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Conventions of Standard English: Use commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text.
Conventions of Standard English: Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence.
Conventions of Standard English: Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed.
Knowledge of Language: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
Knowledge of Language: Choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely.*
Knowledge of Language: Choose punctuation for effect.*
Knowledge of Language: Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English (e.g., presenting ideas) and situations where informal discourse is appropriate (e.g., small-group discussion).
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: 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.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Use context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use: Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., telegraph, photograph, autograph).