Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Power Pen Learning Cards: Reading Comprehension Grade 5

Power Pen Learning Cards: Reading Comprehension Grade 5

English Language Arts

Strand - Reading Standards: Literature, Grade 5

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.

Passage Pages
Lesson Learned? 57-58
Lazy Bones 59-60
Pretty Song 61-62
The Old Man’s Daughters 63-64
Climbing High 65-66
Good Fortune 67-68
Fire on the Prairie 69-70
Face to Face 71-72
A Safe Landing 73-74
Opening Up 75-76
The Bull Ride 77-78
Blissful Gratitude 79-80
Sky High 81-82
Snow Bunny 83-84
Achoo! 85-86
You Live in a Zoo 87-88
Stiff Stranger 89-90
A Little Motivation 91-92
The Encounter 93-94
Dinner by Firelight 95-96
It's All Downhill 97-98
The Monster 99-100
A Stroke 101-102
Alien Invasion 103-104
Ready, Set, Float 105-106

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.

Passage Pages
Lesson Learned? 57-58
Lazy Bones 59-60
Pretty Song 61-62
The Old Man’s Daughters 63-64
Climbing High 65-66
Good Fortune 67-68
Fire on the Prairie 69-70
Face to Face 71-72
A Safe Landing 73-74
Opening Up 75-76
The Bull Ride 77-78
Blissful Gratitude 79-80
Sky High 81-82
Snow Bunny 83-84
Achoo! 85-86
You Live in a Zoo 87-88
Stiff Stranger 89-90
A Little Motivation 91-92
The Encounter 93-94
Dinner by Firelight 95-96
It's All Downhill 97-98
The Monster 99-100
A Stroke 101-102
Alien Invasion 103-104
Ready, Set, Float 105-106

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).

Passage Pages
Lazy Bones 59-60
Pretty Song 61-62
The Old Man’s Daughters 63-64
Good Fortune 67-68
Face to Face 71-72
A Safe Landing 73-74
Opening Up 75-76
The Bull Ride 77-78
Blissful Gratitude 79-80
Sky High 81-82
Dinner by Firelight 95-96
The Monster 99-100
A Stroke 101-102
Alien Invasion 103-104
Ready, Set, Float 105-106

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.

Passage Pages
Lesson Learned? 57-58
Lazy Bones 59-60
Pretty Song 61-62
The Old Man’s Daughters 63-64
Climbing High 65-66
Good Fortune 67-68
Fire on the Prairie 69-70
Face to Face 71-72
A Safe Landing 73-74
Opening Up 75-76
The Bull Ride 77-78
Blissful Gratitude 79-80
Sky High 81-82
Snow Bunny 83-84
Achoo! 85-86
You Live in a Zoo 87-88
Stiff Stranger 89-90
A Little Motivation 91-92
The Encounter 93-94
Dinner by Firelight 95-96
It's All Downhill 97-98
The Monster 99-100
A Stroke 101-102
Alien Invasion 103-104
Ready, Set, Float 105-106

Craft and Structure

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

Passage Pages
Face to Face 71-72
The Bull Ride 77-78
Blissful Gratitude 79-80
Snow Bunny 83-84
A Little Motivation 91-92
The Encounter 93-94

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.

Passage Pages
Lesson Learned? 57-58
Lazy Bones 59-60
Pretty Song 61-62
The Old Man’s Daughters 63-64
Climbing High 65-66
Good Fortune 67-68
Fire on the Prairie 69-70
Face to Face 71-72
A Safe Landing 73-74
Opening Up 75-76
The Bull Ride 77-78
Blissful Gratitude 79-80
Sky High 81-82
Snow Bunny 83-84
Achoo! 85-86
You Live in a Zoo 87-88
Stiff Stranger 89-90
A Little Motivation 91-92
The Encounter 93-94
Dinner by Firelight 95-96
It's All Downhill 97-98
The Monster 99-100
A Stroke 101-102
Alien Invasion 103-104
Ready, Set, Float 105-106

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.

Passage Pages
A Misnamed Ocean 1-2
Where the Unicorn Lives 3-4
No Need to Build 5-6
The Salt Is Always on the Table 7-8
A Glowing Meal 9-10
Sleeping in a Capsule 11-12
A Living Dragon 13-14
Pop Goes the Knuckle 15-16
What Could Be Humming? 17-18
Surprise at the Necropsy 19-20
All About Nerves 21-22
Meat-Eating Caterpillars 23-24
Seeing the Hidden Stomach 25-26
The First Speed Trap 27-28
The Fruit That Wouldn’t Sell 29-30
Silk as Armor 31-32
Shopping Without Money 33-34
Chained Shoes 35-36
Fallacies 37-38
Athletes Wearing Plastic Bottles 39-40
The Black Box 41-42
Setting Records 43-44
The Mummy’s Passport 45-46
Shark Lady 47-48
A Walk Across the Ocean 49-50
The Only Man with This Degree 51-52
Six Months Inside 53-54
Saved by Charlie 55-56

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.

Passage Pages
Where the Unicorn Lives 3-4
A Glowing Meal 9-10
Pop Goes the Knuckle 15-16
What Could Be Humming? 17-18
All About Nerves 21-22
Meat-Eating Caterpillars 23-24
Seeing the Hidden Stomach 25-26
The First Speed Trap 27-28
Silk as Armor 31-32
Shopping Without Money 33-34
Chained Shoes 35-36
Athletes Wearing Plastic Bottles 39-40
The Black Box 41-42
Setting Records 43-44
Shark Lady 47-48
Six Months Inside 53-54
Saved by Charlie 55-56

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.

Passage Pages
Where the Unicorn Lives 3-4
No Need to Build 5-6
A Glowing Meal 9-10
Surprise at the Necropsy 19-20
The Fruit That Wouldn’t Sell 29-30
Silk as Armor 31-32
Chained Shoes 35-36
Athletes Wearing Plastic Bottles 39-40
The Mummy’s Passport 45-46
Saved by Charlie 55-56

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.

Passage Pages
A Misnamed Ocean 1-2
Where the Unicorn Lives 3-4
No Need to Build 5-6
The Salt Is Always on the Table 7-8
A Glowing Meal 9-10
Sleeping in a Capsule 11-12
A Living Dragon 13-14
Pop Goes the Knuckle 15-16
What Could Be Humming? 17-18
Surprise at the Necropsy 19-20
All About Nerves 21-22
Meat-Eating Caterpillars 23-24
Seeing the Hidden Stomach 25-26
The First Speed Trap 27-28
The Fruit That Wouldn’t Sell 29-30
Silk as Armor 31-32
Shopping Without Money 33-34
Chained Shoes 35-36
Fallacies 37-38
Athletes Wearing Plastic Bottles 39-40
The Black Box 41-42
Setting Records 43-44
The Mummy’s Passport 45-46
Shark Lady 47-48
A Walk Across the Ocean 49-50
The Only Man with This Degree 51-52
Six Months Inside 53-54
Saved by Charlie 55-56

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).

Passage Pages
A Misnamed Ocean 1-2
A Glowing Meal 9-10
A Living Dragon 13-14
Pop Goes the Knuckle 15-16
Surprise at the Necropsy 19-20
The Fruit That Wouldn’t Sell 29-30
Silk as Armor 31-32
Chained Shoes 35-36
Fallacies 37-38
Athletes Wearing Plastic Bottles 39-40
Setting Records 43-44
Shark Lady 47-48
Six Months Inside 53-54
Saved by Charlie 55-56

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.

Passage Pages
A Misnamed Ocean 1-2
Where the Unicorn Lives 3-4
No Need to Build 5-6
The Salt Is Always on the Table 7-8
A Glowing Meal 9-10
Sleeping in a Capsule 11-12
A Living Dragon 13-14
Pop Goes the Knuckle 15-16
What Could Be Humming? 17-18
Surprise at the Necropsy 19-20
All About Nerves 21-22
Meat-Eating Caterpillars 23-24
Seeing the Hidden Stomach 25-26
The First Speed Trap 27-28
The Fruit That Wouldn’t Sell 29-30
Silk as Armor 31-32
Shopping Without Money 33-34
Chained Shoes 35-36
Fallacies 37-38
Athletes Wearing Plastic Bottles 39-40
The Black Box 41-42
Setting Records 43-44
The Mummy’s Passport 45-46
Shark Lady 47-48
A Walk Across the Ocean 49-50
The Only Man with This Degree 51-52
Six Months Inside 53-54
Saved by Charlie 55-56

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