New Jersey Common Core Standards
NJ.CC.5.RI. Reading Standards for Informational Text
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
5.RI.8. Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s).
Key Ideas and Details
5.RI.2. Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
NJ.CC.5.W. Writing Standards
Research to Build and Present Knowledge
5.W.9. Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.
5.W.9.a. Apply grade 5 reading standards to literature (e.g., ''Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or a drama, drawing on specific details in the text '').