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Conventions of Standard English
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1.A: Use relative pronouns (who, whose, whom, which, that) and relative adverbs (where, when, why).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1.B: Form and use the progressive (e.g., I was walking; I am walking; I will be walking) verb tenses.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1.C: Use modal auxiliaries (e.g., can, may, must) to convey various conditions.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1.D: Order adjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns (e.g., a small red bag rather than a red small bag).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1.E: Form and use prepositional phrases.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1.F: Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1.G: Correctly use frequently confused words (e.g., to, too, two; there, their).
  Your/You're Worksheet Grammar Worksheet                  
  Your/You're Worksheet                  
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.2.A: Use correct capitalization.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.2.B: Use commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text.
  Comma Catastrophe Worksheets                  
  Comma Catastrophe Worksheets                  
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.2.C: Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.2.D: Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed.
Knowledge of Language
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
  Misspellings and More Mischievous Mishaps Worksheets                  
  Misspellings and More Mischievous Mishaps Worksheets                  
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.3.A: Choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.3.B: Choose punctuation for effect.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.3.C: 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
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.4: 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.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.4.A: Use context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.4.B: Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., telegraph, photograph, autograph).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.4.C: Consult reference materials (e.g., dictionaries, glossaries, thesauruses), both print and digital, to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.5.A: Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context.
  "I am as..." Similar Similes Worksheet                  
  "I am as..." Similar Similes Worksheet                  
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.5.B: Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.
  Dumpy Proverbs for Children                  
  Dumpy Proverbs for Children                  
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.5.C: Demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their opposites (antonyms) and to words with similar but not identical meanings (synonyms).
  Different As Night and Day Antonyms Worksheet   Antonyms Crossword Puzzle              
  Different As Night and Day Antonyms Worksheet   Antonyms Crossword Puzzle              
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.6: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of being (e.g., quizzed, whined, stammered) and that are basic to a particular topic (e.g., wildlife, conservation, and endangered when discussing animal preservation).
  Textbook Vocabulary Word Boxes   Vocabulary Word Circles Worksheets   Blank Vocabulary Worksheet          
  Textbook Vocabulary Word Boxes   Vocabulary Word Circles   Blank Vocabulary Terms Sheet