New Jersey Standards
NJ.CC.4.L. Language Standards
Conventions of Standard English
4.L.1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
4.L.1.a. Use relative pronouns (who, whose, whom, which, that) and relative adverbs (where, when, why).
4.L.1.b. Form and use the progressive (e.g., I was walking; I am walking; I will be walking) verb tenses.
4.L.1.d. Order adjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns (e.g., a small red bag rather than a red small bag).
4.L.2. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
4.L.2.c. Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence.
NJ.CC.4.RI. Reading Standards for Informational Text
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
4.RI.8. Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
Key Ideas and Details
4.RI.1. Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
4.RI.2. Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
4.RI.3. 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.
NJ.CC.4.RL. Reading Standards for Literature
Key Ideas and Details
4.RL.1. Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
4.RL.2. Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
4.RL.3. 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).
NJ.CC.4.W. Writing Standards
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
4.W.9. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
4.W.9.a. 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 .'').
Text Types and Purposes
4.W.1. Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
4.W.1.b. Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.
4.W.1.c. Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition).
4.W.1.d. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.
4.W.2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
4.W.2.b. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
4.W.2.e. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.
4.W.3. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
4.W.3.c. Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events.