DIGITAL Text Evidence Passages for 3rd Grade January | Distance Learning

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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

**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! "

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
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.
Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).
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).
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.


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