Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Cards Level 4

Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Cards Level 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 Page
Clever Inventions 1
Leaf-cutter Ants 2
Military Parents 3
A New Way to Clean Water 4
Top Five Children's Books 5
Birth of an Island 6
Conserving Earth's Resources 7
A Cowboy's Life 8
The Erie Canal 9
Let's Stop Bullies 10
Native American Children's Play 11
P-U! It's a Skunk 12
Should We Tap Alaska's Oil? 13
Tornado Safety Tips 14
The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire 15
Which One? 16
Indexing 17
Apes 18
Chocolate Woes 19
Climbing Mount Everest 20
Libraries 21
Making New Year's Resolutions 22
Microwave Ovens 23
The Printing Press 24
Project Moses 25
Barbara Jordan, Congresswoman 26
Galapagos Islands Plants 27
A King-sized Question 28
The Orphan Trains 29
Pool Safety Tips 30
Saving Native American Language & Traditions 31
Child Labor in Ecuador 32
Edward Jenner, Scientist 33
Frisbees 34
Grandma Moses, Artist 35
Helen Keller, Adventurer 36
Hot Dogs 37
John Walsh, Animal Rescuer 38
Lewis & Clark's Great Adventure 39
Life Aboard an Aircraft Carrier 40
Movie Stars from Book Characters 41
Plastic Bottles Live Again as Lumber 42
A Queen's Jubilee 43
Sea Serpent 44
The Transcontinental Railroad 45
Unusual Libraries 46
William Wegman, Photographer 47
Caves 48
The Dawn of a New Age in Travel 49
The Dead Sea 50
Dowsing 51
Helmets Are Cool 52
Niagara Falls 53
Ocean Tides 54
Quarries 55
Stonehenge 56
The White House 57
Clown fish 58
Elks in North Carolina Once More 59
The Great San Francisco Earthquake 60
Hydrofoils and Hovercrafts 61
Income Taxes 62
Is Antarctica on Thin Ice? 63
Japanese American Camps 64
Our Solar System 65
Stars 66
Top Board Games in America 67
A Trip Around the World 68
Was King Tut Murdered? 69
The Year Without a Summer 70
Yellowstone National Park 71
Yeti: Fact or Fiction? 72
Dew, Frost, and Fog 73
Fight for the Spirit Bear 74
Fire Walking 75
Guion Bluford, Jr., Astronaut 76
The Iditarod: An Icy Race 77
Labor Laws 78
Numbats 79
Pangaea 80
Pockets 81
The Red Planet 82
Rosie the Riveter 83
Scooters 84
A Talented Figure Skater 85
Amelia Earhart, Pilot 86
Basketball 87
Castles 88
The Constitutional Convention 89
Dangerous Business 90
Energy 91
Fossils Give Us a Glimpse into the Past 92
A Golden Tamarin Is Born 93
Pocket Pet Pup 94
Pottery 95
Rationing During World War II 96
Taming the Chinchilla 97
Teddy Bears 98
Treasure at the Bottom of the Sea 99
U.S. Army Special Operations 100
Wetlands 101
What Is Buried on Oak Island? 102
Celebrating the Chinese New Year 103
Death Valley Rodents 104
Jupiter 105
Matthew Henson, Arctic Explorer 106
New Electronic Devices 107
The Peace Crops 108
Roller Coaster Mania 109
Smoking Is Deadly 110
Snowboarding 111
Subways 112

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 Page
Leaf-cutter Ants 2
A New Way to Clean Water 4
Conserving Earth's Resources 7
Let's Stop Bullies 10
Native American Children's Play 11
P-U! It's a Skunk 12
Which One? 16
Libraries 21
Microwave Ovens 23
The Printing Press 24
The Orphan Trains 29
Child Labor in Ecuador 32
Edward Jenner, Scientist 33
Helen Keller, Adventurer 36
Movie Stars from Book Characters 41
Caves 48
The Dawn of a New Age in Travel 49
Helmets Are Cool 52
Niagara Falls 53
Ocean Tides 54
Clown fish 58
Hydrofoils and Hovercrafts 61
Income Taxes 62
Our Solar System 65
Stars 66
Was King Tut Murdered? 69
Dew, Frost, and Fog 73
Guion Bluford, Jr., Astronaut 76
Pockets 81
Rosie the Riveter 83
Scooters 84
Castles 88
Dangerous Business 90
Fossils Give Us a Glimpse into the Past 92
Pottery 95
Taming the Chinchilla 97
U.S. Army Special Operations 100
Death Valley Rodents 104
Jupiter 105
New Electronic Devices 107
Subways 112

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 Page
P-U! It's a Skunk 12
Indexing 17
Climbing Mount Everest 20
John Walsh, Animal Rescuer 38
The Dawn of a New Age in Travel 49
Guion Bluford, Jr., Astronaut 76
Labor Laws 78
What Is Buried on Oak Island? 102
The Peace Crops 108

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 Page
Clever Inventions 1
Leaf-cutter Ants 2
Military Parents 3
A New Way to Clean Water 4
Conserving Earth's Resources 7
A Cowboy's Life 8
Let's Stop Bullies 10
P-U! It's a Skunk 12
Should We Tap Alaska's Oil? 13
Tornado Safety Tips 14
The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire 15
Which One? 16
Climbing Mount Everest 20
Making New Year's Resolutions 22
Project Moses 25
Barbara Jordan, Congresswoman 26
Galapagos Islands Plants 27
A King-sized Question 28
Pool Safety Tips 30
Child Labor in Ecuador 32
Edward Jenner, Scientist 33
Frisbees 34
Grandma Moses, Artist 35
Lewis & Clark's Great Adventure 39
Life Aboard an Aircraft Carrier 40
Movie Stars from Book Characters 41
A Queen's Jubilee 43
Sea Serpent 44
The Transcontinental Railroad 45
The Dawn of a New Age in Travel 49
The Dead Sea 50
Dowsing 51
Helmets Are Cool 52
Ocean Tides 54
Quarries 55
Stonehenge 56
The White House 57
Clown fish 58
Elks in North Carolina Once More 59
The Great San Francisco Earthquake 60
Our Solar System 65
Stars 66
Was King Tut Murdered? 69
Yellowstone National Park 71
Yeti: Fact or Fiction? 72
Fight for the Spirit Bear 74
Fire Walking 75
Guion Bluford, Jr., Astronaut 76
The Iditarod: An Icy Race 77
Labor Laws 78
Numbats 79
Pangaea 80
The Red Planet 82
Scooters 84
A Talented Figure Skater 85
Basketball 87
Castles 88
The Constitutional Convention 89
Energy 91
Fossils Give Us a Glimpse into the Past 92
A Golden Tamarin Is Born 93
Pocket Pet Pup 94
Pottery 95
Rationing During World War II 96
Taming the Chinchilla 97
Teddy Bears 98
Treasure at the Bottom of the Sea 99
U.S. Army Special Operations 100
Wetlands 101
Celebrating the Chinese New Year 103
Death Valley Rodents 104
Jupiter 105
Matthew Henson, Arctic Explorer 106
New Electronic Devices 107
Roller Coaster Mania 109
Smoking Is Deadly 110
Snowboarding 111
Subways 112

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 Page
The White House 57
Hydrofoils and Hovercrafts 61
New Electronic Devices 107

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 Page
Clever Inventions 1
The Erie Canal 9
Should We Tap Alaska's Oil? 13
Tornado Safety Tips 14
Which One? 16
Indexing 17
Libraries 21
Making New Year's Resolutions 22
Barbara Jordan, Congresswoman 26
A King-sized Question 28
Pool Safety Tips 30
Saving Native American Language & Traditions 31
Child Labor in Ecuador 32
Hot Dogs 37
Lewis & Clark's Great Adventure 39
A Queen's Jubilee 43
The Transcontinental Railroad 45
The Dead Sea 50
Quarries 55
The White House 57
Income Taxes 62
Is Antarctica on Thin Ice? 63
Japanese American Camps 64
A Trip Around the World 68
The Iditarod: An Icy Race 77
Pockets 81
Rosie the Riveter 83
Castles 88
Rationing During World War II 96
Teddy Bears 98
Matthew Henson, Arctic Explorer 106
Roller Coaster Mania 109
Smoking Is Deadly 110

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 Page
Clever Inventions 1
Leaf-cutter Ants 2
Military Parents 3
A New Way to Clean Water 4
Top Five Children's Books 5
Birth of an Island 6
Conserving Earth's Resources 7
A Cowboy's Life 8
The Erie Canal 9
Let's Stop Bullies 10
Native American Children's Play 11
P-U! It's a Skunk 12
Should We Tap Alaska's Oil? 13
Tornado Safety Tips 14
The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire 15
Which One? 16
Indexing 17
Apes 18
Chocolate Woes 19
Climbing Mount Everest 20
Libraries 21
Making New Year's Resolutions 22
Microwave Ovens 23
The Printing Press 24
Project Moses 25
Barbara Jordan, Congresswoman 26
Galapagos Islands Plants 27
A King-sized Question 28
The Orphan Trains 29
Pool Safety Tips 30
Saving Native American Language & Traditions 31
Child Labor in Ecuador 32
Edward Jenner, Scientist 33
Frisbees 34
Grandma Moses, Artist 35
Helen Keller, Adventurer 36
Hot Dogs 37
John Walsh, Animal Rescuer 38
Lewis & Clark's Great Adventure 39
Life Aboard an Aircraft Carrier 40
Movie Stars from Book Characters 41
Plastic Bottles Live Again as Lumber 42
A Queen's Jubilee 43
Sea Serpent 44
The Transcontinental Railroad 45
Unusual Libraries 46
William Wegman, Photographer 47
Caves 48
The Dawn of a New Age in Travel 49
The Dead Sea 50
Dowsing 51
Helmets Are Cool 52
Niagara Falls 53
Ocean Tides 54
Quarries 55
Stonehenge 56
The White House 57
Clown fish 58
Elks in North Carolina Once More 59
The Great San Francisco Earthquake 60
Hydrofoils and Hovercrafts 61
Income Taxes 62
Is Antarctica on Thin Ice? 63
Japanese American Camps 64
Our Solar System 65
Stars 66
Top Board Games in America 67
A Trip Around the World 68
Was King Tut Murdered? 69
The Year Without a Summer 70
Yellowstone National Park 71
Yeti: Fact or Fiction? 72
Dew, Frost, and Fog 73
Fight for the Spirit Bear 74
Fire Walking 75
Guion Bluford, Jr., Astronaut 76
The Iditarod: An Icy Race 77
Labor Laws 78
Numbats 79
Pangaea 80
Pockets 81
The Red Planet 82
Rosie the Riveter 83
Scooters 84
A Talented Figure Skater 85
Amelia Earhart, Pilot 86
Basketball 87
Castles 88
The Constitutional Convention 89
Dangerous Business 90
Energy 91
Fossils Give Us a Glimpse into the Past 92
A Golden Tamarin Is Born 93
Pocket Pet Pup 94
Pottery 95
Rationing During World War II 96
Taming the Chinchilla 97
Teddy Bears 98
Treasure at the Bottom of the Sea 99
U.S. Army Special Operations 100
Wetlands 101
What Is Buried on Oak Island? 102
Celebrating the Chinese New Year 103
Death Valley Rodents 104
Jupiter 105
Matthew Henson, Arctic Explorer 106
New Electronic Devices 107
The Peace Crops 108
Roller Coaster Mania 109
Smoking Is Deadly 110
Snowboarding 111
Subways 112

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