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

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Tennessee Standards

TN.0401. English Language Arts (0401)
0401.1. Language
Checks for Understanding (Formative/Summative Assessment)
0401.1.1. Know and use appropriately the meaning, forms, and functions of nouns (including singular and plural, common and proper, singular and plural possessives), verbs (including action and linking, regular and irregular forms, correct tenses, agreement in person and number with both simple and compound subjects), adjectives (including proper comparison forms, articles), pronouns (including subject, object, and possessive; singular and plural; agreement with antecedents), and adverbs (i.e., proper comparison forms, negatives).
0401.1.5. Demonstrate the correct usage of commas (e.g., series, direct address, following introductory words, dates, addresses, quotations, letters, and compound sentences).
0401.1.8. Form and spell correctly contractions, plurals, and possessives.
State Performance Indicators
SPI 0401.1.1. Identify the correct use of nouns (i.e., common and proper, plurals, possessives) and pronouns (i.e., subject, object, and agreement) within context.
SPI 0401.1.10. Choose the correct use of quotation marks and commas in direct quotations.
SPI 0401.1.11. Identify sentences with correct subject-verb agreement (person and number).
SPI 0401.1.2. Identify the correct use of verbs (i.e., agreement, tenses, action and linking) within context.
SPI 0401.1.3. Identify the correct use of adjectives (i.e., comparison forms and articles) and adverbs (i.e., comparison forms and negatives) within context.
SPI 0401.1.6. Identify the correct use of commas (i.e., series, dates, addresses, friendly letters, introductory words, compound sentences) within context.
SPI 0401.1.9. Choose the correct formation of plurals, contractions, and possessives within context.
0401.3. Writing
Checks for Understanding (Formative/Summative Assessment)
0401.3.11. Develop a topic sentence with supporting details and a concluding sentence to form a paragraph.
0401.3.14. Use appropriate time-order or transitional words.
State Performance Indicators
SPI 0401.3.4. Select details that support a topic sentence.
SPI 0401.3.5. Rearrange sentences to form a sequential, coherent paragraph.
SPI 0401.3.6. Choose the supporting sentence that best fits the context and flow of ideas in a paragraph.
SPI 0401.3.8. Select appropriate time-order or transitional words to enhance the flow of a writing sample.
0401.5. Logic
State Performance Indicators
SPI 0401.5.1. Locate information to support opinions, predictions, and conclusions.
SPI 0401.5.5. Make inferences and draw appropriate conclusions from text.
0401.6. Informational Text
Checks for Understanding (Formative/Summative Assessment)
0401.6.3. Check for understanding after reading (e.g., identify the author's purpose; locate information to support opinions, predictions, and conclusions).
0401.6.6. Determine the main idea and supporting details from text.
State Performance Indicators
SPI 0401.6.2. Identify the stated main idea and supporting details in text.
0401.8. Literature
Checks for Understanding (Formative/Summative Assessment)
0401.8.3. Check for understanding after reading (e.g., identify the author's purpose; locate information to support opinions, predictions, and conclusions).
TN.1.0. Reading: The student will develop the reading and listening skills necessary for word recognition, comprehension, interpretation, analysis, evaluation, and appreciation of print and nonprint text.
4.1.08. Use active comprehension strategies to derive meaning while reading and to check for understanding after reading.
4.1.08.b. Check for understanding after reading by
4.1.08.b.2. Selecting main idea and supporting details from text.
4.1.08.b.4. Discussing similarities and differences in events and characters using evidence cited in two or three text(s).
4.1.08.b.5. Selecting information to meet a specific purpose.
4.1.12. Experience various literary and media genres.
4.1.12.f. Compare and contrast events and characters using evidence cited from print and non-print text(s).

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