MN.4.1. Reading Benchmarks: Literature K-5
Craft and Structure
188.8.131.52. 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
184.108.40.206. Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
220.127.116.11. 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
18.104.22.168. By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature and other texts including stories, drama, and poetry, in the grades 4-5 text complexity band proficiently and independently with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
22.214.171.124.a. Self-select texts for personal enjoyment, interest, and academic tasks.
MN.4.10. Language Benchmarks K-5
Vocabulary Acquisition and Use
126.96.36.199. Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships, and nuances in word meanings to develop word consciousness.
188.8.131.52.a. Explain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context.
MN.4.3. Reading Benchmarks: Foundational Skills K-5
184.108.40.206. Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
220.127.116.11.b. Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
MN.4.6. Writing Benchmarks K-5
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
18.104.22.168. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
22.214.171.124.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 .'').