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 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.

Activity Pages
Cook's Letter 10-11
Visitor from Colombia 12-13
Da Vinci and the Painting 14-15
Safari Guide 16-17
Wave-Riding Whales 18-19
Spaghetti Harvest 20-21
The Ball and the Tsunami 22-23
Probably True, or Must Be True? 24-25
The Architect's Diary 26-27
Marathon Legend 28-29
Upside-Down World 30-31
A Herd with Fangs 32-33
The Perfect Soft-Boiled Egg 34-35
Time Machine 36-37
Georgia, Georgia 38-39
Around the World 40-41
Octopus in the Post Office 42-43
Organs You Can't Play 44-45
The Greatest Inventor 46-47
Where Are the Strawberries? 48-49
Eggs, Tears, and the Nile 50-51
Enough Rice? 52-53
Scared Stiff 54-55
A Day Longer Than a Year 56-57
Seaworthy Sale? 58-59

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.

Activity Pages
Cook's Letter 10-11
Da Vinci and the Painting 14-15
Safari Guide 16-17
Spaghetti Harvest 20-21
The Ball and the Tsunami 22-23
Probably True, or Must Be True? 24-25
The Architect's Diary 26-27
Marathon Legend 28-29
Upside-Down World 30-31
A Herd with Fangs 32-33
The Perfect Soft-Boiled Egg 34-35
Time Machine 36-37
Around the World 40-41
Octopus in the Post Office 42-43
The Greatest Inventor 46-47
Where Are the Strawberries? 48-49
Eggs, Tears, and the Nile 50-51
Enough Rice? 52-53
Scared Stiff 54-55
A Day Longer Than a Year 56-57
Seaworthy Sale? 58-59

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.

Activity Pages
Da Vinci and the Painting 14-15
Probably True, or Must Be True? 24-25
Time Machine 36-37
Octopus in the Post Office 42-43
Seaworthy Sale? 58-59

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.

Activity Pages
Cook's Letter 10-11
Visitor from Colombia 12-13
Safari Guide 16-17
Wave-Riding Whales 18-19
Spaghetti Harvest 20-21
The Ball and the Tsunami 22-23
Probably True, or Must Be True? 24-25
The Architect's Diary 26-27
Marathon Legend 28-29
Upside-Down World 30-31
A Herd with Fangs 32-33
The Perfect Soft-Boiled Egg 34-35
Time Machine 36-37
Georgia, Georgia 38-39
Around the World 40-41
Octopus in the Post Office 42-43
Organs You Can't Play 44-45
The Greatest Inventor 46-47
Where Are the Strawberries? 48-49
Eggs, Tears, and the Nile 50-51
Enough Rice? 52-53
Scared Stiff 54-55
A Day Longer Than a Year 56-57
Seaworthy Sale? 58-59

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.

Activity Pages
Cook's Letter 10-11
Visitor from Colombia 12-13
Da Vinci and the Painting 14-15
Safari Guide 16-17
Wave-Riding Whales 18-19
Spaghetti Harvest 20-21
The Ball and the Tsunami 22-23
Probably True, or Must Be True? 24-25
The Architect's Diary 26-27
Marathon Legend 28-29
Upside-Down World 30-31
A Herd with Fangs 32-33
The Perfect Soft-Boiled Egg 34-35
Time Machine 36-37
Georgia, Georgia 38-39
Around the World 40-41
Octopus in the Post Office 42-43
Organs You Can't Play 44-45
The Greatest Inventor 46-47
Where Are the Strawberries? 48-49
Eggs, Tears, and the Nile 50-51
Enough Rice? 52-53
Scared Stiff 54-55
A Day Longer Than a Year 56-57
Seaworthy Sale? 58-59

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.

Activity Pages
Cook's Letter 10-11
Visitor from Colombia 12-13
Da Vinci and the Painting 14-15
Safari Guide 16-17
Wave-Riding Whales 18-19
Spaghetti Harvest 20-21
The Ball and the Tsunami 22-23
Probably True, or Must Be True? 24-25
The Architect's Diary 26-27
Marathon Legend 28-29
Upside-Down World 30-31
A Herd with Fangs 32-33
The Perfect Soft-Boiled Egg 34-35
Time Machine 36-37
Georgia, Georgia 38-39
Around the World 40-41
Octopus in the Post Office 42-43
Organs You Can't Play 44-45
The Greatest Inventor 46-47
Where Are the Strawberries? 48-49
Eggs, Tears, and the Nile 50-51
Enough Rice? 52-53
Scared Stiff 54-55
A Day Longer Than a Year 56-57
Seaworthy Sale? 58-59

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).

Activity Pages
Da Vinci and the Painting 14-15
Spaghetti Harvest 20-21
The Architect's Diary 26-27
Upside-Down World 30-31
The Perfect Soft-Boiled Egg 34-35
Time Machine 36-37
Octopus in the Post Office 42-43
Where Are the Strawberries? 48-49
Eggs, Tears, and the Nile 50-51
Enough Rice? 52-53
Seaworthy Sale? 58-59

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.

Activity Pages
Cook's Letter 10-11
Visitor from Colombia 12-13
Da Vinci and the Painting 14-15
Safari Guide 16-17
Wave-Riding Whales 18-19
Spaghetti Harvest 20-21
The Ball and the Tsunami 22-23
Probably True, or Must Be True? 24-25
The Architect's Diary 26-27
Marathon Legend 28-29
Upside-Down World 30-31
A Herd with Fangs 32-33
The Perfect Soft-Boiled Egg 34-35
Time Machine 36-37
Georgia, Georgia 38-39
Around the World 40-41
Octopus in the Post Office 42-43
Organs You Can't Play 44-45
The Greatest Inventor 46-47
Where Are the Strawberries? 48-49
Eggs, Tears, and the Nile 50-51
Enough Rice? 52-53
Scared Stiff 54-55
A Day Longer Than a Year 56-57
Seaworthy Sale? 58-59

Strand - Reading Standards: Foundational Skills, Grade 5

Phonics and Word Recognition

ELA.RF.5.3: Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

Activity Pages
Cook's Letter 10-11
Visitor from Colombia 12-13
Da Vinci and the Painting 14-15
Safari Guide 16-17
Wave-Riding Whales 18-19
Spaghetti Harvest 20-21
The Ball and the Tsunami 22-23
Probably True, or Must Be True? 24-25
The Architect's Diary 26-27
Marathon Legend 28-29
Upside-Down World 30-31
A Herd with Fangs 32-33
The Perfect Soft-Boiled Egg 34-35
Time Machine 36-37
Georgia, Georgia 38-39
Around the World 40-41
Octopus in the Post Office 42-43
Organs You Can't Play 44-45
The Greatest Inventor 46-47
Where Are the Strawberries? 48-49
Eggs, Tears, and the Nile 50-51
Enough Rice? 52-53
Scared Stiff 54-55
A Day Longer Than a Year 56-57
Seaworthy Sale? 58-59

Fluency

ELA.RF.5.4: Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

Activity Pages
Cook's Letter 10-11
Visitor from Colombia 12-13
Da Vinci and the Painting 14-15
Safari Guide 16-17
Wave-Riding Whales 18-19
Spaghetti Harvest 20-21
The Ball and the Tsunami 22-23
Probably True, or Must Be True? 24-25
The Architect's Diary 26-27
Marathon Legend 28-29
Upside-Down World 30-31
A Herd with Fangs 32-33
The Perfect Soft-Boiled Egg 34-35
Time Machine 36-37
Georgia, Georgia 38-39
Around the World 40-41
Octopus in the Post Office 42-43
Organs You Can't Play 44-45
The Greatest Inventor 46-47
Where Are the Strawberries? 48-49
Eggs, Tears, and the Nile 50-51
Enough Rice? 52-53
A Day Longer Than a Year 56-57
Seaworthy Sale? 58-59

Strand - Writing Standards, Grade 5

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.5.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

Activity Pages
Cook's Letter 10-11
Visitor from Colombia 12-13
Da Vinci and the Painting 14-15
Safari Guide 16-17
Wave-Riding Whales 18-19
Spaghetti Harvest 20-21
The Ball and the Tsunami 22-23
Probably True, or Must Be True? 24-25
The Architect's Diary 26-27
Marathon Legend 28-29
Upside-Down World 30-31
A Herd with Fangs 32-33
The Perfect Soft-Boiled Egg 34-35
Time Machine 36-37
Georgia, Georgia 38-39
Around the World 40-41
Octopus in the Post Office 42-43
Organs You Can't Play 44-45
The Greatest Inventor 46-47
Where Are the Strawberries? 48-49
Eggs, Tears, and the Nile 50-51
Enough Rice? 52-53
Scared Stiff 54-55
Seaworthy Sale? 58-59

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.5.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

Activity Pages
Cook's Letter 10-11
Da Vinci and the Painting 14-15
Safari Guide 16-17
Spaghetti Harvest 20-21
Probably True, or Must Be True? 24-25
The Architect's Diary 26-27
Upside-Down World 30-31
A Herd with Fangs 32-33
Octopus in the Post Office 42-43
The Greatest Inventor 46-47
Enough Rice? 52-53
Scared Stiff 54-55
Seaworthy Sale? 58-59

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.5.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

Activity Pages
Da Vinci and the Painting 14-15
Wave-Riding Whales 18-19
Time Machine 36-37
Georgia, Georgia 38-39
Octopus in the Post Office 42-43
The Greatest Inventor 46-47
Eggs, Tears, and the Nile 50-51
A Day Longer Than a Year 56-57
Seaworthy Sale? 58-59

Strand - Language Standards, Grade 5

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.5.2: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.

Activity Pages
Cook's Letter 10-11
Visitor from Colombia 12-13
Da Vinci and the Painting 14-15
Safari Guide 16-17
Wave-Riding Whales 18-19
Spaghetti Harvest 20-21
The Ball and the Tsunami 22-23
Probably True, or Must Be True? 24-25
The Architect's Diary 26-27
Marathon Legend 28-29
Upside-Down World 30-31
A Herd with Fangs 32-33
The Perfect Soft-Boiled Egg 34-35
Time Machine 36-37
Georgia, Georgia 38-39
Around the World 40-41
Octopus in the Post Office 42-43
Organs You Can't Play 44-45
The Greatest Inventor 46-47
Where Are the Strawberries? 48-49
Eggs, Tears, and the Nile 50-51
Enough Rice? 52-53
Scared Stiff 54-55
A Day Longer Than a Year 56-57
Seaworthy Sale? 58-59

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.5.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Activity Pages
Cook's Letter 10-11
Visitor from Colombia 12-13
Da Vinci and the Painting 14-15
Safari Guide 16-17
Wave-Riding Whales 18-19
Spaghetti Harvest 20-21
The Ball and the Tsunami 22-23
Probably True, or Must Be True? 24-25
The Architect's Diary 26-27
Marathon Legend 28-29
Upside-Down World 30-31
A Herd with Fangs 32-33
The Perfect Soft-Boiled Egg 34-35
Time Machine 36-37
Georgia, Georgia 38-39
Around the World 40-41
Octopus in the Post Office 42-43
Organs You Can't Play 44-45
The Greatest Inventor 46-47
Where Are the Strawberries? 48-49
Eggs, Tears, and the Nile 50-51
Enough Rice? 52-53
Scared Stiff 54-55
A Day Longer Than a Year 56-57
Seaworthy Sale? 58-59

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.5.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.

Activity Pages
Cook's Letter 10-11
Visitor from Colombia 12-13
Da Vinci and the Painting 14-15
Safari Guide 16-17
Wave-Riding Whales 18-19
Spaghetti Harvest 20-21
The Ball and the Tsunami 22-23
Probably True, or Must Be True? 24-25
The Architect's Diary 26-27
Marathon Legend 28-29
Upside-Down World 30-31
A Herd with Fangs 32-33
The Perfect Soft-Boiled Egg 34-35
Time Machine 36-37
Georgia, Georgia 38-39
Around the World 40-41
Octopus in the Post Office 42-43
Organs You Can't Play 44-45
The Greatest Inventor 46-47
Where Are the Strawberries? 48-49
Eggs, Tears, and the Nile 50-51
Enough Rice? 52-53
Scared Stiff 54-55
A Day Longer Than a Year 56-57
Seaworthy Sale? 58-59

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.5.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 5 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

Activity Pages
Cook's Letter 10-11
Visitor from Colombia 12-13
Da Vinci and the Painting 14-15
Safari Guide 16-17
Wave-Riding Whales 18-19
Spaghetti Harvest 20-21
The Ball and the Tsunami 22-23
Probably True, or Must Be True? 24-25
The Architect's Diary 26-27
Marathon Legend 28-29
Upside-Down World 30-31
A Herd with Fangs 32-33
The Perfect Soft-Boiled Egg 34-35
Time Machine 36-37
Georgia, Georgia 38-39
Around the World 40-41
Octopus in the Post Office 42-43
Organs You Can't Play 44-45
The Greatest Inventor 46-47
Where Are the Strawberries? 48-49
Eggs, Tears, and the Nile 50-51
Enough Rice? 52-53
Scared Stiff 54-55
A Day Longer Than a Year 56-57
Seaworthy Sale? 58-59

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