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3rd Grade Common Core: Tools for Close Reading, Assessment & Reading Response

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RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.3.7, RL.3.9, RL.3.10, ...
RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.3.7, RL.3.9, RL.3.10, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.5, RI.3.6, RI.3.7, RI.3.8, RI.3.9, RI.3.10
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Updated 12-1-13. Over 100 pages of intense instruction addressing 100% of the Literature and Informational Text Standards with hyperlinks to free passages. With text complexity increasing during this new Common Core era--- Shifting from Guided Reading to Close Reading is happening in CCSS classrooms across the U.S.. Excellent for use in Reading Workshop, during Guided Reading or for your Reading Binder.

This product is nearly identical to my Common Core Close Reading Toolkit It's in at #1 at my store--- the difference between the two is that this is aligned to 3rd and the other is aligned to anchor standards.

If you want just the graphic organizers/ reading response sheets click here.

Click here to see my Monthly Close Reading Units.
"Helping your children become text-dependent!"

Each monthly unit has history, biographies, science topics, holidays, and more!
Designed for Close Reading: Other uses include homework, social studies, or science.
Text dependent questions are designed for text evidence responses!
Each passage is written at FOUR levels. From mid-first to mid-fifth!
Each passage has five or more activities. Use for guided reading!
Each passage can be used as week-long homework!
Click here to see my Monthly Close Reading Club!

Click here for a Third Grade Interactive Reading Notebook.

This product addresses 100% of the 3rd Grade Literature and Informational Text Standards.

In this product you will find:

> Close Reading Lesson Plan Templates for Small Groups
> Observation Templates for Running & Anecdotal Records.
> Close Reading Strategy Anchor Charts
> Strategy Bookmarks
> Small Group Lesson Plan Templates
> Textual Evidence and Text Dependent Question Cards Aligned to Standards
> Close Reading Question Sticks (Print these labels then put them on Popsicle Sticks. Place in a cute cup and you'll be all set.)
> Text Coding/ Marking Anchor Chart and Bookmark
> Rap Anchor Chart and Bookmark (Restate the Question, Answer, and Prove w/ Text Evidence)
> RACE Anchor Chart and Bookmark (Reword the Question, Answer and Cite Text Evidence)
- Race and RAPP Graphic Organizers (gets students actively involved in learning how to answer complex text dependent questions using textual evidence)
> Discussion/ Conversational Anchor Chart and Bookmarks
> Think, Stop, Jot Anchor Chart and Bookmarks
> Show and Tell the text evidence Anchor Chart and Bookmark
> Listening Tips Anchor Chart
> Compliments Anchor Chart (Extra Goodie to promote the listening and speaking portion of CCSS)
> brief explanation of what "Close Reading" is.
> Close Reading Procedure Sequence (First Reading, Second Reading, Third Reading)

For Each Standard: 3 Reading Response/ Graphic Organizers for Formative, Summative or Review Practice

Over 50 Graphic Organizers and Reading Response Sheets for Close Reading and Text Evidence
In this product you will find Graphic Organizers Appropriately Scaffold students with citing text evidence by having text evidence stems listed at the bottom.
*Detect and Analyze Fictional Genre
*Detect and Analyze Text Structure
*Detect and Analyze the Author's Purpose
*Be Inquisitive and Ask Questions
*Graphics -setting, characters, plot understanding
*Analyze Non-Fiction (Author's perspective, purpose, cite evidence)
*Prove It (Central Message and Cite the Evidence)
*Be Responsible (Character response to event)
*Tell it All Summarize
* Sum it Up Summarize
* Connect It (Within the text)
* Facts (Non-Ficiton) Investigation
* Point of View
* 2 Text Coding Anchor Charts
* Cause and Effect
* Event Detail Map
* Character Detail Map
* Setting Detail Map
* Vocabulary Investigation Map
* Figurative Language Graphic Organizers
* Asking Questions Graphic Organizer
* RACE and RAP Graphic Organizers with TDQs
*** and so much more!

Strategy Bookmarks can be used during the small group lesson, indpendent reading time, or taken home for extra practice.

Graphic Organizers can be used as formative of summative assessments. Great for Standards Based Grading!!!

Also includes a sample coded passage and an uncoded passage for you to use with your students. I also hyperlinked free passages so you can practice the skill of close reading with your students.

Embedded throughout are hyperlinks so you can find what are looking for speedy quick.

This item is a PAID digital download. As such, it is for use in one classroom only.

This product is my original creation.This item is bound by copyright laws and redistributing, editing, selling, or posting this item (or any part thereof) on the Internet are all strictly prohibited without first gaining permission from the author. Violations are subject to the penalties of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

text dependent questions stems, guided reading, comprehension worksheets, printables, text evidence sticks, text evidence cards, text dependent question sticks, CCSS Third Grade

Aligned to: rl.3.1, rl.3.2, rl.3.3, rl.3.4, rl.3.5, rl.3.6, rl.3.7, rl.3.9, rl.3.10, ri.3.1, ri.3.2, ri.3.3, ri.3.4, ri.3.4, ri.3.5, ri.3.6, ri.3.7, ri.3.8, ri.3.9, ri.3.10.

3rd Grade Common Core: Tools for Close Reading, Assessment & Reading Response by Amy Harrod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
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Click here to see Common Core Text Evidence Passages for Homework, Close Reading or Assessments {800+ Page Unit with 136 Passages}

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3rd Grade Common Core: Tools for Close Reading, Assessment