Vanished in Vista Point is aligned with the most recent ELA Common Core Standards:

RL.5.1, RL.6.1, RL.7.1, RL8.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

RL 5.2, RL.6.2, RL7.2, RL.8.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.

RL.5.3, RL.6.3, RL.7.3, RL 8.3 Analyze how particular elements of a story or drama interact (e.g., how setting shapes the characters or plot).

RL.5.4, RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RL.8.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative and connotative meanings; analyze the impact of rhymes and other repetitions of sounds (e.g., alliteration) on a specific verse or stanza of a poem or section of a story or drama.

RL.5.5, RL.6.5 Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.

RL.6.6 Explain how an author develops the point of view of the narrator or speaker in a text.

RL.5.9, RL.6.9​ Compare and contrast texts in different forms or genres (e.g., stories and poems; historical novels and fantasy stories) in terms of their approaches to similar themes and topics.

It is also aligned with the following 2017 ELA North Carolina Standard Course of Study goals:

L.5.4, L.6.4, L.7.4, L.8.4 Demonstrate knowledge of word meanings from grade content.

L.5.5, L.6.5, L.7.5, L.8.5 Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and use.

L.5.6, L.6.6, L.7.6, L.8.6 Use general academic and domain-specific words and phrases across contexts.

RL.5.1 Identify words in the text that answer a question about explicit information.

RL.6.1, RL.7.1 Determine what a text says explicitly as well as what simple inferences must be drawn.

RL 8.1 Cite text to support inferences from stories and poems.

RL.5.2 Identify the theme of a story, drama or poem.

RL.6.2, RL.7.2 Identify details in a text that are related to the theme.

RL.8.2. Recount an event related to the theme, including details about character and settings. 

RL.5.3 Compare two characters in a familiar story.

RL.6.3 Identify how a character responds to a challenge in a story.

RL.8.3 Determine how characters change or develop over the course of a text.

RL.5.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text.

RL.6.4, RL.7.4, RL.8.4 Determine how different words could change the meaning of a text.

RL.5.6 Determine the point of view of the narrator.

RL.6.6 Identify words or phrases in the text that describe what the narrator or speaker is thinking or feeling.

RI.6.3 Identify information in the text that provides details about individuals, events, or ideas in a text are related.

RI.7.3 Determine how two individuals, events, or  ideas in a text are related.

RI.8.3 Sequence events in the order they were presented in the text.

RI.6.6 Determine an author's purpose and point of view.

RI.7.6 Identify words or phrases in the text that describe or show the author's point of view.