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FREE 3rd Grade Reading Comprehension Passages and Questions

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Description

This freebie was designed to give you a sample of reading passages with text dependent comprehension questions for one literature standard and one informational standard. Engage your students with high-interest reading comprehension passages with text dependent analysis questions designed for one 3rd Grade CCSS LITERACY STANDARD and one INFORMATIONAL STANDARD. The Step-by-Step Questions are standard-based and focus on one standard at a time. It is available in PDF, GOOGLE, AND POWERPOINT and can easily be used because each mini-unit is in its own separate file. This sample is aligned to Common Core Standards RL.3.1 and RI.3.1.

This sample is from a complete packet for all third grade standards: READING COMPREHENSION PASSAGES AND QUESTIONS BUNDLE FOR ALL LITERATURE AND INFORMATIONAL TEXT STANDARDS (3 LEVELS OF DIFFERENTIATION)

What is included?

READING COMPREHENSION PASSAGES:

These reading comprehension passages are perfect for CLOSE READING. The passages provide students with a complete reading to answer the standard-based questions effectively.

  • Common Core Standards- 1 lengthly passages for each standard- 2 original passages.
  • 3 differentiated reading levels- a total of 6 Passages.
  • Lexile level 400-950- the range of levels for differentiation (Grades 2-5)
  • Dyslexic Font- Each passage is written with or without a dyslexic font to meet the needs of all your students. (There is a separate PDF with all the passages in a dyslexic font.)

STEP-BY-STEP QUESTIONS:

The questions were formulated in a STEP-BY-STEP process and specifically designed for that particular standard.

Step 1: There are 10 multiple choice questions developed for basic comprehension of the text with some deeper-level questions mixed in. They were designed for students to get familiar with the text and are in the form of:

  • Task Cards (Printable)
  • Worksheet (Printable or Digital)
  • GOOGLE Quiz (Digital)

Step 2: There are 10 rigorous open-ended questions developed for text-dependent analysis so students can think critically and question their assumptions. The last question is a text-dependent analysis writing prompt.

  • Without lines to put in a center, on a smart board, or in groups to write answers in a notebook
  • With lines to write on the printable
  • Digital with text boxes

What is in the Zipfile?

Each mini-unit is labeled according to the standard and title of the passage. There are two files for each title.

  1. PDF has all the teacher notes, Google Links, and printable pages.
  2. PowerPoint is for student use to write directly in the PowerPoint. (It is the same as the Google version.)

The PowerPoint and Google Versions are perfect for DISTANCE LEARNING! These versions have larger fonts and spaces for easy digital reading.

Answer Keys: PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE IN THE TEACHER PDF! ANSWER KEYS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE STUDENT POWERPOINT OR GOOGLE SLIDES. For each open-ended answer key, teachers will know which questions are directly related to the standard. The answers that are bold-faced are related to the standard.

THE COMPLETE PACKET OF ALL 3RD GRADE STANDARDS INCLUDES ALL OF THE ABOVE PLUS:

Literacy Standards:

✓ Text Dependent Analysis

✓ Ask and Answer Questions

✓ Recount Stories

✓ Summarize/Main Idea

✓ Determine the Central Message, Lesson, or Moral

✓ Describe Character (Traits, Motivation, Feelings)

✓ Character's Actions

✓ Sequence of Events

✓ Determine the Meaning of Words and Phrases

✓ Literal from Nonliteral Language

✓ Refer to and Describe Parts of Stories, Dramas, Poems

✓ Point of View

✓ Explain Text Illustrations

✓ Compare and Contrast Themes, Setting, and Plots

✓ Read and Comprehend

Informational Text Standards

✓ Provide Text Dependent Analysis

✓ Ask and Answer Questions

✓ Use Text Evidence

✓ Determine the Main Idea and Key Details

✓ Describe Relationships in Informational Text

✓ Determine the Meaning of Academic and Domain-Specific Words and Phrases

✓ Words and Phrases

✓ Use Text Features to Locate Information

✓ Distinguish Point of View

✓ Interpret Information from Illustrations

✓ Describe the Logical Connection

✓ Compare and Contrast Within a Text and Between Two Texts

✓ Explain Cause and Effect Relationships

✓ Describe the Sequence

✓ Comprehend Information

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Do you need help teaching Inference? Click Here for STEP-BY-STEP INFERENCE UNIT

Do you need help teaching Text Evidence? Click Here for STEP-BY-STEP TEXT EVIDENCE UNIT

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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.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

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