This resource is perfect for students to practice and apply all 4th grade Common Core language skills in context. Students can use any independent reading text to complete these Grammar in Context pages. Students can complete these pages for homework, center work, and independent seat work. They can easily be used to assess students’ understanding of the grammar skills being taught.
Each page is aligned to a different Common Core language standard for fourth grade. There are explanations and examples on each page that students can refer to. Students will more easily learn these standards when they see them applied to real literature.
I introduce each standard through a mentor text that I read and project onto my smart board. I make sure that students notice how authors use each skill in their writing. Students use these Grammar in Context sheets to practice these skills independently using books that are written on their Lexile level. To keep track of each skill being taught, I have included a checklist for you to record the dates that each skill is taught.
*Relative adjectives & adverbs
*Progressive verb tenses
*Commas in quotations
*Commas & coordinating conjunctions
*Choosing precise words
*Choosing punctuation for effect
*Formal vs. informal English
*Greek & Latin affixes & roots
*Using reference materials
*Similes & metaphors
*Idioms, adages, & proverbs
*Synonyms & antonyms
*Acquiring grade-appropriate academic vocabulary