Common Core Standards


Reading: Literature

I Can Read and Understand Fourth Grade Fiction RL.4.10

*I can explain a story by referring to details and examples in the text.  RL.4.1

*I can make conclusions about an author’s meaning by thinking about the details and examples in the text (drawing conclusions).  RL.4.1

*I can figure out the theme of a piece of fiction by thinking about the details in the text.  RL.4.2

*I can summarize a piece of fiction in my own words.  RL.4.2

*I can use specific details in a story to help me describe a character, setting or event in the story.  RL.4.3

*I can figure out the meanings of words and phrases an author uses.  RL.4.4

*I can understand words that may be derived from characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean). RL.4.4

*I can write and talk about the differences between poems, plays and fictional stories.            RL.4.5

*I can refer to specific elements of poems (verse, rhythm, meter) and plays (characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage   directions) when I write or talk about a piece of fiction.  RL.4.5

* I can compare and contrast different stories by thinking about the different points of view.  RL.4.6

*I can tell the difference between first- and third- person narrators.  RL.4.6

Reading: Informational Text

I Can Read and Understand Fourth Grade Nonfiction 

*I can explain what a piece of nonfiction teaches me by referring to details and examples in the text.  RI.4.1

* I can figure out the main idea in nonfiction by thinking about the details in the text.  RI.4.2

*I can summarize a piece of nonfiction in my own words.  RI.4.2

*I can explain why and how events, procedures, ideas or concepts in historical, scientific or technical texts happened by using the      information presented.  RI.4.3

*I can understand the meanings of words and phrases in fourth grade science and social studies texts.  RI.4.4

*I can describe how various forms of nonfiction are structured (e.g., time order, comparison,  cause & effect or problem & solution).   RI.4.5

*I can compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic.  RI.4.6

*I can interpret and use information  from charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations or other internet presentations to  understand nonfiction.   RI.4.7

*I can explain  how an author  uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.  RI.4.8

*I can use information  from two different texts on the same topic to help me write or speak knowledgeably about the topic.  RI.4.9

Reading: Phonics and Word Recognition

I Can Analyze Words and Phonics to Help Me Read 4th Grade Words 

*I can read and understand root words that also have prefixes or suffixes.  RF.4.3

*I can read unfamiliar  words that have more than one syllable.   RF.4.3

I Can Read With the Fluency and Accuracy it Takes to Understand Fourth Grade Texts.

*I can use context  to check my understanding of fourth grade text, and reread if necessary. RF.4.4


Grammar: Writing and Speaking

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

Language in Different Situations

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

Word Meanings

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


Operations and Algebraic Thinking

I Can Use the Four Operations (+, -, x, ¸) to Help Me Understand Math

*I can understand that multiplication fact problems can be seen as comparisons of groups (e.g., 24 =  4 x 6 can be thought of as 4 groups of 6 or 6 groups of 4).  4.OA.1

*I can multiply or divide to solve word problems by using drawings or writing equations and solving for a missing number.  4.OA.2

*I can use what I know about addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to solve multi-step word problems involving whole numbers.  4.OA.3

*I can represent  word problems by using equations with a letter standing for the unknown number.  4.OA.3

*I can determine how reasonable my answers to word problems are by using estimation, mental math and rounding.  4.OA.3

*I can find all factor pairs for a number from 1 to 100.  4.OA.4

*I can determine whether a given whole number up to 100 is a prime or composite number.  4.OA.4

*I can create a number or shape pattern that follows a given rule.   4.OA.5

*I can notice different features of a pattern once it is created by a rule.  4.OA.5

Numbers and Operations in Base Ten

I Can Use Number Sense and Place Value to Help Me Understand Math

*I can recognize  that in multi-digit  whole number, a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right.  4.NBT.1

*I can read and write larger whole numbers using numerals, words and in expanded form.  4.NBT.2

*I can compare two large numbers using symbols to show the comparison.  4.NBT.2

*I can round large whole numbers to any place.  4.NBT.3

*I can add and subtract large numbers.  4.NBT.4

*I can multiply a whole number up to four digits by a one-digit  whole number. 4.NBT.5

*I can multiply two two-digit numbers.  4.NBT.5

*I can find whole-number quotients and remainders with up to four-digit dividends and one-digit  divisors.  4.NBT.6

Number and Operations-Fractions

I Can Use Fractions to Help Me Understand Math

* I can explain (and show models for) why multiplying  a numerator and a denominator by the same number does not change the value of a fraction.  4.NF.1

* I can compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators by creating  common denominators or numerators or by comparing them to a benchmark fraction like one-half.  4.NF.2

*I can recognize  that comparisons of fractions are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole.  4.NF.2

*I can compare fractions using symbols and justify the comparison by using models.  4.NF.2

*I can understand that improper fractions have a greater numerator than denominator.  4.NF.3

*I can understand addition and subtraction of fractions as joining  and separating parts referring to the same whole.   4.NF.3

*I can decompose a fraction into  a sum of fractions with the same denominator.  4.NF.3

*I can add and subtract mixed numbers with like denominators.    4.NF.3

*I can solve word problems involving  addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators.  4.NF.3

*I can multiply a fraction by a whole number.  4.NF.4

*I can solve word problems involving multiplication  of a fraction by a whole number.  4.NF.4

*I can show a fraction with a denominator of 10 as an equivalent  fraction with a denominator of 100 in order to add the two fractions.  4.NF.5

*I can use decimals to show fractions with denominators of 10 and 100.  4.NF.6

*I can compare two decimals to hundredths by reasoning about their size.  4.NF.7

Measurement and Data

I can use Measurement and Data to Help Me Understand Math

*I can show that I know the relative size of measurement units within a single system.  4.MD.1

*I can show the measurements of a larger unit in terms of smaller units and record these in a table.  4.MD.1

*I can use the four operations (+, -, x, ¸) to solve word problems involving measurement; including simple fractions and decimals. 4.MD.2

*I can use what  I know about area and perimeter to solve real world problems involving rectangles.  4.MD.3

*I can make a line plot to show measurements involving  fractions.       4.MD.4

*I can solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions by using information presented in line plots.  4.MD.4

*I can recognize  angles as geometric shapes where two rays share a common endpoint.  4.MD.5

*I can understand that angles are measured with reference to a circle, with its center at the common endpoint  of the rays.  4.MD.5

*I can use a protractor to measure angles in whole-number degrees.  4.MD.6

*I can solve addition and subtraction problems involving  angles.  4.MD.7


I Can Use Geometry to Help Me Understand Math

*I can identify and draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles and perpendicular & parallel lines.  4.G.1

*I can classify two-dimensional shapes based on what I know about their geometrical attributes.  4.G.2

*I can recognize  and identify right triangles.  4.G.2

*I can recognize  and draw lines of symmetry.  4.G.3