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.

W.4.2:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

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

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.