Emerson Elementary School

Reading

Reading: Literature

I Can Read and Understand Fourth Grade Fiction RL.4.10

*I can explain a story by referring to details and examples in the text.  RL.4.1

*I can make conclusions about an author’s meaning by thinking about the details and examples in the text (drawing conclusions).  RL.4.1

*I can figure out the theme of a piece of fiction by thinking about the details in the text.  RL.4.2

*I can summarize a piece of fiction in my own words.  RL.4.2

*I can use specific details in a story to help me describe a character, setting or event in the story.  RL.4.3

*I can figure out the meanings of words and phrases an author uses.  RL.4.4

*I can understand words that may be derived from characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean). RL.4.4

*I can write and talk about the differences between poems, plays and fictional stories.            RL.4.5

*I can refer to specific elements of poems (verse, rhythm, meter) and plays (characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage   directions) when I write or talk about a piece of fiction.  RL.4.5

* I can compare and contrast different stories by thinking about the different points of view.  RL.4.6

*I can tell the difference between first- and third- person narrators.  RL.4.6

Reading: Informational Text

I Can Read and Understand Fourth Grade Nonfiction 

*I can explain what a piece of nonfiction teaches me by referring to details and examples in the text.  RI.4.1

* I can figure out the main idea in nonfiction by thinking about the details in the text.  RI.4.2

*I can summarize a piece of nonfiction in my own words.  RI.4.2

*I can explain why and how events, procedures, ideas or concepts in historical, scientific or technical texts happened by using the      information presented.  RI.4.3

*I can understand the meanings of words and phrases in fourth grade science and social studies texts.  RI.4.4

*I can describe how various forms of nonfiction are structured (e.g., time order, comparison,  cause & effect or problem & solution).   RI.4.5

*I can compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic.  RI.4.6

*I can interpret and use information  from charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations or other internet presentations to  understand nonfiction.   RI.4.7

*I can explain  how an author  uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.  RI.4.8

*I can use information  from two different texts on the same topic to help me write or speak knowledgeably about the topic.  RI.4.9

Reading: Phonics and Word Recognition

I Can Analyze Words and Phonics to Help Me Read 4th Grade Words 

*I can read and understand root words that also have prefixes or suffixes.  RF.4.3

*I can read unfamiliar  words that have more than one syllable.   RF.4.3

 

 

I Can Read With the Fluency and Accuracy it Takes to Understand Fourth Grade Texts.

*I can use context  to check my understanding of fourth grade text, and reread if necessary. RF.4.4