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.
Recognize characteristics and structures of informational text, including:
(i) the central idea with supporting evidence;
(ii) features such as pronunciation guides and diagrams to support understanding; and
(iii) organizational patterns such as compare and contrast;
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Apply grade 4 Reading standards to informational texts (e.g., Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text).