Complete school syllabus book for grade four that covers listening, speaking, reading and writing skills of English language. It includes grade four grammar activities and practices. Sufficient practice around tenses is offered for students in this book.

Each chapter of the book is based on a particular language craft. After reading a craft, children practice writing it through carefully designed activities. These nine crafts are introduced in this book:

  1. Poem
  2. Story
  3. Letter
  4. Essay
  5. Diary
  6. Interview
  7. Dialogue
  8. Narration
  9. Autobiography

Life skills are also part of this book. Some of the life skills covered in this book are:

  1. Communication
  2. Character
  3. Problem solving
  4. Critical thinking

This structure of the book is developed after a careful study of the Common Core state standards.

Content of the Book

Common Core Standards

English 4

Students should be able to:

1.Reading: Literature

Key Ideas and Details

Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.



Yes, you Can!



Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.





Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).


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2.Craft and Structure


Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).



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Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.


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Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.


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3.Integration of knowledge and Ideas:

Compare and contrast the treatment of similar themes and topics (e.g., opposition of good and evil) and patterns of events (e.g., the quest) in stories, myths, and traditional literature from different cultures.



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4.Range of reading and level of text complexity

By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.



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5.Reading: Informational Text

Key Ideas and Details:


Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.




Yes, you Can!



Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.


Let’s draw




Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:


Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.






7.Reading: Foundational Skills

Phonics and Word Recognition:


Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.




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Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.

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Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.


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Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.


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Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.


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Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary.


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Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.



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Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose.

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Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details.

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Provide a concluding statement or section related to the opinion presented.

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Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.


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Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.


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Link ideas within categories of information using words and phrases (e.g., another, for example, also, because).


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Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic.


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Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.


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Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

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Use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely.






Production and Distribution of Writing:


With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 4 here.)




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11.Speaking and Listening

Comprehension and Collaboration:

Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.



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Come to discussions prepared having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.

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Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles.


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Review the key ideas expressed and explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.


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Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas:

Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.






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Differentiate between contexts that call for formal English (e.g., presenting ideas) and situations where informal discourse is appropriate (e.g., small-group discussion); use formal English when appropriate to task and situation. (See grade 4 Language standards 1 here for specific expectations.)




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Conventions of Standard English:

Demonstrate command of the conventions of Standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.







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Use relative pronouns (who, whose, whom, which, that) and relative adverbs (where, when, why).



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Form and use the progressive (e.g., I was walking; I am walking; I will be walking) verb tenses.



My Pretty Fragrant Diary

Order adjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns (e.g., a small red bag rather than a red small bag).





Use commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text.



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Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence.



If I were a…?



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.




Color of the Planets


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.




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