This resource is meant to be a weekly review of the Common Core reading informational standards. This can be used for homework, morning work, or classwork and would be perfect to use during a Informational or Nonfiction Unit or after the unit for reinforcement.
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This resource contains 4 informational passages 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) 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 9).
Print the directions you want to use and the passage and questions for the week. Give the students the handout (page 11) 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 set of comprehension questions.
Reviews and Supports these Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.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.RI.3.2 Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.6 Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.8 Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison,cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.10 By the end of the year, read and
comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies,
science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.