K-12 Grade Levels

Grade 04

4th Grade logoThe 4th Grade ELA BPS-prioritized standards were selected to equip your child to become a critical reader and writer!

Fourth grade is a blast-off year for reading and writing! Your child will become a reading detective, using their knowledge of syllables and word parts to unlock even more complex texts. They'll delve into different genres, both fiction and non-fiction, learning to make connections between ideas and draw conclusions based on evidence in the text itself.  Summarizing information will become second nature, as they grasp the main points of both stories and factual articles.  This year also brings exciting writing adventures!  Your child will craft clear and organized paragraphs, with strong introductions, supporting details, and satisfying conclusions.  They'll explore different sentence structures and confidently use a variety of parts of speech to express their ideas with clarity and creativity.  Get ready to be amazed by their ability to analyze stories, uncover themes, and even compare information from multiple sources –– all signs of a blossoming critical thinker and communicator!

Note: Standards Identifiers auto-link to popup a detailed description and links to Proficiency Scales with Prioritized Standards Identifiers being highlighted a sky-blue.

ELA-04.F (F) Foundations of Literacy

  • standards are mastered in first grade.
  • standards are mastered in first grade.
  • ELA-04.F.08    Decode words using the combined knowledge of syllabication patterns and morphology in context and out of context:*
  • ELA-04.F.09    Encode words using the combined knowledge of syllabication patterns and morphology in context and out of context:*
  • ELA-04.F.10    Determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases, choosing from a range of strategies with varying texts.
  • ELA-04.F.11    Accurately interpret general academic and domain-specific words and phrases.
  • ELA-04.F.12    Read accurately and automatically a variety of fourth-grade texts using expression, phrasing, purpose, and understanding.*
  • ELA-04.F.13 is mastered in second grade.
  • ELA-04.F.14    Write an organized paragraph that includes a topic sentence, multiple supporting sentences, and a concluding sentence.*

ELA-04.C (C) Communication

  • ELA-04.C.01    Organize and present information as an individual and group for a formal and informal audience.
  • ELA-04.C.02    Present ideas using proper eye contact, body language, and volume in formal and informal situations.
  • ELA-04.C.03 is a K-2 standard.
  • ELA-04.C.04    Use grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases.
  • ELA-04.C.05 begins in sixth grade.
  • ELA-04.C.06    Engage in a range of discussions by using active listening skills, posing, and responding to specific questions.
  • ELA-04.C.07    Engage collaboratively to accomplish a common goal or purpose.

ELA-04.R (R) Reading

  • ELA-04.R.01    Comprehend information during and after listening to a grade-level text.*
  • ELA-04.R.02    Make inferences while reading a variety of genres, literary, and informational texts; providing text evidence.*
  • ELA-04.R.03a    Summarize an informational text or passage, stating the main idea(s) and providing supporting details.*
  • ELA-04.R.03b    Summarize the story by including major story elements after reading a literary text or passage.*
  • ELA-04.R.04    Identify a theme based on textual evidence.*
  • ELA-04.R.05    Determine the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases within a text.*
  • ELA-04.R.06    Determine the structure of an informational text:
  • ELA-04.R.07    Identify and use literary devices:
  • ELA-04.R.08    Analyze a variety of fiction and poetry texts.
  • ELA-04.R.09    Integrate information from two texts on the same topic.*

ELA-04.Wr (Wr) Writing

  • ELA-04.Wr.01    Produce clear writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to the task, purpose, or audience.*
  • ELA-04.Wr.02    Write using an organizational structure incorporating an introductory paragraph, a body, and a concluding section appropriate to the task.*
  • ELA-04.Wr.03    Write organized informative pieces that include factual details on the topic.
  • ELA-04.Wr.04    Write organized argumentative pieces on a topic using evidence to support the claim.
  • ELA-04.Wr.05    Use narrative techniques to write pieces that describe a well-elaborated real or imagined event in a sequence that unfolds naturally.
  • ELA-04.Wr.06    Develop and strengthen writing utilizing the five steps appropriate to the task.
  • ELA-04.Wr.07    Write with intentional word choice that integrates emotion or figurative language to develop visual imagery for the reader.
  • ELA-04.wL.01    Compose simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences.*
  • ELA-04.wL.02    Recognize and use parts of speech in sentences:*

ELA-04.IR (IR) Inquiry and Research

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  • ELA-04.IR.01    Choose a topic of interest and develop several questions about it for research.
  • ELA-04.IR.02    Locate relevant information on a topic from a provided credible source or database.
  • ELA-04.IR.03    Use organizational tools and a notetaking strategy to track relevant information from a provided credible source on a topic.
  • ELA-04.IR.04    Determine a fact or opinion based on information provided by the author.
  • ELA-04.IR.05    Cite and reference sources with a bibliography page using an approved citation format to avoid plagiarism.