Illinois Standards 4th Grade ELA Activities
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IL.1. Reading: Read with understanding and fluency.
1.A. Apply word analysis and vocabulary skills to comprehend selections.
1.A.2a. Read and comprehend unfamiliar words using root words, synonyms, antonyms, word origins and derivations.
1.A.2b. Clarify word meaning using context clues and a variety of resources including glossaries, dictionaries and thesauruses.
1.B. Apply reading strategies to improve understanding and fluency.
1.B.2a. Establish purposes for reading; survey materials; ask questions; make predictions; connect, clarify and extend ideas.
1.B.2b. Identify structure (e.g., description, compare/contrast, cause and effect, sequence) of nonfiction texts to improve comprehension.
1.C. Comprehend a broad range of reading materials.
1.C.2a. Use information to form and refine questions and predictions.
1.C.2b. Make and support inferences and form interpretations about main themes and topics.
1.C.2c. Compare and contrast the content and organization of selections.
1.C.2d. Summarize and make generalizations from content and relate to purpose of material.
1.C.2e. Explain how authors and illustrators use text and art to express their ideas (e.g., points of view, design hues, metaphor).
1.C.2f. Connect information presented in tables, maps and charts to printed or electronic text.
IL.2. Literature: Read and understand literature representative of various societies, eras and ideas.
2.A. Understand how literary elements and techniques are used to convey meaning.
2.A.2b. Describe how literary elements (e.g., theme, character, setting, plot, tone, conflict) are used in literature to create meaning.
2.A.2c. Identify definitive features of literary forms (e.g., realistic fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, narrative, nonfiction, biography, plays, electronic literary forms).
2.B. Read and interpret a variety of literary works.
2.B.2a. Respond to literary material by making inferences, drawing conclusions and comparing it to their own experience, prior knowledge and other texts.
2.B.2c. Relate literary works and their characters, settings and plots to current and historical events, people and perspectives.
IL.3. Writing: Write to communicate for a variety of purposes.
3.A. Use correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization and structure.
3.A.2. Write paragraphs that include a variety of sentence types; appropriate use of the eight parts of speech; and accurate spelling, capitalization and punctuation.
3.B. Compose well-organized and coherent writing for specific purposes and audiences.
3.B.2a. Generate and organize ideas using a variety of planning strategies (e.g., mapping, outlining, drafting).
3.B.2c. Expand ideas by using modifiers, subordination and standard paragraph organization.
3.C. Communicate ideas in writing to accomplish a variety of purposes.
3.C.2a. Write for a variety of purposes and for specified audiences in a variety of forms including narrative (e.g., fiction, autobiography), expository (e.g., reports, essays) and persuasive writings (e.g., editorials, advertisements).
IL.5. Research: Use the language arts to acquire, assess and communicate information.
5.B. Analyze and evaluate information acquired from various sources.
5.B.2b. Cite sources used.
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