Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Document-Based Questions for Reading Comprehension and Critical Thinking

Document-Based Questions for Reading Comprehension and Critical Thinking

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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
The Female Moses 10 to 12
Nellie Bly, Investigative Reporter 13 to 15
Susan B. Anthony, Suffragist 16 to 18
Dr. Abel Wolman, Public Health Engineer 19 to 21
The Heroism of Chiune Sugihara 22 to 24
Nelson Mandela: A Man of Courage 25 to 27
Poisonous Animals 28 to 30
The Story of Exodus 1947 31 to 33
Roanoke Island’s Lost Colony 34 to 36
Trash: It's Got to Go Somewhere 37 to 39
Alien Species Wreak Havoc 40 to 42
U.S. Anti-Slave Trade Actions 43 to 45
The U.S. Mint 46 to 48
Fit for a King: The Great Pyramid at Giza 49 to 51
The Great Wall of China 52 to 54
The Moai on Easter Island 55 to 57
A Monument to Love: The Taj Mahal 58 to 60
The Panama Canal 61 to 63
The Three Gorges Dam 64 to 66
Mount Tambora, A Violent Volcano 67 to 69
The Great Irish Famine 70 to 72
Washed Away in the Johnstown Flood 73 to 75
The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire 76 to 78
The Sinking of the Lusitania 79 to 81
The Wrath of Hurricane Katrina 82 to 84
The Unsung Heroes of Fort Mifflin 85 to 87
The Continental Army's Winter at Valley Forge 88 to 90
The Lewis and Clark Expedition 91 to 93
Explosion on the U.S.S. Maine 94 to 96
Assassinated! 97 to 99
The Justice Bell 100 to 102
The Japanese-American Internment Camps of World War II 103 to 105

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
The Female Moses 10 to 12
Nellie Bly, Investigative Reporter 13 to 15
Susan B. Anthony, Suffragist 16 to 18
Dr. Abel Wolman, Public Health Engineer 19 to 21
The Heroism of Chiune Sugihara 22 to 24
Nelson Mandela: A Man of Courage 25 to 27
Poisonous Animals 28 to 30
The Story of Exodus 1947 31 to 33
Roanoke Island’s Lost Colony 34 to 36
Trash: It's Got to Go Somewhere 37 to 39
Alien Species Wreak Havoc 40 to 42
U.S. Anti-Slave Trade Actions 43 to 45
The U.S. Mint 46 to 48
Fit for a King: The Great Pyramid at Giza 49 to 51
The Great Wall of China 52 to 54
The Moai on Easter Island 55 to 57
A Monument to Love: The Taj Mahal 58 to 60
The Panama Canal 61 to 63
The Three Gorges Dam 64 to 66
Mount Tambora, A Violent Volcano 67 to 69
The Great Irish Famine 70 to 72
Washed Away in the Johnstown Flood 73 to 75
The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire 76 to 78
The Sinking of the Lusitania 79 to 81
The Wrath of Hurricane Katrina 82 to 84
The Unsung Heroes of Fort Mifflin 85 to 87
The Continental Army's Winter at Valley Forge 88 to 90
The Lewis and Clark Expedition 91 to 93
Explosion on the U.S.S. Maine 94 to 96
Assassinated! 97 to 99
The Justice Bell 100 to 102
The Japanese-American Internment Camps of World War II 103 to 105

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
The Female Moses 10 to 12
Nellie Bly, Investigative Reporter 13 to 15
Susan B. Anthony, Suffragist 16 to 18
Dr. Abel Wolman, Public Health Engineer 19 to 21
The Heroism of Chiune Sugihara 22 to 24
Nelson Mandela: A Man of Courage 25 to 27
Poisonous Animals 28 to 30
The Story of Exodus 1947 31 to 33
Roanoke Island’s Lost Colony 34 to 36
Trash: It's Got to Go Somewhere 37 to 39
Alien Species Wreak Havoc 40 to 42
U.S. Anti-Slave Trade Actions 43 to 45
The U.S. Mint 46 to 48
Fit for a King: The Great Pyramid at Giza 49 to 51
The Great Wall of China 52 to 54
The Moai on Easter Island 55 to 57
A Monument to Love: The Taj Mahal 58 to 60
The Panama Canal 61 to 63
The Three Gorges Dam 64 to 66
Mount Tambora, A Violent Volcano 67 to 69
The Great Irish Famine 70 to 72
Washed Away in the Johnstown Flood 73 to 75
The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire 76 to 78
The Sinking of the Lusitania 79 to 81
The Wrath of Hurricane Katrina 82 to 84
The Unsung Heroes of Fort Mifflin 85 to 87
The Continental Army's Winter at Valley Forge 88 to 90
The Lewis and Clark Expedition 91 to 93
Explosion on the U.S.S. Maine 94 to 96
Assassinated! 97 to 99
The Justice Bell 100 to 102
The Japanese-American Internment Camps of World War II 103 to 105

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.5.5: Compare and contrast the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in two or more texts.

Passage Pages
The Female Moses 10 to 12
Susan B. Anthony, Suffragist 16 to 18
The Heroism of Chiune Sugihara 22 to 24
The Story of Exodus 1947 31 to 33
U.S. Anti-Slave Trade Actions 43 to 45
Washed Away in the Johnstown Flood 73 to 75
The Wrath of Hurricane Katrina 82 to 84
The Justice Bell 100 to 102

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
The Female Moses 10 to 12
Nellie Bly, Investigative Reporter 13 to 15
Susan B. Anthony, Suffragist 16 to 18
Dr. Abel Wolman, Public Health Engineer 19 to 21
The Heroism of Chiune Sugihara 22 to 24
Nelson Mandela: A Man of Courage 25 to 27
Poisonous Animals 28 to 30
The Story of Exodus 1947 31 to 33
Roanoke Island’s Lost Colony 34 to 36
Trash: It's Got to Go Somewhere 37 to 39
Alien Species Wreak Havoc 40 to 42
U.S. Anti-Slave Trade Actions 43 to 45
The U.S. Mint 46 to 48
Fit for a King: The Great Pyramid at Giza 49 to 51
The Great Wall of China 52 to 54
The Moai on Easter Island 55 to 57
A Monument to Love: The Taj Mahal 58 to 60
The Panama Canal 61 to 63
The Three Gorges Dam 64 to 66
Mount Tambora, A Violent Volcano 67 to 69
The Great Irish Famine 70 to 72
Washed Away in the Johnstown Flood 73 to 75
The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire 76 to 78
The Sinking of the Lusitania 79 to 81
The Wrath of Hurricane Katrina 82 to 84
The Unsung Heroes of Fort Mifflin 85 to 87
The Continental Army's Winter at Valley Forge 88 to 90
The Lewis and Clark Expedition 91 to 93
Explosion on the U.S.S. Maine 94 to 96
Assassinated! 97 to 99
The Justice Bell 100 to 102
The Japanese-American Internment Camps of World War II 103 to 105

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.5.6: Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the point of view they represent.

Passage Pages
The Heroism of Chiune Sugihara 22 to 24
Nelson Mandela: A Man of Courage 25 to 27
The Story of Exodus 1947 31 to 33
Roanoke Island’s Lost Colony 34 to 36
The Great Wall of China 52 to 54
Washed Away in the Johnstown Flood 73 to 75
Explosion on the U.S.S. Maine 94 to 96

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
The Female Moses 10 to 12
Nellie Bly, Investigative Reporter 13 to 15
Susan B. Anthony, Suffragist 16 to 18
Dr. Abel Wolman, Public Health Engineer 19 to 21
The Heroism of Chiune Sugihara 22 to 24
Nelson Mandela: A Man of Courage 25 to 27
Poisonous Animals 28 to 30
The Story of Exodus 1947 31 to 33
Roanoke Island’s Lost Colony 34 to 36
Trash: It's Got to Go Somewhere 37 to 39
Alien Species Wreak Havoc 40 to 42
U.S. Anti-Slave Trade Actions 43 to 45
The U.S. Mint 46 to 48
Fit for a King: The Great Pyramid at Giza 49 to 51
The Great Wall of China 52 to 54
The Moai on Easter Island 55 to 57
A Monument to Love: The Taj Mahal 58 to 60
The Panama Canal 61 to 63
The Three Gorges Dam 64 to 66
Mount Tambora, A Violent Volcano 67 to 69
The Great Irish Famine 70 to 72
Washed Away in the Johnstown Flood 73 to 75
The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire 76 to 78
The Sinking of the Lusitania 79 to 81
The Wrath of Hurricane Katrina 82 to 84
The Unsung Heroes of Fort Mifflin 85 to 87
The Continental Army's Winter at Valley Forge 88 to 90
The Lewis and Clark Expedition 91 to 93
Explosion on the U.S.S. Maine 94 to 96
Assassinated! 97 to 99
The Justice Bell 100 to 102
The Japanese-American Internment Camps of World War II 103 to 105

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
The Female Moses 10 to 12
Nellie Bly, Investigative Reporter 13 to 15
Susan B. Anthony, Suffragist 16 to 18
Dr. Abel Wolman, Public Health Engineer 19 to 21
The Heroism of Chiune Sugihara 22 to 24
Nelson Mandela: A Man of Courage 25 to 27
Poisonous Animals 28 to 30
The Story of Exodus 1947 31 to 33
Roanoke Island’s Lost Colony 34 to 36
Trash: It's Got to Go Somewhere 37 to 39
Alien Species Wreak Havoc 40 to 42
U.S. Anti-Slave Trade Actions 43 to 45
The U.S. Mint 46 to 48
Fit for a King: The Great Pyramid at Giza 49 to 51
The Great Wall of China 52 to 54
The Moai on Easter Island 55 to 57
A Monument to Love: The Taj Mahal 58 to 60
The Panama Canal 61 to 63
The Three Gorges Dam 64 to 66
Mount Tambora, A Violent Volcano 67 to 69
The Great Irish Famine 70 to 72
Washed Away in the Johnstown Flood 73 to 75
The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire 76 to 78
The Sinking of the Lusitania 79 to 81
The Wrath of Hurricane Katrina 82 to 84
The Unsung Heroes of Fort Mifflin 85 to 87
The Continental Army's Winter at Valley Forge 88 to 90
The Lewis and Clark Expedition 91 to 93
Explosion on the U.S.S. Maine 94 to 96
Assassinated! 97 to 99
The Justice Bell 100 to 102
The Japanese-American Internment Camps of World War II 103 to 105

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