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Oregon Standards for Fourth Grade English Language Arts

OR.EL.04.LI. LITERATURE

Listen to and Read Literary Text: Listen to text and read text to make connections and respond to a wide variety of literature of varying complexity.

EL.04.LI.01. Listen to text and read text to make connections and respond to a wide variety of significant works of literature, including poetry, fiction, non-fiction, and drama, from a variety of cultures and time periods that enhance the study of other subjects.

Literary Text: Demonstrate General Understanding: Demonstrate general understanding of grade-level literary text.

EL.04.LI.03. Identify and/or summarize sequence of events, main ideas, and supporting details in literary selections.
EL.04.LI.04. Identify the main problem or conflict of the plot, and explain how it is resolved.

Literary Text: Develop an Interpretation: Develop an interpretation of grade-level literary text.

EL.04.LI.05. Make and confirm predictions about text using ideas presented in the text itself.
EL.04.LI.06. Use knowledge of the situation and setting and of a character's traits and motivations to determine the causes for that character's actions.
EL.04.LI.07. Identify the main idea of a passage when it is not explicitly stated.
EL.04.LI.08. Draw inferences or conclusions about a text based on explicitly stated information.

Literary Text: Examine Content and Structure: Examine content and structure of grade-level literary text.

EL.04.LI.09. Recognize that certain words (buzz, clang) and rhyming patterns can be used in a selection to imitate sound (onomatopoeia).
EL.04.LI.11. Differentiate among various imaginative forms of literature (e.g., fantasies, fables, myths, and fairy tales).

OR.EL.04.RE. READING

Informational Text: Demonstrate General Understanding: Demonstrate general understanding of grade-level informational text across the subject areas.

EL.04.RE.20. Identify and/or summarize sequence of events, main ideas, facts, supporting details, and opinions in informational and practical selections.
EL.04.RE.21. Identify key facts and information after reading two passages or articles on the same topic.

Informational Text: Develop an Interpretation: Develop an interpretation of grade-level informational text across the subject areas.

EL.04.RE.22. Make and confirm predictions about text by using prior knowledge and ideas presented in the text itself, including illustrations, titles, topic sentences, and important words. (Some of the skills and concepts in the preceding standard are assessed at the classroom level and others at the state level.)
EL.04.RE.23. Draw inferences or conclusions about an author's meaning supported by facts and events from the text.
EL.04.RE.24. Identify the main idea of a passage when it is not explicitly stated.

Informational Text: Examine Content and Structure: Examine content and structure of grade-level informational text across the subject areas.

EL.04.RE.25. Determine the author's purpose, and relate it to details in the text.
EL.04.RE.26. Distinguish between cause-and-effect and between fact and opinion in expository text.
EL.04.RE.27. Recognize text that is written primarily to persuade, and distinguish between informational and persuasive text.
EL.04.RE.28. Identify and analyze text that uses sequential or chronological order.
EL.04.RE.29. Distinguish text that is biographical and autobiographical.

Listen to and Read Informational and Narrative Text: Listen to, read, and understand a wide variety of informational and narrative text across the subject areas at school and on own, applying comprehension strategies as needed. Suggested grade-level target for reading ON OWN: Fourth Grade: 500,000 words annually.

EL.04.RE.03. Listen to, read, and understand a wide variety of informational and narrative text, including classic and contemporary literature, poetry, magazines, newspapers, reference materials, and online information.
EL.04.RE.07. Understand and draw upon a variety of comprehension strategies as needed--rereading, self-correcting, summarizing, class and group discussions, generating and responding to essential questions, making predictions, and comparing information from several sources.

Read to Perform a Task: Find, understand, and use specific information in a variety of texts across the subject areas to perform a task.

EL.04.RE.16. Read textbooks, biographical sketches, letters, diaries, directions, procedures, catalogs, magazines, and informational books.
EL.04.RE.17. Locate information in titles, tables of contents, chapter headings, illustrations, captions, glossaries, indexes, graphs, charts, diagrams, and tables to aid understanding of grade-level text.
EL.04.RE.19. Use structural features found in informational text (e.g., headings and subheadings) to strengthen comprehension.

Vocabulary: Increase word knowledge through systematic vocabulary development; determine the meaning of new words by applying knowledge of word origins, word relationships, and context clues; verify the meaning of new words; and use those new words accurately across the subject areas.

EL.04.RE.09. Understand, learn, and use new vocabulary that is introduced and taught directly through informational text, literary text, and instruction across the subject areas.
EL.04.RE.10. Develop vocabulary by listening to and discussing both familiar and conceptually challenging selections read aloud across the subject areas.
EL.04.RE.11. Determine meanings of words using contextual and structural clues.
EL.04.RE.12. Distinguish and interpret words with multiple meanings (i.e., quarter) by using context clues.
EL.04.RE.13. Apply knowledge of synonyms, antonyms, homographs, and idioms to determine the meaning of words and phrases.
EL.04.RE.14. Use knowledge of root words to determine the meaning of unknown words within a passage (nation, national, nationality).
EL.04.RE.15. Use common roots (meter = measure) and word parts (therm = heat) derived from Greek and Latin, and use this knowledge to analyze the meaning of complex words (thermometer).

OR.EL.04.SL. SPEAKING AND LISTENING

Analysis: Evaluate the significance and accuracy of information and ideas presented in oral, visual, and multimedia communications across the subject areas.

EL.04.SL.10. Identify and discuss the use of cadence, repetitive patterns, and onomatopoeia for intent and effect.

OR.EL.04.WR. WRITING

Conventions: Capitalization: Demonstrate knowledge of spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and penmanship across the subject areas.

EL.04.WR.20. Capitalize names of books, magazines, newspapers, works of art, musical compositions, organizations, and the first word in quotations, when appropriate.

Conventions: Grammar: Demonstrate knowledge of spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and penmanship across the subject areas.

EL.04.WR.16. Correctly use:
EL.04.WR.16.a. Regular verbs (live/lived, shout/shouted)
EL.04.WR.16.b. Irregular verbs (swim/swam, ride/rode, hit/hit)
EL.04.WR.16.c. Adverbs (slowly, quickly, fast)
EL.04.WR.16.e. Coordinating conjunctions (and, or, but)

Conventions: Punctuation: Demonstrate knowledge of spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and penmanship across the subject areas.

EL.04.WR.17. Correctly use:
EL.04.WR.17.a. Apostrophes to show possession (Troy's shoe, the cat's food)
EL.04.WR.17.b. Apostrophes in contractions (can't, didn't, won't)
EL.04.WR.17.c. Quotation marks around the exact words of a speaker and titles of articles, poems, songs, short stories, and chapters in books
EL.04.WR.18. Use underlining, quotation marks, or italics to identify titles of documents.
EL.04.WR.19. Correctly write plural possessive nouns (girls' hats).

Conventions: Spelling: Demonstrate knowledge of spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and penmanship across the subject areas.

EL.04.WR.15. Spell correctly:
EL.04.WR.15.a. Roots (bases of words, such as un necessary, coward ly)
EL.04.WR.15.b. Inflections (words like care/careful/caring)
EL.04.WR.15.c. Suffixes and prefixes (-ly, -ness, mis-, un-)
EL.04.WR.15.d. Syllables (word parts each containing a vowel sound, such as sur-prise or e-col-o-gy)
EL.04.WR.15.e. Homophones (to/too/two, hear/here, plain/plane, aisle/isle/I'll, caught/cot)

Planning, Evaluation, and Revision: Pre-write, draft, revise, edit, and publish across the subject areas.

EL.04.WR.01. Use a variety of strategies to prepare for writing, such as brainstorming, making lists, mapping, outlining, grouping related ideas, using graphic organizers, and taking notes.
EL.04.WR.02. Discuss ideas for writing with classmates, teachers, and other writers, and develop drafts alone and collaboratively.
EL.04.WR.03. Identify audience and purpose.
EL.04.WR.04. Choose the form of writing that best suits the intended purpose--personal letter, letter to the editor, review, poem, report, or narrative.
EL.04.WR.05. Use the writing process--prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing successive versions.
EL.04.WR.08. Revise drafts by combining and moving sentences and paragraphs to improve the focus and progression of ideas.
EL.04.WR.09. Edit and proofread one's own writing, as well as that of others, using the writing conventions, and, for example, an editing checklist or list of rules with specific examples of corrections of specific errors.

Research Report Writing: Investigate topics of interest and importance across the subject areas, selecting appropriate media sources, using effective research processes, and demonstrating ethical use of resources and materials.

EL.04.WR.30. Locate information in reference texts by using organizational features (e.g., prefaces, appendixes).
EL.04.WR.31. Understand the organization of almanacs, newspapers, and periodicals and how to use those print materials.
EL.04.WR.32. Use a computer to draft, revise, and publish writing, demonstrating basic keyboarding skills.

Writing Applications: Expository Writing: Research Reports/ Multi-media Presentations (4-HS): Write narrative, expository, and persuasive texts, using a variety of written forms--including journals, essays, short stories, poems, research reports, research papers, business and technical writing--to express ideas appropriate to audience and purpose across the subject areas. Suggested word length: Fourth Grade, 250 words.

EL.04.WR.25. Write informational reports:
EL.04.WR.25.b. Include facts and details for focus.
EL.04.WR.25.c. Develop the topic with simple facts, details, examples, and explanations.

Writing Applications: Expository Writing: Response to Literary Text (4-HS): Write narrative, expository, and persuasive texts, using a variety of written forms--including journals, essays, short stories, poems, research reports, research papers, business and technical writing--to express ideas appropriate to audience and purpose across the subject areas. Suggested word length: Fourth Grade, 250 words.

EL.04.WR.24. Write responses to literature:
EL.04.WR.24.b. Support interpretations through references to both the text and prior knowledge.

Writing Applications: Narrative Writing: Write narrative, expository, and persuasive texts, using a variety of written forms--including journals, essays, short stories, poems, research reports, research papers, business and technical writing--to express ideas appropriate to audience and purpose across the subject areas. Suggested word length: Fourth Grade, 250 words.

EL.04.WR.23. Write personal narratives:
EL.04.WR.23.a. Include ideas, observations, or memories of an event or experience.
EL.04.WR.23.b. Provide a context to allow the reader to imagine the world of the event or experience.
EL.04.WR.23.c. Use concrete sensory details.
EL.04.WR.23.d. Provide insight into why the selected event or experience is memorable.

Writing Applications: Persuasive Writing (4-HS): Write narrative, expository, and persuasive texts, using a variety of written forms--including journals, essays, short stories, poems, research reports, research papers, business and technical writing--to express ideas appropriate to audience and purpose across the subject areas. Suggested word length: Fourth Grade, 250 words.

EL.04.WR.26. Begin writing persuasive compositions to convince the reader to take a certain action or to avoid a certain action.

Writing Modes: Write narrative, expository, and persuasive texts, using a variety of written forms--including journals, essays, short stories, poems, research reports, research papers, business and technical writing--to express ideas appropriate to audience and purpose across the subject areas. (Personal Narrative, Fictional Narrative, Expository)

Writing: Communicate supported ideas across the subject areas, including relevant examples, facts, anecdotes, and details appropriate to audience and purpose that engage reader interest ; organize information in clear sequence, making connections and transitions among ideas, sentences, and paragraphs ; and use precise words and fluent sentence structures that support meaning.

EL.04.WR.11. Write multi-paragraph compositions that:
EL.04.WR.11.a. Provide an inviting introductory paragraph.
EL.04.WR.11.b. Establish and support a central idea with a topic sentence at or near the beginning of the first paragraph.
EL.04.WR.11.c. Include supporting paragraphs with simple facts, details, and explanations.
EL.04.WR.11.e. Provide details and transitions to link paragraphs.
EL.04.WR.11.f. Conclude with a paragraph that summarizes the points.
EL.04.WR.12. Use words that describe, explain, or provide additional details and connections.
EL.04.WR.14. Create interesting sentences using a variety of sentence patterns by selecting words that describe, explain, or provide additional detail and connections.

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