Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Using Online Research Tools to Reinforce Common Core Skills

Using Online Research Tools to Reinforce Common Core Skills

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fluency

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

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

Strand - Writing Standards, Grade 4

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

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

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

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

Strand - Language Standards, Grade 4

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

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

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

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

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