Comprehension and Collaboration Teaching Resources


Based on the Common Core State Standards in America, Comprehension and Collaboration in Grade 4 requires students to understand the following:

  • Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 4 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1)
  • Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1.A)
  • Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions and carry out assigned roles. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1.B)
  • Pose and respond to specific questions to clarify or follow up on information, and make comments that contribute to the discussion and link to the remarks of others. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1.C)
  • Review the key ideas expressed and explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1.D)
  • Paraphrase portions of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.2)
  • Identify the reasons and evidence a speaker provides to support particular points. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.3)