Language Arts

Curriculum Map: Language Arts Fourth Grade


In fourth grade, students read skillfully with meaning and purpose using appropriate comprehension and vocabulary strategies. They examine multiple points of view and the structural elements of text. Emphasis is on drawing evidence from text as they read, discuss, reflect, and respond to informational text and a wide variety of literary genres with an inclusion of texts from other cultures. They explore the theme of texts and begin to move from integrating information from one text to several texts. Students read for pleasure and continue to choose books based on personal preference, topic, theme, or author.

Students write for a range of purposes, including describing, telling a story, and explaining. They produce writing that goes beyond formulaic compositions to more self-directed pieces that include domain-specific vocabulary, precise language, and using transition words to convey meaning. Because they are aware of the interdependence of the topic, audience, purpose, and form, they select and sometimes adapt basic forms to meet specific requirements. Their understanding and use of figurative language introduces imagery to their writing. Informational writing reflects understanding of specific purpose, often requiring gathering, paraphrasing, and synthesizing facts and details from a number of resources to express and justify an opinion. There is an increased use of technology, including the internet. Students are more aware of the conventions of writing as they reflect on their strengths and weaknesses and strive to improve.

Strand: 2.0 Reading Informational Text

Content Strand: 2.1 Key Ideas and Details- Drawing Inferences
Content Strand: 2.2 Key Ideas and Details- Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text
Content Strand: 2.3 Key Ideas and Details- Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story, drama, or poem, drawing on specific details in the text
Content Strand: 2.4 Craft and Structure-Point of View
Content Strand: 2.5 Craft and Structure-Text Structure
Content Strand: 2.6 Craft and Structure-Vocabulary
Content Strand: 2.7 Integration of Knowledge and Ideas-Analysis Across Texts
Content Strand: 2.8 Range of Reading

Strand: 3.0 Reading Literature

Content Strand: 3.1 Key Ideas and Details-Text Analysis
Content Strand: 3.2 Key Ideas and Details-Literary Elements
Content Strand: 3.3 Key Ideas and Details-Theme
Content Strand: 3.4 Craft and Structure-Point of View
Content Strand: 3.5 Craft and Structure-Text Structure
Content Strand: 3.6 Craft and Structure-Vocabulary
Content Strand: 3.7 Integration of Knowledge and Ideas-Sources of Information

Strand: 5.0 Writing

Content Strand: 5.1 Informative/Explanatory
Content Strand: 5.2 Informative/Explanatory- Focus
Content Strand: 5.3 Informative/Explanatory- Content
Content Strand: 5.4 Informative/Explanatory- Organization
Content Strand: 5.5 Informative/Explanatory Conventions
Content Strand: 5.6 Informative/Explanatory- Style
Content Strand: 5.7 Opinion/Arguments
Content Strand: 5.8 Opinion/Arguments- Focus
Content Strand: 5.9 Opinion/Arguments- Content
Content Strand: 5.10 Opinion/Arguments- Organization
Content Strand: 5.11 Opinion/Arguments- Style
Content Strand: 5.12 Opinion/Arguments Conventions of Language
Content Strand: 5.13 Narrative
Content Strand: 5.14 Narrative- Focus
Content Strand: 5.15 Narrative- Content
Content Strand: 5.16 Narrative- Organization
Content Strand: 5.17 Narrative- Style
Content Strand: 5.18 Narrative- Conventions of Language
Content Strand: 5.19 Writing Process
Content Strand: 5.20 Technology and Publication
Content Strand: 5.21 Conducting Research
Content Strand: 5.22 Credibility, Reliability and Validity of Sources
Content Strand: 5.23 Range of Writing

Strand: 6.0 Speaking and Listening

Content Strand: 6.1 Comprehension and Collaboration- Collaborative Discussion
Content Strand: 6.2 Comprehension- Integrate and Evaluate Information
Content Strand: 6.3 Comprehension and Collaboration- Evaluating Information
Content Strand: 6.4 Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas-Content Strand: 6.5 Integration of Knowledge- Multimedia and Ideas
Content Strand: 6.6 Integration of Knowledge- Context and Ideas
Content Strand: 6.7 Conventions of Standard English