CEC and SC ​StandardsEnglish/Language Arts 4-1.4 Distinguish among devices of figurative language (including simile, metaphor, personification, and hyperbole) and sound devices (including onomatopoeia and alliteration). 4-1.6 Interpret the effect of the author’s craft (for example, word choice, sentence structure, the use of figurative language, and the use of dialogue) on the meaning of literary texts.
4-1.7 Create responses to literary texts through a variety of methods (for example, writing, creative dramatics, and the visual and performing arts).
4-5.2 Create narratives containing details and a sequence of events that develop a plot.
4-5.3 Create written descriptions using language that appeals to the readers’ senses.
Science 4-2.1 Classify organisms into major groups (including plants or animals, flowering or nonflowering plants, and vertebrates [fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals] or invertebrates) according to their physical characteristics.
4-2.5 Explain how an organism’s patterns of behavior are related to its environment (including the kinds and the number of other organisms present, the availability of food and other resources, and the physical characteristics of the environment).
4-2.2 Explain how the characteristics of distinct environments (including swamps, rivers and streams, tropical rain forests, deserts, and the polar regions) influence the variety of organisms in each.