January Packet - 3rd Grade
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Common Core Standards and Lexile Levels included!
This is the packet of reading comprehension questions modeled after the Common Core standards for 3rd grade. Includes concepts and techniques for all students to master in reading.
All of the following passages are associated with either a variety of multiple choice reading comprehension questions, open-response questions, student inquiry, both short and long answer questions or a combination of strategies.
Use for; weekly assessments, pre-assessment, post-assessment, progress monitoring, homework, classwork, sub plans, or whatever else you need!
Questions involve; using context clues, inferencing, poetry elements, plot, characterization, analytical reading, comprehension, reading for meaning, vocabulary and so much more!
1 - Fiction – An excerpt from Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters (Lexile:820)
-Key elements: Close read, character analysis, deciphering meaning
2- Fiction – Lewis and the Duck (Lexile: 550)
-Key elements: close read, understanding meaning, synonyms, stating evidence
3- Nonfiction – The Golden Gate Bridge (Lexile: 860)
-Key elements: synonyms, understanding illustrations, close read, article organization, understanding meaning.
4- Nonfiction – The Great Sphinx of Giza (Lexile: 850)
-Key elements: definitions, close read, symbols, context clues, understanding illustrations, main idea/supporting details
5- Poetry – At the Seaside (Lexile: 750)
-Key elements: Poetry elements, close read, figurative language, deciphering meaning, synonyms
6- Nonfiction – The Great Chicago Fire (Lexile: 750)
-Key elements: Understanding meaning, close read, figurative language
-PLUS - Nonfiction Elements
7- Nonfiction – Snowy Wonder, Mount Baker, WA (Lexile: 990)
-Key elements: close read, deciphering meaning, synonym, structure
8- Fiction – an excerpt from The Fisherman and His Wife (Lexile: 760)
-Key elements: setting, close read, synonyms, deciphering meaning, character traits
9- Biography – Martin Luther King, Jr. (Lexile: 940)
-Key elements: author’s purpose, close read, understanding meaning, opinion
-PLUS - What are the paragraphs about? (Main idea)
10- Nonfiction – Polar Bears (Lexile: 1030)
-Key elements: close read, deciphering meaning, understanding meaning, definitions, describing illustrations, main idea/details
- PLUS - Polar Bear Fact Sheet
Literature/References and Answer Key Included!
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