3rd Grade Close Reading for March

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2nd - 4th
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This is a great resource! I love that it saved time on my end, and the kids really enjoyed the prompts! Thank you!
Amazing resource, perfect for mini lessons going over specific ELA skills and standards! My students and I love them!
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Practice close reading and text evidence skills everyday with a short paragraph that is high interest to your students. Go through every third grade common core standard every month with a paragraph that your students will read and answer questions with each day!

Every month has one fiction and one nonfiction passage for each theme and there are 10 themes!

**These passages are meant for third grade, but can easily work for high level second graders or fourth graders***

Why will these paragraphs help your students grow?

Engagement- Students love the topics and learn something new with each topic! They are also quick so students don't lose interest doing them everyday!

Rigor- The questions make students think and go back in the text to prove their answer.

Low Prep- Print and use!

Versatile- You can use them for morning work, homework, assessments, or just skill practice!

What’s Included?

1 Fiction and 1 Nonfiction paragraph for each theme

March Themes:

Music in Schools

Dr. Seuss

Women's History Month

St. Patrick's Day

Vincent Van Gogh

Peanut Butter


March Madness

Albert Einstein


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What are others saying?!

Mary- I love these! I love that there is a nonfiction and a fiction piece for each topic. We use it to help compare and contrast!

Buyer- These are my favorite little comprehension passages and the standard alignments are great to match my weekly skills with the homework. Thank you!

5th and counting- This is daily activity that the students really enjoy and often learn new and interesting facts!

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I needed my students to have constant practice of all the standards, but I didn't want to spend a TON of time close reading everyday and that is how paragraph of the day was born. Now students can practice every skill every single month! Plus, I can use them for morning work, homework, or a quick assessment! I hope they work for you as well as they do for me!

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Total Pages
32 pages
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1 month
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.


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