Grade 4 ELA Worksheets



In the poem “Somebody’s Mother,” none of the characters have names. Write a short essay explaining why the boy helped the old lady, even though he didn’t know her, and explain how the actions of the boy and the old lady support the poet’s choice not to name the characters.
Standard: W.4.3
Domain: Writing
Theme: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.




Using the information from “Communicating with Computers” write an essay that describes how inputting information into computers started as a very physical and complicated task, but has become much less physically demanding, and much simpler. Also include information about how people might input information into computers in the future.
Standard: W.4.3
Domain: Writing
Theme: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.




The poem “The Village Blacksmith” describes two sides of the same character. The poet first describes him as strong and powerful, but then the reader discovers that he is a gentle, family man. Write an original story that describes one side, or aspect, of a character’s personality, but later uncovers an opposite or greatly differing aspect of that character’s personality.
Standard: W.4.2
Domain: Writing
Theme: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.



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