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4th Grade Curriculum Concepts

Communication Arts


Reading Process

  • Read instructional level text with fluency
  • Develop vocabulary by using root words and affixes, context clues, glossary and dictionary
  • Apply comprehension strategies before, during and after reading
  • Make connections between texts and the world
  • Compare, contrast and analyze text ideas

Reading Fiction, Poetry, and Drama

  • Recognize text features of poetry, fiction, and drama
  • Use details form text to make inferences and predictions, identify cause/effect, compare and contrast, and identify author’s purpose
  • Explain examples of sensory details and figurative language

Reading Nonfiction

  • Apply information in maps, captions, glossary, graphs, diagrams, etc.
  • Use details for the text to retell main ideas, organize a sequence of events, compare and contrast texts, distinguish between fact and opinion
  • Read and follow 3 and 4 step directions to complete a task


Writing Process

  • Follow a writing process in prewriting, drafting, editing, revising, publishing
  • Generate a writing draft in accordance with the district writing program
  • Revise and edit for grade level appropriate items with assistance
  • Publish writing with assistance

Writing Conventions

  • Use grade level appropriate capitalization and punctuation
  • Correctly use verbs, conjunctions, adjectives, and adverbs
  • Use dictionary to verify spelling
  • Write compound sentences
  • Edit run-on sentences and fragments

Forms of Writing

  • Write stories that include details to develop plot, character, and setting
  • Write stories that use transitional words
  • Take notes from a wide range of reference material
  • Write an expository piece with 3 well developed paragraphs including topic sentences, supporting details and concluding sentences
  • Write a summary
  • Write friendly letters, thank you notes, journal entries, and invitations
  • Write poems using sensory details and figurative language