1.3 Use traditional structures for conveying information (e.g., chronological order, cause and effect, similarity and difference, posing and answering a question). Penmanship1.4 Write fluidly and legibly in cursive or joined italic. Research and Technology1.5 Quote or paraphrase information sources, citing them appropriately.1.6 Locate information in reference texts by using organizational features (e.g., prefaces, appendixes).1.7 Use various reference materials (e.g., dictionary, thesaurus, card catalog, encyclopedia, online information) as an aid to writing.1.8 Understand the organization of almanacs, newspapers, and periodicals and how to use those print materials.1.9 Demonstrate basic keyboarding skills and familiarity with computer terminology (e.g., cursor, software, memory, disk drive, hard drive). Evaluation and Revision1.10 Edit and revise selected drafts to improve coherence and progression by adding, deleting, consolidating, and rearranging text. 2.0 Writing Applications (Genres and Their Characteristics)Adopted by the California State Board of EducationDecember 1997, California Department of Education
English-Language Arts Content Standards for CA Public SchoolsPage 21 of 64Students write compositions that describe and explain familiar objects, events, and experiences. Student writing demonstrates a command of standard American English and the drafting, research, and organizational strategies outlined in Writing Standard 1.0. Using the writing strategies of grade four outlined in Writing Standard 1.0, students:2.1 Write narratives: a.Relate ideas, observations, or recollections of an event or experience. b.Provide a context to enable the reader to imagine the world of the event or experience. c.Use concrete sensory details. d.Provide insight into why the selected event or experience is memorable. 2.2 Write responses to literature:a.Demonstrate an understanding of the literary work. b.Support judgments through references to both the text and prior knowledge. 2.3 Write information reports:a.Frame a central question about an issue or situation. b.Include facts and details for focus. c.Draw from more than one source of information (e.g., speakers, books, newspapers, othermedia sources). 2.4 Write summaries that contain the main ideas of the reading selection and the most significant details. Written and Oral English Language ConventionsThe standards for written and oral English language conventions have been placed between those for writing and for listening and speaking because these conventions are essential to both sets of skills. 1.0 Written and Oral English Language ConventionsStudents write and speak with a command of standard English conventions appropriate to this grade level. Sentence Structure1.1 Use simple and compound sentences in writing and speaking.
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