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IFC original and writable Assessments: Grade 4

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4.1 - Generates a list of key words for a research-based project with guidance

Assessment:  4.1 Key Words for Online Searching

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4.2 - Asks questions to clarify topics or details

Assessment:  4.2 Main Ideas and Details

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4.3 - Predicts answers to inquiry questions based on backgfound knowledge and beginning observation or experience

Assessment:  4.3 Predicting Answers

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4.4 - Uses selected search engines to find appropriate information

Assessment:  4.4 Selecting the Right Sources

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4.5 - Paraphrases and summarizes information that answers research questions

Please Note:  One of the greatest advantages of the ESIFC Assessments is that they can be used across grade levels.  The lesson posted here for Assessment 4.5 was planned for and taught to a Grade 12 class that was struggling with paraphrasing.  This "reaching down" for ESIFC Assessments to teach our students skills they have not yet mastered is not only appropriate, but also strongly encouraged. 

Assessment:  4.5 Paraphrasing Chart

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4.6 - Identifies facts and details that support main ideas

Assessment:  4.6 Mapping the Main Idea and Supporting Facts

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4.6 - Identifies facts and details that support main ideas

Assessment:  4.6 Summarizing the Important Ideas

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4.7 - Uses common organizational patterns (chronological order, main idea with supporting details) to organize information

Assessment:  4.7 Supporting the Main Idea

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4.8 - Identifies and evaluates the important features for a good product

Assessment:  4.8 Identifying the Story Elements

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4.9 - Assesses and revises own work with guidance

Assessment:  4.9 Using Feedback to Revise My Work

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4.10 - Identifies own strengths and sets goals for improvement

Assessment:  4.10 Strengths and Goals

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