Selected Common Core State Standards

Shana Brown (Yakama)’s “A Thousand Celilos: Tribal Place Names along the Lewis and Clark Trail” was designed with the following standards in mind:

Selected standards within English Language Arts (Fourth Grade Standards are used throughout the unit of study where indicated).

Grade 4/5 (Use your grade level standards where appropriate. Standards below are from Grade 4).

  • RL.4.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
  • RL.4.3 Compare and contrast two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text.
  • RL.4.6 Describe how a narrator’s or speaker’s point of view influences how events are described.
  • RI.4.2 Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.
  • RI.4.3 Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text.
  • RI.4.6 Analyze multiple accounts of the same event or topic, noting important similarities and differences in the points of view they represent.
  • RI.4.9 Integrate information from two texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably.
  • SL.4.4 Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience in an organized manner, using appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details to support main ideas or themes; speak clearly at an understandable pace.
  • SL.4.5 Add audio recordings and visual displays to presentations when appropriate to enhance the development of main ideas or themes.
  • W.4.1 Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons and information.

      A Introduce a topic or text clearly, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure in which related ideas are grouped to support the writer’s purpose. “


      Provide reasons that are supported by facts and details. “


      Link opinion and reasons using words and phrases (e.g., for instance, in order to, in addition).