Maryland Common Core Standards
MD.L.CC. Standards for Language (L)
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
L5.CCR. Anchor Standard: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings.
4.L5. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings. (SC, 4)
4.L5.a. Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context. (SC, 4)
MD.RF.CC. Standards for Reading Foundational Skills (RF)
4.RF4. Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
4.RF4.b. Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings. (SC, 4)
MD.RL.CC. Standards for Reading Literature (RL)
Craft and Structure
RL5.CCR. Anchor Standard: Analyze the structure of texts, including how specific sentences, paragraphs, and larger portions of the text (e.g., a section, chapter, scene, or stanza) relate to each other and the whole.
4.RL5. 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.
Key Ideas and Details
RL2.CCR. Anchor Standard: Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
4.RL2. Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text. (SC, 4)
RL3.CCR. Anchor Standard: Analyze how and why individuals, events, and ideas develop and interact over the course of text.
4.RL3. 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). (SC, 4)
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RL10.CCR. Anchor Standard: Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
4.RL10. 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.
MD.W.CC. Standards for Writing (W)
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
W9.CCR. Anchor Standard: Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
4.W9. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
4.W9.a. ng 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 .”).