Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Power Pen Learning Cards: Reading Comprehension Grade 4

Power Pen Learning Cards: Reading Comprehension Grade 4

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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.

Passage Pages
Problem Solved! 57 to 58
Cooking for Turkey 59 to 60
Coming Around Again 61 to 62
Flamingo Foibles 63 to 64
Princess Problems 65 to 66
Funny Frieda 67 to 68
Civil Love 69 to 70
You're Fired 71 to 72
The Gettysburg Address 73 to 74
Blast Off! 75 to 76
Over the Top 77 to 78
Spelling Bee 79 to 80
Overboard! 81 to 82
Artistic Talent 83 to 84
The Field Trip 85 to 86
Friends in the Morning 87 to 88
I Spy! 89 to 90
April Fool's Day 91 to 92
The Treasure 93 to 94
The Chess Champion 95 to 96
Wild Things in the Closet 97 to 98
Puppy Love 99 to 100
The Disappearing Cat 101 to 102
Monster Eyes 103 to 104
Football Practice 105 to 106

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.4.2: Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.

Passage Pages
Problem Solved! 57 to 58
Cooking for Turkey 59 to 60
Coming Around Again 61 to 62
Flamingo Foibles 63 to 64
Princess Problems 65 to 66
Funny Frieda 67 to 68
Civil Love 69 to 70
You're Fired 71 to 72
The Gettysburg Address 73 to 74
Blast Off! 75 to 76
Over the Top 77 to 78
Spelling Bee 79 to 80
Overboard! 81 to 82
Artistic Talent 83 to 84
The Field Trip 85 to 86
Friends in the Morning 87 to 88
I Spy! 89 to 90
April Fool's Day 91 to 92
The Treasure 93 to 94
The Chess Champion 95 to 96
Wild Things in the Closet 97 to 98
Puppy Love 99 to 100
The Disappearing Cat 101 to 102
Monster Eyes 103 to 104
Football Practice 105 to 106

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).

Passage Pages
Problem Solved! 57 to 58
Cooking for Turkey 59 to 60
Coming Around Again 61 to 62
Flamingo Foibles 63 to 64
Princess Problems 65 to 66
Funny Frieda 67 to 68
Civil Love 69 to 70
You're Fired 71 to 72
The Gettysburg Address 73 to 74
Blast Off! 75 to 76
Over the Top 77 to 78
Spelling Bee 79 to 80
Overboard! 81 to 82
Artistic Talent 83 to 84
The Field Trip 85 to 86
Friends in the Morning 87 to 88
I Spy! 89 to 90
April Fool's Day 91 to 92
The Treasure 93 to 94
The Chess Champion 95 to 96
Wild Things in the Closet 97 to 98
Puppy Love 99 to 100
The Disappearing Cat 101 to 102
Monster Eyes 103 to 104
Football Practice 105 to 106

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.

Passage Pages
Problem Solved! 57 to 58
Cooking for Turkey 59 to 60
Coming Around Again 61 to 62
Flamingo Foibles 63 to 64
Princess Problems 65 to 66
Funny Frieda 67 to 68
Civil Love 69 to 70
You're Fired 71 to 72
The Gettysburg Address 73 to 74
Blast Off! 75 to 76
Over the Top 77 to 78
Spelling Bee 79 to 80
Overboard! 81 to 82
Artistic Talent 83 to 84
The Field Trip 85 to 86
Friends in the Morning 87 to 88
I Spy! 89 to 90
April Fool's Day 91 to 92
The Treasure 93 to 94
The Chess Champion 95 to 96
Wild Things in the Closet 97 to 98
Puppy Love 99 to 100
The Disappearing Cat 101 to 102
Monster Eyes 103 to 104
Football Practice 105 to 106

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.

Passage Pages
Big Blast in Siberia 1 to 2
The Smithsonian Institute 3 to 4
The Amazon Rain Forest 5 to 6
Signs of Global Warming 7 to 8
Mount Vernon 9 to 10
The Bahamas 11 to 12
Giant Panda Problems 13 to 14
Insects 15 to 16
Peppered Moths 17 to 18
Trees Tell About Climates of the Past 19 to 20
Volcanic Eruptions 21 to 22
Where Did Everyone Go? 23 to 24
How U.S. Libraries Began 25 to 26
The Invention of the Microwave Oven 27 to 28
Decoding Hieroglyphs 29 to 30
Native American Unsolved Mysteries 31 to 32
Washington Irving, Author and Ghost 33 to 34
Mazes 35 to 36
Guide Dogs 37 to 38
The U.S. Supreme Court 39 to 40
Rice Feeds the World 41 to 42
The Sweet Story of Jelly Beans 43 to 44
The Indy 500 45 to 46
Living with Diabetes 47 to 48
I.M. Pei, Architect 49 to 50
Jason McElwain, Basketball Star 51 to 52
Wilma Mankiller, Former Cherokee Chief 53 to 54
Margaret Bourke-White, Photographer 55 to 56

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.

Passage Pages
Big Blast in Siberia 1 to 2
The Smithsonian Institute 3 to 4
The Amazon Rain Forest 5 to 6
Signs of Global Warming 7 to 8
Mount Vernon 9 to 10
The Bahamas 11 to 12
Giant Panda Problems 13 to 14
Insects 15 to 16
Peppered Moths 17 to 18
Trees Tell About Climates of the Past 19 to 20
Volcanic Eruptions 21 to 22
Where Did Everyone Go? 23 to 24
How U.S. Libraries Began 25 to 26
The Invention of the Microwave Oven 27 to 28
Decoding Hieroglyphs 29 to 30
Native American Unsolved Mysteries 31 to 32
Washington Irving, Author and Ghost 33 to 34
Mazes 35 to 36
Guide Dogs 37 to 38
The U.S. Supreme Court 39 to 40
The Sweet Story of Jelly Beans 43 to 44
The Indy 500 45 to 46
Living with Diabetes 47 to 48
I.M. Pei, Architect 49 to 50
Jason McElwain, Basketball Star 51 to 52
Wilma Mankiller, Former Cherokee Chief 53 to 54
Margaret Bourke-White, Photographer 55 to 56

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.

Passage Pages
Big Blast in Siberia 1 to 2
The Amazon Rain Forest 5 to 6
Signs of Global Warming 7 to 8
Mount Vernon 9 to 10
The Bahamas 11 to 12
Giant Panda Problems 13 to 14
Peppered Moths 17 to 18
Trees Tell About Climates of the Past 19 to 20
Volcanic Eruptions 21 to 22
How U.S. Libraries Began 25 to 26
The Invention of the Microwave Oven 27 to 28
Decoding Hieroglyphs 29 to 30
Guide Dogs 37 to 38
The U.S. Supreme Court 39 to 40
Rice Feeds the World 41 to 42
The Sweet Story of Jelly Beans 43 to 44
Living with Diabetes 47 to 48
Wilma Mankiller, Former Cherokee Chief 53 to 54
Margaret Bourke-White, Photographer 55 to 56

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.

Passage Pages
Big Blast in Siberia 1 to 2
The Amazon Rain Forest 5 to 6
Signs of Global Warming 7 to 8
Mount Vernon 9 to 10
The Bahamas 11 to 12
Giant Panda Problems 13 to 14
Insects 15 to 16
Peppered Moths 17 to 18
Trees Tell About Climates of the Past 19 to 20
Volcanic Eruptions 21 to 22
Where Did Everyone Go? 23 to 24
Decoding Hieroglyphs 29 to 30
Mazes 35 to 36
The U.S. Supreme Court 39 to 40
Rice Feeds the World 41 to 42
The Sweet Story of Jelly Beans 43 to 44
The Indy 500 45 to 46
Living with Diabetes 47 to 48
Jason McElwain, Basketball Star 51 to 52
Wilma Mankiller, Former Cherokee Chief 53 to 54
Margaret Bourke-White, Photographer 55 to 56

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.

Passage Pages
Big Blast in Siberia 1 to 2
The Smithsonian Institute 3 to 4
The Amazon Rain Forest 5 to 6
Signs of Global Warming 7 to 8
Mount Vernon 9 to 10
The Bahamas 11 to 12
Giant Panda Problems 13 to 14
Insects 15 to 16
Peppered Moths 17 to 18
Trees Tell About Climates of the Past 19 to 20
Volcanic Eruptions 21 to 22
Where Did Everyone Go? 23 to 24
How U.S. Libraries Began 25 to 26
The Invention of the Microwave Oven 27 to 28
Decoding Hieroglyphs 29 to 30
Native American Unsolved Mysteries 31 to 32
Washington Irving, Author and Ghost 33 to 34
Mazes 35 to 36
Guide Dogs 37 to 38
The U.S. Supreme Court 39 to 40
Rice Feeds the World 41 to 42
The Sweet Story of Jelly Beans 43 to 44
The Indy 500 45 to 46
Living with Diabetes 47 to 48
I.M. Pei, Architect 49 to 50
Jason McElwain, Basketball Star 51 to 52
Wilma Mankiller, Former Cherokee Chief 53 to 54
Margaret Bourke-White, Photographer 55 to 56

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.4.8: Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.

Passage Pages
Signs of Global Warming 7 to 8
The Bahamas 11 to 12
Insects 15 to 16
Peppered Moths 17 to 18
Trees Tell About Climates of the Past 19 to 20
Where Did Everyone Go? 23 to 24
Washington Irving, Author and Ghost 33 to 34
Guide Dogs 37 to 38
Rice Feeds the World 41 to 42
The Sweet Story of Jelly Beans 43 to 44
Living with Diabetes 47 to 48
I.M. Pei, Architect 49 to 50
Jason McElwain, Basketball Star 51 to 52
Wilma Mankiller, Former Cherokee Chief 53 to 54
Margaret Bourke-White, Photographer 55 to 56

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.

Passage Pages
Big Blast in Siberia 1 to 2
The Smithsonian Institute 3 to 4
The Amazon Rain Forest 5 to 6
Signs of Global Warming 7 to 8
Mount Vernon 9 to 10
The Bahamas 11 to 12
Giant Panda Problems 13 to 14
Insects 15 to 16
Peppered Moths 17 to 18
Trees Tell About Climates of the Past 19 to 20
Volcanic Eruptions 21 to 22
Where Did Everyone Go? 23 to 24
How U.S. Libraries Began 25 to 26
The Invention of the Microwave Oven 27 to 28
Decoding Hieroglyphs 29 to 30
Native American Unsolved Mysteries 31 to 32
Washington Irving, Author and Ghost 33 to 34
Mazes 35 to 36
Guide Dogs 37 to 38
The U.S. Supreme Court 39 to 40
Rice Feeds the World 41 to 42
The Sweet Story of Jelly Beans 43 to 44
The Indy 500 45 to 46
Living with Diabetes 47 to 48
I.M. Pei, Architect 49 to 50
Jason McElwain, Basketball Star 51 to 52
Wilma Mankiller, Former Cherokee Chief 53 to 54
Margaret Bourke-White, Photographer 55 to 56

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