Follow the rules of standard English grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling appropriate to grade level.
ClarificationsClarification 1: Skills to be mastered at this grade level are as follows:
- Use subject-verb agreement with intervening clauses and phrases.
- Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons.
- Use conjunctions.
- Use principal modals to indicate the mood of a verb.
- Use appositives, main clauses, and subordinate clauses.
- Recognize and correct inappropriate shifts in tense and number.
- Use conjunctions correctly to join words and phrases in a sentence.
- Use verbals including gerunds, infinitives, and participial phrases.
- Use pronouns correctly with regard to case, number, and person, correcting for vague pronoun reference.
Subject Area: English Language Arts (B.E.S.T.)
Standard: Following Conventions
Date Adopted or Revised: 08/20
Status: State Board Approved
This benchmark is part of these courses.
5010030: Functional Basic Skills in Communications-Elementary (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5010045: Language Arts - Grade Four (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7710015: Access Language Arts - Grade 4 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5010104: Introduction to Debate Grade 4 (Specifically in versions: 2020 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5010015: English for Speakers of Other Languages Grade 4 (Specifically in versions: 2022 and beyond (current))
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Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
ELA.4.C.3.AP.1: Follow the rules of standard English grammar, punctuation, capitalization and spelling.
- Identify and use prepositions and prepositional phrases.
- Maintain consistent verb tense within a paragraph.
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