Common Core Alignment:.

RI.4.1:

Reading Informational

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.

RI.4.3:

Reading Informational

Key Ideas and Details

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.

RI.4.4:

Reading Informational

Craft and Structure

Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.

W.4.2:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.