DIGITAL Text Evidence Passages for 3rd Grade January

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It is hard to get students practicing close reading and text evidence skills every day while keeping them engaged! Paragraph of the day provides students with quick and easy practice of close reading skills, while keeping them challenged and engaged! These are digital and are to be used on Google Forms.

Go through every third grade common core standard every month with a paragraph that your students will read and answer questions with each day online for easy grading and assigning.

Every month has one fiction and one nonfiction passage for each theme and there are 10 themes!

This is the DIGITAL version of the Paragraph of the Day product.If you want the paper version please go here!

Why will these paragraphs help your students grow?

Engagement- Students love the topics and learn something new with each topic! They are also quick so students don't lose interest doing them every day!

Rigor- The questions make students think and go back in the text to prove their answer.

Low Prep- Assign to the students and you're done!

Versatile- You can use them for morning work, homework, assessments, or just skill practice!

What do you need?

-Google Forms- This can be assigned to students by giving them the link or just give them the link

What’s Included?

1 Fiction and 1 Nonfiction paragraph for each theme all hosted on Google From

  1. New Year
  2. Chinese New Year
  3. The State of the Union Address
  4. Puzzles
  5. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  6. Polar Bears
  7. Donating Blood
  8. Franklin D. Roosevelt
  9. Betsy Ross
  10. Australia

Want to try it out before you buy it? Grab a free sample here!

Grab the entire 3rd grade bundle here!

**Due to this being on Google Forms you can edit all the questions or add more questions! You can just not edit the paragraphs**

If you want to learn how to use Google Forms I created a video here!

What are others saying about these engaging close reading activities?!

Elisabeth- "I love this resource! It includes a wide variety of topics for your learners and still engages them in the text. I love that it's a review of things we've learned so it makes it a great resource for distance learning and will still be valuable in the years to come!"

Kari- "This resource was easy for my students to use, and understand how to use, without me answering a million questions. I loved how it has the standards it uses so I can pick and choose what I want to review. My teammates loved it so much they bought copies, too! "

>>Head here to read how to use paragraph of the day to strengthen reading comprehension<<

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
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.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.


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