Vermont Common Core Standards
VT.CC.L.4. Language Standards
Conventions of Standard English
L.4.1. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
L.4.1(d) Order adjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns (e.g., a small red bag rather than a red small bag).
VT.CC.RI.4. Reading Standards for Informational Text
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
RI.4.8. Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
Key Ideas and Details
RI.4.1. Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
RI.4.2. Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
RI.4.3. 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.
VT.CC.RL.4. Reading Standards for Literature
Key Ideas and Details
RL.4.1. Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
RL.4.2. Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
VT.CC.W.4. Writing Standards
Production and Distribution of Writing
W.4.5. With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing.
Range of Writing
W.4.10. Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Text Types and Purposes
W.4.2. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
W.4.2(a) 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.
W.4.2(b) Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
W.4.2(c) Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because).
W.4.2(e) Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.