Common Core Alignment:.

RI.3.1:

Reading Informational

Key Ideas and Details

Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

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.

W.3.1:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

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

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.5.1:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

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

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.