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English- Grade Four

4.1  The student will use effective oral communication skills in a
     variety of settings.
     *  Present accurate directions to individuals and small
        groups.
     *  Contribute to group discussions.
     *  Seek the ideas and opinions of others.
     *  Begin to use evidence to support opinions.

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4.2  The student will make and listen to oral presentations and
     reports.
     *  Use subject-related information and vocabulary.
     *  Listen to and record information.
     *  Organize information for clarity.
  
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4.3  The student will read and learn the meanings of unfamiliar
     words.
     *  Use knowledge of word origins; synonyms, antonyms, and
        homonyms; and multiple meanings of words.
     *  Use word-reference materials including the glossary,
        dictionary, and thesaurus.

           Yahoo!- Reference- Dictionaries
This site lists a variety of different on-line dictionaries. Pretty 
self-explanatory.

           Yahoo!  Reference-Thesauri
This site lists a variety of thesauri that are on-line.

4.4  The student will read fiction and nonfiction, including
     biographies and historical fiction.
     *  Explain the author's purpose.
     *  Describe how the choice of language, setting, and
        information contributes to the author's purpose.
     *  Compare the use of fact and fantasy in historical fiction
        with other forms of literature.
     *  Explain how knowledge of the lives and experiences of
        individuals in history can relate to individuals who have
        similar goals or face similar challenges.

           Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
This site is full of book reviews, subject lists, and tons more!  
Definitely a wonderful teacher reference for any subject.

           Historical Fiction Page for Children and Young Adults
This page is just a listing of some historical fiction sites.  The sites are 
very useful, full of information, and generally easy to use.

4.5  The student will demonstrate comprehension of a variety of
     literary forms. 
     *  Use text organizers such as type, headings, and graphics
        to predict and categorize information.
     *  Formulate questions that might be answered in the
        selection.
     *  Make inferences using information from texts.
     *  Paraphrase content of selection, identifying important
        ideas and providing details for each important idea.
     *  Describe relationship between content and previously
        learned concepts or skills.
     *  Write about what is read.

   This SOL does not have a web site. 

4.6  The student will read a variety of poetry.
     *  Describe the rhyme scheme (approximate, end, and
        internal).
     *  Identify the sensory words used and their effect on the
        reader.
     *  Write rhymed, unrhymed, and patterned poetry.

           Semantic Rhyming Dictionary
This is a fun site to play with.  Simply type in the word you want 
to find a rhyme for and the dictionary offers several suggestions.

           Poetry For Children
A wonderful site filled with many links.  Includes links to simple 
poetry as well as the many different forms of poetry.

           Richard's Poetry Library
An extremely well organized and vast library of poetry.  Includes 
well known poets as well as lesser-known and children's poetry.

4.7  The student will write effective narratives and explanations.
     *  Focus on one aspect of a topic.
     *  Develop a plan for writing.
     *  Organize writing to convey a central idea.
     *  Write several related paragraphs on the same topic.
     *  Utilize elements of style, including word choice, tone,
        voice, and sentence variation.
     *  Edit final copies for grammar, capitalization,
        punctuation, and spelling. 
     *  Use available technology.
           
           Common Errors in English
A good site to check if you are confused about the usage of a certain 
word.  Written mostly for older students, it also provides links to 
other sites that may be helpful when writing.

4.8  The student will edit final copies of writings.
     *  Use subject-verb agreement.
     *  Avoid double negatives.
     *  Use pronoun "I" correctly in compound subjects.
     *  Use commas in series, dates, and addresses.
      
           Grammar Girl
It is my suggestion that the teacher view this page before allowing 
students to surf.  A lot of the material is for high school and above,
but some are written at a lower level.  A wonderful resource for 
anyone with grammar questions.

4.9  The student will use information resources to research a
     topic.
     *  Construct questions about a topic.
     *  Collect information, using the resources of the media
        center.
     *  Evaluate and synthesize information for use in writing.
     *  Use available technology.

  This SOL does not have a web site.

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