•  Fourth graders are able to write complete sentences and follow capitalization and punctuation rules. We are using adjectives and prepositions in our complex sentences.

    “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