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Fourth Grade Language Arts Standards (Prior)

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4th Grade Comprehension Skills
Prior Standards Implementation



The standards listed below have been replaced by a newer set of standards.



Please go to Current 4th Grade Language Arts Standards for current resources.



Comprehension

Read a passage and answer questions to show comprehension.
  1. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Classroom Reading Key Vocabulary Building Program - a reading vocabulary improvement program that has identified the specific reading words students need to master for each grade An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format
  2. Cows context clue - Build corrals for cows by reading and answering questions. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Drawing Conclusions - Read the story and choose the correct word to complete the sentence. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Drawing Conclusions - Read the passage and choose the correct phrase.
  5. Drawing Conclusions - Read the story and answer the question. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Get The Idea - read text to determine the main idea or essential message and identify relevant supporting details and facts ( Author - Lois Davis ) This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  7. Fourth Grade Reading - Read the introduction and the passage that follows. Then read each question and mark the circle next to the correct answer. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. Looking for the Fine Print - students read advertisements to practice reading critically This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  9. Practicing reading comprehension skills - Bees | The Happy Monkey This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. What are They Selling - students critically evaluate six advertisements This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Identify correctly used capital letters with names, dates, addresses, and the beginning of sentences within context.
4.1.1
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  1. Capitalization - Practice editing skills.
  2. Capitalization in a Letter - Print the letter and find the errors, good for whole class activity on whiteboard.
  3. Capitalizing Proper Nouns - Find the errors in this story. Good for whole class activity.
  4. PowerProofreading - select 4th grade and edit sentences with grammatical mistakes This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. Quiz Time - Which name is written correctly? 10 questions. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Which word should be capitalized? - Quiz that is self checking This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  7. Word Detective - Read and correct errors in sentences on paper. self checking
Use table of contents, title page, and glossary to locate information.
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  1. Authors and Illustrators - Online lessons and practice activities. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Parts of a Book - Title Page, Index, Heading and more. Online lessons and practices
  3. Parts of a Book - Chapter Headings and more. Online lessons and practices.
  4. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Using the Parts of a Book - a worksheet from Teach-nology This link includes something for the teacher to print
  5. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Using an Index for Information - a worksheet from Teach-nology This link includes something for the teacher to print
  6. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Using a Table of Contents - a worksheet from Teach-nology This link includes something for the teacher to print
Use prefixes, suffixes, and root words as aids in determining meaning within context.
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  1. Context Clues 2 - select correct meaning of the word from context clues This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Crystal Castle - Prefixes hold the key to building the castle and making it light up. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Fish Tanks - Fill a tank with tropical fish using prefixes, roots, and suffixes. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Flamingo - Form a flock of flamingos with suffixes -y and -ly. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. Prefixes Say Plenty - select word that best completes the sentences. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. A PowerPoint show related to this standard Root Words - Underline the root words in the slides. Circle the prefix or suffix.
  7. Rooting Out Words - Help Remainder the Dog gather enough mushrooms to sell at the market by uncovering the roots of words. (three categories, several difficulty levels) This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  8. Suffix-ly - use simple strategies to determine meaning and increase vocabulary for reading, including the use of suffixes. ( Author - Lois Davis ) This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  9. Using Prefixes - interactive lesson and quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  10. Using Suffixes - interactive lesson and quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  11. Suffix Matching Game - interactive quiz This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  12. Word Meaning - Select correct meaning of the word from context clues. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  13. Word Works - select the prefix or suffix to add to base word. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Recognize plot features of fairy tales, folk tales, fables, and myths.
4.1.4
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  1. Aesop's Fables - a complete index to the fables
Identify character, setting, and plot in a passage.
4.1.5
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  1. Story Character Outline - read story then fill out this organizational chart. This link includes something for the teacher to print
  2. Character Trading Cards - Fill out the information about a character in a story and create trading cards. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Character Writing - Select a character to write about and create your own story online
  4. Understanding the Setting of a Story - lesson This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Setting Quiz - practice identifying settings This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Settings - online lesson and practice quiz This resource includes voice instructions for students This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Determine the problem of a story and discover its solution.
4.1.6
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  1. Understanding the plot of a story - lesson This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Setting Plot or Theme - online Quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Problem-Solution Flow Chart - print and fill in the information about your story This link includes something for the teacher to print
Identify grade level compound words, contractions, and common abbreviations within context.
4.1.7
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  1. Breaking Down Compound Words - In the following sentences, find the compound word and type it in as two separate words. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Forming Compound Words - Match the words in the center with the words in the corners to form compound words that are found in a kitchen. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Power Proofreading - Choose 4th grade then select; Evening News Report , or any one of the mixed practice exercises. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Snowman Builder - Build a family of snowmen as you review four different skills. Select the word below that completes the compound word.
Use headings, graphics, and captions to make meaning from text.
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  1. Captions Help Tell the Story - students look at three pictures and try to determine which caption fits best This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Reading Headlines - students read eight headlines and try to determine what the article is about This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. What are They Selling - students critically evaluate six advertisements This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Select appropriate synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms within context.
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  1. Antonyms - When you see the word that is a antonym of the given word, click on the button at the bottom right of the screen. Be quick! The choices for each antonym will only cycle through twice. (Warning: this is difficult) This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Antonym Matching - find pairs with opposite meaning. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Feast of Homonyms - match game This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Homonyms - from Fun Brain This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  5. Homonyms - Here's a memory card game with a twist - match pairs of homonyms. [ concentration style game ] This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  6. Homonym worksheet - from RHL School This link includes something for the teacher to print
  7. Homophone Challenge - find correct word to complete sentence This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  8. Rocket to the Moon - Build and launch a rocket to the moon by identifying synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  9. Say it Another Way - Fill in the blank with a synonym for the missing word. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  10. Squanky the Tooth Taker: The Quiet Quest for Opposites - words are given, students must select the opposites [antonyms] This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data This resource includes voice instructions for students
  11. Squanky the Tooth Taker: Tooth Tally - words are given, students must select the words that mean the same [synonyms] This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data This resource includes voice instructions for students
  12. Synonym.com - type a word in the box and find a synonym, or antonym, of the word. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  13. Synonym Matching - find pairs or words with same meaning This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  14. Synonym Matching Games, Level 2 - four games to choose from This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  15. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Synonyms and Antonyms - several categories of Quia games
  16. The Thesaurus - a reference book that lists words and their synonyms - Drag and drop the words to the right thesaurus entry. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  17. Tooth Tally with Squanky the Tooth Taker - from Game Goo (learning that sticks) This resource includes voice instructions for students This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Determine the meaning of unfamiliar words and multiple meaning words using context clues, dictionaries, and glossaries.
4.1.10
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  1. Dino Hunters - Find all the different dinosaurs using dictionary. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. How to use a Dictionary - online lesson with a quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. Dictionary Skill Lessons - resource lesson A lesson plan can be found at this site
  4. Worksheets - print worksheets using the dictionary to complete assignments This link includes something for the teacher to print
Recognize and use grade appropriate vocabulary within text.
4.1.11
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  1. FCAT Vocabulary Building Practice - as you click on the word lists on the right, when the words come up, be sure and click on the bottom links for activities that go with each set of words. This link includes something for the teacher to print
  2. Multiple Meanings - online quiz that requires thinking about word meanings This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  3. What's My Meaning - (four Quia games) match words with meanings Matching | Concentration | Flash Cards | Word Search This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Word Jungle - choose correct meaning of given word to swing in jungle. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Evaluate texts for elements of fact/opinion and reality/fantasy.
4.1.12
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  1. A mix of factual information and the opinions of the author - Often the opinions are disguised as fact, to make the author's argument seem more believable. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. Fact, Habit, Opinion or Schedule ? - an English-Zone quiz
  3. Fact or Opinion ? (quiz 1) - a Quia quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Fact or Opinion ? (quiz 2) - a Quia quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Fact or Opinion ? - if a sentence is a fact, click the circle next to fact This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Fact or Opinion Quiz - Decide which of these statements are fact or opinion from the drop-down list, then click on the "Finished" button to obtain your score out of ten. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  7. Martin Luther King Jr.: Fact or Opinion ? (a worksheet to print, not interactive) This link includes something for the teacher to print
Interpret information using a chart, map, or timeline.
4.1.14
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  1. An index of timelines is available at Internet4Classrooms
  2. What’s On a Map? - eight questions about using various parts of a map This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Use available text features (e.g., graphics, glossaries and illustrations) to make meaning from text.
4.1.15
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  1. Looking for the Fine Print - students read advertisements to practice reading critically This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. What are They Selling - students critically evaluate six advertisements This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Indicate the sequence of events in print (fiction and nonfiction) and in non print texts.
4.1.16
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  1. Sequence of Events - arrange events in chronological order. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Probable Passage Matrix - Fill out this form to put your story in order. This link includes something for the teacher to print
  3. Storygram - Fill out these two pages to help students identify story elements and sequencing
Make predictions about the text.
4.1.17
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  1. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Follow the Clues - a graphic organizer to help your students make predictions about a story ( K-2 and 3-5 activities included) This link includes something for the teacher to print
  2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Prediction Cards - Prediction Cards combine the fun of guessing with the joy of making art. Students use details from the beginning of a story to encourage classmates to predict what will happen and to inspire them to read the story themselves. A lesson plan can be found at this site
  3. Prediction Game - predict what picture lies behind the squares This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Story Board - a graphic organizer to help your students make predictions about a story ( K-2 and 3-5 activities included) This link includes something for the teacher to print
  5. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Use Predictions to Help Kids Think Deeply about Books - Predicting involves more than trying to figure out what happens next. As kids find evidence to form hunches, they also ask questions, recall facts, reread, skim, infer, draw conclusions, and, ultimately, comprehend the text more fully. ( 3-5 ) The Prediction Book Report A lesson plan can be found at this site
Select questions to clarify thinking.
4.1.18
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  1. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Asking Questions - the types of questions depend on the answer to that first important question: Why am I reading this? Once you establish a purpose for yourself, you can then ask which questions will help you achieve that goal. This page asks students to rank a set of questions on a scale of one to five.
  2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Questioning Toolkit - seventeen types of questions from the educational journal, FNO
Identify different forms of text (e.g., poems, drama, fiction and nonfiction).
4.1.19
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  1. 5 day unit plan on introducing Nonfiction - learn to use information presented in various types of nonfiction material A lesson plan can be found at this site
  2. Fiction or NonFiction - online quiz; decide if book would be fiction or nonfiction This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Recognize cause and effect relationships within context.
4.1.20
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  1. Cause and Effect Actions - Online quiz using connector words This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  2. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Cause and Effect Book list - These books are great for studying cause and effect.
  3. Cause and Effect - Combine two sentences using connecting words to show cause and effect. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Cause and Effect - Fill in the missing statement to create a cause and effect. This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. What Caused It? - identify cause and effect patterns in text (science content is used to teach this reading skill) This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Identify similes and metaphors.
4.1.21
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  1. Figurative Language - Learning about similes and metaphors; could be used as whole class activity This link includes something for the teacher to print
  2. Simile Lesson - Great for whole class activity for practice This link includes something for the teacher to print
  3. A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons The Daily Idiom - metaphors and similes.
  4. Do you know what it means? - Web quest on figurative language.(says 3rd grade but can be adapted if necessary) A lesson plan can be found at this site
Determine appropriate inferences and draw conclusions from texts.
4.1.22
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  1. Compare/Contrast - online tutorial and quiz ,
  2. Drawing Inferences - how to be a critical reader This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  3. Inference Riddle Game - Guess using riddles; infer what is being described by the clues you read. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  4. Making Inferences - online story and quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Making inferences lesson - lesson followed by quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Stated Information - online story about elephants and quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  7. Stated Information - online story about dolphins and quiz This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
Select sources from which to gather information on a given topic.
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  1. The ABC's of Web Site Evaluation (presented by Kathy Schrock) - Evaluation of Web sites is an important skill to learn in this age of digital and information literacy. Students and teachers need practice in critically examining sites to determine authority, authenticity, and applicability to purpose. This site provides that practice.
  2. Critical Evaluation of Resources - In the research process you will encounter many types of resources including books, articles and web sites. But not everything you find on your topic will be suitable. How do you make sense of what is out there and evaluate its authority and appropriateness for your research?
  3. Evaluation of information sources - This page contains pointers to criteria for evaluating information resources, particularly those on the Internet.
  4. Evaluating Information Found on the Internet - a thoughtful guide to evaluating web and other Internet resources
  5. Evaluating Web Pages - Duke University
  6. Evaluating Web Pages - Southern Illinois University
  7. The Good, The Bad & The Ugly - or, Why It's a Good Idea to Evaluate Web Sources
  8. Quality Information Check List -a resource to help young people evaluate the information they find on the Internet.
  9. Take Notes - students evaluate what items should be included in the opening paragraph of a news story This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Locate information to support opinions, predictions, and conclusions.
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  1. Guess What Comes Next - students read a passage and predict what would happen next This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
Identify the author’s purpose (e.g., to entertain, inform, persuade, and share feelings).
4.1.25
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Choose a logical word to complete an analogy using synonyms and antonyms.
4.1.27
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  1. Analogy Challenge - Try to complete the analogies in a race against time. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  2. Analogy Lesson from Diana Dell
  3. A PowerPoint show related to this standard A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons Analogy PowerPoint Show template - you make modifications to use with your students
  4. Analogy Quiz which requires students to type the word to complete the analogy This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  5. Analogy quiz 1 at Quia posted by Diana Dell This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  6. Analogy quiz 2 at Quia posted by Diana Dell This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  7. Awesome Analogies for one or two players - posted at Quia This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  8. Fact Monster Analogy of the Day This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  9. Field Trip - Take a school field trip by unscrambling the synonyms. This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data
  10. Puzz.com has a quiz with 152 analogies - pick one or two a day and practice this valuable skill
  11. Synonym Challenge - Try to identify the correct synonyms in a race against time.

Review Help

General Resources
  1. Online Literature-Based Resources for Fourth and Fifth Grade Teachers - Make A Difference With Technology
Released tests
  1. FCAT Sample Reading Test - [ 2008 ] sample questions and test taking tips An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
    1. FCAT Sample Answer Book - [ 2008 ] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  2. FCAT Sample Writing Test - [ 2008 ] sample questions and test taking tips An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
    1. FCAT Sample Answer Book - [ 2008 ] An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format This link includes something for the teacher to print
  3. Texas end-of-year reading test from 2003 This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
  4. Texas end-of-year reading test from 2004 This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding
A resource for the teacher to use in planning their lessons site for teachers | A PowerPoint show related to this standard PowerPoint show | An Adobe Acrobat document in .pdf format Acrobat document | A Microsoft Word document to be downloaded Word document | This interactive site would work well on an interactive whiteboard whiteboard resource | This resource includes voice instructions for students sound | A video is available through this link video format | This site is interactive and allows students to play a game or input or collect data interactive lesson | This site includes questions for your students to check their understanding a quiz | A lesson plan can be found at this site lesson plan | This link includes something for the teacher to print to print

 

 

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