Alaska Content and Performance Standards
AK.RL.4. Reading Standards for Literature
Key Ideas and Details
RL.4.2. Determine a theme or author’s message or purpose of a story, drama, or poem using details and evidence from the text as support; summarize main ideas or events, in correct sequence, including how conflicts are resolved.
Craft and Structure
RL.4.5. Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse and rhythm) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.
Range of Reading and Level of Complexity
RL.4.10. By the end of the year, read and comprehend a range of literature from a variety of cultures, within a complexity band appropriate to grade 4 (from upper grade 3 to grade 5), with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
AK.RI.4. Reading Standards for Informational Text
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RI.4.10. By the end of the year, read and comprehend a range of informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts within a complexity band appropriate to grade 4 (from upper grade 3 to grade 5), with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
AK.RF.4. Foundational Skills
RF.4.4. Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
RF.4.4.b. Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.