Common Core Alignment:.


Reading Literature

Key Ideas and Details

Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text, including how characters in a story or drama respond to challenges or how the speaker in a poem reflects upon a topic; summarize the text.


Reading Informational

Craft and Structure

Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.



Vocabulary acquisition and Use

Use context (e.g., cause/effect relationships and comparisons in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.