Common Core Alignment:.

RL.4.1:

Reading Literature

Key Ideas and Details

Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

W.4.1:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

W.4.1b:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details.

L.4.4:

Language

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

L.4.4a:

Language

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Use context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.