Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Differentiated Nonfiction Reading Grade 5

Differentiated Nonfiction Reading Grade 5

English Language Arts

Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 5

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.5.1: Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

Passage Pages
Gray Whales: Giants of the Sea 14-17
Lead: The Original Heavy Metal 18-21
Natural Forces 22-25
Storms Lend Scientists a Helping Hand 26-29
Frances Glessner Lee, the First Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) 30-33
Oceans: What's Up Down There? 34-37
Ghost Towns 38-41
Wildfire! 42-45
A Major Disaster: The Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004 46-49
Turning Waste into Fuel 50-53
Confucius and the Role of Government 54-57
Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation 58-61
The French and Indian War 62-65
The Lewis and Clark Expedition 66-69
The Spanish-American War 70-73
Wilma Rudolph, Olympic Champion (Brief Biography) 74-77
Real Ghost Stories: Washington Irving (Web Site) 78-81
Pelorus Jack: Famous Dolphin Feared Dead (Newspaper Article) 82-85
A Big Change (E-mail) 86-89
Man's Father and Son Shot on Same Date, Eighty-One Years Apart (Magazine Feature) 90-93

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.5.3: Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.

Passage Pages
Natural Forces 22-25
Frances Glessner Lee, the First Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) 30-33
Wildfire! 42-45
Confucius and the Role of Government 54-57
Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation 58-61
The French and Indian War 62-65
The Lewis and Clark Expedition 66-69
The Spanish-American War 70-73
Pelorus Jack: Famous Dolphin Feared Dead (Newspaper Article) 82-85
Man's Father and Son Shot on Same Date, Eighty-One Years Apart (Magazine Feature) 90-93

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.5.2: Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.

Passage Pages
Wilma Rudolph, Olympic Champion (Brief Biography) 74-77
Pelorus Jack: Famous Dolphin Feared Dead (Newspaper Article) 82-85
A Big Change (E-mail) 86-89
Man's Father and Son Shot on Same Date, Eighty-One Years Apart (Magazine Feature) 90-93

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.5.4: Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.

Passage Pages
Gray Whales: Giants of the Sea 14-17
Lead: The Original Heavy Metal 18-21
Natural Forces 22-25
Storms Lend Scientists a Helping Hand 26-29
Frances Glessner Lee, the First Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) 30-33
Oceans: What's Up Down There? 34-37
Ghost Towns 38-41
Wildfire! 42-45
A Major Disaster: The Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004 46-49
Turning Waste into Fuel 50-53
Confucius and the Role of Government 54-57
Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation 58-61
The French and Indian War 62-65
The Lewis and Clark Expedition 66-69
The Spanish-American War 70-73
Wilma Rudolph, Olympic Champion (Brief Biography) 74-77
Real Ghost Stories: Washington Irving (Web Site) 78-81
Pelorus Jack: Famous Dolphin Feared Dead (Newspaper Article) 82-85
A Big Change (E-mail) 86-89
Man's Father and Son Shot on Same Date, Eighty-One Years Apart (Magazine Feature) 90-93

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.5.5: Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.

Passage Pages
Oceans: What's Up Down There? 34-37
A Major Disaster: The Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004 46-49
The French and Indian War 62-65
The Spanish-American War 70-73

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.5.6: Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.

Passage Pages
The French and Indian War 62-65
The Spanish-American War 70-73

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.5.8: Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).

Passage Pages
Gray Whales: Giants of the Sea 14-17
Lead: The Original Heavy Metal 18-21
Natural Forces 22-25
Storms Lend Scientists a Helping Hand 26-29
Frances Glessner Lee, the First Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) 30-33
Oceans: What's Up Down There? 34-37
Ghost Towns 38-41
Wildfire! 42-45
A Major Disaster: The Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004 46-49
Turning Waste into Fuel 50-53
Confucius and the Role of Government 54-57
Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation 58-61
The French and Indian War 62-65
The Lewis and Clark Expedition 66-69
The Spanish-American War 70-73
Wilma Rudolph, Olympic Champion (Brief Biography) 74-77
Real Ghost Stories: Washington Irving (Web Site) 78-81
Pelorus Jack: Famous Dolphin Feared Dead (Newspaper Article) 82-85
A Big Change (E-mail) 86-89
Man's Father and Son Shot on Same Date, Eighty-One Years Apart (Magazine Feature) 90-93

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.5.7: Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently.

Passage Pages
Real Ghost Stories: Washington Irving (Web Site) 78-81

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.5.9: Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.

Passage Pages
Real Ghost Stories: Washington Irving (Web Site) 78-81

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA.RI.5.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Passage Pages
Gray Whales: Giants of the Sea 14-17
Lead: The Original Heavy Metal 18-21
Natural Forces 22-25
Storms Lend Scientists a Helping Hand 26-29
Frances Glessner Lee, the First Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) 30-33
Oceans: What's Up Down There? 34-37
Ghost Towns 38-41
Wildfire! 42-45
A Major Disaster: The Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004 46-49
Turning Waste into Fuel 50-53
Confucius and the Role of Government 54-57
Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation 58-61
The French and Indian War 62-65
The Lewis and Clark Expedition 66-69
The Spanish-American War 70-73
Wilma Rudolph, Olympic Champion (Brief Biography) 74-77
Real Ghost Stories: Washington Irving (Web Site) 78-81
Pelorus Jack: Famous Dolphin Feared Dead (Newspaper Article) 82-85
A Big Change (E-mail) 86-89
Man's Father and Son Shot on Same Date, Eighty-One Years Apart (Magazine Feature) 90-93

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