Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Targeting Comprehension Strategies for the Common Core Grade 4

Targeting Comprehension Strategies for the Common Core Grade 4

English Language Arts

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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