Common Core Alignment:.

L.3.4:

Language

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

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.

W.3.7:

Writing

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.

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.

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.4.7:

Writing

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Conduct short research projects that build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.

W.5.7:

Writing

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

Conduct short research projects that use several sources to build knowledge through investigation of different aspects of a topic.