English Language Arts Worksheets and Study Guides Fourth Grade. Theme of Writing

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Maryland College and Career-Ready Standards

MD.RL. Standards for Reading Literature (RL)
Key Ideas and Details
RL1.CCR. Anchor Standard: Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
4.RL1. Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
4.RL1.2. Apply appropriate strategies to monitor understanding when reading, viewing, or listening to a text: reread as necessary; determine main ideas of portions of the text; periodically restate, retell, paraphrase, summarize, and/or synthesize information (See CCSS SL.4.4-6); connect ideas within the text; make, confirm, and/or modify questions, inferences, and predictions; visualize.
4.RL1.3. Demonstrate understanding, either orally or in writing, after reading, viewing, or listening to a text: determine and explain main ideas (explicit or inferred) of the text; summarize the text (See CCSS SL.4.4-6; MD SLM 4-5 4A2); explain what is directly stated in the text by citing specific details and examples from the text; explain inferences, conclusions, and generalizations by citing appropriate details and examples from the text; synthesize information and ideas; confirm, refute, and/or make predictions about the text; connect prior knowledge or experience to the text.
RL2.CCR. Anchor Standard: Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
4.RL2. Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
4.RL2.2. Analyze details about characters, setting, and plot in a literary text to infer a theme: Differentiate between a topic and a theme; Differentiate between a literary theme and a message, lesson, or moral; Connect key details in a literary text to explain how the author, poet, or playwright conveys a theme.
RL3.CCR. Anchor Standard: Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of text.
4.RL3. Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).
4.RL3.1. Analyze the traits of a specific character, including his or her behavior, thoughts, words, and interactions with other characters, as well as the reactions of other characters.
4.RL3.2. Analyze the setting or an aspect of the setting (e.g. time, place, historical backdrop, and determine its contribution to the mood and/or the plot).
4.RL3.3. Analyze a specific event and determine its relationship to other story elements (e.g., setting, characters, mood).
MD.RI. Standards for Reading Informational Text (RI)
Key Ideas and Details
RI1.CCR. Anchor Standard: Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
4.RI1. Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
4.RI1.2. Apply appropriate strategies to monitor understanding when reading, viewing, or listening to a text: reread as necessary; determine main ideas of portions of the text; periodically restate, retell, paraphrase, summarize, and/or synthesize information (See CCSS SL.4.4, 6); connect ideas within the text; make, confirm, and/or modify questions, inferences, and predictions; visualize.
4.RI1.3. Demonstrate understanding, either orally or in writing, after reading, viewing, or listening to a text: determine and explain main ideas (explicit or inferred) of the text; summarize the text (See CCSS SL.4.4, 6; MD SLM 4-5 4A.2); explain what is directly stated in the text by citing specific details and examples from the text; explain inferences, conclusions, and generalizations by citing appropriate details and examples from the text; synthesize information and ideas; confirm, refute, and/or make predictions about the text; connect prior knowledge or experience to the text.
RI2.CCR. Anchor Standard: Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
4.RI2. Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
4.RI2.1. Determine the main idea of individual paragraphs or sections of a text either by identifying explicitly stated ideas or inferring implied ideas.
4.RI2.5. Connect key details or information, including those found in text features, and explain how they develop the main idea.
RI3.CCR. Anchor Standard: Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of text.
4.RI3. Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
4.RI3.1. Connect and explain types of relationships (See CCSS RL.4.2).
4.RI3.2. Apply content knowledge to determine relationships in an informational text.
Craft and Structure
RI5.CCR. Anchor Standard: Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
4.RI5. Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
4.RI5.2. Determine and explain how each paragraph in a text is organized (e.g., sequentially/chronologically, by main ideas and supporting details, by cause and effect, by problem and solution) (See CCSS R.4.I.).
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
RI8.CCR. Anchor Standard: Delineate and evaluate the argument and specific claims in a text, including the validity of the reasoning as well as the relevance and sufficiency of the evidence.
4.RI8. Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
4.RI8.2. Connect specific pieces of evidence to the corresponding point supported by the evidence.
RI9.CCR. Anchor Standard: Analyze how two or more texts address similar themes or topics in order to build knowledge or to compare the approaches the authors take.
4.RI9. Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
4.RI9.1. Synthesize the main points and key details in two texts on the same topic (See CCSS W.4.9b; SL.4.4-6).
MD.W. Standards for Writing (W)
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
W9.CCR. Anchor Standard: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
4.W9-a. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research – Apply grade 4 Reading standards to literature (e.g., “Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text [e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions].”).

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