3rd Grade Reading Literature Common Core BUNDLE RL3.2, RL3.3 & RL3.6

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3rd Grade Common Core RL 3.2 RL 3.3 RL 3.6:
All the necessary resources for teaching Common Core Literature Standards RL 3.2 RL 3.3 & RL 3.6, found in one great buy and the materials included keep growing! This bundle offers 20% off these Common Core Toolkits: Describing Character Traits, Feelings & Motives, Distinguishing Point of View & Perspective, & Finding the Theme & Message in Literature.

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~~~Describing Character Traits, Feelings, & Motives~~~
This common core toolkit contains all the essential resources for introducing and reviewing character traits, feelings, motives and actions. The graphic organizers and journal activities are specifically designed for teaching RL 3.3, yet are versatile and can be used with any story/passage or reading activity, whether it be with read alouds, guided reading, independent reading, partner reading, during listening centers or even as formative assessments. The posters will become students’ go-to resource for identifying and using specific language to describe characters’ traits and feelings. This kit also includes two task card center activities to give students additional practice with this standard.

Toolkit for RL 3.3 includes:
• One Character Traits Poster (organized so that opposite traits are adjacent from each other for students' easy reference) This is helpful, especially with characters in fables.
• One Character Feelings Poster- designed to help students be more specific when describing a character's feelings
• One Character Motives Poster- defines and illustrates motive
• Student bookmarks for independent reading reference / response to reading
• 8 Graphic Organizers for the purpose of describing character traits, feelings, and motives based on details from the story, analyzing how characters' actions contribute to the events in the story, and describing how characters change in a story
• 2 Interactive Foldables to use in Readers’ Notebooks
• 4 RL 3.3 Journal Activities for students’ responses during independent reading. (can be reused throughout the year for different books or lessons)
• Graphic organizers that connect character traits with theme/message (i.e. determined with perseverance)
• Traits and Feelings Vocabulary Activities for interactive / readers' notebooks Added 9/26/15
• Traits & Feelings Assessment Checks Added 9/26/15
• 4 Reading Center Task Card Activities for identifying & inferring traits and feelings (a scaffold approach)
---Each Center Task includes:
-Center task directions for students (colored copy)
-A set of 12 Task Cards (a colored version & a blackline version)
-Two types of answer forms- students can match by number and record on an answer form or cut and paste matches to record
-Answer key

Note: all posters, graphic organizers, journal activities, bookmarks and center tasks materials are labeled with the specific common core standard.

Center Task Cards are already mismatched for your convenience, so there is very little prep time.

~~~Distinguishing Point of View & Perspective in Literature~~~
This common core toolkit for RL 3.6 is packed with over thirty rigorous (but fun) activities intentionally designed to teach point of view using five read aloud stories specifically selected to explore this topic. These activities have been created with the purpose of teaching students how to:
* Determine the narrator’s or character's perspective within a story based on their experience, beliefs, values, and attitudes
* Distinguish between the character’s or narrator’s point of view and that of the reader’s
* Evaluate the narrator’s or character’s perspective
* Determine the points of view from which stories are narrated
* Describe how the narrator’s point of view influences the way a story is told
* Compare and contrast the points of view from which different stories are told
* Infer and describe how an account of a story would be different if narrated from a different point of view
* Describe how a character’s perspective can change within a story
* Determine which important details within a story support all of the above
Note: Point of view, perspective, and viewpoint are used interchangeably for instructional purposes, however distinguishing between point of view from which a story is narrated and a character's or narrator's point of view (perspective) is made clear throughout activities.

This resource toolkit includes:

• 2 Point of View Anchor Charts
• 9 Activities for The Day the Crayons Quit
• 6 Activities for I Wanna Iguana
• 6 Activities for Hey, Little Ant
• 9 Activities for The Ant Bully
• 6 Activities for Three Hens and a Peacock
• Answer keys where applicable
• 15 resources for teaching point of view with ANY story (including 3 interactive notebook foldables that can be used in students' reading notebooks)
Activities for each story are designed specifically for that story, with the exception of the 15 resources to be used with any story or passage.
Answer keys for activities offer guidance with teaching point of view.
Note: For each story, there are writing activities that can be used as springboards for teaching opinion writing.

~~~Theme & Central Message Toolkit~~~
RL 3.2, RL 4.2, RL 5.2~ This common core theme pack is loaded with all the essential resources necessary for teaching your students how to determine the theme and central message in any story, including folktales, fables, or fairy tales, as well as successfully summarizing the story during the process. The simple strategy of Somebody, Wanted, But, So, Then is used as the core for summarizing (recount or retell), but key questions have been added to take this strategy a step further to guide students in analyzing important elements of the story that lead them to determining the theme(s) and message(s). The tools provided in this packet are versatile and can be used time and again in modeled, guided and independent lessons throughout the school year.

In this toolkit, you get:
• An introduction to teaching theme and message. This understanding is key to effective instruction that guides students in the right direction with this common core expectation.
• A colorful anchor chart that can be displayed all year and will become students’ go-to reference for helping them think about the big ideas and central messages found in the many stories they read.
• Student Bookmarks for theme reference
• Theme Definition Mini-Posters- defining each theme
• Double-Sided Flipbook Activity- can be used with any story
• 2 Journal Responses
• 5 colored graphic organizers (2 of which have different formats: horizontal & Vertical) that can be used as a tool for modeled lessons throughout the year. You can either…
display on your SmartBoard as you model the process during whole group think aloud,
display in the classroom (as a laminated poster) to be reused with each read aloud lesson.
• Blackline masters of the graphic organizers for student copies that can be used…
* during modeled lessons
* as a writing response task to your read aloud (once students have had practice with it)
* during students’ independent reading time (with self-selected stories)
* as they listen to a story at a center or online
* as a formative assessment task with any passage or story
• Readers’ Notebook Vocabulary templates for learning theme vocabulary such as compassion, perseverance, etc.
• Character Quote Activity- Students apply their knowledge of theme by adding dialogue to character quote bubbles
• 3 Mini-assessments to check understanding of theme vocabulary, identify themes of story scenarios, and a written response check for theme and message to be used with any story
• 3 completed story samples to have at your fingertips as you begin to guide students through the process during your modeled lessons. (The Empty Pot, Seven Spools of Thread, & Ant and Grasshopper)
• 3 Center Task Activity: (A scaffold approach) Matching Themes with Their Definitions, Matching Themes with Character Quotes & Matching Themes with Various Messages
Each center Task includes:
* Center task directions for students (Colored Copy)
* A set of Task Card Matches (in two versions: a colored version & a blackline version)
* Student answer form (labeled with the common core standards)
* Answer key
Note: The task cards are already mismatched on each page for your convenience. Copies can be given to students as is, and they can cut and match accordingly.

NOTE: Any additions to the individual toolkits will also be updated in this bundle. It keeps growing as I have more ideas for targeting these standards. Please keep an eye out for additional updates to assist your instruction. I will be sure to send notification when I update and reminders, because I know how busy we can get in the midst of the school year. :) Last update 2/21/16

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3rd Grade Reading Literature Common Core BUNDLE RL3.2, RL3
3rd Grade Reading Literature Common Core BUNDLE RL3.2, RL3
3rd Grade Reading Literature Common Core BUNDLE RL3.2, RL3
3rd Grade Reading Literature Common Core BUNDLE RL3.2, RL3