Lead your class through the Common Core standards for language with a checklist made up of "I Can" statements. The standards have been simplified slightly to help forth graders better understand the content, but you will most likely need to still walk them through each one.
- Hand out copies of the checklist at the beginning of the year and have individuals check off mastered skills at the end of each unit
- Post a large version or create a class version to project and use the list to guide instruction and encourage reflection
- Go through the list as a class the end of the year to show kids how much they've learned