Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Differentiated Nonfiction Reading Grade 4

Differentiated Nonfiction Reading Grade 4

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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.

Passage Pages
Beavers: Master Builders 14 to 17
Fascinating Flies 18 to 21
Heat 22 to 25
Dr. Ruth Patrick, Water Pioneer 26 to 29
Bill Gates, Inventor and Humanitarian 30 to 33
Sinkholes 34 to 37
The Legacy of Turkey Red Wheat 38 to 41
People Affect Water 42 to 45
A Natural Disaster: Hurricane Katrina 46 to 49
Is That the Wind? No, It's Energy! 50 to 53
Jane Addams, Social Reformer 54 to 57
Different Viewpoints in History 58 to 61
Colin Powell, Former U.S. Secretary of State 62 to 65
Helping the Blind and Deaf Communicate 66 to 69
Satellites 70 to 73
First Flight (Vacation Blog) 74 to 77
The Wandering Rocks of Death Valley (Tourist Guide) 78 to 81
When Booth Saved Lincoln's Life (Magazine Feature) 82 to 85
The World's Most Mysterious Places (Back of Book) 86 to 89
Getting to Know Your Chinchilla (Web Site) 90 to 93

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.

Passage Pages
Fascinating Flies 18 to 21
Sinkholes 34 to 37
Jane Addams, Social Reformer 54 to 57
When Booth Saved Lincoln's Life (Magazine Feature) 82 to 85

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.

Passage Pages
Heat 22 to 25
Dr. Ruth Patrick, Water Pioneer 26 to 29
People Affect Water 42 to 45
The Wandering Rocks of Death Valley (Tourist Guide) 78 to 81

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.

Passage Pages
Beavers: Master Builders 14 to 17
Fascinating Flies 18 to 21
Heat 22 to 25
Dr. Ruth Patrick, Water Pioneer 26 to 29
Bill Gates, Inventor and Humanitarian 30 to 33
Sinkholes 34 to 37
The Legacy of Turkey Red Wheat 38 to 41
People Affect Water 42 to 45
A Natural Disaster: Hurricane Katrina 46 to 49
Is That the Wind? No, It's Energy! 50 to 53
Jane Addams, Social Reformer 54 to 57
Different Viewpoints in History 58 to 61
Colin Powell, Former U.S. Secretary of State 62 to 65
Helping the Blind and Deaf Communicate 66 to 69
Satellites 70 to 73
First Flight (Vacation Blog) 74 to 77
The Wandering Rocks of Death Valley (Tourist Guide) 78 to 81
When Booth Saved Lincoln's Life (Magazine Feature) 82 to 85
The World's Most Mysterious Places (Back of Book) 86 to 89
Getting to Know Your Chinchilla (Web Site) 90 to 93

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.

Passage Pages
Heat 22 to 25
People Affect Water 42 to 45
Helping the Blind and Deaf Communicate 66 to 69
First Flight (Vacation Blog) 74 to 77

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.

Passage Pages
Dr. Ruth Patrick, Water Pioneer 26 to 29
People Affect Water 42 to 45
When Booth Saved Lincoln's Life (Magazine Feature) 82 to 85

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.

Passage Pages
Dr. Ruth Patrick, Water Pioneer 26 to 29
People Affect Water 42 to 45

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

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

Passage Pages
Sinkholes 34 to 37
Different Viewpoints in History 58 to 61
Getting to Know Your Chinchilla (Web Site) 90 to 93

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.

Passage Pages
First Flight (Vacation Blog) 74 to 77
When Booth Saved Lincoln's Life (Magazine Feature) 82 to 85
The World's Most Mysterious Places (Back of Book) 86 to 89
Getting to Know Your Chinchilla (Web Site) 90 to 93

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.

Passage Pages
Beavers: Master Builders 14 to 17
Fascinating Flies 18 to 21
Heat 22 to 25
Dr. Ruth Patrick, Water Pioneer 26 to 29
Bill Gates, Inventor and Humanitarian 30 to 33
Sinkholes 34 to 37
The Legacy of Turkey Red Wheat 38 to 41
People Affect Water 42 to 45
A Natural Disaster: Hurricane Katrina 46 to 49
Is That the Wind? No, It's Energy! 50 to 53
Jane Addams, Social Reformer 54 to 57
Different Viewpoints in History 58 to 61
Colin Powell, Former U.S. Secretary of State 62 to 65
Helping the Blind and Deaf Communicate 66 to 69
Satellites 70 to 73
First Flight (Vacation Blog) 74 to 77
The Wandering Rocks of Death Valley (Tourist Guide) 78 to 81
When Booth Saved Lincoln's Life (Magazine Feature) 82 to 85
The World's Most Mysterious Places (Back of Book) 86 to 89
Getting to Know Your Chinchilla (Web Site) 90 to 93

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