Grade 4 ELA

Unit 1: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

April 6-17

  • 4R7: Identify information presented visually, orally or quantitatively, (e.g. in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, illustrations), and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text.
  • 4W1: Write an argument to support claim(s), using clear reasons and relevant evidence.

Unit 2: Craft and Structure

April 20-May 1

  • 4R6: In literary texts, compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations. In informational texts, compare and contrast a primary and secondary source on the same event or topic.
  • 4W4: Create a poem, story, play, artwork, or other response to a text, author, theme, or personal experience.

Unit 3: Key Ideas and Details

May 4-May 15

  • 4R2: Determine a theme or central idea and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize portions of a text.
  • 4W3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective techniques, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

Unit 4: Key Ideas and Details

May 18-May 29

  • 4R1: Locate and refer to relevant details and evidence when explaining what a text says explicitly/implicitly and make logical inferences.
  • 4W2: Write informative/explanatory texts to explore a topic and convey ideas and information relevant to the subject.

Unit 5: Key Ideas and Details

June 1-12

  • 4R1: Locate and refer to relevant details and evidence when explaining what a text says explicitly/implicitly and make logical inferences.
  • 4W6: Conduct research to answer questions, including self-generated questions, and to build knowledge through investigating multiple aspects of a topic.

Unit 6: Research to Build and Present Knowledge

June 15-19

  • 4R3: In literary texts, describe a character, setting or event, drawing on specific details in the text. In informational texts, explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts, including what happened and why, based on specific evidence from the text. 
  • 4W7: Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from multiple sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.