• Grade 4 Reading Curriculum

    Grade 4 Reading Course Description 


                 As students transition to fourth grade, there’s more of a focus on analyzing connections amongst text elements and supporting claims with evidence from the text.  The foundational work focuses on fluency, vocabulary, morphology, and multisyllabic words all in the service of developing stronger reading skills. Students develop stronger reading comprehension and writing skills as they analyze text elements and author’s craft in both discussions and written responses. Our core reading resource is Into Reading by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, which provides a comprehensive approach to the teaching of foundational skills (phonemic awareness and phonics), vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and handwriting.

    Standards Across All Units


    Foundational Skills

    CC.1.1.4.D.1 Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words.

    CC.1.1.4.E.1 Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.

    CC.1.1.4.E.2 Read on-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

    CC.1.1.4.E.3 Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.


    Informational Text

    CC.1.2.4.A  Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

    CC.1.2.4.B  Refer to details and examples in text to support what the text says explicitly and make inferences.

    CC.1.2.4.D  Compare and contrast an event or topic told from two different points of view.

    CC.1.2.4.E  Use text structure to interpret information (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution).

    CC.1.2.4.F  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in grade-level text, including figurative language.

    CC.1.2.4.G  Interpret various presentations of information within a text or digital source and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of text in which it appears.

    CC.1.2.4.I  Integrate information from two texts on the same topic to demonstrate understanding of that topic.

    CC.1.2.4.J  Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of being and that are basic to a particular topic.

    CC.1.2.4.K  Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade-level reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies and tools.

    CC.1.2.4.L  Read and comprehend literary nonfiction and informational text on grade level, reading independently and proficiently.


    Literature

    CC.1.3.4.B  Cite relevant details from text to support what the text says explicitly and make inferences.

    CC.1.3.4.D  Compare and contrast an event or topic told from two different points of view.

    CC.1.3.4.E  Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose and refer to the structural elements of each when writing or speaking about a text.

    CC.1.3.4.F  Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in grade-level text, including figurative language.

    CC.1.3.4.H  Compare and contrast similar themes, topics, and patterns of events in literature, including texts from different cultures.

    CC.1.3.4.I  Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade-level reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies and tools.

    CC.1.3.4.J  Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of being and that are basic to a particular topic.

    CC.1.3.4.K  Read and comprehend literary fiction on grade level, reading independently and proficiently.


    Speaking and Listening Standards Across Units and Content Standards

    1.5.4.A Collaborative Discussion - Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions on grade-level topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

    1.5.4.B Critical Listening - Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

    1.5.4.C Evaluating Information - Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points.

    1.5.4.D Purpose, Audience, and Task -  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 with adequate volume, appropriate pacing and clear pronunciation.

    1.5.4.E Context -  Differentiate between contexts that require formal English versus informal situations.

    1.5.4.F Multimedia - Add audio recordings and visual displays to presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.

    1.5.4.G Conventions of Standard English -  Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English when speaking based on Grade 4 level and content.

    Unit 1 (Modules: What Makes Us Who We Are?, Come to Your Senses, Rise to the Occasion)


    Foundational Skills


    Informational Text

    CC.1.2.4.C  Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

    CC.1.2.4.H  Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text. 


    Literature

    CC.1.3.4.A  Determine a theme of a text from details in the text; summarize the text.

    CC.1.3.4.C  Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text.

    CC.1.3.4.G  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.

    Unit 2 (Modules:  Heroic Feats, Art Everywhere, Marvels of Nature)


    Informational Text

    CC.1.2.4.H  Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text. 


    Literature

    CC.1.3.4.A  Determine a theme of a text from details in the text; summarize the text.

    CC.1.3.4.G  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.

    Unit 3 (Modules:  Tricksters and Tall Tales, Food for Thought, Global Guardians)


    Informational Text

    CC.1.2.4.C  Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

    CC.1.2.4.H  Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text. 


    Literature

    CC.1.3.4.A  Determine a theme of a text from details in the text; summarize the text.

    CC.1.3.4.C  Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text.

    CC.1.3.4.G  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.

    Unit 4 (Modules:  Communication Nation, Genre Study:  Non Fiction, Genre Study:  Literary Texts)


    Literature

    CC.1.3.4.C  Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text.

Last Modified on June 21, 2023