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Nonfiction Reading Unit for Common Core Standards

Grade Levels
3rd, 4th
Resource Types
Common Core Standards
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Teach the Common Core Standards for informational reading with the lessons and activities from this unit. The strategies and skills included in this unit are:
-characteristics of nonfiction
-nonfiction text features
-anticipation guides
-asking questions
-main idea
-text structure
-sequencing
-cause and effect
-compare and contrast
-context clues

You will find lesson plans, worksheets, graphic organizers, card sorts, and more!
Total Pages
104
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
1 Month

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On  November 14, 2013,  Amy C. asked:
I bought your unit last year and used parts of it but there are some pages that show up without text. I'm assuming this is my own problem but I was wondering if there is anything I can do to fix it because I would like to get more use out of it.
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On  November 14, 2013Ashleigh answered:
Sure! Why don't I try emailing it to you. Could you send me an email? ashleigh_60@hotmail.com
On  June 27, 2013Wise Words (TpT Seller) asked:
Do your Nonfiction unit lessons cover ALL of the standards? Are there graphic organizers to use for each of the standards?
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On  June 28, 2013Ashleigh answered:
The standards that require explicit instruction are taught, but the ones like 3.RI.10 are not in the packet. There are not graphic organizers for each of the standards. That is on my to do list though!

Thanks for asking!
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On  June 16, 2013,  Buyer asked:
A few of the units I have looked at say Third/Fourth....My question is, are the Common Core skills required for both grade levels?
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On  June 16, 2013Ashleigh answered:
Hi there! There are many overlapping standards for third and fourth grade. This unit was designed for my 3rd grade class, but having taught 4th grade in the past, I know I could use the majority of it for 4th grade as well. Fourth grade standards may need a little supplementing for anything not covered in this unit.

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On  May 14, 2013,  Kim H. asked:
I purchased the Non-fiction 3rd grade reading packet, but there are many pages I cannot read because the print doesn't show up. Do you have any suggestions?
Thanks Kim Heckart
kheckart@prairiepride.org
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On  May 15, 2013Ashleigh answered:
More than likely it's an PDF/Adobe issue. It's common with Mac users, but it's easily fixed. I'll attach a link to my blog with directions.

http://www.ashleigh-educationjourney.com/2011/10/pdfs-macs.html
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I just bought this and I cant print it how do I print the pages??
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On  January 14, 2013Ashleigh answered:
I would suggest contacting technical support through TpT. They are so much more knowledgable than me:) There is a link at the bottom of the screen. Thanks!
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Would you be interested in developing a fraction unit for 3rd grade based on CCGPS? We will be starting that unit FEB 1 and we do have the state's as an option but would like one complete with EQs, activators and summarizers. If you are interested please let me know. I know it's a quick deadline, so just inquiring.
L Johnson
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On  January 7, 2013Ashleigh answered:
I definitely plan to make a thorough fractions unit, but I just don't think I'll be able to have it ready by February. I just want to make sure I get it right:)
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Hello,
I am wondering, when you use pictures, such as the elephant in the sorting cards, do you need to give credit or have the rights to the picture? I am new and I understand we can buy clip art royalty free, I am wondering how people get real pictures?
You seem to have more experience.
thanks, curious Jones
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On  November 30, 2012Ashleigh answered:
You do have to pay for it. If you check out the following link, you find that Margret gives tons of great ideas on how to fid good clip art. She has been a huge help for me.

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On  September 25, 2012amy rappaport (TpT Seller) asked:
Having trouble seeing the pages with lines. What can you do to help me?
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On  September 26, 2012Ashleigh answered:
That's probably because of a PDF issue. I'll attach a link with directions on how to correct it.

http://www.ashleigh-educationjourney.com/2011/10/pdfs-macs.html
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On  August 30, 2012,  Buyer asked:
Did you use this unit with third grade?? or fourth?
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On  August 30, 2012Ashleigh answered:
I teach third, so I used it with my third graders. However, I've had several fourth grade teachers use it as well. Please let me know if you have any other questions!
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Nonfiction Reading Unit for Common Core Standards
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Nonfiction Reading Unit for Common Core Standards
Nonfiction Reading Unit for Common Core Standards