This comprehension page correlates with the text A Symphony of Whales as found in the Scott Foresman Reading Street 2013 curriculum. After reading this text with your students, they can complete this close reading page. You can use this product to assess students’ reading comprehension and ability to reread texts “like a detective” to find evidence to support their ideas. This product can be used to practice and assess the following Common Core standards:
3.RL.1- Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
3.RL.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.
3.RL.3- Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
3.RL.10- By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 23 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
3.L.1i Conventions of Standard English: Produce simple, compound and complex sentences.
3.L.2a Conventions of Standard English: Capitalize appropriate words.
3.L.2c Conventions of Standard English: Use commas and quotation marks in dialogue.