This resource is a collection of tests that will ASSESS your students' mastery of each and every 4th grade Common Core Language standard! There are 21 tests in all. Each test contains at least 10 questions, but many have 15 to 20 questions. Most of the tests are multiple-choice, but a couple are multi-select and one of them is fill-in-the-blank style. Answer keys are included.
I created this resource out of my own need for quality, standards-based assessments aligned to the Common Core. (If you're a Tennessee teacher like me, you know this resource is also TNReady aligned.) The curriculum supplied by my county just wasn't cutting it, and the assessments I found online were often too short or not truly aligned to the standards. Now my colleagues and I will have common assessments to use for data collection--and you can too!
If you're also in need of a resource to TEACH the Common Core Language Standards, please check out my other resource, Language Practice Pages by Common Core Standard. It can be found here: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/4th-Grade-Language-Worksheets-for-Each-Common-Core-TNReady-Standard-2579517
Please look at the preview to see if this resource will fit your needs. Thank you!
~Standards Covered in this Resource~
Conventions of Standard English:
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).*
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.
Knowledge of Language:
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).
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use:
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.
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).
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).