Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Differentiated Nonfiction Reading Grade 4

Differentiated Nonfiction Reading Grade 4

English Language Arts

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

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

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

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

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

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 26-29
People Affect Water 42-45
When Booth Saved Lincoln's Life (Magazine Feature) 82-85

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 26-29
People Affect Water 42-45

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

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

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

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