All Grade 4 Standards for

English Language Arts/Literacy

The standard grade refers to the level at which the standard applies. Some standards have specific grade levels, like K, 1, 2, and 3, but others are shared, such as 6-8 or 11-12. The standards below have the same grade designation. Click a standard to learn more.

  • Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

  • Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.

  • Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

  • Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

  • Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

  • Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

  • Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

  • Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.

  • Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.

  • Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.

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