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Virginia Standards for Fourth Grade English Language Arts

VA.ESOL. Virginia 2010 English Standards of Learning

Reading

4.4. The student will expand vocabulary when reading.
4.4.a) Use context to clarify meanings of unfamiliar words.
4.4.b) Use knowledge of roots, affixes, synonyms, antonyms, and homophones.
4.4.c) Use word-reference materials, including the glossary, dictionary, and thesaurus.
4.4.e) Use vocabulary from other content areas.
4.5. The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of fictional texts, narrative nonfiction texts, and poetry.
4.5.a) Explain the author's purpose.
4.5.b) Describe how the choice of language, setting, characters, and information contributes to the author's purpose.
4.5.c) Identify the main idea.
4.5.d) Summarize supporting details.
4.5.e) Identify the problem and solution.
4.5.h) Draw conclusions/make inferences about text.
4.5.i) Make, confirm, or revise predictions.
4.5.j) Identify cause and effect relationships.
4.6. The student will read and demonstrate comprehension of nonfiction texts.
4.6.a) Use text structures, such as type, headings, and graphics, to predict and categorize information in both print and digital texts.
4.6.c) Explain the author's purpose.
4.6.d) Identify the main idea.
4.6.e) Summarize supporting details.
4.6.f) Draw conclusions and make simple inferences using textual information as support.
4.6.g) Distinguish between cause and effect.
4.6.h) Distinguish between fact and opinion.

Research

4.9. The student will demonstrate comprehension of information resources to research a topic.
4.9.d) Give credit to sources used in research.

Writing

4.7. The student will write cohesively for a variety of purposes.
4.7.c) Use a variety of pre-writing strategies.
4.7.f) Write a clear topic sentence focusing on the main idea.
4.7.g) Write two or more related paragraphs on the same topic.
4.7.h) Use transition words for sentence variety.
4.7.i) Utilize elements of style, including word choice and sentence variation.
4.7.j) Revise writing for clarity of content using specific vocabulary and information.
4.7.k) Include supporting details that elaborate the main idea.
4.8. The student will edit writing for correct grammar, capitalization, spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, and paragraphing.
4.8.a) Use subject-verb agreement.
4.8.b) Include prepositional phrases.
4.8.d) Use noun-pronoun agreement.
4.8.e) Use commas in series, dates, and addresses.
4.8.f) Incorporate adjectives and adverbs.
4.8.g) Use correct spelling for frequently used words, including common homophones.
4.8.h) Use singular possessives.

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