Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Power Pen Learning Cards: Reading Comprehension Grade 4

Power Pen Learning Cards: Reading Comprehension Grade 4

English Language Arts

Strand - Reading Standards: Literature, Grade 4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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