Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Targeting Comprehension Strategies for the Common Core Grade 4

Targeting Comprehension Strategies for the Common Core Grade 4

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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
My Birthday 19 to 22
Our Family Outing 25 to 28
Diary of Ben’s Tennis Ball 39 to 42
The Mushroom Hunt 51 to 54
The Story of Momotaro 55 to 56
The Foster Family’s Camping Trip 57 to 60
Ban Cats! 69 to 70
One of Those Days 75 to 76
The Story of King Midas 77 to 80
Surprise Dinner 81 to 82
The Lost City of Atlantis 83 to 86
The Country Life Is For Me! 101 to 102
Double Trouble 107 to 108
Flight to Singapore 109 to 112

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
My Birthday 19 to 22
Our Family Outing 25 to 28
Diary of Ben’s Tennis Ball 39 to 42
The Mushroom Hunt 51 to 54
The Story of Momotaro 55 to 56
The Foster Family’s Camping Trip 57 to 60
Ban Cats! 69 to 70
One of Those Days 75 to 76
The Story of King Midas 77 to 80
Surprise Dinner 81 to 82
The Lost City of Atlantis 83 to 86
The Country Life Is For Me! 101 to 102
Flight to Singapore 109 to 112

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.4.3: Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions).

Passage Pages
My Birthday 19 to 22
Diary of Ben’s Tennis Ball 39 to 42
The Mushroom Hunt 51 to 54
The Story of Momotaro 55 to 56
The Foster Family’s Camping Trip 57 to 60
The Story of King Midas 77 to 80
Surprise Dinner 81 to 82
Flight to Singapore 109 to 112

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
My Birthday 19 to 22
Our Family Outing 25 to 28
Diary of Ben’s Tennis Ball 39 to 42
The Mushroom Hunt 51 to 54
The Story of Momotaro 55 to 56
The Foster Family’s Camping Trip 57 to 60
Ban Cats! 69 to 70
One of Those Days 75 to 76
The Story of King Midas 77 to 80
Surprise Dinner 81 to 82
The Lost City of Atlantis 83 to 86
The Country Life Is For Me! 101 to 102
Double Trouble 107 to 108
Flight to Singapore 109 to 112

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
My Birthday 19 to 22
Our Family Outing 25 to 28
Diary of Ben’s Tennis Ball 39 to 42
The Mushroom Hunt 51 to 54
The Story of Momotaro 55 to 56
The Foster Family’s Camping Trip 57 to 60
Ban Cats! 69 to 70
One of Those Days 75 to 76
The Story of King Midas 77 to 80
Surprise Dinner 81 to 82
The Lost City of Atlantis 83 to 86
The Country Life Is For Me! 101 to 102
Double Trouble 107 to 108
Flight to Singapore 109 to 112

Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 4

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
Butterflies 13 to 16
New Zealand 29 to 30
Skin 31 to 34
The Life Cycle of a Silkworm 43 to 44
Guide Dogs 65 to 68
Seahorses 71 to 74
Beach Safety in Australia 91 to 94
A Plant that Eats Insects 97 to 100
Request For a Bike Track 103 to 106

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
Butterflies 13 to 16
Strawberry Bars 17 to 18
The Full Tummy Café 23 to 24
New Zealand 29 to 30
Skin 31 to 34
The Life Cycle of a Silkworm 43 to 44
Delicious Drinks 45 to 48
Turtles and Tortoises 49 to 50
Guide Dogs 65 to 68
Seahorses 71 to 74
Beach Safety in Australia 91 to 94
Floating Liquids 95 to 96
A Plant that Eats Insects 97 to 100
Request For a Bike Track 103 to 106

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
Butterflies 13 to 16
Strawberry Bars 17 to 18
New Zealand 29 to 30
Skin 31 to 34
The Life Cycle of a Silkworm 43 to 44
Delicious Drinks 45 to 48
Guide Dogs 65 to 68
Seahorses 71 to 74
Floating Liquids 95 to 96

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
Butterflies 13 to 16
Strawberry Bars 17 to 18
The Full Tummy Café 23 to 24
New Zealand 29 to 30
Skin 31 to 34
The Life Cycle of a Silkworm 43 to 44
Delicious Drinks 45 to 48
Turtles and Tortoises 49 to 50
Guide Dogs 65 to 68
Seahorses 71 to 74
Beach Safety in Australia 91 to 94
Floating Liquids 95 to 96
A Plant that Eats Insects 97 to 100
Request For a Bike Track 103 to 106

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
The Life Cycle of a Silkworm 43 to 44
Delicious Drinks 45 to 48
Turtles and Tortoises 49 to 50
Beach Safety in Australia 91 to 94
Floating Liquids 95 to 96
A Plant that Eats Insects 97 to 100
Request For a Bike Track 103 to 106

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.4.7: Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears.

Passage Pages
Butterflies 13 to 16
Strawberry Bars 17 to 18
The Full Tummy Café 23 to 24
New Zealand 29 to 30
Skin 31 to 34
The Life Cycle of a Silkworm 43 to 44
Delicious Drinks 45 to 48
Turtles and Tortoises 49 to 50
Seahorses 71 to 74
Floating Liquids 95 to 96

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
Turtles and Tortoises 49 to 50
Guide Dogs 65 to 68
Seahorses 71 to 74
Beach Safety in Australia 91 to 94
A Plant that Eats Insects 97 to 100
Request For a Bike Track 103 to 106

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
Butterflies 13 to 16
Strawberry Bars 17 to 18
The Full Tummy Café 23 to 24
New Zealand 29 to 30
Skin 31 to 34
The Life Cycle of a Silkworm 43 to 44
Delicious Drinks 45 to 48
Turtles and Tortoises 49 to 50
Guide Dogs 65 to 68
Seahorses 71 to 74
Beach Safety in Australia 91 to 94
Floating Liquids 95 to 96
A Plant that Eats Insects 97 to 100
Request For a Bike Track 103 to 106

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