This resource is meant to be a weekly review of the Common Core reading literature standards involving characters and character traits. This can be used for homework, morning work, or classwork and would be perfect to use during a Character Traits Unit or after the unit for reinforcement.
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This resource contains 4 passages about a character that exhibits a specific character trait written on a 3rd grade reading level. One passage is meant to be used for an entire week with a different assignment each day with the same passage. The students will have to revisit the passage each day to complete the daily assignment. This will support a deeper understanding of the text and provide the student with practice with close reading of a text.
I have included four options for the daily assignments (on pages 5-8 and page 9 includes a graphic organizer for option 8 or any other purpose) for you to choose from to use based on your students' needs. I have also included a blank directions page if you want to write in your own directions for the daily assignments (page 10).
Print the directions you want to use and the passage and questions for the week. Give the students the handout (page 12) to record their homework on or a blank piece of notebook paper. A journal or notebook could also be used.
For each option, Monday through Wednesday are general open ended responses to the text and Thursday is a set of comprehension questions specific to each story. An answer key with suggested answers and specific common core alignment is provided for each passage.
Reviews and Supports these Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.2 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.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.3 Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.6 Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.