Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Nonfiction and Fiction Paired Texts Grade 4

Nonfiction and Fiction Paired Texts Grade 4

English Language Arts

Strand - Reading Standards: Literature, Grade 4

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.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
Unit 1 - Helping Others 10-13
Unit 2 - Unusual, Spectacular Planets 15-18
Unit 3 - Hiding Under Someone's Bunk 20-23
Unit 4 - New Food in Town 25-28
Unit 5 - The History of Me 30-33
Unit 6 - Riding the Range 35-38
Unit 7 - The Coming Storm 40-43
Unit 8 - The Hidden Place 45-48
Unit 9 - The Great Ride 50-53
Unit 10 - Wildlife Adventure 55-58
Unit 11 - Sand and Salt 60-63
Unit 12 - Digging for Fossils 65-68
Unit 13 - Trip to the Zoo 70-73
Unit 14 - A Bright Idea 75-78
Unit 15 - The Hidden House 80-83
Unit 16 - The Winner 85-88
Unit 17 - Egyptian Wonders 90-93
Unit 18 - First Flight 95-98
Unit 19 - Seeing Things Clearly 100-103
Unit 20 - The Show 105-108
Unit 21 - Freezing Cold 110-113
Unit 22 - On Our Way 115-118
Unit 23 - Signs of the Past 120-123
Unit 24 - The Fort 125-128
Unit 25 - The Northern Neighbor 130-133
Unit 26 - A Sad Truth 135-138

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.4.3: Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).

Activity Pages
Unit 1 - Helping Others 10-13
Unit 2 - Unusual, Spectacular Planets 15-18
Unit 3 - Hiding Under Someone's Bunk 20-23
Unit 4 - New Food in Town 25-28
Unit 5 - The History of Me 30-33
Unit 6 - Riding the Range 35-38
Unit 7 - The Coming Storm 40-43
Unit 8 - The Hidden Place 45-48
Unit 9 - The Great Ride 50-53
Unit 10 - Wildlife Adventure 55-58
Unit 11 - Sand and Salt 60-63
Unit 12 - Digging for Fossils 65-68
Unit 13 - Trip to the Zoo 70-73
Unit 14 - A Bright Idea 75-78
Unit 15 - The Hidden House 80-83
Unit 16 - The Winner 85-88
Unit 17 - Egyptian Wonders 90-93
Unit 18 - First Flight 95-98
Unit 19 - Seeing Things Clearly 100-103
Unit 20 - The Show 105-108
Unit 21 - Freezing Cold 110-113
Unit 22 - On Our Way 115-118
Unit 23 - Signs of the Past 120-123
Unit 24 - The Fort 125-128
Unit 25 - The Northern Neighbor 130-133
Unit 26 - A Sad Truth 135-138

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.4.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).

Activity Pages
Unit 1 - Helping Others 10-13
Unit 2 - Unusual, Spectacular Planets 15-18
Unit 3 - Hiding Under Someone's Bunk 20-23
Unit 4 - New Food in Town 25-28
Unit 5 - The History of Me 30-33
Unit 6 - Riding the Range 35-38
Unit 7 - The Coming Storm 40-43
Unit 8 - The Hidden Place 45-48
Unit 9 - The Great Ride 50-53
Unit 10 - Wildlife Adventure 55-58
Unit 11 - Sand and Salt 60-63
Unit 12 - Digging for Fossils 65-68
Unit 13 - Trip to the Zoo 70-73
Unit 14 - A Bright Idea 75-78
Unit 15 - The Hidden House 80-83
Unit 16 - The Winner 85-88
Unit 17 - Egyptian Wonders 90-93
Unit 18 - First Flight 95-98
Unit 19 - Seeing Things Clearly 100-103
Unit 20 - The Show 105-108
Unit 21 - Freezing Cold 110-113
Unit 22 - On Our Way 115-118
Unit 23 - Signs of the Past 120-123
Unit 24 - The Fort 125-128
Unit 25 - The Northern Neighbor 130-133
Unit 26 - A Sad Truth 135-138

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA.RL.4.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.

Activity Pages
Unit 1 - Helping Others 10-13
Unit 2 - Unusual, Spectacular Planets 15-18
Unit 3 - Hiding Under Someone's Bunk 20-23
Unit 4 - New Food in Town 25-28
Unit 5 - The History of Me 30-33
Unit 6 - Riding the Range 35-38
Unit 7 - The Coming Storm 40-43
Unit 8 - The Hidden Place 45-48
Unit 9 - The Great Ride 50-53
Unit 10 - Wildlife Adventure 55-58
Unit 11 - Sand and Salt 60-63
Unit 12 - Digging for Fossils 65-68
Unit 13 - Trip to the Zoo 70-73
Unit 14 - A Bright Idea 75-78
Unit 15 - The Hidden House 80-83
Unit 16 - The Winner 85-88
Unit 17 - Egyptian Wonders 90-93
Unit 18 - First Flight 95-98
Unit 19 - Seeing Things Clearly 100-103
Unit 20 - The Show 105-108
Unit 21 - Freezing Cold 110-113
Unit 22 - On Our Way 115-118
Unit 23 - Signs of the Past 120-123
Unit 24 - The Fort 125-128
Unit 25 - The Northern Neighbor 130-133
Unit 26 - A Sad Truth 135-138

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
Unit 1 - Hillary Clinton 11-13
Unit 2 - One Small Step 16-18
Unit 3 - The Skunk 21-23
Unit 4 - Going Meatless 26-28
Unit 5 - It's All in the Genes 31-33
Unit 6 - The Wild West 36-38
Unit 7 - Storms 41-43
Unit 8 - The Unstoppable Plant 46-48
Unit 9 - Transportation on the Tracks 51-53
Unit 10 - Amazing Owls 56-58
Unit 11 - Salt of the Earth 61-63
Unit 12 - Job in the Dirt 66-68
Unit 13 - The Giant Panda 71-73
Unit 14 - Inventions 76-78
Unit 15 - Animal Houses 81-83
Unit 16 - A Special Competition 86-88
Unit 17 - The Great Pyramid 91-93
Unit 18 - Twelve Seconds of Change 96-98
Unit 19 - Mr. President 101-103
Unit 20 - Dolphins 106-108
Unit 21 - Animals Survive 111-113
Unit 22 - The Blues 116-118
Unit 23 - The Trail of Tears 121-123
Unit 24 - The Great Wall of China 126-128
Unit 25 - Canada 131-133
Unit 26 - Heroes of Denmark 136-138

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
Unit 13 - The Giant Panda 71-73
Unit 15 - Animal Houses 81-83

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
Unit 1 - Hillary Clinton 11-13
Unit 2 - One Small Step 16-18
Unit 3 - The Skunk 21-23
Unit 4 - Going Meatless 26-28
Unit 5 - It's All in the Genes 31-33
Unit 6 - The Wild West 36-38
Unit 7 - Storms 41-43
Unit 8 - The Unstoppable Plant 46-48
Unit 9 - Transportation on the Tracks 51-53
Unit 10 - Amazing Owls 56-58
Unit 11 - Salt of the Earth 61-63
Unit 12 - Job in the Dirt 66-68
Unit 13 - The Giant Panda 71-73
Unit 14 - Inventions 76-78
Unit 15 - Animal Houses 81-83
Unit 16 - A Special Competition 86-88
Unit 17 - The Great Pyramid 91-93
Unit 18 - Twelve Seconds of Change 96-98
Unit 19 - Mr. President 101-103
Unit 20 - Dolphins 106-108
Unit 21 - Animals Survive 111-113
Unit 22 - The Blues 116-118
Unit 23 - The Trail of Tears 121-123
Unit 24 - The Great Wall of China 126-128
Unit 25 - Canada 131-133
Unit 26 - Heroes of Denmark 136-138

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
Unit 1 - Hillary Clinton 11-13
Unit 2 - One Small Step 16-18
Unit 3 - The Skunk 21-23
Unit 4 - Going Meatless 26-28
Unit 5 - It's All in the Genes 31-33
Unit 6 - The Wild West 36-38
Unit 7 - Storms 41-43
Unit 8 - The Unstoppable Plant 46-48
Unit 9 - Transportation on the Tracks 51-53
Unit 10 - Amazing Owls 56-58
Unit 11 - Salt of the Earth 61-63
Unit 12 - Job in the Dirt 66-68
Unit 13 - The Giant Panda 71-73
Unit 14 - Inventions 76-78
Unit 15 - Animal Houses 81-83
Unit 16 - A Special Competition 86-88
Unit 17 - The Great Pyramid 91-93
Unit 18 - Twelve Seconds of Change 96-98
Unit 19 - Mr. President 101-103
Unit 20 - Dolphins 106-108
Unit 21 - Animals Survive 111-113
Unit 22 - The Blues 116-118
Unit 23 - The Trail of Tears 121-123
Unit 24 - The Great Wall of China 126-128
Unit 25 - Canada 131-133
Unit 26 - Heroes of Denmark 136-138

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
Unit 1 - Hillary Clinton 11-13
Unit 2 - One Small Step 16-18
Unit 3 - The Skunk 21-23
Unit 4 - Going Meatless 26-28
Unit 5 - It's All in the Genes 31-33
Unit 6 - The Wild West 36-38
Unit 7 - Storms 41-43
Unit 8 - The Unstoppable Plant 46-48
Unit 9 - Transportation on the Tracks 51-53
Unit 10 - Amazing Owls 56-58
Unit 11 - Salt of the Earth 61-63
Unit 12 - Job in the Dirt 66-68
Unit 13 - The Giant Panda 71-73
Unit 14 - Inventions 76-78
Unit 15 - Animal Houses 81-83
Unit 16 - A Special Competition 86-88
Unit 17 - The Great Pyramid 91-93
Unit 18 - Twelve Seconds of Change 96-98
Unit 19 - Mr. President 101-103
Unit 20 - Dolphins 106-108
Unit 21 - Animals Survive 111-113
Unit 22 - The Blues 116-118
Unit 23 - The Trail of Tears 121-123
Unit 24 - The Great Wall of China 126-128
Unit 25 - Canada 131-133
Unit 26 - Heroes of Denmark 136-138

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 Page
Unit 2 - Time to Write! 19
Unit 5 - Time to Write! 34
Unit 14 - Time to Write! 79
Unit 23 - Time to Write! 124
Unit 24 - Time to Write! 129

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 Page
Unit 4 - Time to Write! 29
Unit 7 - Time to Write! 44
Unit 8 - Time to Write! 49
Unit 12 - Time to Write! 69
Unit 18 - Time to Write! 99
Unit 19 - Time to Write! 104
Unit 20 - Time to Write! 109
Unit 21 - Time to Write! 114

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 Page
Unit 10 - Time to Write! 59
Unit 11 - Time to Write! 64
Unit 15 - Time to Write! 84
Unit 26 - Time to Write! 139

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 Page
Unit 1 - Time to Write! 14
Unit 6 - Time to Write! 39
Unit 17 - Time to Write! 94
Unit 22 - Time to Write! 119

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.4.7: Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

Activity Page
Unit 9 - Time to Write! 54
Unit 13 - Time to Write! 74
Unit 16 - Time to Write! 89
Unit 25 - Time to Write! 134

Range of Writing

ELA.W.4.10: Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

Activity Page
Unit 1 - Time to Write! 14
Unit 2 - Time to Write! 19
Unit 3 - Time to Write! 24
Unit 4 - Time to Write! 29
Unit 5 - Time to Write! 34
Unit 6 - Time to Write! 39
Unit 7 - Time to Write! 44
Unit 8 - Time to Write! 49
Unit 9 - Time to Write! 54
Unit 10 - Time to Write! 59
Unit 11 - Time to Write! 64
Unit 12 - Time to Write! 69
Unit 13 - Time to Write! 74
Unit 14 - Time to Write! 79
Unit 15 - Time to Write! 84
Unit 16 - Time to Write! 89
Unit 17 - Time to Write! 94
Unit 18 - Time to Write! 99
Unit 19 - Time to Write! 104
Unit 20 - Time to Write! 109
Unit 21 - Time to Write! 114
Unit 22 - Time to Write! 119
Unit 23 - Time to Write! 124
Unit 24 - Time to Write! 129
Unit 25 - Time to Write! 134
Unit 26 - Time to Write! 139

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