Dig deeply into the text for comprehension and close reading practice with these high-interest, standards-based reading passages written by a published nonfiction children’s author.
There are 60 passages, each presented at two reading levels (grades 3-4 and 4-5) for a total of 120 passages. The pa
100 original 3rd grade leveled close reading passages and activities perfectly aligned to Common Core Literature AND Informational reading standards! Standards RI.3.1 – RI.3.8 and RL.3.1 – RL.3.7 EACH have FIVE passages and activities specifically dedicated to that standard. Standa
Get at least TWO or THREE Assessments for EVERY Common Core Language Arts Standard
You can now use the assessments with ANY state standard. The Common Core Standards version has the standard listed at the top of each page. There is also an additional version where the standard has been removed, so
These are COMPLETE 400+ pages of Assessments and Teaching Notes for ALL English Language Arts Standards for 3rd Grade. These will cover your entire year!
Reading comprehension (literature and informational), writing, language/grammar, fluency, speaking and listening are all included.
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3rd Grade Reading Comprehension Assessments
Looking for comprehension assessments to be used a reading formatives or summatives in your third grade classroom? This growing bundle is designed to progress monitor third graders' reading comprehension through out the year. When this pack is completed i
Over 2,500 Pages! Your one stop source for engaging, relevant, meaningful text evidence passages for the year! Right now you will find ten months with 20 monthly themed stories, articles, non-fiction and fiction passages: January, February, March, April, May, June, August, September, October, Nov
This 3rd Grade Spiral Reading resource is perfect for Reading HOMEWORK, Reading MORNING WORK, or a DAILY READING REVIEW! These quality written passages and text-dependent questions build in complexity each week, as more skills are introduced. All questions are EDITABLE and easy to differentiate to
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FIFTY original 3rd grade leveled close reading passages and activities perfectly aligned to Common Core! Standards RI.3.1-RI.3.8 each have FIVE passages and activities specifically dedicated to that standard. Standard RI.3.9 is extra special (you know, the one where you compare two
If the thought of guided reading makes you pull your hair out, or even if you are a guided reading guru who's looking for more materials, this 160 page packet has everything you need! For teachers unsure of where to begin, or who have seen the whole guided reading process go strangely wrong, the ins
3rd Grade Reading Bundle: Informational and Literature Standards for Common Core
This third grade Common Core bundle includes the two combined bundles for Common Core standards in the Reading Literature and Informational Reading domains. Please look at the links below to ensure you know the 17 pack
These engaging, no-prep Text Time passages (written by a published children's author) are the "just right" way to help your students learn to support their thinking with evidence from the text. There are 60 passages, each presented at 3 reading levels (for a total of 180 passages) so you can differ
Non-fiction sort board, cards and recording sheet. This sort activity is intended for use at a literacy center.
How does this work?
The student places the six category cards on the marked spots. Next, they place the appropriate definition cards under the category cards. Then they sort the 18 n
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This ultimate Common Core reading document provides 200 (40 weeks) of different, daily passages for a full year of quick and convenient Common Core practice. The questions are text dependent and include multiple choice, close reading, and short writt
This resource is a combination of 10 units of study.
The 400 lessons cover every grade 3 reading: literature, reading: informational, and writing Common Core State Standards!
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This comprehensive activities resource includes a variety of Thanksgiving activities including nonfiction reading, poetry, writing, speaking and listening, and math activities.
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This is aligned with 3rd grade common core, but may stretch to other grades depending on writing an
Your one stop source for March reading! Inside are 20 Spring themed information text and literature passages written at FOUR different levels. Use for Close Reading and/or week-long homework!
Informative, Relevant, Engaging, and Meaningful Reading!
20 Passages written at 4 Levels + 7 Activitie
Age of Exploration (Early Explorers / New World Explorers)
Differentiated Reading Passages
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These reading & ELA comprehension strategies posters, graphic organizers, and activities are a must have for reading comprehension strategy instruction for both fiction and nonfiction text. Grab this bundle at more than 50% off products sold separately! Check out the preview for a closer look!
These Interactive Reading Notebooks are for 2nd and 3rd grades and include activities for teaching literature and informational text with interactive notebooks.
Here are the two products that are bundled:
Interactive Reading Literature Notebooks *Elementary Edition*
Interactive Reading Informationa
Your one stop source for February reading! Inside are 20 February themed information text passages written at FOUR different levels. Use for Close Reading and/or week-long homework!
Informative, Relevant, Engaging, and Meaningful Reading!
20 Passages written at 4 Levels + 7 Activities for Each
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All standards for reading are addressed! The research behind "Interactive Notebooks" supports implementation in the classroom as it is proven that students will refer to the notebook as an anchor. The instructional practice by the teacher to support the promise to cover Common Core standards utiliz
Celebrate spring with this Common Core aligned freebie. It is a sample of my larger monthly close reading units.
This freebie is a sample of "some" of the activities for one passage from my monthly close reading and text eviden
Updated 12-10-13. This unit sparkles with holiday cheer! Inside you will find 18 Holiday Themed Reading Passages for Close Reading, Homework, or FUN! Each passage comes with one page of FOUR Common Core aligned questions and one super cute graphic organizer.
Full Answer Key is included.
Native Americans Differentiated Reading Passages
**UPDATE: Paperless Digital Version Included** In addition to all printable options previously featured, this resource now also features a digital version of all resources included (even student response sheets!) that you can share with students in o
Celebrate April with this unique unit designed specifically for Close Reading! Inside you will find 20 passages written at FOUR different levels. Each passage has seven pages of activities with a text evidence focus! Download the preview to see each lexile level.
20 Passages/ 4 Levels + 7 Activi
Help students write responses in complete sentences with PQA (restating the question) with these reading passages and open-ended questions! Students practice finding and proving the answer using text evidence and writing in complete sentences while restating the question (PQA- Put the Question in t
The Smelly Truth About Cause & Effect
Cause and Effect: This 28 slide PowerPoint presentation will engage your students and teach them how to understand cause and effect relationships in text. Students will learn cause and effect relationships through sentence examples and test questions. Ha
Celebrate Black History Month this Common Core aligned freebie. It is a tiny sample of my MEGA monthly units that you can use for Close Reading, weekly homework, assessments, guided reading, or as a quick filler.
This freebie i
3rd Grade Common Core ELA Standards CHEAT SHEET
Are you tired of flipping through dozens of pages to figure out what a certain Common Core standard is?! I know I was. I decided to make this 1 page "Cheat Sheet" that I keep in the back of my ELA Lesson Plans Binder. It has been extremely useful. I
Scrambled Paragraphs 4-in-1 BUNDLE
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Scrambled Paragraph Writing Activities MINI UNIT: INTRODUCTION
Your one stop source for January reading! Inside are 20 Winter themed information text passages written at FOUR different levels. Use for Close Reading and/or week-long homework!
Informative, Relevant, Engaging, and Meaningful Reading!
20 Passages written at 4 Levels + 7 Activities for Each Pa
Differentiated 2nd grade or 3rd grade reading notebooks! These two notebooks include EVERYTHING you need to teach the CCSS reading (informational text and literature) standards in a 2nd grade or 3rd grade classroom. The materials are all differentiated for your learners who need a little extra suppo
Prepare your 3rd graders for the upcoming AIR assessments with this brand new set of Language Arts common core aligned stories and evidence based questions! (2016) Included are six original stories (4 fictional narratives and 2 informational texts) with accompanying questions….ready to print and go!
This 900+ Page Bundle Contains 3 Bundles: with 136 passages for homework, guided reading, close reading, assessments.
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With text complexity increasing during this new Common Core era, "Close Reading" is critical. Use this FREEBIE to help your students attain the skills needed for success.
This freebie passage was designed with Close Reading and Text Evidence in mind. It can be used as homework or even assessment
Reading comprehension passages and questions (multiple choice and short response) aligned to 3rd Grade Common Core standard RI.3.8: Describe the connection between sentences and paragraphs in a text. Encourages students to use text evidence in their answers by color coding.
Levels are included for
This Reading Interactive Notebook Informational Text for Grades 2-3 is the latest in my series of interactive notebook products for reading and ELA.
This interactive reading notebook is *truly* interactive with templates that fold and flip for the students to interact with. This product is NOT simp
This COMPLETE unit has it all! Students will love learning all about the American Revolutionary War with this creative and interactive resource that highlights causes, main events, important people, and results of the Revolutionary War all in one!
Students will learn all about the American Revoluti
Celebrate May with this unique unit designed specifically for Close Reading! Inside you will find 20 passages written at FOUR different levels. Now covering more standards! Each passage has seven pages of activities with a text evidence focus! Download the preview to see each lexile level.
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
Christmas Around the World Differentiated Reading Passages
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Eight original informational texts for teaching the text structure of problem and solution! Texts include before and after reading activities to help students learn key vocabulary and characteristics of the problem solution text structure. Texts include:
-The James River Ferry
-The Flooded City
60 Passages with Text Dependent Questions Aligned to Common Core Standards for Third Grade.
*** Use for homework!***
*** Use for guided reading!***
*** Use for close reading in areas such as science or social studies!***
*** Assess standards for Informational Text or Literature!***
*** Help your
Procedural "how to" writing is an engaging and fun way to bring the “real world” into the classroom.
What is included:
Characteristics of Procedural Texts – a one page description of features usually found in procedural (“how-to”) texts.
Reviewing a Procedural Text – students will select or use
Weather & Water Cycle Differentiated Reading Passages
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**UPDATED and ADDED Article for 2018 Olympics! 1/16/2018**
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Celebrate Close Reading and Superheroes ALL AT THE SAME TIME! Thirteen passages written at the third grade level with six activities each. Use as weekly homework! Text based questions are Common Core aligned for second-fourth grade. Close reading lesson ideas are included for each Common Core Infor
NOTE: This BUNDLE includes my Language and Reading Assessments for THIRD Grade. The contents of this bundle are the same as included in each individual set of assessments, except that now you can get both sets in one easy download.
Please be sure to read the product description thoroughly. To get
Implementing Reading Workshop in the primary classroom.
This resource will help you implement reading workshop in your primary classroom. This 150 page file has everything you need to know in order to effectively implement a reading workshop approach with your rockin’ readers. More importantly, it
This Step-by-Step Inference unit is a complete, NO-Prep unit with a variety of activities to help students learn effective reading comprehension skills.
Motivate with the variety of activites
Educate with the anchor charts and teacher notes
Differentiate with 3 vers
Teach non-fiction comprehension skills by using research to learn about the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Students will stay engaged with informational text throughout this week-long unit. The materials in this unit are interactive and utilize multimodal strategies to increa