a variety of purposes " C$ntinue t$ +rite t$ summari3e in%$rmati$n %r$m reading/ listening/ $r vie+ing. " C$ntinue +riting +ith a clear '$siti$n $n a t$'ic and +ith su''$rting relevant evidence. " 9rite letters/ $ther re2uests %$r in%$rmati$n/ and multi-ste' directi$ns %$r c$m'leting a tas*.

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AOS 43 Curriculum

Grade 4 English Language Arts


Revised 7.19.11

" 9rite '$etr& 5e.g. limeric*s/ (i$-'$ems/ n$un '$ems/ acr$stics/ hai*u7. Upon successful completion of this class, students will be able to:

C. RESEARC; 4ROCESS A!D <ED A


" denti%& *e& +$rds and c$nce'ts related t$ research 2uesti$ns. " L$cate and access in%$rmati$n (& using $rgani3ati$nal %eatures. " C$llect/ evaluate/ and $rgani3e in%$rmati$n %$r a s'eci%ic 'ur'$se. " C$mmunicate %indings using a variet& $% 'rint and n$n'rint s$urces. " Dem$nstrate an understanding $% 'lagiarism and grade-a''r$'riate citati$n. " C$m'are the e%%ects $% similar in%$rmati$n %$und in ($$*s/ m$vies/ ne+s'a'ers/ maga3ines/ and $n the nternet and televisi$n. " Rec$gni3e that there are multi'le r$les and 'ur'$ses $% media 5e.g. ne+s'a'ers/ advertisements/ (r$chures/ c$mmercials/ in%$mercials/ '$sters7.

D. LA!G#AGE
anguage " #se %$rms $% n$uns/ ver(s/ ad=ectives/ adver(s/ and 'r$n$uns. " 8egin t$ use 're'$siti$ns/ c$n=uncti$ns/ and inter=ecti$ns c$rrectl&. " #se sim'le/ c$m'$und/ and c$m'le) sentences. " C$ntinue t$ a''l& the rules $% ca'itali3ati$n/ 'unctuati$n 5end 'unctuati$n/ c$mma/ a'$str$'he7/ and s'elling t$ c$mmunicate accuratel&. " 8egin t$ use 2u$tati$n mar*s and h&'hens.

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AOS 43 Curriculum

Grade 4 English Language Arts


Revised 7.19.11

Upon successful completion of this class, students will be able to:

E. L S6E! !G A!D S4EA> !G


istening and speaking " Attend and res'$nd a''r$'riatel& t$ classmates and adults. " As* clari%&ing 2uesti$ns. " ,$ll$+ multi'le-ste' $ral instructi$ns. " E)'lain ideas clearl& and res'$nd t$ 2uesti$ns +ith a''r$'riate in%$rmati$n. " Share in%$rmati$n summaries %r$m reading/ listening/ $r vie+ing. " S'ea* using e&e c$ntact/ clear enunciati$n/ and gestures %$r em'hasis and a''r$'riate v$lume and rate.

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