Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

21st Century Fact Finds: Using Online Research Tools to Reinforce Common Core Skills- Grade 4

21st Century Fact Finds: Using Online Research Tools to Reinforce Common Core Skills- Grade 4

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Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 4

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.

Activity Pages
The Best Pizza 10 to 11
Packed for Australia 12 to 13
Guide for the Amazon 16 to 17
Letter from Betsy Ross 18 to 19
Charlatan's Gold 22 to 23
The Rightful Owner 28 to 29
The Tallest Mountain 30 to 31
Farm Trip 34 to 35
The Bargain 36 to 37
The Washington Monument 44 to 45
Train-Stopping Grasshoppers 46 to 47
Bone Pictures 52 to 53

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.

Activity Pages
The Best Pizza 10 to 11
Letter from Betsy Ross 18 to 19
North Pole Journal 26 to 27
Big, Small, and on Two Continents 38 to 39
Glass Crash 42 to 43
The Washington Monument 44 to 45
Animal Hoax 58 to 59

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.

Activity Pages
The Best Pizza 10 to 11
Packed for Australia 12 to 13
The Man Who Was Fed Penguins 14 to 15
Guide for the Amazon 16 to 17
Letter from Betsy Ross 18 to 19
Visitor from Kenya 20 to 21
Charlatan's Gold 22 to 23
Planet Poster 24 to 25
North Pole Journal 26 to 27
The Rightful Owner 28 to 29
The Tallest Mountain 30 to 31
Swimming Across the Bering Strait 32 to 33
Farm Trip 34 to 35
The Bargain 36 to 37
Big, Small, and on Two Continents 38 to 39
Suspicious Insect 40 to 41
Glass Crash 42 to 43
The Washington Monument 44 to 45
Train-Stopping Grasshoppers 46 to 47
What Lion? 48 to 49
Oregon Trail 50 to 51
Bone Pictures 52 to 53
Flame Under Water 54 to 55
The Man Who Invented Swim Fins 56 to 57
Animal Hoax 58 to 59

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.

Activity Pages
The Best Pizza 10 to 11
Packed for Australia 12 to 13
The Man Who Was Fed Penguins 14 to 15
Guide for the Amazon 16 to 17
Letter from Betsy Ross 18 to 19
Visitor from Kenya 20 to 21
Charlatan's Gold 22 to 23
Planet Poster 24 to 25
North Pole Journal 26 to 27
The Rightful Owner 28 to 29
The Tallest Mountain 30 to 31
Swimming Across the Bering Strait 32 to 33
Farm Trip 34 to 35
The Bargain 36 to 37
Big, Small, and on Two Continents 38 to 39
Suspicious Insect 40 to 41
Glass Crash 42 to 43
The Washington Monument 44 to 45
Train-Stopping Grasshoppers 46 to 47
What Lion? 48 to 49
Oregon Trail 50 to 51
Bone Pictures 52 to 53
Flame Under Water 54 to 55
The Man Who Invented Swim Fins 56 to 57
Animal Hoax 58 to 59

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.

Activity Pages
The Best Pizza 10 to 11
Packed for Australia 12 to 13
The Man Who Was Fed Penguins 14 to 15
Guide for the Amazon 16 to 17
Letter from Betsy Ross 18 to 19
Visitor from Kenya 20 to 21
Charlatan's Gold 22 to 23
Planet Poster 24 to 25
North Pole Journal 26 to 27
The Rightful Owner 28 to 29
The Tallest Mountain 30 to 31
Farm Trip 34 to 35
The Bargain 36 to 37
Big, Small, and on Two Continents 38 to 39
Glass Crash 42 to 43
The Washington Monument 44 to 45
Train-Stopping Grasshoppers 46 to 47
Bone Pictures 52 to 53
Animal Hoax 58 to 59

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.

Activity Pages
The Best Pizza 10 to 11
Guide for the Amazon 16 to 17
Visitor from Kenya 20 to 21
The Washington Monument 44 to 45
Train-Stopping Grasshoppers 46 to 47
Bone Pictures 52 to 53

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.

Activity Pages
The Best Pizza 10 to 11
Packed for Australia 12 to 13
The Man Who Was Fed Penguins 14 to 15
Guide for the Amazon 16 to 17
Letter from Betsy Ross 18 to 19
Visitor from Kenya 20 to 21
Charlatan's Gold 22 to 23
Planet Poster 24 to 25
North Pole Journal 26 to 27
The Rightful Owner 28 to 29
The Tallest Mountain 30 to 31
Swimming Across the Bering Strait 32 to 33
Farm Trip 34 to 35
The Bargain 36 to 37
Big, Small, and on Two Continents 38 to 39
Suspicious Insect 40 to 41
Glass Crash 42 to 43
The Washington Monument 44 to 45
Train-Stopping Grasshoppers 46 to 47
What Lion? 48 to 49
Oregon Trail 50 to 51
Bone Pictures 52 to 53
Flame Under Water 54 to 55
The Man Who Invented Swim Fins 56 to 57
Animal Hoax 58 to 59

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.

Activity Pages
The Best Pizza 10 to 11
Packed for Australia 12 to 13
The Man Who Was Fed Penguins 14 to 15
Guide for the Amazon 16 to 17
Letter from Betsy Ross 18 to 19
Visitor from Kenya 20 to 21
Charlatan's Gold 22 to 23
Planet Poster 24 to 25
North Pole Journal 26 to 27
The Rightful Owner 28 to 29
The Tallest Mountain 30 to 31
Swimming Across the Bering Strait 32 to 33
Farm Trip 34 to 35
The Bargain 36 to 37
Big, Small, and on Two Continents 38 to 39
Suspicious Insect 40 to 41
Glass Crash 42 to 43
The Washington Monument 44 to 45
Train-Stopping Grasshoppers 46 to 47
What Lion? 48 to 49
Oregon Trail 50 to 51
Bone Pictures 52 to 53
Flame Under Water 54 to 55
The Man Who Invented Swim Fins 56 to 57
Animal Hoax 58 to 59

Strand - Reading Standards: Foundational Skills, Grade 4

Phonics and Word Recognition

ELA.RF.4.3: Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

Activity Pages
The Best Pizza 10 to 11
Packed for Australia 12 to 13
The Man Who Was Fed Penguins 14 to 15
Guide for the Amazon 16 to 17
Letter from Betsy Ross 18 to 19
Visitor from Kenya 20 to 21
Charlatan's Gold 22 to 23
Planet Poster 24 to 25
North Pole Journal 26 to 27
The Rightful Owner 28 to 29
The Tallest Mountain 30 to 31
Swimming Across the Bering Strait 32 to 33
Farm Trip 34 to 35
The Bargain 36 to 37
Big, Small, and on Two Continents 38 to 39
Suspicious Insect 40 to 41
Glass Crash 42 to 43
The Washington Monument 44 to 45
Train-Stopping Grasshoppers 46 to 47
What Lion? 48 to 49
Oregon Trail 50 to 51
Bone Pictures 52 to 53
Flame Under Water 54 to 55
The Man Who Invented Swim Fins 56 to 57
Animal Hoax 58 to 59

Fluency

ELA.RF.4.4: Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

Activity Pages
The Best Pizza 10 to 11
Packed for Australia 12 to 13
The Man Who Was Fed Penguins 14 to 15
Guide for the Amazon 16 to 17
Letter from Betsy Ross 18 to 19
Visitor from Kenya 20 to 21
Charlatan's Gold 22 to 23
Planet Poster 24 to 25
North Pole Journal 26 to 27
The Rightful Owner 28 to 29
The Tallest Mountain 30 to 31
Swimming Across the Bering Strait 32 to 33
Farm Trip 34 to 35
The Bargain 36 to 37
Big, Small, and on Two Continents 38 to 39
Suspicious Insect 40 to 41
Glass Crash 42 to 43
The Washington Monument 44 to 45
Train-Stopping Grasshoppers 46 to 47
What Lion? 48 to 49
Oregon Trail 50 to 51
Bone Pictures 52 to 53
Flame Under Water 54 to 55
The Man Who Invented Swim Fins 56 to 57
Animal Hoax 58 to 59

Strand - Writing Standards, Grade 4

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.4.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

Activity Pages
The Best Pizza 10 to 11
Packed for Australia 12 to 13
The Man Who Was Fed Penguins 14 to 15
Guide for the Amazon 16 to 17
Letter from Betsy Ross 18 to 19
Visitor from Kenya 20 to 21
Charlatan's Gold 22 to 23
Planet Poster 24 to 25
North Pole Journal 26 to 27
The Rightful Owner 28 to 29
The Tallest Mountain 30 to 31
Swimming Across the Bering Strait 32 to 33
Farm Trip 34 to 35
The Bargain 36 to 37
Big, Small, and on Two Continents 38 to 39
Suspicious Insect 40 to 41
Glass Crash 42 to 43
The Washington Monument 44 to 45
Train-Stopping Grasshoppers 46 to 47
What Lion? 48 to 49
Bone Pictures 52 to 53
Flame Under Water 54 to 55
The Man Who Invented Swim Fins 56 to 57
Animal Hoax 58 to 59

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.4.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

Activity Pages
The Best Pizza 10 to 11
The Man Who Was Fed Penguins 14 to 15
Guide for the Amazon 16 to 17
Charlatan's Gold 22 to 23
North Pole Journal 26 to 27
The Rightful Owner 28 to 29
The Tallest Mountain 30 to 31
Swimming Across the Bering Strait 32 to 33
Farm Trip 34 to 35
The Bargain 36 to 37
Big, Small, and on Two Continents 38 to 39
Glass Crash 42 to 43
Train-Stopping Grasshoppers 46 to 47
What Lion? 48 to 49
Bone Pictures 52 to 53
Flame Under Water 54 to 55
Animal Hoax 58 to 59

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.4.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

Activity Pages
Suspicious Insect 40 to 41
The Washington Monument 44 to 45
Oregon Trail 50 to 51
Bone Pictures 52 to 53
Flame Under Water 54 to 55
The Man Who Invented Swim Fins 56 to 57

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.4.4: Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)

Activity Pages
The Best Pizza 10 to 11
Packed for Australia 12 to 13
The Man Who Was Fed Penguins 14 to 15
Guide for the Amazon 16 to 17
Letter from Betsy Ross 18 to 19
Visitor from Kenya 20 to 21
Charlatan's Gold 22 to 23
Planet Poster 24 to 25
North Pole Journal 26 to 27
The Rightful Owner 28 to 29
The Tallest Mountain 30 to 31
Swimming Across the Bering Strait 32 to 33
Farm Trip 34 to 35
The Bargain 36 to 37
Big, Small, and on Two Continents 38 to 39
Suspicious Insect 40 to 41
Glass Crash 42 to 43
The Washington Monument 44 to 45
Train-Stopping Grasshoppers 46 to 47
What Lion? 48 to 49
Oregon Trail 50 to 51
Bone Pictures 52 to 53
Flame Under Water 54 to 55
The Man Who Invented Swim Fins 56 to 57
Animal Hoax 58 to 59

Strand - Language Standards, Grade 4

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.4.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Activity Pages
The Best Pizza 10 to 11
Packed for Australia 12 to 13
The Man Who Was Fed Penguins 14 to 15
Guide for the Amazon 16 to 17
Letter from Betsy Ross 18 to 19
Visitor from Kenya 20 to 21
Charlatan's Gold 22 to 23
Planet Poster 24 to 25
North Pole Journal 26 to 27
The Rightful Owner 28 to 29
The Tallest Mountain 30 to 31
Swimming Across the Bering Strait 32 to 33
Farm Trip 34 to 35
The Bargain 36 to 37
Big, Small, and on Two Continents 38 to 39
Suspicious Insect 40 to 41
Glass Crash 42 to 43
The Washington Monument 44 to 45
Train-Stopping Grasshoppers 46 to 47
What Lion? 48 to 49
Oregon Trail 50 to 51
Bone Pictures 52 to 53
Flame Under Water 54 to 55
The Man Who Invented Swim Fins 56 to 57
Animal Hoax 58 to 59

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.4.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Activity Pages
The Best Pizza 10 to 11
Packed for Australia 12 to 13
The Man Who Was Fed Penguins 14 to 15
Guide for the Amazon 16 to 17
Letter from Betsy Ross 18 to 19
Visitor from Kenya 20 to 21
Charlatan's Gold 22 to 23
Planet Poster 24 to 25
North Pole Journal 26 to 27
The Rightful Owner 28 to 29
The Tallest Mountain 30 to 31
Swimming Across the Bering Strait 32 to 33
Farm Trip 34 to 35
The Bargain 36 to 37
Big, Small, and on Two Continents 38 to 39
Suspicious Insect 40 to 41
Glass Crash 42 to 43
The Washington Monument 44 to 45
Train-Stopping Grasshoppers 46 to 47
What Lion? 48 to 49
Oregon Trail 50 to 51
Bone Pictures 52 to 53
Flame Under Water 54 to 55
The Man Who Invented Swim Fins 56 to 57
Animal Hoax 58 to 59

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.4.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

Activity Pages
The Best Pizza 10 to 11
Packed for Australia 12 to 13
The Man Who Was Fed Penguins 14 to 15
Guide for the Amazon 16 to 17
Letter from Betsy Ross 18 to 19
Visitor from Kenya 20 to 21
Charlatan's Gold 22 to 23
Planet Poster 24 to 25
North Pole Journal 26 to 27
The Rightful Owner 28 to 29
The Tallest Mountain 30 to 31
Swimming Across the Bering Strait 32 to 33
Farm Trip 34 to 35
The Bargain 36 to 37
Big, Small, and on Two Continents 38 to 39
Suspicious Insect 40 to 41
Glass Crash 42 to 43
The Washington Monument 44 to 45
Train-Stopping Grasshoppers 46 to 47
What Lion? 48 to 49
Oregon Trail 50 to 51
Bone Pictures 52 to 53
Flame Under Water 54 to 55
The Man Who Invented Swim Fins 56 to 57
Animal Hoax 58 to 59

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.4.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

Activity Pages
The Best Pizza 10 to 11
Packed for Australia 12 to 13
The Man Who Was Fed Penguins 14 to 15
Guide for the Amazon 16 to 17
Letter from Betsy Ross 18 to 19
Visitor from Kenya 20 to 21
Charlatan's Gold 22 to 23
Planet Poster 24 to 25
North Pole Journal 26 to 27
The Rightful Owner 28 to 29
The Tallest Mountain 30 to 31
Swimming Across the Bering Strait 32 to 33
Farm Trip 34 to 35
The Bargain 36 to 37
Big, Small, and on Two Continents 38 to 39
Suspicious Insect 40 to 41
Glass Crash 42 to 43
The Washington Monument 44 to 45
Train-Stopping Grasshoppers 46 to 47
What Lion? 48 to 49
Oregon Trail 50 to 51
Bone Pictures 52 to 53
Flame Under Water 54 to 55
The Man Who Invented Swim Fins 56 to 57
Animal Hoax 58 to 59

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