This is four 3rd grade passages made specifically for third graders. Christopher Columbus, Juan Ponce de Leon, Jacques Cartier, and Christopher Newport. Help your students master these SOL's in a fun way! Practice fluency has directions for parents to help at home. Comprehension questions included for each explorer. Watch your students fluency and comprehension increase as they are learning all 4 of the European Explorers. This is one way to get the most 'bang for your buck'. My students have increased in fluency just in the past month!!