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4th Grade - Informational Text Standards

4th Grade English Language Arts - Informational Text Standards

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

To work on fourth grade informational text 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)

0401.6.1 Pre-Reading Strategies - Use a variety of pre-reading strategies (e.g., organize prior knowledge using a graphic organizer, explore significant words to be encountered, relate text to prior personal and historical experiences and current events).
0401.6.2 Derive Meaning - Derive meaning while reading (e.g., express reactions and personal opinions to a selection, make inferences, draw conclusions based on evidence gained).
0401.6.3 Reading Comprehension - Check for understanding after reading (e.g., identify the author's purpose; locate information to support opinions, predictions, and conclusions).
0401.6.4 Text Features - Use common text features to enhance understanding (e.g., headings, key words, graphics, captions, side bars).
0401.6.5 Sequence - Understand sequence of events from text.
0401.6.6 Main Idea - Determine the main idea and supporting details from text.
0401.6.7 Preview Text - Preview text using text features (e.g., illustration, graphs, diagrams).
0401.6.8 Variety of Texts - Understand a variety of informational texts, which include primary sources (e.g., autobiographical sketches, letters, diaries, Internet sites).
0401.6.9 Parts of Text - Use parts of text (e.g., title, title page, table of contents, chapter title, glossary, and index) as aids in understanding informational text.
0401.6.10 Follow Instructions - Follow multi-tasked instructions in informational and technical texts (e.g., follow a recipe, complete assembly instructions).

State Performance Indicators

SPI 0401.6.1 Ask Questions - Select questions used to focus and clarify thinking before, during, and after reading text.
SPI 0401.6.2 Main and Support - Identify the stated main idea and supporting details in text.
SPI 0401.6.3 Locate Information - Use table of contents, title page, and glossary to locate information.
SPI 0401.6.4 Meaning from Text - Use headings, graphics, and captions to make meaning from text.
SPI 0401.6.5 Interpret Chart - Interpret information using a chart, map, or timeline.
SPI 0401.6.6 Use Features - Use available text features (e.g., graphics and illustrations) to make meaning from text.
SPI 0401.6.7 Sequential Order - Arrange instructions in sequential order.
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