AK.L.4. Language Standards
Conventions of Standard English
L.4.1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
L.4.1.a. Use nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, relative pronouns (who, whose, whom, which, that), and relative adverbs (where, when, why) appropriate to function and purpose in order to apply the conventions of English.
L.4.1.d. Order adjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns (e.g., a small red bag rather than a red small bag).
AK.RI.4. Reading Standards for Informational Text
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
RI.4.8. Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
Key Ideas and Details
RI.4.1. Locate explicit information in the text to explain what the text says explicitly and to support inferences drawn from the text.
RI.4.2. Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; paraphrase or summarize key ideas, events, or procedures including correct sequence when appropriate.
RI.4.3. Explain relationships (e.g., cause-effect) among events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
AK.RL.4. Reading Standards for Literature
Key Ideas and Details
RL.4.1. Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
RL.4.2. Determine a theme or author’s message or purpose of a story, drama, or poem using details and evidence from the text as support; summarize main ideas or events, in correct sequence, including how conflicts are resolved.
AK.W.4. Writing Standards
Production and Distribution of Writing
W.4.5. With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1–3 up to and including grade 4.)
Range of Writing
W.4.10. Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Text Types and Purposes
W.4.2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
W.4.2.b. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information/explanations and examples that support the focus.
W.4.2.c. Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because).
W.4.2.e. Provide a concluding statement or section that paraphrases the focus of the text or explanation presented.
W.4.3. Use narrative writing to develop real or imagined characters, experiences, or events using effective narrative techniques (dialogue, description, elaboration, problem-solution, figurative language) and clear event sequences (chronology).
W.4.3.c. Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to develop the sequence of events.