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

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Texas Assessments Standards (STAAR)

TX.STAAR.4R. STAAR Grade 4 Reading Assessment
Reporting Category 2: Understanding and Analysis of Literary Texts - The student will demonstrate an ability to understand and analyze literary texts.
(Figure 19) Reading/Comprehension Skills. Students use a flexible range of metacognitive reading skills in both assigned and independent reading to understand an author's message. Students will continue to apply earlier standards with greater depth in increasingly more complex texts as they become self-directed, critical readers. The student is expected to:
Figure 19 (D) Make inferences about text and use textual evidence to support understanding. Readiness Standard (Fiction) / Supporting Standard (Literary Nonfiction, Poetry, Drama) (STAAR)
Reporting Category 3: Understanding and Analysis of Informational Texts - The student will demonstrate an ability to understand and analyze informational texts.
(4.10) Reading/Comprehension of Informational Text/Culture and History. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about the author's purpose in cultural, historical, and contemporary contexts and provide evidence from the text to support their understanding. Supporting Standard (STAAR)
(4.11) Reading/Comprehension of Informational Text/Expository Text. Students analyze, make inferences and draw conclusions about expository text and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:
4.11 (A) Summarize the main idea and supporting details in text in ways that maintain meaning. Readiness Standard (STAAR)
(Figure 19) Reading/Comprehension Skills. Students use a flexible range of metacognitive reading skills in both assigned and independent reading to understand an author's message. Students will continue to apply earlier standards with greater depth in increasingly more complex texts as they become self-directed, critical readers. The student is expected to:
Figure 19 (D) Make inferences about text and use textual evidence to support understanding. Readiness Standard (STAAR)
TX.STAAR.4W. STAAR Grade 4 Writing Assessment
Reporting Category 1: Composition - The student will demonstrate an ability to compose a variety of written texts with a clear, central idea; coherent organization; sufficient development; and effective use of language and conventions.
(4.15) Writing/Writing Process. Students use elements of the writing process (planning, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing) to compose text. Students are expected to:
4.15 (B) Develop drafts by categorizing ideas and organizing them into paragraphs. Readiness Standard (STAAR)
4.15 (C) Revise drafts for coherence, organization, use of simple and compound sentences, and audience. Readiness Standard (STAAR)
(4.18) Writing/Expository and Procedural Texts. Students write expository and procedural or work-related texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes. Students are expected to:
4.18 (A) Create brief compositions that:
4.18 (A) (ii) Include supporting sentences with simple facts, details, and explanations (STAAR)
4.18 (A) (iii) Contain a concluding statement (STAAR)
Reporting Category 2: Revision - The student will demonstrate an ability to revise a variety of written texts.
(4.15) Writing/Writing Process. Students use elements of the writing process (planning, drafting, revising, editing, and publishing) to compose text. Students are expected to:
4.15 (C) Revise drafts for coherence, organization, use of simple and compound sentences, and audience. Readiness Standard (STAAR)
(4.18) Writing/Expository and Procedural Texts. Students write expository and procedural or work-related texts to communicate ideas and information to specific audiences for specific purposes. Students are expected to:
4.18 (A) Create brief compositions that:
4.18 (A) (ii) Include supporting sentences with simple facts, details, and explanations. Supporting Standard (STAAR)
4.18 (A) (iii) Contain a concluding statement. Supporting Standard (STAAR)
Reporting Category 3: Editing - The student will demonstrate an ability to edit a variety of texts.
(4.20) Oral and Written Conventions/Conventions. Students understand the function of and use the conventions of academic language when speaking and writing. Students continue to apply earlier standards with greater complexity. Students are expected to:
4.20 (A) Use and understand the function of the following parts of speech in the context of reading, writing, and speaking:
4.20 (A) (ii) Nouns (singular/plural, common/proper). Supporting Standard (STAAR)
4.20 (A) (iii) Adjectives (e.g., descriptive, including purpose: sleeping bag, frying pan) and their comparative and superlative forms (e.g., fast, faster, fastest). Supporting Standard (STAAR)
4.20 (A) (viii) Use time-order transition words and transitions that indicate a conclusion. Supporting Standard (STAAR)
4.20 (C) Use complete simple and compound sentences with correct subject-verb agreement. Supporting Standard (STAAR)
(4.21) Oral and Written Conventions/Handwriting, Capitalization, and Punctuation. Students write legibly and use appropriate capitalization and punctuation conventions in their compositions. Students are expected to:
4.21 (C) Recognize and use punctuation marks including: Readiness Standard
4.21 (C) (i) Commas in compound sentences. Supporting Standard (STAAR)
(4.22) Oral and Written Conventions/Spelling. Students spell correctly. Students are expected to:
4.22 (A) Spell words with more advanced orthographic patterns and rules: Readiness Standard
4.22 (A) (i) Plural rules (e.g., words ending in f as in leaf, leaves; adding -es). Supporting Standard (STAAR)

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