Below you will find the Baltimore County Public Schools standards for 4th grade English Language Arts. Our first ELA unit will focus on biographies. Students will also work on writing narratives. 


Students in Grade 4 should know and be able to:

 Apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills to decode multisyllabic words.

 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

 Read grade appropriate, complex literature and informational text.

 Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

 Determine the meaning of words and phrases, including allusions to significant characters found in mythology.

 Determine the theme or main idea of a story, play, or poem.

 Compare/contrast themes in stories, myths, and traditional literature from other cultures and summarize the text.

 Explain how an author uses facts, details, and evidence to support their points.

 Read and interpret information presented in charts, graphs, timelines, and other illustrations.

 Learn and use new words.

 Participate in class discussions by listening, asking questions, sharing ideas, and building on the ideas of others.

 Give a class presentation on a topic or tell a story using relevant, organized facts and details, and by speaking clearly.

 Paraphrase accurately, and respond effectively with information during discussions.

 Produce a variety of written texts, including opinion pieces, explanations, narratives, and short research projects.

 Write stories with dialogue and descriptions to develop experiences or events.

 Take notes and organize information from books, articles, and online sources to learn more about a topic.

 Learn and apply the rules of spoken and written English


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