Your one stop source for Third Grade Informational Text reading! Inside are 40 non-fiction passages written at TWO levels for third graders. This product can be used for differentiating, enhancing, extending, or supplementing Close Reading, guided reading, standards based assessments, and/or week-long homework!
• • Informative, Relevant, Engaging, and Meaningful Reading! • •
• • • • Below you will find the description for the full unit. • • • •
Inside this 340+ page unit:
with 5 Activities for Each Passage
+ Written at two levels.
Title List and Lexile Levels in order as they appear in the unit:
>> Firefighters Lexile Levels: 680, 760
>> Police Officers Lexile Levels: 660, 760
>> Journalist Lexile Levels: 650, 790
>> Teachers Lexile Levels: 680, 800
>> Computer Tech Lexile Levels: 780, 950
>> Construction Worker Lexile Levels: 620, 800
>> Judges Lexile Levels: 750, 860
>> Meteorologist Lexile Levels: 770, 870
>> Paleontologist Lexile Levels: 750, 870
>> Waste Collector Lexile Levels: 780, 850
>> Gardener Lexile Levels: 620, 880
>> Barbers & Hairdressers Lexile Levels: 680, 850
>> Photographer Lexile Levels: 610, 730
>> Scientists Lexile Levels: 630, 840
>> Pilots Lexile Levels: 730, 860
>> All About Bakers Lexile Levels: 800, 930
>> All About Chefs Lexile Levels: 710, 880
>> Dentist Lexile Levels: 740, 820
>> Doctors Lexile Levels: 730, 870
>> Farmers Lexile Levels: 730, 920
>> Mail Carriers Lexile Levels: 730, 950
>> Veterinarians Lexile Levels: 690, 860
>> President Lexile Levels: 760, 920
>> Coach Lexile Levels: 660, 780
>> Franklin D. Roosevelt Lexile Levels: 770, 810
>> Eleanor Roosevelt Lexile Levels: 780, 830
>> Mary M. Bethune Lexile Levels: 770, 800
>> Alexander G. Bell Lexile Levels: 770, 820
>> Helen Keller Lexile Levels: 720, 820
>> Susan B. Anthony Lexile Levels: 730, 900
>> Neil Armstrong Lexile Levels: 690, 910
>> Thomas Edison Lexile Levels: 730, 930
>> Wright Brothers Lexile Levels: 740, 890
>> Paul Revere Lexile Levels: 660, 900
>> Ben Franklin Lexile Levels: 710, 940
>> Four Types of Air Lexile Levels: 710, 860
>> Thunderstorms Lexile Levels: 750, 890
>> Tropical Storms Lexile Levels: 800, 910
>> Tropical Rainforests Lexile Levels: 730, 990
>> Desert Biomes Lexile Levels: 730, 810
*** 3 pages of questions per passage (4-6 questions on each page)
* 1st Question Page: Key Ideas and Details
(Addresses RI.1, RI.2, RI.3)
* 2nd Question Page: Craft and Structure
(Addresses RI.4, RI.5, RI.6)
* 3rd Question Page: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
(Addresses RI.7, RI.8)
---- (Vocabulary is delicately selected to ensure appropriate text evidence support.)
*** Full Answer Key for ALL three question pages.
Save Ink! One page is used for each of the three question pages.
New to this unit! Included with the answer key!
Teacher discussion page with questions!
Provided for those who are not using all of the student question sheets.
*** 1 Writing pieces per passage.
—— Aligned to Common Core State Standards 2.W.1, 2.W.2, 2.W.3
(Opinions, Guided Support, Informative/Explanatory, Narratives)
*** 1 Graphic Organizers per passage for Key Ideas and Details
—— (Purpose paragraph focus! Ensure students get the gist.)
*** Three Day Close Reading General Outline
(Ideas for a 4th or 5th day are also provided)
*** Three Text Coding Posters. One for each Common Core Category!
>>>>> Weekly Homework Assignment Sheets
----- There are four different assignment options
----- Two versions: With or Without Adult Initials
----- One blank template for each version. Twelve pages total.
As always, you will find:
*** Modern Clickable Titles: Table of Contents with lexile levels.
*** Good Old Fashion Table of Contents with page numbers.
These timeless close reads and the corresponding activities can be used all year! Not just during October!
Use for fluency practice!
Each passage page has the word count and lexile level clearly indicated.
Will work nicely for whole group, small group, social studies, science history, and more!
This set will also work perfectly for read-alouds.
"Close Reading" can happen with read-alouds. :)
Common Core Standards are listed in the answer key and next to each question so you are sure which standards are being addressed.
Third Grade Common Standards Addressed
RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.5, RI.3.6, RI.3.7, RI.3.8
Original works of
© 24/7 Teacher
Please ask any and all questions prior to purchasing!
to ask Amy
a question @ www.247teacher.us
For more on Text Coding, Text Structures, and Close Reading of Informational Texts.
Click here to see my Interactive Notebook for Informational Text, Text Structures, and Close Reads.
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 first to fifth!
Each passage has five or more activities. Use for guided reading!
Each passage can be used as week-long homework!
Click here to check out my Monthly Close Reading Club!
Click below to see each individual unit in the file.
Click below to see more of each individual unit in the file.
for the January Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the February Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the March Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the April Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the May Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the June Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the August Close Reading Unit. 10 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the September Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the October Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the November Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
for the December Close Reading Unit. 20 passages: EACH Written at FOUR levels.
Click the green links to see the titles included in each unit.
to follow on FB for exclusive Facebook Only FREEBIES!
to grab some new freebies at www.247teacher.us
to follow on Pinterest
Have a question? Have a suggestion?
to contact Amy @ www.247teacher.us
All informational texts are original. Literature or fiction pieces are either original pieces written by Harrod or retellings by me from public domain. Original pieces are the copyrighted works of 24/7 Teacher LLC
If you have colleagues interested in my work, please respect the DMCA by directing them to my store. Your purchase is for one classroom only. Please purchase additional licenses if you intend to print for more than one classroom. Additional licenses are listed at or more than 50% off. If you have any questions please communicate with me: Amy at www.247teacher.us!
Are you ordering three or more?
Then, please read the following.
In order to provide you with a fair and accurate quote please contact me for information regarding pricing for team, grade level, school site, or district licenses.
All rights reserved by A. Harrod. This product may not be distributed digitally such as through any usb flash drive or mass storage device. Under no circumstance can this product be uploaded to any cyber sharing platform such as a server, drive, network, wiki, or digital cloud storage unless approved by Amy: 247 Teacher. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a direct violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA).
Thank you for recognizing my hard work and directing your colleagues to my store.