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

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Maryland Standards

MD.1.0. General Reading Processes
1.E. Students will use a variety of strategies to understand what they read (construct meaning).
1.E.4. Use strategies to demonstrate understanding of the text (after reading)
1.E.4.a. Identify and explain the main idea
1.E.4.b. Identify and explain what is directly stated in the text
1.E.4.f. Paraphrase the main idea
MD.2.0. Comprehension of Informational Text
2.A.2. Identify and use text features to facilitate understanding of informational texts
2.A.2.c. Use informational aids such as introductions and overviews, materials lists, timelines, captions, glossed words, labels, numbered steps, bulleted lists, footnoted words, pronunciation key, transition words, boxed text
2.A.3. Develop knowledge of organizational structure of informational text to understand what is read
2.A.3.a. Identify and analyze the organizational patterns of texts such as sequential and/or chronological order, similarities/differences, main idea and supporting details, cause/effect, and problem/solution
2.A.4. Determine important ideas and messages in informational texts
2.A.4.c. State and support main ideas and messages
2.A.4.e. Identify and explain information not related to the main idea
2.A.6. Read critically to evaluate informational text
2.A.6.e. Identify and explain information not included in the text
MD.3.0. Comprehension of Literary Text
3.A.2. Use text features to facilitate understanding of literary texts
3.A.2.c. Identify and explain how informational aids such as introductions and overviews, materials lists, timelines, captions, glossed words, labels, numbered steps, bulleted lists, footnoted words, pronunciation keys, transition words, end notes, works cited, other information aids encountered in informational texts contribute to meaning
MD.4.0. Writing
4.A.1. Compose texts using the prewriting and drafting strategies of effective writers and speakers
4.A.1.b. Plan and organize ideas for writing by using an appropriate organizational structure such as chronological or sequential order, comparison and contrast, cause and effect
4.A.1.b.1. Complete an idea by providing topic, support and concluding sentences
4.A.2. Compose oral, written, and visual presentations that express personal ideas, inform, and persuade
4.A.2.d. Compose to persuade using significant reasons and relevant support
4.A.2.d.1. Agree or disagree with an idea and generate convincing reasons with relevant support
4.A.3. Compose texts using the revising and editing strategies of effective writers and speakers
4.A.3.a. Revise texts for clarity, completeness, and effectiveness
4.A.3.a.3. Clarify meaning by rearranging sentences within a text for a clear beginning, middle, and end
4.A.5. Assess the effectiveness of choice of details, organizational pattern, word choice, and use of figurative language in the student's own composing
4.A.5.c. Examine and use spatial transitions such as ''near,'' ''far,'' ''on the left,'' and ''in the distance''
MD.5.0. Controlling Language
5.A.2. Recognize, recall, and use basic elements of grammar to express ideas clearly
5.A.2.d. Identify and use verb forms such as singular/plural, regular/irregular
5.A.2.e. Identify and use verb tenses such as present, past, and future
5.B.2. Comprehend and apply standard English USAge in oral and written language
5.B.2.a. Use singular subjects with singular verbs and plural subjects with plural verbs
5.B.2.b. Apply consistent and appropriate use of verb tenses such as past, present, and future; pronouns such as personal, possessive, and pronoun/antecedent agreement; and modifiers
5.C.2. Apply standard English punctuation and capitalization in written language
5.C.2.b. Use commas correctly in appositives, items in a series, and before a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence
5.C.2.d. Use apostrophes in contractions and possessives
5.C.2.e. Use quotation marks and commas in simple dialogue and for direct quotations

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