WY.1. Reading: Students use the reading process to demonstrate understanding of literary and informational texts.
LA4.1B Students demonstrate an understanding of literary texts.
LA4.1B.6 Students understand author's purpose and elements that help to achieve that purpose such as language, form, setting, specific information and details, and persuasive techniques.
LA4.1C Students demonstrate an understanding of informational texts.
LA4.1C.4 Students use reading strategies to comprehend informational texts (main idea, supporting details, and fact/opinion).
WY.2. Writing: Students use the writing process and use appropriate strategies to write a variety of expressive and expository pieces.
LA4.2A Students apply writing skills to plan, draft, revise, and publish writing.
LA4.2A.1 Students write organized paragraphs with a topic sentence and supporting details.
LA4.2A.4 Students use grade-level-appropriate convention of capitalization, mechanics, spelling, grammar and usage such as regular and irregular verbs, adverbs, prepositions, parentheses, commas in direct quotations, apostrophes in the possessive case and in contractions, and spelling high frequency words correctly.
LA4.2A.8 Students use strategies to draft and revise written work such as producing multiple drafts; focusing on a central idea; including descriptive detail; using elements of style such a word choice, tone, sentence variation; and revising for clarity, content, vocabulary, details, sequence, coherence, and point of view.
LA4.2B Students write a variety of expressive and expository pieces.
LA4.2B.3 Students use strategies to write research reports such as evaluating and synthesizing information for use in writing; incorporating notes into a finished product; using appropriate visual aids; including facts, details, explanations, and examples; and using more than one source.