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Common Words

4th Grade

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS): 4.2.B

demonstrate and apply spelling knowledge by:
  • (i) spelling multisyllabic words with closed syllables; open syllables; VCe syllables; vowel teams, including digraphs and diphthongs; r-controlled syllables; and final stable syllables;

  • (ii) spelling homophones;

  • (iii) spelling multisyllabic words with multiple sound-spelling patterns;

  • (iv) spelling words using advanced knowledge of syllable division patterns;

  • (v) spelling words using knowledge of prefixes; and

  • (vi) spelling words using knowledge of suffixes, including how they can change base words such as dropping e, changing y to i, and doubling final consonants; and

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS): 4.11.D

edit drafts using standard English conventions, including:
  • (i) complete simple and compound sentences with subject-verb agreement and avoidance of splices, run-ons, and fragments;

  • (ii) past tense of irregular verbs;

  • (iii) singular, plural, common, and proper nouns;

  • (iv) adjectives, including their comparative and superlative forms;

  • (v) adverbs that convey frequency and adverbs that convey degree;

  • (vi) prepositions and prepositional phrases;

  • (vii) pronouns, including reflexive;

  • (viii) coordinating conjunctions to form compound subjects, predicates, and sentences;

  • (ix) capitalization of historical periods, events, and documents; titles of books; stories and essays; and languages, races, and nationalities;

  • (x) punctuation marks, including apostrophes in possessives, commas in compound sentences, and quotation marks in dialogue; and

  • (xi) correct spelling of words with grade-appropriate orthographic patterns and rules and high-frequency words; and

4th Grade Writing - Common Words Lesson
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