A Fine Fine School Supplemental Literature Standards Support Grade 3

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  1. Use this supplemental second and third-grade resource to support lessons on the common core literature standards or in a book study for A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech. Students will practice up to 7 common core literature (for grade 3) and 7 common core literature standards (grade 2) with this
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Use this supplemental third-grade resource to support lessons on the common core literature standards or in a book study for A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech. Students will practice up to 7 common core literature standards (RL3.1, RL3.2, RL3.3, RL3.6, RL3.7, L3.5c, W3.1). with this funny story.

Students relate well to this funny story about a principal who adds more school days including weekends, holidays, and summer! With this fun story, teachers can begin introducing and reinforcing the Common Core Literature Standards for grade 3.

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  • Answer text-dependent Questions (Answer by citing the text)
  • Retell the Story (with a story map and retell page)
  • Moral or Lesson of the Story (What does the author want you to learn?)
  • Describing Characters (write about traits, motivation, feelings, and how it affects the story)
  • Point of View (distinguish your point of view from the author’s or character’s point of view)
  • Illustrations (How do the illustrations support the text?)
  • Shades of Meaning (Learn synonyms for the word proud)
  • Opinion Writing (Write an opinion on going to school all year long)
  • Story Map.

Each practice page is tailored to the particular literature standard as it relates to the story/book.

ANSWER KEY is included.

Also included are 5 Extension Activities:

  • Illustrating (make the author’s words come alive)
  • Making a Schedule (order the activities)
  • Hot Seat! (be the principal and answer some tough questions!)
  • The Fine, Fine Principal (hire a new principal with great ideas for your school)
  • Compare and Contrast (the school in the story with your school)

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★ character analysis

★ central message

★ point of view and perspectives

★ literature companion packs

★ literary centers

★ shades of meaning

★ commas and addresses

★ vocabulary assessments

★ narrative writing

★ ELA games



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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Distinguish shades of meaning among related words that describe states of mind or degrees of certainty (e.g., knew, believed, suspected, heard, wondered).
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.


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