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.4.8:

Reading Informational

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.

W.4.3:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

W.4.3b:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

Use dialogue and description to develop experiences and events or show the responses of characters to situations.