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Pennsylvania Standards for Fourth Grade English Language Arts

PA.1. Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening

1.1. Reading Independently: Students apply a wide range of strategies.

1.1.4.A. Identify the author's purpose and type, using grade level text.
1.1.4.B. Use knowledge of phonics (e.g., syllabication, root words, compound words, contractions, possessives, inflectional endings, prefixes, suffixes), the dictionary, or context clues to decode and understand new words during reading.
1.1.4.C. Use meaning and knowledge of words (e.g., multiple meaning words, word origins, root words, synonyms, antonyms, homophones) across content areas to increase reading vocabulary.
1.1.4.D. Demonstrate comprehension / understanding before reading, during reading, and after reading on grade level texts through strategies such as retelling, summarizing, note taking, connecting to prior knowledge, supporting assertions about text, and nonlinguistic representations.

1.2. Reading, Analyzing and Interpreting Text: Students read, understand, and respond to informational text.

1.2.4.A. Analyze text organization and content to determine the author's purpose.
1.2.4.B. Differentiate fact from opinion across texts
1.2.4.D. Make inferences across texts about similar concepts when studying a topic (e.g., science, social studies); draw conclusions, citing evidence from the texts to support answers.

1.3. Reading, Analyzing, and Interpreting Literature - Fiction and Non-Fiction: Students read and respond to works of literature.

1.3.4.B. Identify the characteristics of different genres such as poetry, drama, and fiction.
1.3.4.C. Explain the literary elements in selected readings including characters, setting, plot, theme, and point of view.
1.3.4.D. Identify literary devices in selected readings (e.g., personification, simile, alliteration, metaphor).

1.4. Types of Writing: Students write for different purposes and audiences.

1.4.4.A. Write poems, multi-paragraph stories, and plays.
1.4.4.A.1. Include detailed descriptions of people, places, and things.

1.5. Quality of Writing: Students write clear and focused text to convey a well-defined perspective and appropriate content.

1.5.4.B. Develop content appropriate for the topic
1.5.4.B.2. Write one or more paragraphs that connect to one central idea.
1.5.4.C. Organize writing in a logical order.
1.5.4.C.2. Use appropriate transitions within sentences and between paragraphs.
1.5.4.D. Write with an understanding of style, using a variety of sentence structures, precise words (e.g., adjectives, nouns, adverbs, verbs) that create voice.
1.5.4.F. Use grade appropriate conventions of language when writing and editing.
1.5.4.F.1. Spell common, frequently used words correctly.
1.5.4.F.2. Use capital letters correctly.
1.5.4.F.3. Punctuate correctly.
1.5.4.F.4. Use correct grammar and sentence formation.

1.7. Characteristics and Functions of the English Language: Students recognize formal and informal language and its use in speech, writing, and literature.

1.7.4.A. Identify differences in formal and informal language used in speech, writing, and literature.

1.8. Research: Students gather information from a variety of sources, analyzing and evaluating the quality of information they obtain to answer research questions.

1.8.4.C. Produce an organized product that presents the results of research findings, using appropriate visual aids and citing sources.

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