This activity is aligned with Common Core Standards and the Pearson Reading Street Series (2011 and 2013). This is a great activity for partners to work together to practice answering text-based evidence comprehension questions. The task card guides students through the story and encourages discussion. The answer key is included and a task card for students to work independently in the center or station. This can be used as a Daily 5 station for read-to-someone. This activity uses the main selection for Unit 3 Week 4 of Reading Street (Third Grade).
This activity helps students prepare for the Scott Foresman Reading Street Weekly Tests for College and Career Readiness and Benchmark Tests for College and Career Readiness (2013 Pearson CCR tests).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events
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)
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.