Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Critical Thinking: Test-taking Practice for Reading Grade 5

Critical Thinking: Test-taking Practice for Reading Grade 5

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

Fluency

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

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

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