Language Arts - Grade Four   (#5010045)

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Course Standards

General Course Information and Notes

Version Description

This course description defines what students should understand and be able to do by the end of Grade 4. The standards are related to the College and Career Readiness (CCR) anchor standards, the exit standards of Florida's K -12 Florida standards. These may be accessed in the General Information section of this course description under Additional Information.

General Notes

The CCR anchor standards and grade-specific standards are necessary complements—the former providing broad standards, the latter providing additional specificity—that together define the skills and understandings that all students must demonstrate at each grade level. Students advancing through the grades are expected to meet each succeeding year's grade specific standards, retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in preceding grades, and work steadily toward meeting the more general expectations described by the CCR anchor standards.

Special Notes:

Instructional Practices: Teaching from well-written, grade-level instructional materials enhances students' content area knowledge and also strengthens their ability to comprehend longer, complex reading passages on any topic for any reason. Using the following instructional practices also helps student learning:
  1. Reading assignments from longer text passages as well as shorter ones when text is extremely complex.
  2. Making close reading and rereading of texts central to lessons.
  3. Asking high-level, text-specific questions and requiring high-level, complex tasks and assignments.
  4. Requiring students to support answers with evidence from the text.
  5. Providing extensive text-based research and writing opportunities (claims and evidence).

General Information

Course Number: 5010045
Course Path:
Abbreviated Title: LANG ARTS GRADE 4
Course Length: Year (Y)
Course Attributes:
  • Class Size Core Required
Course Type: Core Academic Course
Course Status: Course Approved
Grade Level(s): K,1,2,3,4,5

Educator Certifications

One of these educator certification options is required to teach this course.

Student Resources

Vetted resources students can use to learn the concepts and skills in this course.

Original Student Tutorials

Keeping A Science Notebook:

Practice distinguishing between observations and inferences that are based on observations as you help Darius fill in his science notebook in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Let's Go Dipnetting!:

Compare the methods and results various groups have when they search for amphibians in an ephemeral wetland in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

How Science Works:

Discover the methods scientists use to solve problems, answer questions, and make discoveries in this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Formal or Informal...You Decide:

Learn when you should use formal English, or speak more formally, and when it’s okay to use informal language as you complete this interactive tutorial.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Wandering through Weather with Text Features:

Learn about the weather and informational text features with Sunny! In this interactive tutorial, you'll explore tables, graphs, diagrams, and timelines. You’ll also be able to explain how information from these text features helps you understand the text.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Integrating Information: Rocking and Writing:

Analyze information in non-fiction passages about rocks. In this interactive tutorial, you’ll integrate information from two texts to write about the subject. It’s going to rock!

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Digging Deeper: Inferences:

Learn the difference between explicit and implicit information, make an inference based on the information you read, and refer to details from the text to explain your thinking. This interactive tutorial will also help you learn about the largest turtle on earth, the Leatherback sea turle.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Cause and Effect in the Deep, Blue Sea:

Help Noah learn how to identify examples of cause and effect in informational text in this ocean-themed, interactive tutorial. You will also learn how to match events and ideas in informational text that have a cause and effect relationship.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Super Writing!:

Learn how to use commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Uncovering the Main Idea:

Learn how to identify explicit evidence and understand implicit meaning in a text

Sometimes the main idea likes to hide out in the texts that you read. Lenny Lizard will give you some pointers on how to uncover the main idea and use key details to support your answers.

By the end of this tutorial, you will be able to find the directly and indirectly stated main idea of a text. You will also learn how to identify and explain how key details support the main idea.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Student Center Activity

Edcite: ELA Reading Grade 4-5:

Students can practice answering reading comprehension questions with a text about online learning. With an account, students can save their work and send it to their teacher when complete.

Type: Student Center Activity

Video/Audio/Animation

Experiment - Which is the best insulator?:

Watch a demonstration of an experiment which tests the effectiveness of two different insulators. The participants will demonstrate their thinking as they run an experiment, identify variables and collect data.

Type: Video/Audio/Animation

Parent Resources

Vetted resources caregivers can use to help students learn the concepts and skills in this course.
Reading Literature
Standard Notes: These reading literature standards offer a focus for instruction each year and help ensure that students gain adequate exposure to a range of texts and tasks. Rigor is also infused through the requirement that students read increasingly complex texts through the grades.

Reading Informational Text
Standard Notes: These reading informational text standards offer a focus for instruction each year and help ensure that students gain adequate exposure to a range of texts and tasks. Teachers are encouraged to utilize science and social studies content text to provide instruction in reading informational text. Rigor is also infused through the requirement that students read increasingly complex texts through the grades.

Reading Foundational Skills
Standard Notes: The reading foundational skills standards are directed toward fostering students; understanding and working knowledge of concepts of print, the alphabetic principle, and other basic conventions of the English writing system. These foundational skills are not an end in and of themselves; rather, they are necessary and important components of an effective, comprehensive reading program designed to develop proficient readers with the capacity to comprehend texts across a range of types and disciplines.
Special Note: Instruction should be differentiated: good readers will need much less practice with these concepts than struggling readers will. The point is to teach students what they need to learn and not what they already know: to discern when particular children or activities warrant more or less attention.

Writing
Standard Notes: Each year in their writing, students should demonstrate increasing sophistication in all aspects of language use, from vocabulary and syntax to the development and organization of ideas, and they should address increasingly demanding content and sources. Students advancing through the grades are expected to meet each succeeding year’s grade-specific writing standards and retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in preceding grades.

Speaking and Listening
Standard Notes: The following speaking and listening standards offer a focus for instruction each year to help ensure that students gain adequate mastery of a range of communication skills and applications.

Language
Standard Notes: The following language standards offer a focus for instruction each year to help ensure that students gain adequate mastery of a range of language skills and applications. Students advancing through the grades are expected to meet each succeeding years grade-specific standards and retain or further develop skills and understandings mastered in preceding grades. The following standards may be re-addressed at a higher grade level: LAFS.4.L.1.1f, LAFS.4.L.1.1g, LAFS.4.L.2.3a, LAFS.4.L.2.3b

Additional Requirements:
The following Standards for the Mathematical Practices (MP) are applicable to all content areas.
  • Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. (MP 1)
  • Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. (MP 3)
  • Attend to precision. (MP 6)