Alabama Common Core Standards
AL.CC.L.4. Language Standards
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
L.4.42. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
L.4.42.a. Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context.
AL.CC.RF.4. Reading Standards: Foundational Skills
RF.4.21. Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
RF.4.21.b. Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
AL.CC.RL.4. Reading Standards for Literature
Craft and Structure
RL.4.5. Explain major differences among 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.
Key Ideas and Details
RL.4.2. Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
RL.4.3. 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).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RL.4.9. By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, in the Grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
AL.CC.W.4. Writing Standards
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
W.4.30. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
W.4.30.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 ”).