Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Let's Get This Day Started: Writing and Language Skills Grade 4

Let's Get This Day Started: Writing and Language Skills Grade 4

English Language Arts

Strand - Reading Standards: Literature, Grade 4

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.4.1: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

Activity Pages
Verbs: Modal Auxiliaries 11-13
Complex Sentences 29-31
Types of Writing: Narrative 59-61
Figurative Language: Adages and Proverbs 86-88
Figurative Language: Personification 92-94
Figurative Language: Alliteration and Onomatopoeia 101-103

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.4.3: Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).

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Complex Sentences 29-31
Types of Writing: Narrative 59-61

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.4.2: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.

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Capitalization: Titles 35-37
Figurative Language: Adages and Proverbs 86-88
Figurative Language: Personification 92-94
Figurative Language: Similes and Metaphors 95-97
Figurative Language: Alliteration and Onomatopoeia 101-103

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.4.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).

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Verbs: Modal Auxiliaries 11-13
Adjectives: Conventional Order 14-16
Figurative Language: Personification 92-94
Figurative Language: Alliteration and Onomatopoeia 101-103

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.4.5: Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.

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Figurative Language: Alliteration and Onomatopoeia 101-103

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RL.4.7: Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text.

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Figurative Language: Symbolism 89-91

Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 4

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.4.1: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

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Adverbs: Relative 17-19
Prepositional Phrases 20-22
Direct and Indirect Objects 23-25
Vocabulary: Context Clues 74-76

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.4.3: 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.

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Adverbs: Relative 17-19
Prepositional Phrases 20-22

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.4.2: Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

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Prepositional Phrases 20-22
Transition Words 50-52

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.4.5: 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.

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Direct and Indirect Objects 23-25
Punctuation: Choose for Effect 41-43

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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Vocabulary: Context Clues 74-76

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.4.9: Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

Activity Pages
Adverbs: Relative 17-19
Prepositional Phrases 20-22
Punctuation: Colons and Semicolons 38-40
Transition Words 50-52
Types of Writing: Informative 56-58
Vocabulary: Context Clues 74-76
Vocabulary: Shades of Meaning 80-82

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.4.8: Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.

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Adverbs: Relative 17-19

Strand - Writing Standards, Grade 4

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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Pronouns: Relative 5-7
Adjectives: Conventional Order 14-16
Direct and Indirect Objects 23-25
Punctuation: Choose for Effect 41-43
Punctuation: Quotations in Direct Speech 44-46
Types of Writing: Narrative 59-61
Vocabulary: Root Words and Affixes 71-73
Vocabulary: Shades of Meaning 80-82
Figurative Language: Idioms 83-85
Figurative Language: Symbolism 89-91
Figurative Language: Similes and Metaphors 95-97

Text Types and Purposes

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

Activity Pages
Verbs: Progressive 8-10
Run-on Sentences and Sentence Fragments 32-34
Punctuation: Quotations in Direct Speech 44-46
Parallel Structure 47-49
Transition Words 50-52
Types of Writing: Opinion 53-55
Formal and Informal English 62-64
Vocabulary: Context Clues 74-76

Text Types and Purposes

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

Activity Pages
Adverbs: Relative 17-19
Punctuation: Colons and Semicolons 38-40
Transition Words 50-52
Types of Writing: Informative 56-58
Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms 65-67
Vocabulary: Shades of Meaning 80-82
Figurative Language: Analogies 98-100

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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Pronouns: Relative 5-7
Verbs: Progressive 8-10
Adverbs: Relative 17-19
Direct and Indirect Objects 23-25
Compound Sentences 26-28
Complex Sentences 29-31
Run-on Sentences and Sentence Fragments 32-34
Punctuation: Colons and Semicolons 38-40
Punctuation: Choose for Effect 41-43
Punctuation: Quotations in Direct Speech 44-46
Parallel Structure 47-49
Transition Words 50-52
Types of Writing: Opinion 53-55
Types of Writing: Informative 56-58
Types of Writing: Narrative 59-61
Formal and Informal English 62-64
Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms 65-67
Vocabulary: Words and Phrases for Effect 68-70
Figurative Language: Idioms 83-85
Figurative Language: Personification 92-94
Figurative Language: Similes and Metaphors 95-97
Figurative Language: Alliteration and Onomatopoeia 101-103

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.)

Activity Pages
Pronouns: Relative 5-7
Verbs: Progressive 8-10
Verbs: Modal Auxiliaries 11-13
Adjectives: Conventional Order 14-16
Adverbs: Relative 17-19
Prepositional Phrases 20-22
Direct and Indirect Objects 23-25
Compound Sentences 26-28
Complex Sentences 29-31
Run-on Sentences and Sentence Fragments 32-34
Capitalization: Titles 35-37
Punctuation: Colons and Semicolons 38-40
Punctuation: Choose for Effect 41-43
Punctuation: Quotations in Direct Speech 44-46
Parallel Structure 47-49
Transition Words 50-52
Types of Writing: Opinion 53-55
Types of Writing: Informative 56-58
Types of Writing: Narrative 59-61
Formal and Informal English 62-64
Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms 65-67
Vocabulary: Words and Phrases for Effect 68-70
Vocabulary: Root Words and Affixes 71-73
Vocabulary: Context Clues 74-76
Vocabulary: Multiple-Meaning Words 77-79
Vocabulary: Shades of Meaning 80-82
Figurative Language: Idioms 83-85
Figurative Language: Adages and Proverbs 86-88
Figurative Language: Symbolism 89-91
Figurative Language: Personification 92-94
Figurative Language: Similes and Metaphors 95-97
Figurative Language: Analogies 98-100
Figurative Language: Alliteration and Onomatopoeia 101-103
Figurative Language: Hyperbole and Allusion 104-106

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.

Activity Pages
Adverbs: Relative 17-19
Prepositional Phrases 20-22
Punctuation: Colons and Semicolons 38-40
Types of Writing: Opinion 53-55
Types of Writing: Informative 56-58
Formal and Informal English 62-64
Figurative Language: Symbolism 89-91

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.

Activity Pages
Pronouns: Relative 5-7
Adverbs: Relative 17-19
Punctuation: Choose for Effect 41-43
Transition Words 50-52
Types of Writing: Informative 56-58
Types of Writing: Narrative 59-61
Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms 65-67
Vocabulary: Context Clues 74-76
Figurative Language: Analogies 98-100

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

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

Activity Pages
Verbs: Modal Auxiliaries 11-13
Adverbs: Relative 17-19
Complex Sentences 29-31
Punctuation: Colons and Semicolons 38-40
Punctuation: Choose for Effect 41-43
Punctuation: Quotations in Direct Speech 44-46
Types of Writing: Informative 56-58
Vocabulary: Context Clues 74-76
Figurative Language: Adages and Proverbs 86-88
Figurative Language: Personification 92-94
Figurative Language: Similes and Metaphors 95-97
Figurative Language: Alliteration and Onomatopoeia 101-103

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.

Activity Pages
Adverbs: Relative 17-19
Prepositional Phrases 20-22
Punctuation: Colons and Semicolons 38-40
Punctuation: Choose for Effect 41-43
Transition Words 50-52
Types of Writing: Informative 56-58
Vocabulary: Context Clues 74-76
Vocabulary: Shades of Meaning 80-82

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.

Activity Pages
Pronouns: Relative 5-7
Verbs: Progressive 8-10
Verbs: Modal Auxiliaries 11-13
Adjectives: Conventional Order 14-16
Adverbs: Relative 17-19
Prepositional Phrases 20-22
Direct and Indirect Objects 23-25
Compound Sentences 26-28
Complex Sentences 29-31
Run-on Sentences and Sentence Fragments 32-34
Capitalization: Titles 35-37
Punctuation: Colons and Semicolons 38-40
Punctuation: Choose for Effect 41-43
Punctuation: Quotations in Direct Speech 44-46
Parallel Structure 47-49
Transition Words 50-52
Types of Writing: Opinion 53-55
Types of Writing: Informative 56-58
Types of Writing: Narrative 59-61
Formal and Informal English 62-64
Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms 65-67
Vocabulary: Words and Phrases for Effect 68-70
Vocabulary: Root Words and Affixes 71-73
Vocabulary: Context Clues 74-76
Vocabulary: Multiple-Meaning Words 77-79
Vocabulary: Shades of Meaning 80-82
Figurative Language: Idioms 83-85
Figurative Language: Adages and Proverbs 86-88
Figurative Language: Symbolism 89-91
Figurative Language: Personification 92-94
Figurative Language: Similes and Metaphors 95-97
Figurative Language: Analogies 98-100
Figurative Language: Alliteration and Onomatopoeia 101-103
Figurative Language: Hyperbole and Allusion 104-106

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.4.2: Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

Activity Pages
Verbs: Progressive 8-10
Punctuation: Choose for Effect 41-43
Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms 65-67
Vocabulary: Words and Phrases for Effect 68-70
Figurative Language: Symbolism 89-91

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.4.3: Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points.

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Types of Writing: Opinion 53-55

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.

Activity Pages
Pronouns: Relative 5-7
Prepositional Phrases 20-22
Types of Writing: Narrative 59-61
Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms 65-67
Vocabulary: Context Clues 74-76
Figurative Language: Idioms 83-85
Figurative Language: Adages and Proverbs 86-88

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.

Activity Pages
Prepositional Phrases 20-22
Types of Writing: Informative 56-58
Types of Writing: Narrative 59-61
Formal and Informal English 62-64
Vocabulary: Words and Phrases for Effect 68-70
Vocabulary: Multiple-Meaning Words 77-79
Figurative Language: Adages and Proverbs 86-88
Figurative Language: Personification 92-94

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.4.6: Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English (e.g., presenting ideas) and situations where informal discourse is appropriate (e.g., small-group discussion); use formal English when appropriate to task and situation.

Activity Pages
Types of Writing: Opinion 53-55
Formal and Informal English 62-64

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.

Activity Pages
Pronouns: Relative 5-7
Verbs: Progressive 8-10
Verbs: Modal Auxiliaries 11-13
Adjectives: Conventional Order 14-16
Adverbs: Relative 17-19
Prepositional Phrases 20-22
Direct and Indirect Objects 23-25
Compound Sentences 26-28
Complex Sentences 29-31
Run-on Sentences and Sentence Fragments 32-34
Capitalization: Titles 35-37
Punctuation: Colons and Semicolons 38-40
Punctuation: Choose for Effect 41-43
Punctuation: Quotations in Direct Speech 44-46
Parallel Structure 47-49
Transition Words 50-52
Types of Writing: Opinion 53-55
Types of Writing: Informative 56-58
Types of Writing: Narrative 59-61
Formal and Informal English 62-64
Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms 65-67
Vocabulary: Words and Phrases for Effect 68-70
Vocabulary: Root Words and Affixes 71-73
Vocabulary: Context Clues 74-76
Vocabulary: Multiple-Meaning Words 77-79
Vocabulary: Shades of Meaning 80-82
Figurative Language: Idioms 83-85
Figurative Language: Adages and Proverbs 86-88
Figurative Language: Symbolism 89-91
Figurative Language: Personification 92-94
Figurative Language: Similes and Metaphors 95-97
Figurative Language: Analogies 98-100
Figurative Language: Alliteration and Onomatopoeia 101-103
Figurative Language: Hyperbole and Allusion 104-106

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
Pronouns: Relative 5-7
Verbs: Progressive 8-10
Verbs: Modal Auxiliaries 11-13
Adjectives: Conventional Order 14-16
Adverbs: Relative 17-19
Prepositional Phrases 20-22
Direct and Indirect Objects 23-25
Compound Sentences 26-28
Complex Sentences 29-31
Run-on Sentences and Sentence Fragments 32-34
Capitalization: Titles 35-37
Punctuation: Colons and Semicolons 38-40
Punctuation: Choose for Effect 41-43
Punctuation: Quotations in Direct Speech 44-46
Parallel Structure 47-49
Transition Words 50-52
Types of Writing: Opinion 53-55
Types of Writing: Informative 56-58
Types of Writing: Narrative 59-61
Formal and Informal English 62-64
Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms 65-67
Vocabulary: Words and Phrases for Effect 68-70
Vocabulary: Root Words and Affixes 71-73
Vocabulary: Context Clues 74-76
Vocabulary: Multiple-Meaning Words 77-79
Vocabulary: Shades of Meaning 80-82
Figurative Language: Idioms 83-85
Figurative Language: Adages and Proverbs 86-88
Figurative Language: Symbolism 89-91
Figurative Language: Personification 92-94
Figurative Language: Similes and Metaphors 95-97
Figurative Language: Analogies 98-100
Figurative Language: Alliteration and Onomatopoeia 101-103
Figurative Language: Hyperbole and Allusion 104-106

Knowledge of Language

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

Activity Pages
Pronouns: Relative 5-7
Verbs: Progressive 8-10
Verbs: Modal Auxiliaries 11-13
Adjectives: Conventional Order 14-16
Adverbs: Relative 17-19
Prepositional Phrases 20-22
Direct and Indirect Objects 23-25
Compound Sentences 26-28
Complex Sentences 29-31
Run-on Sentences and Sentence Fragments 32-34
Capitalization: Titles 35-37
Punctuation: Colons and Semicolons 38-40
Punctuation: Choose for Effect 41-43
Punctuation: Quotations in Direct Speech 44-46
Parallel Structure 47-49
Transition Words 50-52
Types of Writing: Opinion 53-55
Types of Writing: Informative 56-58
Types of Writing: Narrative 59-61
Formal and Informal English 62-64
Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms 65-67
Vocabulary: Words and Phrases for Effect 68-70
Vocabulary: Root Words and Affixes 71-73
Vocabulary: Context Clues 74-76
Vocabulary: Multiple-Meaning Words 77-79
Vocabulary: Shades of Meaning 80-82
Figurative Language: Idioms 83-85
Figurative Language: Adages and Proverbs 86-88
Figurative Language: Symbolism 89-91
Figurative Language: Personification 92-94
Figurative Language: Similes and Metaphors 95-97
Figurative Language: Analogies 98-100
Figurative Language: Alliteration and Onomatopoeia 101-103
Figurative Language: Hyperbole and Allusion 104-106

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
Verbs: Progressive 8-10
Verbs: Modal Auxiliaries 11-13
Prepositional Phrases 20-22
Complex Sentences 29-31
Punctuation: Choose for Effect 41-43
Types of Writing: Narrative 59-61
Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms 65-67
Vocabulary: Words and Phrases for Effect 68-70
Vocabulary: Shades of Meaning 80-82
Figurative Language: Idioms 83-85
Figurative Language: Symbolism 89-91
Figurative Language: Personification 92-94

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.4.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

Activity Pages
Run-on Sentences and Sentence Fragments 32-34
Punctuation: Choose for Effect 41-43
Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms 65-67
Vocabulary: Shades of Meaning 80-82
Figurative Language: Idioms 83-85
Figurative Language: Adages and Proverbs 86-88
Figurative Language: Personification 92-94
Figurative Language: Similes and Metaphors 95-97
Figurative Language: Analogies 98-100
Figurative Language: Alliteration and Onomatopoeia 101-103

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.

Activity Pages
Vocabulary: Synonyms and Antonyms 65-67
Vocabulary: Root Words and Affixes 71-73
Vocabulary: Context Clues 74-76
Vocabulary: Multiple-Meaning Words 77-79
Figurative Language: Idioms 83-85

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