PSSA Grammar - Grade 4

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Grade 4 Matrix

 

PARTS of SPEECH

Topic

PA Core Eligible Content

Units of Study Lessons

 

Pronouns and Adverbs

D1.1.1 Use relative pronouns (e.g. who, whose, whom, which, that) and relative adverbs (e.g. where, when, why)

 

4 ELA Prelim-Item Sampler 2013-2014

question# 30 

Verbs

D 1.1.2 Form and use the progressive verb tenses (e.g., I was walking, I am walking, I will be walking)

 

 

 

 

Fourth Grade Additional Practice Items-Language PSSA

Item # 1

 

Modal Auxiliaries

D.1.1.3 Use modal auxiliaries (e.g. can, may, must) to convey various conditions

 

4 ELA Prelim-Item Sampler 2013-2014

question 31

Adjectives

D.1.1.4 Order adjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns (e.g. a small red bag rather than a red small bag)

 

 

4 ELA Prelim-Item Sampler 2013-2014

 

Question 32

Prepositional Phrases

D.1.1.5 Form and use prepositional phrases

Unit 1 Session 12 Mid-Workshop Using Prepositional Phrases to Communicate Complexity

4 ELA Prelim-Item Sampler 2013-2014

question 33

 

 

AGREEMENT

Topic

PA Core Eligible Content

Units of Study Lessons

 

Subject-Verb Agreement

D.1.1.8 Ensure subject-verb agreement.

 

 

Fourth Grade Additional Practice Items-Language PSSA

Item # 2  and question 40

 

Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

D.1.1.8 Ensure pronoun-antecedent agreement.

 

 

Fourth Grade Additional Practice Items-Language PSSA

Item # 3

 

 

 

 

SENTENCES

Topic

PA Core Eligible Content

Units of Study Lessons

 

Fragments and Run-ons

D.1.1.6 Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-on sentences

 

Unit 2 Session 15 Correcting Run-On Sentences and Sentence Fragments

4 ELA Prelim-Item Sampler 2013-2014

question 34

 

 

CAPITALIZATION

Topic

PA Core Eligible Content

Units of Study Lessons

 

Capitalization

D.1.2.1 Use correct capitalization

 

 

4 ELA Prelim-Item Sampler 2013-2014

question 36

 

 

PUNCTUATION

Topic

PA Core Eligible Content

Units of Study Lessons

 

Commas

D.1.2.2 Use commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text

 

D.1.2.3 Use comma before a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence

 

Unit 1 Session 14 Editing with Various Lenses

 

Unit 4 Session 19 Exploring Commas

 

Unit 3 Session 14 Quotations Accentuate Importance

 

Unit 3 Session 22 Editing

4 ELA Prelim-Item Sampler 2013-2014

question 37

 

D.2.1.2 Use punctuation for effect

Unit 1 Session 20 Choosing Punctuation for Effect

 

 

 

SPELLING

Topic

PA Core Eligible Content

Units of Study Lessons

 

High Frequency Words

D.1.2.4 Spell grade-appropriate words correctly

 

Unit 1 Session 14 Editing with Various Lenses

 

Unit 2 Session 20 Active Engagement Identify Misspelled Words

4 ELA Prelim-Item Sampler 2013-2014

Frequently Confused Words

D.1.1.7 Correctly use frequently confused words (e.g. to, two, too: there, they’re, their)

 

4 ELA Prelim-Item Sampler 2013-2014

question 35

 

WORD USAGE

Topic

PA Core Eligible Content

Units of Study Lessons

 

Diction

D.2.1.1 Choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely

 

Unit 4 Session 5 Mid-Workshop Using Precise Words

4 ELA Prelim-Item Sampler 2013-2014

question 39

 

D.2.1.3 Choose words and phrases for effect

 

4 ELA Prelim-Item Sampler 2013-2014

question 38question 41