South Dakota Standards for Fourth Grade English Language Arts

Adjectives/Adverbs/Particles
Worksheets: 3
Analogies
An analogy is a statement that compares two things that have something in common. Sometimes the two things being compared are alike. Sometimes the two things being compared are different. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1
Cause/Effect, Fact/Opinion
What is Cause & Effect? A cause always has an effect. There is a reason why something happens. An effect happens as a result of a cause. Something happens for a reason. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Content Area Vocabulary
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to grade 4 topic or subject area. Read more...iWorksheets: 3
Context Clues
Context cluesare hints found in a text that may help to figure out the meaning of a difficult word. A context clue might be in the same sentence, the sentence before, or the sentence after the difficult word. Read more...iWorksheets: 6Study Guides: 1
Decoding Strategies
Decoding means to convert (a coded message) into intelligible language. Read more...iWorksheets: 3
Dictionary/Thesaurus
Alphabetical order, table of contents, title, author, index, glossary Read more...iWorksheets: 3
Drawing Conclusions
FreeAnswering questions to demonstrate comprehension by drawing conclusions. Read more...iWorksheets: 3
Elements of Fiction
A character is a person in a story, novel, or play.
The setting in a story is where the story takes place.
The plot of a story is what goes on in the story. It's a series of events that gives story a meaning.
All of the above are elements of a fiction. Read more...
iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1
Graphic Organizers
A graphic organizer is a visual display that demonstrates relationships between facts, concepts or ideas. Read more...iWorksheets: 3
High Frequency Words I
High frequency words are words that you may come across often when reading. Read more...iWorksheets: 6Study Guides: 1
High Frequency Words II
High frequency words are words that you may come across often when reading. Read more...iWorksheets: 6Study Guides: 1
Inferences
Inferring is the act of passing from one proposition, statement, or judgment considered as true to another whose truth is believed to follow from that of the former. Read more...iWorksheets: 3
Interpret Information
What is Interpreting Information? You can use maps, charts, and timelines to interpret information. Charts are visual displays of information. They reveal information through mathematical statistics. A timeline is used to show events in chronological order. A map is a drawing created to represent the world or a part of the world's surface. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Labels/Captions for Graphics
Write labels and captions for graphics. Read more...iWorksheets: 3
Literal/Inferential/Evaluative
Making inferences is determining facts and meaning that the author does not directly state. Read more...iWorksheets: 7Study Guides: 1
Literary Devices
Literary Devices refers to the typical structures used by writers in their works to convey his or her messages in a simple manner to the readers. Literary Devices are Metaphor, Simile, Hyperbole, Personification, Analogy, Euphemism, Allegory etc... Read more...iWorksheets: 3
Literary Elements
Authors use literary elements to make their writing more exciting. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Main Idea
The main idea is the overall theme of a paragraph or section of a text. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1
Nouns
A noun is a word used to identify any of a class of people, places, or things, or to name a particular one of these. Read more...iWorksheets: 3
Parts of a Book
FreeA book often has several parts that make finding information easier for readers. Read more...iWorksheets: 8Study Guides: 1
Plurals
Plurals is the grammatical category in nouns, pronouns, and verbs that refers to more than one thing. Read more...iWorksheets: 3
Poetic Devices
Students use the reading process to demonstrate understanding of literary and informational texts. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1
Precictions/Conclusions/Inferences
Drawing a conclusion is a reasonable decision you make based on facts and details in a sentence, paragraph, story, or article. Read more...iWorksheets: 6Study Guides: 1
Predictions
What are Predictions? When predicting you use facts and clues from the reading as well as your own personal knowledge to help you make a good guess about what is going to happen next in the story. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Roots/Prefixes/Suffixes
What are Root Words, Prefixes, and Suffixes? A root word is a word with no prefixes or suffixes added to it. A root word is the basic element, the base, of a word. A prefix is added to the beginning of a root word to form a new word. A suffix is added to the ending of a root word to form a new word. Adding a prefix or suffix to a root word can change the meaning of that root word. Read more...iWorksheets: 7Study Guides: 1
Spelling
Why is Spelling Important? It is important to spell words correctly when writing. There are some words that are difficult to learn and to remember how to spell correctly. Homonyms, plurals, and possessive words are often difficult to remember how to spell correctly. Read more...iWorksheets: 4Study Guides: 1
Subject/Verb Agreement
Subject/verb agreement and prepositional phrases. Read more...iWorksheets: 3
Summarizing
When you summarize you take a large selection of text and condense it to just the main facts or ideas. A summary is significantly shorter than the actual text. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Supporting Details
Supporting details support the main idea of a text. Supporting details tell you more about the main idea of the text. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1
Synonyms/Antonyms
Worksheets: 3
Syntactic/Semantic Cues
Syntactic cues involve word order, patterns and rules of language, and punctuation. Read more...iWorksheets: 3
Theme of Writing
Recognize theme or message of writing. Read more...iWorksheets: 3
Title/Author in Well Known Literature
Discuss and share favorite authors, books, and genres with others: Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, Jane Austen, William Shakespeare, Katherine Paterson,... Read more...iWorksheets: 3
Vocabulary
What are Adjectives, Adverbs, Antonyms, Synonyms, and Homographs? An adjective describes a noun or a pronoun. An adverb can tell you how, where, or when something is done. Antonyms are words that mean the opposite of each other. Synonyms are words that have almost the same meaning. Homographs are words that have more than one definition. Read more...iWorksheets: 3Study Guides: 1

SD.4.R. Reading Standards

4.R.1. Students can recognize and analyze words.

4.R.1.1. Students can analyze complex word patterns. (Analysis)
Syllable Patterns/Word Families
Worksheets :3
Syllables/Spelling Patterns
Worksheets :3Study Guides :1

4.R.4. Students can interpret and respond to diverse, multicultural, and time period texts.

4.R.4.1. Students can identify and distinguish the characteristics of multicultural texts, historical texts, and time period texts. (Analysis)
Literary Genres
Worksheets :4
Genre
Worksheets :3
Genre Characteristics
Worksheets :6Study Guides :1
Genre
Worksheets :3

4.R.5. Students can access, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate informational texts.

4.R.5.1. Students can use organizational features of text. (Application)

R.4.3. Students can apply knowledge of text structures, literary devices, and literary elements to develop interpretations and form responses.

4.R.3.1. Students can identify organizational and text structures within genres. (Knowledge)
4.R.3.2. Students can identify, explain, and use text features. (Analysis)
Text Feature Meaning
Worksheets :3
Text Features
Worksheets :7Study Guides :1
Text Features
Worksheets :4Study Guides :1

SD.4.W. Writing Standards

4.W.1. Students can apply the writing process to compose text.

4.W.1.2. Students can create sentences using words that describe, explain, or provide additional details and connections. (Synthesis)
4.W.1.3. Students can compose a paragraph with a topic sentence, supporting details, and a conclusion. (Synthesis)
Coherent Paragraphs
Worksheets :3Study Guides :1
Writing Elements
Worksheets :3
Extraneous Details
Worksheets :3Study Guides :1
Vivid Language in Writing
Worksheets :6Study Guides :1

4.W.2. Students can apply Standard English conventions in their writing.

4.W.2.1. Students can capitalize names of magazines, newspapers, works of art, musical compositions, organizations, and the first word in quotations. (Application)
Capitalization/Punctuation
Worksheets :7Study Guides :1
4.W.2.2. Students can identify and incorporate nouns in the writing process. (Application)
Nouns
Worksheets :3
Writing Elements
Worksheets :3
Nouns
Worksheets :3
Parts of Speech
Worksheets :7Study Guides :1

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