• “I Can” Common Core!
    4th Grade Language
    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

    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

    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

    “I Can” Common Core!

    4th Grade Speaking & Listening

    I Can Understand and Talk About What I Hear

     I can effectively participate in different types of discussions and with different people. SL.4.1

     I can build on others’ ideas and express my own ideas clearly. SL.4.1
     I can come to discussions prepared to participate because I have studied appropriate materials. SL.4.1

     I can use my preparation to explore new ideas about a topic during a discussion. SL.4.1

     I can follow agreed-upon rules for discussion and carry out my assigned role. SL.4.1

     I can ask and answer questions to help me understand discussions, stay on topic and that contribute to others’ ideas and remarks. SL.4.1

     I can think about what is discussed and explain any new thinking that I have. SL.4.1

     I can paraphrase text read aloud or information presented to me. SL.4.2
     I can identify the reasons a speaker gives to support his/her points. SL.4.3

    I Can Share What I Know

     I can report on a topic or tell a story with correct and appropriate facts and details to support my main idea. SL.4.4

     I can speak clearly and at an understandable pace. SL.4.4
     I can create engaging audio recordings or visual displays to help me show main ideas or themes when necessary. SL.4.5

     I can figure out when to use standard formal English and when I can use informal English. SL.4.6