Georgia Performance Standards:
ELA4R1 The student demonstrates comprehension and shows evidence of a warranted and responsible explanation of a variety of literary and informational texts.
Critical Component: For informational texts, the student reads and comprehends in order to develop understanding and expertise and produces evidence of reading that:
a. Locates facts that answer the reader’s questions.
b. Identifies and uses knowledge of common textual features (e.g., paragraphs, topic sentences, concluding sentences, glossary).
c. Identifies and uses knowledge of common graphic features (e.g., charts, maps, diagrams, illustrations).
d. Identifies and uses knowledge of common organizational structures (e.g., chronological order, cause and effect).
e. Distinguishes cause from effect in context.
f. Summarizes main ideas and supporting details.
g. Makes perceptive and well-developed connections.
h. Distinguishes fact from opinion or fiction.
ELA4W1 The student produces writing that establishes an appropriate organizational structure, sets a context and engages the reader, maintains a coherent focus throughout, and signals a satisfying closure. The student
a. Selects a focus, an organizational structure, and a point of view based on purpose, genre expectations, audience, length, and format requirements.
b. Writes texts of a length appropriate to address the topic or tell the story.
c. Uses traditional structures for conveying information (e.g., chronological order, cause and effect, similarity and difference, and posing and answering a question).
d. Uses appropriate structures to ensure coherence (e.g., transition elements).
Critical Component: The student produces a response to literature that:
a. Engages the reader by establishing a context, creating a speaker’s voice, and otherwise developing reader interest.
b. Advances a judgment that is interpretive, evaluative, or reflective.
c. Supports judgments through references to the text, other works, authors, or non-print media, or references to personal knowledge.
d. Demonstrates an understanding of the literary work (e.g., a summary that contains the main idea and most significant details of the reading selection).
e. Excludes extraneous details and inappropriate information.
f. Provides a sense of closure to the writing.
ELA4W3 The student uses research and technology to support writing. The student
a. Acknowledges information from sources.
b. Locates information in reference texts by using organizational features (i.e. prefaces, appendices, index, glossary, and table of contents).
c. Uses various reference materials (i.e. dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, electronic information, almanac, atlas, magazines, newspapers, and key words).
d. Demonstrates basic keyboarding skills and familiarity with computer terminology (e.g., software, memory, disk drive, hard drive).
Prior Knowledge: Students should have a working knowledge of the following:
Basic Word Processing Skills
Microsoft Office Word
Grade Level: Grade 4
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