These three lessons cover the third grade craft and structure in informational texts Common Core State Standards (RI.3.4, RI.3.5, RI3.6). Each lesson provides an introduction that builds student confidence and motivation by gradually introducing students to the lesson standards. Most lessons begin by having the students explore how to apply the strategy in a non-text based way, and then progress to the application of the skill in textual contexts. The slides are student-friendly, with key vocabulary in boldface, visual aids--such as cartoons, tables, and charts all helping to engage struggling readers and visual learners. These lessons are meant to serve as an opening to a larger unit of study into each particular standard, and serve to establish a sound foundation upon which to build understanding.