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Distance Learning- Reading Comprehension Informational Text Passages for 3rd Gr.

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With fascinating content ranging from penguins in wetsuits to why women weren’t allowed at ancient sports events, these informational text passages will engage readers and challenge their comprehension and close reading skills.

Each story is followed by a page of multiple choice questions giving students practice referring back to evidence from the text to support their answer choices. Answer keys are also provided.

The 7 reading passages are clearly written, printable, and come with 4 graphic organizers to facilitate better comprehension.

Although targeted to a 3rd grade reading level, this ready-to-use 28-page collection is appropriate for learners of any age.

The Stories

What is an Aye-Aye?

How to Train Your Dog to Play Basketball

No Girls Allowed!

Alligator or Crocodile?

The First Space Dogs

Penguin Gets His Own Wetsuit

Spotted! A Spotted Zebra

Graphic Organizers

Informational Text Notes Organizer

Timeline/Sequence Organizer

Comparison Organizer Chart

Main Idea Organizer

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28 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
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.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.


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