New York State Learning Standards and Core Curriculum
NY.RI.4. Reading Standards for Informational Text
Key Ideals and Details
RI.4.1. Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
RI.4.2. Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text.
RI.4.3. 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.
Craft and Structure
RI.4.4. Determine the meanings of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RI.4.10. By the end of year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, in the grades 4–5 text complexity band proficiently, with scaffolding as needed at the high end of the range.
NY.4P. Grade 4: Social Studies Practices
4P.A. Gathering, Interpreting, and Using Evidence
4P.A.5. Identify inferences.
NY.4. New York State and Local History and Government
4.3. COLONIAL AND REVOLUTIONARY PERIOD IN NEW YORK: European exploration led to the colonization of the region that became New York State. Beginning in the early 1600s, colonial New York was home to people from many different countries. Colonial New York was important during the Revolutionary Period. (Standards: 1, 3, 4; Themes: MOV, TCC, GEO, SOC, GOV)
4.3b. Colonial New York became home to many different peoples, including European immigrants, and free and enslaved Africans. Colonists developed different lifestyles.
4.3b.1. Students will trace colonial history from the Dutch colony of New Netherland to the English colony of New York, making note of lasting Dutch contributions.
4.3b.2. Student will investigate colonial life under the Dutch and the English, examining the diverse origins of the people living in the colony.