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Skills available for Colorado fourth-grade language arts standards

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4.2.3.a.i 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.

4.2.3.b.i Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.

4.2.3.d.i Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context.

4.2.3.c.i Use context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.

4.2.3.d.ii Recognize and explain the meaning of common idioms, adages, and proverbs.

4.2.3.c.ii Use common, grade-appropriate Greek and Latin affixes and roots as clues to the meaning of a word (e.g., telegraph, photograph, autograph).

4.2.3.b.ii Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression.

4.2.3.c.iii Read and understand words with common prefixes (un-, re-, dis-) and derivational suffixes (-ful, -ly, -ness)

4.2.3.d.iii Demonstrate understanding of words by relating them to their opposites (antonyms) and to words with similar but not identical meanings (synonyms).

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

4.2.3.c.iv Read and understand words that change spelling to show past tense: write/wrote, catch/caught, teach/taught

4.2.3.c.v Read multisyllabic words with and without inflectional and derivational suffixes Infer meaning of words using explanations offered within a text

4.2.3.c.vii 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.

4.2 Reading for All Purposes