Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Critical Thinking: Test-taking Practice for Reading Grade 5

Critical Thinking: Test-taking Practice for Reading Grade 5

English Language Arts

Strand - Reading Standards: Literature, Grade 5

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.5.2: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.

Activity Pages
I Am Not an Insect! 21-24
The King's Threads 28-33
Lewis and Clarke Practice Math 45-51
An Emerald Is as Green as Grass 52-53
The Land of Nod 62-64
Sam the Magnificent 68-70

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.5.1: Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

Activity Pages
I Am Not an Insect! 21-24
The King's Threads 28-33
Lewis and Clarke Practice Math 45-51
An Emerald Is as Green as Grass 52-53
The Land of Nod 62-64
Sam the Magnificent 68-70

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.5.3: Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., how characters interact).

Activity Pages
The King's Threads 28-33
Lewis and Clarke Practice Math 45-51
An Emerald Is as Green as Grass 52-53
Sam the Magnificent 68-70

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.5.6: Describe how a narrator's or speaker's point of view influences how events are described.

Activity Pages
I Am Not an Insect! 21-24
Lewis and Clarke Practice Math 45-51
An Emerald Is as Green as Grass 52-53
The Land of Nod 62-64

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.5.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.

Activity Pages
I Am Not an Insect! 21-24
The King's Threads 28-33
Lewis and Clarke Practice Math 45-51
An Emerald Is as Green as Grass 52-53
The Land of Nod 62-64

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.5.5: Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fits together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem.

Activity Pages
An Emerald Is as Green as Grass 52-53
The Land of Nod 62-64

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA.RL.5.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 4-5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Activity Pages
The Mighty Mississippi 18-20
I Am Not an Insect! 21-24
Fostering an Animal 25-27
The King's Threads 28-33
Frogs and Toads 34-38
The Maya 39-44
Lewis and Clarke Practice Math 45-51
An Emerald Is as Green as Grass 52-53
The Jobs of Steve Jobs 54-56
Hawk Mountain 57-61
The Land of Nod 62-64
How to Make Compost 65-67
Sam the Magnificent 68-70
Sam's Pick a Number Trick 71-74
Edible Insects! 75-77

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
The Mighty Mississippi 18-20
Fostering an Animal 25-27
Frogs and Toads 34-38
The Maya 39-44
The Jobs of Steve Jobs 54-56
Hawk Mountain 57-61
How to Make Compost 65-67
Sam's Pick a Number Trick 71-74
Edible Insects! 75-77

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
The Mighty Mississippi 18-20
Frogs and Toads 34-38
The Maya 39-44
The Jobs of Steve Jobs 54-56
Hawk Mountain 57-61
How to Make Compost 65-67
Sam's Pick a Number Trick 71-74
Edible Insects! 75-77

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
Fostering an Animal 25-27
Frogs and Toads 34-38
The Maya 39-44
The Jobs of Steve Jobs 54-56
How to Make Compost 65-67
Sam's Pick a Number Trick 71-74
Edible Insects! 75-77

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
The Mighty Mississippi 18-20
Fostering an Animal 25-27
Frogs and Toads 34-38
The Maya 39-44
Hawk Mountain 57-61
How to Make Compost 65-67
Sam's Pick a Number Trick 71-74
Edible Insects! 75-77

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.5.5: Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.

Activity Pages
Frogs and Toads 34-38
Sam the Magnificent 68-70

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
The Mighty Mississippi 18-20
Fostering an Animal 25-27
Frogs and Toads 34-38

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
The Mighty Mississippi 18-20
I Am Not an Insect! 21-24
Fostering an Animal 25-27
The King's Threads 28-33
Frogs and Toads 34-38
The Maya 39-44
Lewis and Clarke Practice Math 45-51
An Emerald Is as Green as Grass 52-53
The Jobs of Steve Jobs 54-56
Hawk Mountain 57-61
The Land of Nod 62-64
How to Make Compost 65-67
Sam the Magnificent 68-70
Sam's Pick a Number Trick 71-74
Edible Insects! 75-77

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
The Mighty Mississippi 18-20
I Am Not an Insect! 21-24
Fostering an Animal 25-27
The King's Threads 28-33
Frogs and Toads 34-38
The Maya 39-44
Lewis and Clarke Practice Math 45-51
An Emerald Is as Green as Grass 52-53
The Jobs of Steve Jobs 54-56
Hawk Mountain 57-61
The Land of Nod 62-64
How to Make Compost 65-67
Sam the Magnificent 68-70
Sam's Pick a Number Trick 71-74
Edible Insects! 75-77

Fluency

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

Activity Pages
The Mighty Mississippi 18-20
I Am Not an Insect! 21-24
Fostering an Animal 25-27
The King's Threads 28-33
Frogs and Toads 34-38
The Maya 39-44
Lewis and Clarke Practice Math 45-51
An Emerald Is as Green as Grass 52-53
The Jobs of Steve Jobs 54-56
Hawk Mountain 57-61
The Land of Nod 62-64
How to Make Compost 65-67
Sam the Magnificent 68-70
Sam's Pick a Number Trick 71-74
Edible Insects! 75-77

Strand - Language Standards, Grade 5

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

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

Activity Pages
The Mighty Mississippi 18-20
I Am Not an Insect! 21-24
Fostering an Animal 25-27
The King's Threads 28-33
Frogs and Toads 34-38
The Maya 39-44
Lewis and Clarke Practice Math 45-51
An Emerald Is as Green as Grass 52-53
The Jobs of Steve Jobs 54-56
Hawk Mountain 57-61
The Land of Nod 62-64
How to Make Compost 65-67
Sam the Magnificent 68-70
Sam's Pick a Number Trick 71-74
Edible Insects! 75-77

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
The Mighty Mississippi 18-20
I Am Not an Insect! 21-24
Fostering an Animal 25-27
The King's Threads 28-33
Frogs and Toads 34-38
The Maya 39-44
Lewis and Clarke Practice Math 45-51
An Emerald Is as Green as Grass 52-53
The Jobs of Steve Jobs 54-56
Hawk Mountain 57-61
The Land of Nod 62-64
How to Make Compost 65-67
Sam the Magnificent 68-70
Sam's Pick a Number Trick 71-74
Edible Insects! 75-77

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