Worksheets for Fourth Grade : Free Common Core English Language Arts

Fourth Grade : Free Common Core English Language Arts Worksheets

What you will learn: In grade 4, we learn to draw inferences and summarize. Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose. Compare and contrast similar themes and topics. Interpret data and technical text. Determine and describe settings, themes, and events. Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic. Read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.

While writing, we develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic. We also write organized pieces(opinions and narratives) using details and evidences. In language, we work with prepositional phrases, progressive verb tenses, and modal auxiliaries. Learn to use thesaurus, tools, and technology.

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RL.4   :  Reading: Literature

RL.4.B Craft and Structure
RL.4.4
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).

RI.4   :  Reading: Informational Text

RI.4.A Key Ideas and Details
RI.4.1
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
RI.4.2
Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
RI.4.3
Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
RI.4.B Craft and Structure
RI.4.4
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
RI.4.5
Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.
RI.4.6
Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.
RI.4.C Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
RI.4.7
Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.
RI.4.8
Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
RI.4.9
Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
RI.4.D Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RI.4.10
By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

RF.4   :  Reading: Foundational Skills

RF.4.A Phonics and Word Recognition
RF.4.3
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.
RF.4.B Fluency
RF.4.4
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.

W.4   :  Writing

W.4.A Text Types and Purposes
W.4.1
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.
Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writers purpose.
Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.
Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition).
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.
W.4.2
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Introduce a topic clearly and group related information in paragraphs and sections; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because).
Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.
Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.
W.4.3
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.
Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.
Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events.
Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.
Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.
W.4.B Production and Distribution of Writing
W.4.4
Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)
W.4.5
With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 4 here.)
W.4.6
With some guidance and support from adults, use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing as well as to interact and collaborate with others; demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type a minimum of one page in a single sitting.
W.4.C Research to Build and Present Knowledge
W.4.7
Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.
W.4.8
Recall relevant information from experiences or gather relevant information from print and digital sources; take notes and categorize information, and provide a list of sources.
W.4.9
Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
Apply grade 4 Reading standards to literature (e.g., "Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text [e.g., a characters thoughts, words, or actions].").
Apply grade 4 Reading standards to informational texts (e.g., "Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text").
W.4.D Range of Writing
W.4.10
Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

L.4   :  Language

L.4.A Conventions of Standard English
L.4.1
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Use relative pronouns (who, whose, whom, which, that) and relative adverbs (where, when, why).
Form and use the progressive (e.g., I was walking; I am walking; I will be walking) verb tenses.
Use modal auxiliaries (e.g., can, may, must) to convey various conditions.
Order adjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns (e.g., a small red bag rather than a red small bag).
Form and use prepositional phrases.
Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-ons.
Correctly use frequently confused words (e.g., to, too, two; there, their).
L.4.2
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Use correct capitalization.
Use commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text.
Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence.
Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed.
L.4.B Knowledge of Language
L.4.3
Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.
Choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely.
Choose punctuation for effect.
Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English (e.g., presenting ideas) and situations where informal discourse is appropriate (e.g., small-group discussion).
L.4.C Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
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.
Use context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., telegraph, photograph, autograph).
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.
L.4.5
Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context.
Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.
Demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their opposites (antonyms) and to words with similar but not identical meanings (synonyms).

Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Types of Context Clues


Read each sentence. Use clues in the text to determine the meaning of an underlined word. Circle the correct answer.

Core Standard: RL.4.4


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

In the Deep Forest


There are three passages in this worksheet. Read each one of them and identify how the author has organized the information in each passage.

Core Standard: RI.4.5


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Picture Books in Winter


Read the poem "Picture Books in Winter" aloud and answer the related questions.

Core Standard: RF.4.4.B


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Finding Supporting Details


Read each topic sentence, then choose the sentences that support the main idea.

Core Standard: W.4.1.B


Worksheet: Fourth Grade

Halloween Time!


Color the pumpkin with the correct word to complete each sentence.Then write that word on the line.

Core Standard: L.4.1.G