North Dakota Academic Content Standards
ND.4.RL. Reading Standards for Literature/Fiction
Craft and Structure
4.RL.5. Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) 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 Text Complexity
4.RL.10. By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, on grade level10 independently and proficiently.
ND.4.W. Writing Standards
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
4.W.9. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
4.W.9.a. Apply grade 4 Reading standards to literature (e.g., "Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text [e.g., a character's thoughts, words, or actions].").