• Draw inferences from fiction and nonfiction text
  • Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text
  • Summarize fiction and nonfiction text
  • Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in a text
  • Explain how a series of chapters, scenes, or stanzas fit together to provide the overall structure of a particular story, drama, or poem
  • Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details
  • Integrate information from several texts on the same topic
  • Use context to confirm or self-correct word recognition and understanding, rereading as necessary
  • Read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression

 Learning Resources

  • World Book Kids
    Easy-to-read content for elementary school learners - hundreds of activities, science projects, and experiments
  • Britannica School 
    Homework help resources - find information on countries, animals, people, maps, photos, and articles.
  • Smithsonian Tween Tribune
    Articles on all sorts of interesting nonfiction topics
  • Storyline Online
    Award-winning children’s books read aloud by celebrated actors