Paired Passages for grade 3 offers pairs of nonfiction and fiction passages for students to compare and contrast. Aligned to state standards, students will read high-interest passages about topics such as the Trail of Tears, the Pony Express, an American Indian legend, and more. Help your students meet rigorous college- and career-ready expectations by improving reading comprehension skills. Paired Passages helps students meet and exceed reading standards by teaching them to compare and contrast fiction with nonfiction, fiction with fiction, and nonfiction with nonfiction. When students finish reading a pair of passages, they will rely on the text to complete the accompanying questions and activities. The Paired Passages series for grades 1 to 6 improves reading comprehension skills by providing passages for students to compare, contrast, and synthesize. Filled with content that appeals to today’s learners, the passages represent a variety of genres such as literature (narrative, poetry, realistic fiction, and more), social studies, and science. Each topic features a pair of passages and is followed by two pages of text-dependent questions and activities. By using this research-based instructional approach, you are preparing students for a successful academic journey this year and for years to come.