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4th Grade Reading IEP Goal Bank Based On The Common Core Standards

Hopefully this is not the first IEP goal bank of mine that you are reading! However, if it is, here’s a few pointers to help you use this goal bank. First, these goals are not using any specific data to create them. (That type of goal bank will be coming later. Follow me so that you don’t miss it.) I try to give an example of a simple goal and a more grade level based goal. Probably these won’t fit your student perfectly. Rather these should be used as a base model to upgrade quickly for your student.

Also make sure you check with your school district if they want you to use the grade level goal your student should be at, or if they want you to use a goal that correlates to their functioning grade level. For instance, do you have student in 4th grade but is functioning at a 2nd grade academic level, or do you have a 7th grader who is reading on a 4th grade level? These goals can be adapted either direction. Just make sure you’re linking the standards appropriately.

Last, some of these standards don’t change much between Literature and Informational Text. Don’t stress about these too much, they can be linked to almost the exact same IEP goals.

4th Grade Literature Standards

Key Ideas And Details:

4.1

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

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Complex Example: When given a question about a 4th grade text, Student will be able to highlight details that lead to the answer of the question. They will master this goal when they have done this on 4 out of 6 questions with 80% accuracy across 10 trials.

Simple Example: After reading a skill level text, Student will be able to highlight 4 important important details in the text with 80% accuracy across 10 trials. (You could put a second goal that relates to inferences with this goal as well.)

4.2

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

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Complex Example: Using a graphic organizer with 4 out of 5 elements correct, Student will be able to determine theme of a grade level text with an average accuracy rate of 70% across 3 consecutive trials.

Complex Example: Using a graphic organizer on a 4th grade text, Student will be able to determine three key details and a summary statement with all four elements with an average accuracy rate of 75% across 10 trials.

Simple Example: Using a graphic organizer on a skill level story, Student will be able to recall three key details from the story. Student will show mastery when they recall 3 details with 90% accuracy across 10 trials.

4.3

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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(These goals may not take all year to complete. Pair it with another reading goal.)

Complex Example: After completing a graphic organizer on a specific character, Student will be able to use a characters thoughts, words, and actions to describe a character from a skill level text. Student will master this goal when they can accurately describe a character with at least 3 details across 90% accuracy on 3 consecutive trials.

Simple Example: Student will be able to match actions that occurred in a grade level text with the appropriate character on 2 out of 3 characters correctly with at least 60% accuracy across 5 trials.

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Craft And Structure:

4.4

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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Complex Example: Student will be able to use context clues and background knowledge to determine an unknown word in a sentence across 5 sentences with an average accuracy rate of 80% across 10 total trails.

Simple Example: Student will be able to match grade level words to their correct definitions on 5 questions with an average accuracy rate of 70% across 5 trials each 9 week period.

4.5

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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Complex Example: Student will be able to determine the correct type of text (poem, drama, novel, textbook, or article) with at least 5 out of 6 with an average accuracy rate of 90% across 10 trials.

Simple Example: Student will be able to look at two different types of text (poem, drama, novel, textbook, or article) and label which features are the same and different. Student will show mastery when they label at least 3 correct features across 5 total trials with 80% accuracy.

4.6

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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Complex Example: With 3 prompts or less, Student will be able to use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast how a story is narrated, with 70% accuracy across 6 texts.

Simple Example: Student will be able to identify 4 out of 5 sentences is in first person or third person, across 10 trials with 90% accuracy.

Integration Of Knowledge And Ideas:

4.7

Make connections between the text of a story or drama and a visual or oral presentation of the text, identifying where each version reflects specific descriptions and directions in the text.

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Complex Example: Student will be able to use a graphic organizer to compare and contrast a specific scene from a book version of a story and a movie version of a story. Student will show mastery of this skill when they can find at least 3 correct connections, across 3 individual scenes, and 3 different stories, with at least 90% accuracy.

Simple Example: Using a graphic organizer, Student will be able to find two ways a text and a visual presentation of a story are different, and two ways a text and visual presentation are different. Student will show mastery when they can correctly compare the presentations 4 ways, across 3 trials with 100% accuracy.

4.8

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(RL.4.8 not applicable to literature)

4.9

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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Complex Example: When provided two skill level texts with similar themes or moral, Student will be able highlight at least two relevant details in each story that contribute to their theme. Student will show mastery when they correctly find two relevant details, with 100% accuracy, across 6 texts.

Simple Example: Student will be able to list movies they have seen or books they have read, and then label which media has a similar theme, and which media has a different theme. Student will show mastery when they have an average accuracy rate of 80% on 5 different media options and across 5 trials.

Range Of Reading And Level Of Text Complexity:

4.10

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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Complex Example: Student will be able to read a 4th grade level book and answer 3 literal comprehension questions with 80% accuracy across 10 trials.

Complex Example: Student will be able to read 79 words correct per minute on a fourth grade reading level with 94% accuracy. (as according to the lower DIBELs benchmarks limits)

Simple Example: Student will be able to read a skill level text and answer 3 literal comprehension questions with 80% accuracy across 10 trials.

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4th Grade Informational Text Standards

Key Ideas and Details:

(A lot of these would be wonderful push-in or general Ed. based goals.)

4.1

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

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Complex Example: Student will be able to create an outline of a grade level informational text and then use the details to answer 3 comprehension questions. This goal will be mastered when Student can make an outline, and then correctly answer 3 questions, with and average accuracy rate of 90% across 10 trials.

Simple Example: Student will be able to use a graphic organizer to create an outline of an informational text with an average accuracy rate of 80% across 10 trials.

4.2

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

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Complex Example: Student will be able to create and use a graphic organizer to write 3-5 sentences summarizing a 4th grade informational text with 70% accuracy across 5 trials.

Simple Example: When given the main idea of an informational text, Student will be able to find and highlight at least 3 key details that support that main idea with 80% accuracy across 5 trials.

4.3

Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

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Complex Examples: Student will be able to complete a content specific report (history, science, or language arts), that will include an introduction sentence, at least three relevant points, and a conclusion sentence. This will be mastered when student can include all 5 elements, across 10 trials with an average accuracy rate of 80%.

Complex Example: Student will be able to create an outline from a history or science text book chapter that includes headings, bold print, explanations, and information found on graphics, with at least 80% of the required information across 10 trials.

Simple Example: Student will be able fill in a graphic organizer to outline a grade level science textbook with 70% of the required information and across 10 trials.

4.4

Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.

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Complex Example: Student will be able to use a check list to use tools (context clues, definitions, google search, etc.) to be able to find out meanings of unknown words in social studies, across at least 5 words per unit, with an average accuracy rate of 90%, across all _____ units.

Simple Example: Student will be able to match 5 new social studies specific words to their definitions per unit, with an average accuracy rate of 90%, across all ____ units.

4.5

Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.

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Complex Example: Student will be able to create a timeline that reviews the chronology of the history of a state, that includes all elements of a timeline with at least 70% accuracy across 3 consecutive trials.

Simple Example: Student will be able to complete a problem/solution graphic organizer that follows content specific information in science or social studies, across 10 trials with an average accuracy rate of 80%.

4.6

Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.

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Complex Example: Student will be able to read a firsthand and secondhand account of an event, and then using a graphic organizer, compare and contrast at least 2 similarities and differences from the texts. Student will master this goal when they have found 2 similarities and differences, across 3 different events, with 90% accuracy.

Simple Example: Student will be able to use a venn diagram to compare different texts with at least 3 differences and similarities with an average accuracy of 70% across 10 trials.

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas:

4.7

Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.

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Complex Example: Student will be able to a visual check list to find information written on a visual graphic, and then answer 3 questions based on the data. This will be mastered when Student can answer 3 questions with at least 80% accuracy across 10 trials.

Simple Example: Student will be able to identify the parts of an info graphic (what the graphic tells us, where the information can be found, etc.) with 80% accuracy across 10 trials.

4.8

Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.

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Complex Example: Student will be able to outline a grade level textbook or article and then highlight evidence that supports their points throughout the text. Student will show mastery when they can find an average of 80% correct point across 10 trials, and at least 3 different texts.

Simple Example: Student will be able to identify the difference between a statement and a supporting fact with an average accuracy rate of 90% across 10 trials and at least 5 different texts.

4.9

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

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Complex Example: Student will be able to write a 3 paragraph essay on topic that includes supporting evidence from at least two texts. Student will include a total of 5 pieces of evidence, 3 introduction sentences, 3 conclusion sentences, and 5 transition words, with at least 13/16 elements correct across 2 trials.

Simple Example: Student will be able to write 3 compound sentence that includes two pieces of information on the same topic, with an average accuracy rate of 75% across 10 trials.

Range Of Reading and Text Complexity:

4.10

By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

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Complex Example: Student will be able to read a 4th grade level textbook and answer 3 literal comprehension questions with 80% accuracy across 10 trials.

Simple Example: Student will be able to read a skill level text and answer 3 multiple choice comprehension questions (including where, when, and who) with 80% accuracy across 10 trials.

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4th Grade Reading Foundation Skills

Phonics and Word Recognition:

4.3

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

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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Complex Example: Student will be able to learn and use in a sentence, 3 new root words and corresponding affixes each 9-week period, with an average accuracy rate of 75% across 10 trials.

Simple Example: Student will be able to identify roots and affixes on a skill level 5 word list, with average accuracy rate of 80% across 10 trials.

4.4

Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

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Complex Example: Student will be able to read 103 words correct per minute with a 94% accuracy rate on a 4th grade level poem across 3 trials.

Simple Example: Student will be able to inflect their voice at the end of a sentence to signify a question or the end of a phrase across 3 sentences, with an average 70% accuracy rate, across 10 trials.

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