Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Fourth Grade Success

Fourth Grade Success

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Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 4

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.4.1: Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

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Looking at Text 56 to 57
Changes Come for Early Americans 130
Understanding the Earth 153
Gravity 166
Tools and Equipment of Scientists 167

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.4.3: Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.

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Understanding the Passage 59
Early Native American Dwellings 132
Changing Times 136
More with Heredity 151
Planets and the Solar System 155
Label the Planets 156
Science and Writing 158
All Connected 159
Learning About Food Chains 160

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.4.2: Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.

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Living from the Land 131
Changing Times 136
Science and Writing 157

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.4.4: Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.

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Looking at Text 56 to 57
Understanding the Passage 59
Decoding Unknown Words 60
Knowing the Difference 62
Context Clues 63
Point of View 64
Living from the Land 131
Earliest Explorers 133
New England States 138
Mid-Atlantic States 139
Southeastern States 140
Mid-South and Gulf States 141
Plains and the Midwestern States 142 to 143
Rocky Mountains and Southwestern States 144
Alaska, Hawaii, and the Pacific Coast States 145
The Hemispheres 148
All About Heredity 149
Inherited Traits and Learned Behaviors 150
More with Heredity 151
Understanding the Earth 153
Planets and the Solar System 155
Label the Planets 156
All Connected 159
Learning About Food Chains 160
Photosynthesis 162
What Is Matter? 163
Looking at Water 164
Understanding Force and Motion 165
Gravity 166
Tools and Equipment of Scientists 167
Writing Poetry with a Set Rhyme Scheme 184

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.4.5: Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text.

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Understanding the Passage 59
Cause and Effect 69
Label the Planets 156
Understanding Force and Motion 165

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.4.6: Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.

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Point of View 64
Your Own Point of View 65
Cause and Effect 69

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.4.8: Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.

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Author's Purpose 68

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.4.7: Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.

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Watching Out for Stereotypes 73
Early Native American Dwellings 132
Researching Important Americans 137
New England States 138
Mid-Atlantic States 139
Southeastern States 140
Mid-South and Gulf States 141
Plains and the Midwestern States 142 to 143
Rocky Mountains and Southwestern States 144
Alaska, Hawaii, and the Pacific Coast States 145
Looking at the World 146 to 147
The Hemispheres 148
Which Type of Trait? 152
Art and Science 154
Label the Planets 156
Science and Writing 158
Creating Your Own Food Chain 161
What Is Matter? 163
Looking at Water 164

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.4.9: Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

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Researching Important Americans 137

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA.RI.4.10: By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

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Understanding the Passage 59
Context Clues 63
Point of View 64
Plot 66 to 67
Changes Come for Early Americans 130
Living from the Land 131
Earliest Explorers 133
Declaring Independence 134
Understanding the Principles of Democracy 135
Changing Times 136
Researching Important Americans 137
Looking at the World 146 to 147
The Hemispheres 148
All About Heredity 149
Inherited Traits and Learned Behaviors 150
More with Heredity 151
Understanding the Earth 153
Planets and the Solar System 155
Science and Writing 157
All Connected 159
Learning About Food Chains 160
Photosynthesis 162
Understanding Force and Motion 165
Gravity 166

Strand - Language Standards, Grade 4

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.4.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

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Purpose of Writing 8
Brainstorming and More 9
Writing Exclamatory and Imperative Sentences 13
Practicing Cursive Writing 14
Pronouns Take the Place of Nouns 15
Pronouns Can Show Ownership 16
Singular and Plural Nouns 17
More with Singular and Plural Nouns 18
Common and Proper Nouns 19
Unscramble the Common and Proper Nouns 20
The Subject Noun 21
Verbs with Action 22
Verbs: Past and Present 23
Adjectives: Making Things Interesting 24
Choosing Great Adjectives 25
Learning Adverbs 26
Adverbs, Adverbs, Adverbs 27
Conjunctions: Connecting Words 28
Watch Those Negative Words 29
Working with Helping Verbs 180
Writing a Business Letter 183

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.4.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

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Drafting and Revising 10
Edit for Spelling 11
Writing and Editing Practice 12
Common and Proper Nouns 19
Unscramble the Common and Proper Nouns 20
Correct Contractions 32
Capitalization: Making the Right Choice 33
Capitalizing in Quotes 34
Writing Letters and Capitalization 35
Writing a Letter with Correct Capitalization 36
End Marks 37
Abbreviations 38
Short Stuff 39
Using Commas with Dates and Addresses 40
Commas in Parts of a Letter 41
Commas in a Letter 42
Apostrophes to Show Ownership 43
Silly Sentences with Apostrophes And Possession 44
Colons 45
Titles That Need Quotation Marks 46
Quotation Marks and Titles 47
Quotes and Quotation Marks 48
She Said, He Said 49
Quotation Marks: Mixed Review 50
Finding Sources 53
Alphabetical Order 54
Paraphrasing Quotes 55
New England States 138
Mid-Atlantic States 139
Southeastern States 140
Mid-South and Gulf States 141
Plains and the Midwestern States 142 to 143
Working with Quotation Marks 178
Commas with Appositives 182
Writing a Business Letter 183

Knowledge of Language

ELA.L.4.3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

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Watch Those Negative Words 29
Correct Contractions 32
Capitalizing in Quotes 34
Writing Letters and Capitalization 35
Writing a Letter with Correct Capitalization 36
Abbreviations 38
Short Stuff 39
Using Commas with Dates and Addresses 40
Commas in Parts of a Letter 41
Commas in a Letter 42
Quotes and Quotation Marks 48
She Said, He Said 49
Quotation Marks: Mixed Review 50
Paraphrasing Quotes 55
Organizing a Report 58
Synonyms and Antonyms 61
Knowing the Difference 62
Watching Out for Stereotypes 73
Do You Think in Stereotypes? 74
New England States 138
Mid-Atlantic States 139
Southeastern States 140
Mid-South and Gulf States 141
Plains and the Midwestern States 142 to 143
Working with Quotation Marks 178
The Same and the Opposite 181
Commas with Appositives 182
Writing a Business Letter 183

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.4.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

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Watch Those Negative Words 29
Sweet Compound Words 30 to 31
Looking at Text 56 to 57
Synonyms and Antonyms 61
Figurative Language in Literature 70
Metaphors, Similes, and Hyperboles 71
Mixed Figurative Language Review 72
Watching Out for Stereotypes 73
Which Is the One? 179
The Same and the Opposite 181

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.4.6: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate general academic and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal precise actions, emotions, or states of being (e.g., quizzed, whined, stammered) and that are basic to a particular topic (e.g., wildlife, conservation, and endangered when discussing animal preservation).

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Sweet Compound Words 30 to 31
Narrowing Down an Idea 51
KWL Charts 52
Alphabetical Order 54
Decoding Unknown Words 60
Knowing the Difference 62
Context Clues 63
Tools and Equipment of Scientists 167
Writing Poetry with a Set Rhyme Scheme 184

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.4.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

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Narrowing Down an Idea 51
KWL Charts 52
Finding Sources 53
Alphabetical Order 54
Watching Out for Stereotypes 73
Do You Think in Stereotypes? 74
Which Is the One? 179

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Domain - Operations and Algebraic Thinking, Grade 4

Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems.

Math.4.OA.A.3: Solve multi-step word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the four operations, including problems in which remainders must be interpreted. Represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. Assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies including rounding.

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Two-Digit Word Problems 77
Subtraction Word Problems 79
Three-Digit Addition Word Problems 83
Mixed Three-Digit Addition and Subtraction 84
Working with Simple Equations 122
More Simple Equations 123

Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems.

Math.4.OA.A.1: Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison, e.g., interpret 35 = 5 × 7 as a statement that 35 is 5 times as many as 7 and 7 times as many as 5. Represent verbal statements of multiplicative comparisons as multiplication equations.

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Mixed Multiplication Practice with Factors 1-12 88
Calculator Multiplication 89
Find It 90
Either Way, It's the Same 190

Domain - Number and Operations in Base Ten, Grade 4

Generalize place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers.

Math.4.NBT.A.3: Use place value understanding to round multi-digit whole numbers to any place.

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Addition with Estimation 87

Generalize place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers.

Math.4.NBT.A.1: Recognize that in a multi-digit whole number, a digit in one place represents ten times what it represents in the place to its right. For example, recognize that 700 ÷ 70 = 10 by applying concepts of place value and division.

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Even Divisibility 95

Generalize place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers.

Math.4.NBT.A.2: Read and write multi-digit whole numbers using base-ten numerals, number names, and expanded form. Compare two multi-digit numbers based on meanings of the digits in each place, using >, =, and < symbols to record the results of comparisons.

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Equal or Not? 124

Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.

Math.4.NBT.B.4: Fluently add and subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.

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Love That Addition 75
What Number is Needed? 76
Two-Digit Word Problems 77
Two-Digit Subtraction 78
Subtraction Word Problems 79
Mixed Addition and Subtraction with Two-Digit Numbers 80
Three-Digit Addition 81
Three-Digit Subtraction 82
Three-Digit Addition Word Problems 83
Mixed Three-Digit Addition and Subtraction 84
4-, 5-, and 6- Digit Addition 85
4-, 5-, and 6- Digit Subtraction 86
Addition with Estimation 87

Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.

Math.4.NBT.B.5: Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, and multiply two two-digit numbers, using strategies based on place value and the properties of operations. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.

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Mixed Multiplication Practice with Factors 1-12 88
Calculator Multiplication 89
Practice Makes Perfect 91
Even Numbers and Multiplication 92
Mastery Multiplication 93
More Multiplication Practice 94
Finding the Area of Squares and Rectangles 111
Volume - Not Sound 113

Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic.

Math.4.NBT.B.6: Find whole-number quotients and remainders with up to four-digit dividends and one-digit divisors, using strategies based on place value, the properties of operations, and/or the relationship between multiplication and division. Illustrate and explain the calculation by using equations, rectangular arrays, and/or area models.

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Even Divisibility 95
Dividing Whole Numbers 96
Simply Calculated 97

Domain - Number and Operations-Fractions, Grade 4

Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering.

Math.4.NF.A.1: Explain why a fraction a/b is equivalent to a fraction (n × a)/(n × b) by using visual fraction models, with attention to how the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size. Use this principle to recognize and generate equivalent fractions.

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Understanding Fractions 104
Finding the Fraction 105
Adding Fractions 106
Subtracting Fractions 107
Working with Improper Fractions 108
Fractions in Word Problems 109
Which is Less? Which is More? 185

Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering.

Math.4.NF.A.2: Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.

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Which is Less? Which is More? 185

Build fractions from unit fractions by applying and extending previous understandings of operations on whole numbers.

Math.4.NF.B.3: Understand a fraction a/b with a > 1 as a sum of fractions 1/b.

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Adding Fractions 106
Subtracting Fractions 107
Working with Improper Fractions 108
Fractions in Word Problems 109

Build fractions from unit fractions by applying and extending previous understandings of operations on whole numbers.

Math.4.NF.B.4: Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction by a whole number.

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Triangles: Finding the Area 112

Understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimal fractions.

Math.4.NF.C.6: Use decimal notation for fractions with denominators 10 or 100. For example, rewrite 0.62 as 62/100; describe a length as 0.62 meters; locate 0.62 on a number line diagram.

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Probability as a Fraction 121

Understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimal fractions.

Math.4.NF.C.5: Express a fraction with denominator 10 as an equivalent fraction with denominator 100, and use this technique to add two fractions with respective denominators 10 and 100.2 For example, express 3/10 as 30/100, and add 3/10 + 4/100 = 34/100.

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Probability as a Fraction 121

Domain - Measurement and Data, Grade 4

Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements.

Math.4.MD.A.2: Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale.

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Adding with Decimals 98
Subtracting Decimals 99
Multiplying Money 100
Calculator Practice: Multiply Decimals 101
Dividing with Decimals 102
Decimals in Word Problems 103
Adding Fractions 106
Subtracting Fractions 107
Fractions in Word Problems 109
Finding the Perimeter of a Rectangle 110
Circumference of Circles 115
What's the Deal? 188

Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements.

Math.4.MD.A.3: Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems. For example, find the width of a rectangular room given the area of the flooring and the length, by viewing the area formula as a multiplication equation with an unknown factor.

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Finding the Perimeter of a Rectangle 110
Finding the Area of Squares and Rectangles 111

Geometric measurement: understand concepts of angle and measure angles.

Math.4.MD.C.5: Recognize angles as geometric shapes that are formed wherever two rays share a common endpoint, and understand concepts of angle measurement:

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Identifying Angles 114
What's in a Triangle? 187

Domain - Geometry, Grade 4

Draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles.

Math.4.G.A.2: Classify two-dimensional figures based on the presence or absence of parallel or perpendicular lines, or the presence or absence of angles of a specified size. Recognize right triangles as a category, and identify right triangles.

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Identifying Angles 114
Recognizing Different Shapes 186
What's in a Triangle? 187

Draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles.

Math.4.G.A.1: Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures.

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Identifying Angles 114
Similar and Congruent 117
Slide, Flip, and Turn 118
Working with Lines 119

Draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles.

Math.4.G.A.3: Recognize a line of symmetry for a two-dimensional figure as a line across the figure such that the figure can be folded along the line into matching parts. Identify line-symmetric figures and draw lines of symmetry.

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Symmetry 116

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