This comprehension page correlates with the text Around One Cactus 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.7- 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).
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.RI.1- Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
3.RI.4- Determine the meaning of general academic and domainspecific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
3.RI.7- Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text.
3.RI.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 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.