New York State Learning Standards and Core Curriculum
NY.4RF. 4th Grade Reading Standards: Foundational Skills
Phonics and Word Recognition
4RF3. Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
4RF3a. 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.
4RF3b. Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabification patterns, and morphology (e.g. roots, prefixes, and suffixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in and out of context.
4RF4. Read grade-level text with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
4RF4b. Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.
NY.4L. 4th Grade Language Standards
Conventions of Standard English
4L2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing. Core Punctuation and Spelling Skills for Grades 3→5:
4L2.9. Use conventional spelling for high-frequency and other studied words, and to add suffixes to base words (e.g., sitting, smiled, cries, happiness).
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
4L4. Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
4L4a. Use context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
4L4b. Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., telegraph, photograph, autograph).