4th Grade Level Expectations
    Standard 1:
    Students read and understand a variety of materials.
    Fourth grade students will:
    1.1 use a full range of strategies to comprehend a variety of texts, such as non-fiction,
    rhymes, poems, and stories (for example, skim and scan, self-monitor for
    1.2 identify supporting details and main idea;
    1.3 summarize long text passages;
    1.4 draw inferences using contextual clues;
    1.5 set a purpose for reading;
    1.6 use bold print, italics, titles, sub-titles, quotations, and underlined words to
    comprehend text;
    1.7 identify sequential order in expository text.
    Standard 2:
    Students write and speak for a variety of purposes and audiences.
    Fourth grade students will:
    2.1 generate topics and develop ideas for a variety of writing and speaking purposes
    (for example, telling a story, publishing a class newsletter, writing a letter to an
    adult, writing or orally presenting a book report, creating and producing a play,
    introducing a speaker or an event, narrating a presentation);
    2.2 organize their writing;
    2.3 chose vocabulary that communicates their messages clearly and precisely;
    2.4 revise and edit speech and writing;
    2.5 create readable documents with legible handwriting or word processing at the
    appropriate time.
    Standard 3:
    Students write and speak using conventional grammar, usage, sentence
    structure, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling.
    Third grade students will:
    3.1 know and use standard, age-appropriate spelling, grammar, word usage (for
    example, basic subject-verb agreement, complete simple sentences, appropriate
    verb tense, regular plurals);
    3.2 write legibly.
    Standard 4:
    Students apply thinking skills to their reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing.
    Fourth grade students will:
    4.1 recognize an author's point of view;
    4.2 predict and draw conclusions about stories;
    4.3 differentiate between fact and opinion in written and spoken forms;
    4.4 use reading, writing, speaking, and listening to define and solve problems;
    4.5 respond to written and oral presentations as a reader, listener, and articulate
    4.6 use listening skills to understand directions.
    Standard 5:
    Students read to locate, select, and make use of relevant information from a variety of media, reference, and technological sources.
    Fourth grade students will:
    5.1 use organizational features of printed text (for example, page numbering,
    alphabetizing, glossaries, chapter heading, tables of contents, indexes, captions);
    5.2 recognize organizational features of electronic information (for example, pull-down
    menus, icons, key word searches);
    use organizational features of media or electronic information (for example,
    passwords, entry menu features, pull-down menus, icons, key word searches);
    5.3 take notes, outline, and identify main ideas in resource materials;
    5.4 sort information as it relates to a specific topic or purpose;
    5.5 give credit for borrowed information by telling or listing sources.
    Standard 6:
    Students read and recognize literature as a record of human experience
    Fourth grade students will:
    6.1 read, respond to, and discuss a variety of literature such as folk tales, legends, myths,
    fiction, rhymes and poems, non-fiction, and content-area reading;
    6.2 read, respond to, and discuss literature as a way to explore the similarities and
    differences among stories and the ways in which those stories reflect the ethnic
    background of the author and the culture in which they were written;
    6.3 recognize the concept of classic or enduring literature, and reading and listening to
    classic works;
    6.4 use literary terminology such as setting, plot, character, problem, and solution;
    6.5 use new vocabulary from literature in other context.