4th Grade

Resources to Guide and Assess Nonfiction Reading/Thinking\Writing Aligned with Common Core Standards

One-Page Readings

These passages are listed at their readability level according to the Fry formula.
However, you may want to use a reading from an earlier grade level because the
formula does not factor in conceptual difficulty of a text.

Breaking the Food Chain infer and support the main idea of a passage

Chicago Changer, Jane Addams infer and support the main idea of a passage

Chicago High Schools evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea

Chicago Legacy: Burnham's Plan locate and use information to analyze a situation, write about a topic English / Spanish

Chicago Legacy, DuSable's Choices and Changes locate and use information to analyze a situation, then write about it English / Spanish

City Government infer and support the main idea of a passage

The Early Chicago Environment and People classify information and summarize a nonfiction topic 

Learn about Egypt infer and support the main idea of a passage

The Football Team identify the main idea

A Garden in Lawndale evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea

Gwendolyn Brooks, An African American Poet

Illinois Pioneers and Prairies infer while reading a history

Learning about the Solar System identify the main idea of a passage, write an extended response about a nonfiction passage

Natural Gas: An American Treasure infer and support the main idea of a passage

Penguins

Pilsen, A Community Changes identify causes and effects

Plants and Places infer and support the main idea of a passage

Prairie Changes identify an author's purpose, write an extended response

Prairie Changing the Ecosystem with Multiple Choice Questions analyze information in a nonfiction text

Seasons on the Prairie infer and support the main idea of a passage

Seasons on the Prairie with Multiple Choice Questions

Settlement infer and support the main idea of a passage

Settlement with Multiple Choice Questions

Space Food infer and support the main idea of a passage

Staying in Phoenix infer and support the main idea of a passage

Today's Telephone infer and support the main idea of a passage

Transportation Workers evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea

What is a Fable? evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea

Working at the Television Station evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea

Working at the Hospital evaluate information, summarize, and identify and support a main idea

The Working Tools of Insects infer and support the main idea of a passage

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