English Language Arts Worksheets and Study Guides Fourth Grade. Writing Elements

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Colorado Common Core Standards

CO.4.2. Reading for All Purposes
4.2.1. Comprehension and fluency matter when reading literary texts in a fluent way. Students can:
4.2.1.a. Use Key Ideas and Details to:
4.2.1.a.i. Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. (CCSS: RL.4.1)
4.2.1.a.iii. Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text. (CCSS: RL.4.2)
4.2.1.c. Use Integration of Knowledge and Ideas to:
4.2.1.c.iii. Summarize text by identifying important ideas and sequence and by providing supporting details, while maintaining sequence.
4.2.2. Comprehension and fluency matter when reading informational and persuasive texts in a fluent way. Students can:
4.2.2.a. Use Key Ideas and Details to:
4.2.2.a.i. Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. (CCSS: RI.4.1)
4.2.2.a.ii. Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text. (CCSS: RI.4.2)
4.2.2.a.iii. 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. (CCSS: RI.4.3)
4.2.2.c. Use Integration of Knowledge and Ideas to:
4.2.2.c.ii. Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text. (CCSS: RI.4.8)
CO.4.3. Writing and Composition
4.3.1. The recursive writing process is used to create a variety of literary genres for an intended audience. Students can:
4.3.1.b. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences. (CCSS: W.4.3)
4.3.1.b.iv. Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events. (CCSS: W.4.3c)
4.3.2. Informational and persuasive texts use the recursive writing process. Students can:
4.3.2.a. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. (CCSS: W.4.2)
4.3.2.a.i. Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension. (CCSS: W.4.2a)
4.3.2.a.iv. Organize relevant ideas and details to convey a central idea or prove a point.
4.3.2.a.v. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic. (CCSS: W.4.2b)
4.3.2.a.vi. Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because). (CCSS: W.4.2c)
4.3.2.a.viii. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented. (CCSS: W.4.2e)
4.3.3. Correct sentence formation, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling are applied to make the meaning clear to the reader. Students can:
4.3.3.b. With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (CCSS: W.4.5)
4.3.3.f. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. (CCSS: L.4.1)
4.3.3.f.iv. Order adjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns (e.g., a small red bag rather than a red small bag). (CCSS: L.4.1d)

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