4th Grade Reading For Informational Text

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4th Grade Reading Standards for Informational Text

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Key Ideas 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. tools-icon
RI.4.2 Determine the main idea of a text and explain how it is supported by key details; summarize the text. tools-icon
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. tools-icon

Craft and Structure

RI.4.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words or phrases in a text relevant to a grade 4 topic or subject area. tools-icon
RI.4.5 Describe the overall structure (e.g., chronology, comparison, cause/effect, problem/solution) of events, ideas, concepts, or information in a text or part of a text. tools-icon
RI.4.6 Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided. tools-icon

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

RI.4.7 Interpret information presented visually, orally, or quantitatively (e.g., in charts, graphs, diagrams, time lines, animations, or interactive elements on Web pages) and explain how the information contributes to an understanding of the text in which it appears. tools-icon
RI.4.8 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text. tools-icon
RI.4.9 Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably. tools-icon

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. tools-icon
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