English Language Arts Worksheets and Study Guides Fourth Grade. Inferences

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR)

TX.STAAR.4R. STAAR Grade 4 Reading Assessment
Reporting Category 1: Understanding and Analysis Across Genres - The student will demonstrate an ability to understand and analyze a variety of written texts across reading genres.
(4.2) Reading/Vocabulary Development. Students understand new vocabulary and use it when reading and writing. Students are expected to:
4.2 (B) Use the context of the sentence (e.g., in-sentence example or definition) to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words or multiple meaning words. Readiness Standard (STAAR)
4.2 (E) Use a dictionary or glossary to determine the meanings, syllabication, and pronunciation of unknown words. Readiness Standard (STAAR)
TX.STAAR.4R. STAAR Grade 4 Reading Assessment
Reporting Category 2: Understanding and Analysis of Literary Texts - The student will demonstrate an ability to understand and analyze literary texts.
(4.3) Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Theme and Genre. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about theme and genre in different cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:
4.3 (A) Summarize and explain the lesson or message of a work of fiction as its theme. Supporting Standard (STAAR)
(4.4) Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Poetry. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of poetry and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:
4.4 (A) Explain how the structural elements of poetry (e.g., rhyme, meter, stanzas, line breaks) relate to form (e.g., lyrical poetry, free verse). Supporting Standard (STAAR)
(4.5) Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Drama. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of drama and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:
4.5 (A) Describe the structural elements particular to dramatic literature. Supporting Standard (STAAR)
(4.6) Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Fiction. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of fiction and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:
4.6 (A) Sequence and summarize the plot's main events and explain their influence on future events. Readiness Standard (STAAR)
(4.8) Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Sensory Language. Students understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about how an author's sensory language creates imagery in literary text and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:
4.8 (A) Identify the author's use of similes and metaphors to produce imagery. Supporting Standard (STAAR)
(Figure 19) Reading/Comprehension Skills. Students use a flexible range of metacognitive reading skills in both assigned and independent reading to understand an author's message. Students will continue to apply earlier standards with greater depth in increasingly more complex texts as they become self-directed, critical readers. The student is expected to:
Figure 19 (D) Make inferences about text and use textual evidence to support understanding. Readiness Standard (Fiction) / Supporting Standard (Literary Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama) (STAAR)
Figure 19 (E) Summarize information in text, maintaining meaning and logical order. Readiness Standard (Fiction) / Supporting Standard (Literary Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama) (STAAR)
Reporting Category 3: Understanding and Analysis of Informational Texts - The student will demonstrate an ability to understand and analyze informational texts.
(4.10) Reading/Comprehension of Informational Text/Culture and History. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about the author's purpose in cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding. Supporting Standard (STAAR)
(4.11) Reading/Comprehension of Informational Text/Expository Text. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about expository text and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:
4.11 (A) Summarize the main idea and supporting details in text in ways that maintain meaning. Readiness Standard (STAAR)
4.11 (B) Distinguish fact from opinion in a text and explain how to verify what is a fact. Supporting Standard (STAAR)
4.11 (C) Describe explicit and implicit relationships among ideas in texts organized by cause-and-effect, sequence, or comparison. Readiness Standard (STAAR)
4.11 (D) Use multiple text features (e.g., guide words, topic and concluding sentences) to gain an overview of the contents of text and to locate information. Readiness Standard (STAAR)
(4.13) Reading/Comprehension of Informational Text/Procedural Texts. Students understand how to glean and use information in procedural texts and documents. Students are expected to:
4.13 (B) Explain factual information presented graphically (e.g., charts, diagrams, graphs, illustrations). Supporting Standard (STAAR)
(Figure 19) Reading/Comprehension Skills. Students use a flexible range of metacognitive reading skills in both assigned and independent reading to understand an author's message. Students will continue to apply earlier standards with greater depth in increasingly more complex texts as they become self-directed, critical readers. The student is expected to:
Figure 19 (D) Make inferences about text and use textual evidence to support understanding. Readiness Standard (STAAR)
Figure 19 (E) Summarize information in text, maintaining meaning and logical order. Readiness Standard (STAAR)
TX.STAAR.4W. STAAR Grade 4 Writing Assessment
Reporting Category 1: Composition - The student will demonstrate an ability to compose a variety of written texts with a clear, central idea; coherent organization; sufficient development; and effective use of language and conventions.
(4.17) Writing. Students write about their own experiences. Students are expected to:
4.17 (A) Write about important personal experiences. Readiness Standard (STAAR)
Reporting Category 3: Editing - The student will demonstrate an ability to edit a variety of texts.
(4.20) Oral and Written Conventions/Conventions. Students understand the function of and use the conventions of academic language when speaking and writing. Students continue to apply earlier standards with greater complexity. Students are expected to:
4.20 (A) Use and understand the function of the following parts of speech in the context of reading, writing, and speaking:
4.20 (A) (ii) Nouns (singular/plural, common/proper). Supporting Standard (STAAR)
4.20 (A) (iii) Adjectives (e.g., descriptive, including purpose: sleeping bag, frying pan) and their comparative and superlative forms (e.g., fast, faster, fastest). Supporting Standard (STAAR)
4.20 (A) (iv) Adverbs (e.g., frequency: usually, sometimes; intensity: almost, a lot). Supporting Standard (STAAR)
(4.22) Oral and Written Conventions/Spelling. Students spell correctly. Students are expected to:
4.22 (A) Spell words with more advanced orthographic patterns and rules: Readiness Standard
4.22 (A) (i) Plural rules (e.g., words ending in f as in leaf, leaves; adding -es). Supporting Standard (STAAR)

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