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					                                                                   IDAHO CONTENT STANDARDS
                                                                           GRADE 4
                                                                        LANGUAGE ARTS
Shaded objectives should be assessed in the classroom, but not included on the ISAT assessment.


Standard 1: Reading Process
       Goals:                        Objective 1                                  Objective 2                                    Objective 3                     Objective 4
Goal 1.1: Acquire     No objectives at this grade level.
Concepts About
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Goal 1.2: Acquire   4.LA.1.2.1 Apply knowledge of text types       4.LA.1.2.2 Use text features (e.g., heading,   4.LA.1.2.3 Identify and use graphic features
Concepts About Text and formats of various kinds of text.          captions) to comprehend various print          that support text meaning (e.g., diagrams,
                    (716.05.c)                                     formats (e.g., news papers, reference text).   maps, charts, illustrations). (707.05.b)

                      CL:                                          CL:                                            CL: C
                      Content Limit: Assessed in the classroom,    Content Limit: Assessed in the classroom,      Content Limit: Item will address graphic
                      not on the ISAT.                             not on the ISAT.                               features in a text passage (e.g., diagrams,
                                                                                                                  maps, charts, illustrations). Only one
                                                                                                                  concept may be assessed in an item.

Goal 1.3: Acquire     No objectives at this grade level.
Phonological
Awareness Skills

Goal 1.4: Acquire     4.LA.1.4.1 Identify common root words,        4.LA.1.4.2 Read abbreviations appropriate
Decoding Skills       prefixes and suffixes, including Greek and    to grade level.
Using Word Parts      Latin derivatives to decode unknown words.
                      (707.01.e)                                    CL:
                                                                    Content Limit: Assessed in the classroom,
                      CL: C                                         not on the ISAT.
                      Content Limit: Item will address word
                      structure using words containing a base
                      word, root word, prefix, or suffix, including
                      Greek and Latin derivatives, to assist in
                      decoding.




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Goal 1.5: Acquire      4.LA.1.5.1 Use knowledge of syllable types
Decoding Skills        and syllable patterns to decode
Using Syllabication    multisyllabic words. (707.01.b)

                       CL:
                       Content Limit: Assessed in the classroom,
                       not on the ISAT.

Goal 1.6: Acquire      4.LA.1.6.1 Use context clues to aid in
Decoding Skills        decoding of new words. (707.01.f)
Using Context
                       CL:
                       Content Limit: Assessed in the classroom,
                       not on the ISAT.

Goal 1.7: Acquire      4.LA.1.7.1 Read aloud grade-level-
Fluency                appropriate test with fluency and accuracy
                       from at least 140 correct words per minute
                       (Hasbrouck & Tindal).

                       CL:
                       Content Limit: Assessed in the classroom,
                       not on the ISAT.

Goal 1.8: Vocabulary 4.LA.1.8.1 Identify common root words,            4.LA.1.8.2 Use context, synonyms,             4.LA.1.8.3 Use words and concepts               4.LA.1.8.4 Use a grade-level appropriate
and Concept          prefixes and suffixes, derived from Greek         antonyms, homophones and homographs to        necessary for comprehending math, science,      dictionary and glossary to define and
Development          and Latin to determine the meaning of             develop an understanding of new words.        social studies, literature and other Grade 4    confirm meaning of unknown words.
                     unknown words. (707.01.e)                         (707.01.d)                                    content area text.                              (707.05.a)

                       CL: C                                           CL: C                                         CL:                                             CL:
                       Content Limit: Item will address word           Content Limit: Item will address only the     Content Limit: Assessed in the classroom,       Content Limit: Assessed in the classroom,
                       structure using words containing a base         concepts of context, antonyms, synonyms,      not on the ISAT.                                not on the ISAT.
                       word, root word, prefix, or suffix, including   and simple analogies. Only one concept
                       Greek and Latin derivatives, to assist in       may be assessed in an item. Items do not
                       determining meaning.                            require definition of the specific literary
                                                                       terms.


Standard 2: Comprehension/Interpretation
      Goals:                Objective 1                Objective 2                Objective 3                Objective 4               Objective 5                  Objective 6              Objective 7




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Goal 2.1: Acquire       4.LA.2.1.1 State           4.LA.2.1.2 Identify        4.LA.2.1.3 Draw
Strategies and Skills   author’s main purpose      cause and effect           conclusions based on
for Comprehending       for writing various        relationships in text by   information gathered
Text                    texts. (707.03.a)          responding to “why”,       from text. (707.01.o)
                                                   “how”, and “what if”
                        CL: C                      questions.                 CL: D
                        Content Limit: Item                                   Content Limit: Item
                        requires identification    CL: D                      requires information
                        of the author’s main       Content Limit: Item        obtained solely from the
                        purpose for writing.       requires a conclusion      text given.
                                                   based on determining
                                                   the cause and effect.

Goal 2.2: Acquire       4.LA.2.2.1 Distinguish     4.LA.2.2.2 Generate        4.LA.2.2.3 Identify        4.LA.2.2.4 Follow
Skills to               between facts and          how, why, and what-if      main ideas and signal      multi-step written
Comprehend              opinions in expository     questions for              words to summarize         directions.
Expository Text         text to support            interpreting expository    information from
                        comprehension.             texts.                     expository text.         CL: B
                                                                              (707.01.h)               Content Limit: Multi-
                        CL: D                      CL:                                                 step instructions will be
                        Content Limit: Item will   Content Limit:             CL: C                    multiple steps in
                        have text that clearly     Assessed in the            Content Limit: Item will response to an item.
                        distinguishes between      classroom, not on the      require the              Item may require
                        fact and opinion.          ISAT.                      identification of the    organization and/or
                                                                              main ideas and key       sequencing of
                                                                              details relevant to the  information. Item
                                                                              nonfiction text given;   requires information
                                                                              item responses may       obtained solely from the
                                                                              include main ideas, key text given.
                                                                              details, and/or signal
                                                                              words.




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Goal 2.3: Acquire   4.LA.2.3.1 Identify        4.LA.2.3.2 Describe         4.LA.2.3.3 Describe the   4.LA.2.3.4 Explain the 4.LA.2.3.5 Identify the         4.LA.2.3.6 Identify the      4.LA.2.3.7 Identify
Skills for          defining characteristics   characters (e.g., traits,   setting and tell how it   main problem, conflict, narrator of a story            moral of literary            common similes and
Comprehending       of literature genres,      roles,                      supports the story.       and resolution of a story (point of view).             selection (e.g., fables,     idioms.
Literary Text       including poetry.          similarities/differences)   (707.03.b)                plot. (707.03.b)                                       folktales, legends).
                    (707.02.a)                 within a literary                                                                CL: D                                                    CL: C
                                               selection, heard or read.CL: C                        CL: D                      Content Limit:              CL: E                        Content Limit: Item will
                    CL: B                      (707.02.a)               Content Limit: Item          Content Limit: Item        Identification is limited   Content Limit: Items         address the
                    Content Limit: Item will                            may contain                  may require the            to who is telling the       that require a response      understanding of the
                    contain information       CL: C                     information about the        identification of the      story (narrator).           to support reactions are     concept of simile. Item
                    about defining            Content Limit: Item will setting or how the            main problem, key          Definitions of narrator     restricted to ideas and      will not refer to both a
                    characteristics of the    contain information       setting supports the         details, conflict, or      and point of view as        details obtained solely      simile and a metaphor.
                    major genres of fiction about a character;          story; responses may be      resolution. Item does      vocabulary terms are        from the text given.         Definitions of simile
                    (e.g., realistic fiction, response may be a         aspects of the setting.      not require the            assessed only at the        Items requiring literary     and metaphor as
                    tall tale, fable, legend, descriptor of a character Only one aspect of the       definition of the specific classroom level.            connections are limited      vocabulary terms are
                    folktale, and poetry).    trait. Characterization   setting is addressed in      literary terms.                                        to passages provided.        assessed only at the
                                              may be addressed in the the item. Item does not                                                               Passages should be at a      classroom level.
                                              item. Item does not       require definition of the                                                           fourth grade readability
                                              require definition of the specific term.                                                                      based on 2 readability
                                              specific term.                                                                                                formulas. Item may
                                                                                                                                                            require identification of
                                                                                                                                                            the lesson or theme of a
                                                                                                                                                            selection. Passages may
                                                                                                                                                            include realistic fiction.




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