This resource is meant to be a weekly review of the Common Core reading literature standards involving plays. This can be used for homework, morning work, or classwork and would be perfect to use during a unit on plays or after the unit for reinforcement.
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This resource contains 4 plays written on a 3rd grade reading level. One play is meant to be used for an entire week with a different assignment each day using the same play. The students will have to revisit the play 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 5-7) 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 8),
Print the directions you want to use and the play and questions for the week. Give the students the handout (page 10) 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 play. An answer key with suggested answers and specific common core alignment is provided for each passage.
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.1Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.3Describe 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.3.4Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RL.3.5Refer 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.
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.