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Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

Story Prompts

Grade: 4th Grade
Standard:

4.16.A*

Description:

write imaginative stories that build the plot to a climax and contain details about the characters and setting

Standard:

Literacy.W.4.3a

Description:

Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters; organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally.

Standard:

Literacy.W.4.3b

Description:

Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.

Standard:

Literacy.W.4.3c

Description:

Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events.

Standard:

Literacy.W.4.3d

Description:

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

Standard:

CC.1.4.4.M

Description:

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events.

Standard:

CC.1.4.4.N

Description:

Orient the reader by establishing a situation and introducing a narrator and/or characters.

Standard:

Literacy.W.4.3e

Description:

Provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences or events.

Standard:

4.18.C

Description:

write responses to literary or expository texts and provide evidence from the text to demonstrate understanding

Standard:

CC.1.4.4.O

Description:

Use dialogue and descriptions to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations; use concrete words and phrases and sensory details to convey experiences and events precisely

Standard:

CC.1.4.4.P

Description:

Organize an event sequence that unfolds naturally, using a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events; provide a conclusion that follows from the narrated experiences and events.

Standard:

CC.1.4.4.Q

Description:

Choose words and phrases to conveyideas precisely
  • E04.D.2.1.1 - Choose words and phrases to convey ideas precisely.*

  • E04.D.2.1.3 - Choose words and phrases for effect.

  • E04.E.1.1.4 - Use precise language and domain-specific vocabulary to inform about or explain the topic and/or convey the experience and events

Standard:

CC.1.4.4.R

Description:

Demonstrate a grade-appropriate command of the conventions of standard English grammar, usage, capitalization, punctuation,and spelling.
  • E04.D.1.1.1 - Use relative pronouns (e.g., who, whose, whom, which, that) and relative adverbs (e.g., where, when, why).

  • E04.D.1.1.2 - Form and use the progressive verb tenses (e.g., I was walking, I am walking, I will be walking).

  • E04.D.1.1.3 - Use modal auxiliaries (e.g., can, may, must) to convey various conditions.

  • E04.D.1.1.4 - Order adjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns (e.g., a small red bag rather than a red small bag).

  • E04.D.1.1.5 - Form and use prepositional phrases.

  • E04.D.1.1.6 - Produce complete sentences, recognizing and correcting inappropriate fragments and run-on sentences.*

  • E04.D.1.1.7 - Correctly use frequently confused words (e.g., to, too, two; there, their, they’re).*

  • E04.D.1.1.8 - Ensure subject-verb and pronoun-antecedent agreement.* E04.D.1.2.1 - Use correct capitalization.

  • E04.D.1.2.2 - Use commas and quotation marks to mark direct speech and quotations from a text.

  • E04.D.1.2.3 - Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence.

  • E04.D.1.2.4 - Spell grade-appropriate words correctly

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