Journeys: Grade 3 Unit 2 Open-Ended Questions

Journeys: Grade 3 Unit 2 Open-Ended Questions
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Responding to text through writing using text evidence is a difficult, but important skill.  When a specific structure is followed to complete open-ended questions, students have an easier time understanding what guidelines are needed to complete a response.  After doing many shared writing responses and introducing each guideline independently, students are then able to incorporate them into their own responses.

About This Resource:  In this unit, I have created open-ended questions for each story in unit 2 of the grade 3 Journeys Reading Series. On each page, the guidelines (spoken about above) are included above each question for students to refer to if needed.  I also included an additional page with each question without the guidelines for differentiation or if you want to create your own. Since the reading comprehension assessments do not contain a writing component, I attach this as an additional section for each test.   You may also use it as an in class writing assignment or homework. Since I add this section to the reading tests, my grading breakdown is as follows:  

  • Vocabulary – 4 points each  
  • Comprehension Questions – 5 points each  
  • Writing – 10 points

Unit 2 Stories Include:

  • “Bat Loves the Night” by Nicola Davies
  • “What Do Illustrators Do?” by Eileen Christelow
  • “The Harvest Birds”  by Blanca Lopez de Mariscal
  • “Kamishibai Man” by Allen Say 
  • “Young Thomas Edison” by Michael Dooling

Extended Reading:  Personal Narrative Writing Prompt

  • “Amos and Boris” by William Steig
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