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 3 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.
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
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 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.