Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Differentiated Nonfiction Reading Grade 5

Differentiated Nonfiction Reading Grade 5

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

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 to 81

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

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