MN.4.1. Reading Benchmarks: Literature K-5
Key Ideas and Details
126.96.36.199. Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
188.8.131.52. Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.
184.108.40.206. 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).
MN.4.10. Language Benchmarks K-5
Conventions of Standard English
220.127.116.11. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
18.104.22.168.a. Use relative pronouns (who, whose, whom, which, that) and relative adverbs (where, when, why).
22.214.171.124.d. Order adjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns (e.g., a small red bag rather than a red small bag).
126.96.36.199. Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
188.8.131.52.c. Use a comma before a coordinating conjunction in a compound sentence.
MN.4.2. Reading Benchmarks: Informational Text K-5
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
184.108.40.206. Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text.
Key Ideas and Details
220.127.116.11. Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
18.104.22.168. Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
22.214.171.124. Explain events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text, including what happened and why, based on specific information in the text.
MN.4.6. Writing Benchmarks K-5
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
126.96.36.199. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
188.8.131.52.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 .'').
Text Types and Purposes
184.108.40.206. Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
220.127.116.11.b. Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.
18.104.22.168.e. Provide a concluding statement or section related to the information or explanation presented.
22.214.171.124. Write narratives and other creative texts to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
126.96.36.199.c. Use a variety of transitional words and phrases to manage the sequence of events.