Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Project Based Writing Grade 4

Project Based Writing Grade 4

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Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 4

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.4.4: Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 59 to 72
Unit 2: Persuasive-Writing Project 73 to 85
Unit 3: Create-a-State Project 86 to 96

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.4.7: Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.

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Unit 3: Create-a-State Project 86 to 96

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA.RI.4.10: By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 59 to 72
Unit 2: Persuasive-Writing Project 73 to 85
Unit 3: Create-a-State Project 86 to 96

Strand - Reading Standards: Foundational Skills, Grade 4

Phonics and Word Recognition

ELA.RF.4.3: Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 59 to 72
Unit 2: Persuasive-Writing Project 73 to 85
Unit 3: Create-a-State Project 86 to 96

Fluency

ELA.RF.4.4: Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 59 to 72
Unit 2: Persuasive-Writing Project 73 to 85
Unit 3: Create-a-State Project 86 to 96

Strand - Writing Standards, Grade 4

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.4.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 59 to 72
Unit 2: Persuasive-Writing Project 73 to 85
Unit 3: Create-a-State Project 86 to 96

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.4.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 59 to 72
Unit 2: Persuasive-Writing Project 73 to 85

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.4.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

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Unit 3: Create-a-State Project 86 to 96

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.4.6: With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 59 to 72
Unit 2: Persuasive-Writing Project 73 to 85
Unit 3: Create-a-State Project 86 to 96

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.4.5: With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 4)

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 59 to 72
Unit 2: Persuasive-Writing Project 73 to 85
Unit 3: Create-a-State Project 86 to 96

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.4.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 59 to 72
Unit 2: Persuasive-Writing Project 73 to 85
Unit 3: Create-a-State Project 86 to 96

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.4.9: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 59 to 72
Unit 2: Persuasive-Writing Project 73 to 85
Unit 3: Create-a-State Project 86 to 96

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.4.8: Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 59 to 72
Unit 2: Persuasive-Writing Project 73 to 85
Unit 3: Create-a-State Project 86 to 96

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.4.7: Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 59 to 72
Unit 2: Persuasive-Writing Project 73 to 85
Unit 3: Create-a-State Project 86 to 96

Range of Writing

ELA.W.4.10: Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 59 to 72
Unit 2: Persuasive-Writing Project 73 to 85
Unit 3: Create-a-State Project 86 to 96

Strand - Text Types and Purposes, Grade 4

Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

ELA.W.4.1b: Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.

Activity Pages
Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 59 to 72
Unit 2: Persuasive-Writing Project 73 to 85

Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

ELA.W.4.1c: Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition).

Activity Pages
Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 59 to 72
Unit 2: Persuasive-Writing Project 73 to 85

Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

ELA.W.4.1a: Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 59 to 72
Unit 2: Persuasive-Writing Project 73 to 85

Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

ELA.W.4.1d: Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.

Activity Pages
Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 59 to 72
Unit 2: Persuasive-Writing Project 73 to 85

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

ELA.W.4.2e: Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.

Activity Pages
Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 59 to 72
Unit 2: Persuasive-Writing Project 73 to 85

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

ELA.W.4.2b: Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.

Activity Pages
Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 59 to 72
Unit 2: Persuasive-Writing Project 73 to 85

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

ELA.W.4.2c: Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because).

Activity Pages
Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 59 to 72
Unit 2: Persuasive-Writing Project 73 to 85

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

ELA.W.4.2d: Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.

Activity Pages
Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 59 to 72
Unit 2: Persuasive-Writing Project 73 to 85

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

ELA.W.4.2a: Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 59 to 72
Unit 2: Persuasive-Writing Project 73 to 85

Strand - Speaking and Listening Standards, Grade 4

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.4.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 59 to 72
Unit 2: Persuasive-Writing Project 73 to 85

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.4.5: Add audio recordings and visual displays to presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 59 to 72

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.4.4: Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 59 to 72
Unit 2: Persuasive-Writing Project 73 to 85

Strand - Comprehension and Collaboration, Grade 4

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on <em>grade 4 topics and texts</em>, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

ELA.SL.4.1a: Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.

Activity Pages
Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 59 to 72
Unit 2: Persuasive-Writing Project 73 to 85

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on <em>grade 4 topics and texts</em>, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.

ELA.SL.4.1c: Pose and respond to specific questions to clarify or follow up on information, and make comments that contribute to the discussion and link to the remarks of others.

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Unit 2: Persuasive-Writing Project 73 to 85

Strand - Language Standards, Grade 4

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.4.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 59 to 72
Unit 2: Persuasive-Writing Project 73 to 85
Unit 3: Create-a-State Project 86 to 96

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.4.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Activity Pages
Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 59 to 72
Unit 2: Persuasive-Writing Project 73 to 85
Unit 3: Create-a-State Project 86 to 96

Knowledge of Language

ELA.L.4.3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 59 to 72
Unit 2: Persuasive-Writing Project 73 to 85
Unit 3: Create-a-State Project 86 to 96

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.4.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

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Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 59 to 72
Unit 2: Persuasive-Writing Project 73 to 85

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.4.6: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of being (e.g., quizzed, whined, stammered) and that are basic to a particular topic (e.g., wildlife, conservation, and endangered when discussing animal preservation).

Activity Pages
Unit 1: Teach the Teacher 59 to 72
Unit 2: Persuasive-Writing Project 73 to 85
Unit 3: Create-a-State Project 86 to 96

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