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Fourth Grade Writing Standards

Quarter 1 Standards: 
  1. AZ.4.L.01: The Highly Proficient student can write and organize one or more paragraphs about a topic.

  2. 4.L.01: The Highly Proficient student can demonstrate strong command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing.

  3. 4.L.02d: The Highly Proficient student can demonstrate strong command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing; uses commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text; uses a comma before a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence; spells low- frequency and above- grade level words correctly, consulting references as needed.

  4. 4.L.06: The Highly Proficient student can 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). 

  5. 4.W.02: The Highly Proficient student can write informative/explanatory texts to thoroughly examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly and completely.


Quarter 2 Standards:
  1. 4.L.02bc: The Highly Proficient student can demonstrate strong command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

  2. 4.L.04ac: The Highly Proficient student can determine or clarify and apply the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases; use Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word; consults reference materials to find the pronunciation and determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.

  3. 4.L.04b: The Highly Proficient student can determine or clarify and apply the meaning of unknown and multiple meaning words and phrases choosing strategically from a range of strategies; use sentence and paragraph level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

  4. 4.L.05: The Highly Proficient student can demonstrate understanding of complex figurative language, complex word relationships, and subtle nuances in word meanings; explain the meaning of complex and implicit similes and metaphors in context; recognize and explain the meaning of idioms, adages, and proverbs; demonstrate deep understanding of words by relating them to their antonyms and synonyms.

  5. 4.W.06: The Highly Proficient student can demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills to type one or more pages in a single sitting. 

  6. 4.W.07: The Highly Proficient student can conduct research projects that use several high- quality sources to build knowledge by fully investigating a topic.

  7. 4.W.08: The Highly Proficient student can use relevant information from experiences or gathered from print and digital sources and summarize the information.

  8. 4.W.09: The Highly Proficient student can draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.


Quarter 3 Standards:
  1. 4.W.01: The Highly Proficient student can write well-organized opinion pieces on topics or texts fully supporting a point of view with reasons and information. 

  2. 4.W.04: The Highly Proficient student can produce clear and well- developed writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

  3. 4.W.09: The Highly Proficient student can draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.


Quarter 4 Standards:
  1. 4.W.03: The Highly Proficient student can write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using highly effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.


Yearly Standards (taught throughout the school year):
  1. 4.W.05: The Highly Proficient student can implement planning, revising, and editing for conventions, to produce clear, organized writing for an appropriate purpose and audience.

  2. 4.W.10: The Highly Proficient student can independently determine how much time is needed to write routinely over extended as well as shorter time frames for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

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