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4th Grade - Language Standards

4th Grade English Language Arts - Language Standards

All links in the pages below were verified in October, 2011

To work on fourth grade language standards, click on the numbers below to visit pages of internet resources for each of the learning standards.

Checks for Understanding are at the top of this page. Scroll down to find internet resources related to the State Performance Indicators (SPIs).

Checks for Understanding (Formative/Summative Assessment)

0401.1.1 Parts of Speech - Know and use appropriately the meaning, forms, and functions of the following six parts of speech: nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, and prepositions.
0401.1.2 Usage Errors - Recognize usage errors (e.g., double negatives, troublesome word groups: to/too/two; their/there/they're; sit/set; lie/lay).
0401.1.3 Capitalize - Capitalize correctly sentence beginnings, proper nouns and adjectives, titles, abbreviations, quotations, and parts of friendly and business letters.
0401.1.4 End Punctuation - Use correct punctuation at the ends of sentences.
0401.1.5 Commas - Demonstrate the correct usage of commas (e.g.., series, direct address, following introductory words, dates, addresses, quotations, letters, and compound sentences).
0401.1.6 Correct Quotation Marks - Demonstrate the correct usage of quotation marks (e.g., in direct quotations and in titles).
0401.1.7 Spell Correctly - Spell correctly high-frequency and commonly misspelled words appropriate to grade level.
0401.1.8 Using Apostrophe - Form and spell correctly contractions, plurals, and possessives.
0401.1.9 Abbreviate - Abbreviate words correctly.
0401.1.10 Spell - Spell correctly words commonly used in content specific vocabulary.
0401.1.11 Write Legibly - Write legibly in manuscript and cursive.
0401.1.12 Language Structure - Use appropriate language structure in oral and written communication (e.g., subject-verb agreement in simple and compound sentences, correct word order within a sentence, correct placement of detailed words and phrases).
0401.1.13 Complete Sentences - Use complete sentences in writing.
0401.1.14 Incomplete Sentences - Recognize and edit incomplete sentences and run-on sentences.
0401.1.15 Compound Sentences - Combine simple sentences into compound sentences
0401.1.16 Synonyms, Antonyms, and Homonyms - Define and recognize word synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms.
0401.1.17 Word Consciousness - Continue to develop word consciousness (e.g., word play, word walls, word sorts).
0401.1.18 Unfamiliar Words - Use a variety of previously learned strategies (e.g., roots and affixes, context, reference sources) to determine the meaning of unfamiliar words.

State Performance Indicators

SPI 0401.1.1 Nouns and Pronouns - Identify the correct use of nouns (i.e., common and proper, plurals, possessives) and pronouns (i.e., subject, object, and agreement) within context.
SPI 0401.1.2 Verb Usage - Identify the correct use of verbs (i.e., agreement, tenses, action and linking) within context.
SPI 0401.1.3 Adjectives and Adverbs - Identify the correct use of adjectives (i.e., comparison forms and articles) and adverbs (i.e., comparison forms and negatives) within context.
SPI 0401.1.4 End Marks - Identify declarative, interrogative, and exclamatory sentences by recognizing appropriate end marks.
SPI 0401.1.5 Correct Sentences - Select the best way to correct incomplete sentences within context.
SPI 0401.1.6 Comma Usage - Identify the correct use of commas (i.e., series, dates, addresses, friendly letters, introductory words, compound sentences) within context.
SPI 0401.1.7 Troublesome Words - Recognize usage errors occurring within context (i.e., double negatives, troublesome words: to/too/two, their/there/they're, its/it's).
SPI 0401.1.8 Spelling Errors - Identify correctly or incorrectly spelled words in context.
SPI 0401.1.9 Apostrophe Usage - Choose the correct formation of plurals, contractions, and possessives within context.
SPI 0401.1.10 Quotation Marks - Choose the correct use of quotation marks and commas in direct quotations.
SPI 0401.1.11 Subject-Verb Agreement - Identify sentences with correct subject-verb agreement (person and number).
SPI 0401.1.12 Antonyms, Homonyms, and Synonyms - Select appropriate antonyms, synonyms, and homonyms within context.
SPI 0401.1.13 Grade Appropriate Vocabulary - Recognize and use grade appropriate vocabulary within context.
SPI 0401.1.14 Root Words - Use prefixes, suffixes, and root words as aids in determining meaning within context.
SPI 0401.1.15 Compound Words - Identify grade level compound words, contractions, and common abbreviations within context.
SPI 0401.1.16 Determine Meaning - Determine the meaning of unfamiliar words using context clues, dictionaries, and glossaries.
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