Emerson Elementary School


Grammar: Writing and Speaking

I Can Use What I Know About Grammar When I Write and Speak

*I can use relative pronouns (who, whose, whom, which, that) and relative adverbs (where, when, why) correctly when I speak or write.  L.4.1

*I can correctly write and use progressive  verb tenses (e.g., I was talking, I am talking, I will be talking).  L.4.1

*I can use auxiliary  words to show different conditions (e.g.,  can, may, must). L.4.1

* I can correctly order adjectives within sentences according to conventional standard English.  L.4.1

*I can correctly write and use prepositional phrases.  L.4.1

* I can write complete sentences.  L.4.1

*I can recognize  inappropriate sentence fragments and run on sentences.   L.4.1

*I can correctly use frequently confused words (e.g., to, too, two; their & there). L.4.1

*I can correctly use capitalization in all of my writing.  L.4.2

*I can use commas and quotation marks appropriately in dialogue.  L.4.2

*I can correctly use a comma and conjunction when connecting two simple sentences.  L.4.2

*I can use an appropriate  reference  to help me spell fourth grade words.  L.4.2

Language in Different Situations

I Can Use What I Know About Language in Different Situations

*I can choose interesting words and phrases to help others understand my ideas better.  L.4.3

*I can choose various punctuation to help me convey different moods L.4.3

*I can figure out when I need to use formal speech and when I can use informal speech.  L.4.3

Word Meanings

I Can Figure Out What Words Mean and Use Them in Different Situations


*I can determine the meanings of unknown multiple-meaning  words by using context clues.  L.4.4

*I can determine the meanings of unknown words by using what I know about common Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes and roots.  L.4.4

*I can use print  and computer dictionaries to help me find the pronunciations and clarify meanings of new words or phrases.  L.4.4

*I can understand figurative language, word relationships and small shades of differences in word meanings. L.4.5

*I can explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors in context.  L.4.5

*I can recognize  and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages and proverbs. L.4.5

*I can understand words by relating them to their antonyms and synonyms.   L.4.5

*I can figure out and use fourth grade words that show specific actions, emotions or states of being.  L.4.6

*I can figure out and use fourth grade words that are centered around a specific topic.  L.4.6