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READING READY 3rd Grade Task Cards: Sequencing & Summarizing Main Events~BASIC 1

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Customers who used our 3rd grade STAAR WARS Reading Task Cards loved them, and many emailed us asking us for more. So we listened! But instead of creating more STAAR review sets, we thought it would be even better to have task card sets that could be used WHILE you’re teaching, instead of just to review afterward. This way you can measure learning as you go. So, we decided to create task card sets for every TEKS Readiness Standard for reading, math, and writing. We will have 2 sets available for each TEKS Readiness Standard, a basic set and an advanced set, which allows the teacher to assess learning at various learning stages, making them perfect for differentiation.

We’re happy to introduce the fifth set of our new READING READY 3rd Grade Task Cards: Understanding & Analysis of Literary Texts Basic Set 1 – Sequencing & Summarizing Main Events in Fiction Texts!! This READING READY task card set focuses on the first TEKS Readiness Standard for 3rd grade reading fiction texts:

•sequence and summarize the plot's main events and explain their influence on future events (3.8A).

This BASIC set includes 24 task cards that feature questions with shorter texts and 3 multiple choice answers, making them perfect to use when you’re first teaching sequence & summary to your students. These task cards assess your students’ comprehension of:
•Sequence of plot’s main events, explaining their influence on future events
•Summary of plot’s main events, maintaining meaning & logical order
•Making inferences about text using textual evidence to support understanding

*Though our READING READY Task Cards are made with our Texas teacher friends in mind, they are also aligned with 3rd grade CCSS, making them easily usable by any 3rd grade teacher teaching sequence & summary all over the U.S.*

Standards Covered:
•TEKS: 3.8A, 3.8 Fig. 19D, 3.8 Fig. 19E
•CCSS: RI.3.8, RL.4.2

Instructions are included for 4 methods of review: task cards review in centers/groups/pairs/individuals, a SCOOT game, Quiz-Quiz-Trade, and a "Be the Teacher" game, but these cards can be used in a variety of other ways to meet your needs.

We hope you enjoy them, and we’d love to hear your feedback! :)

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These are the other 3rd grade READING READY sets we have in the works and will be available in both BASIC and ADVANCED sets:
3rd Grade Understanding Across Genres:
1. Prefixes & Suffixes
2. Multiple Meaning Words & Context Clues
3rd Grade Understanding & Analysis of Literary Texts:
1. Sequencing & Summarizing Main Events in Fiction Texts
2. Character Interactions in Fiction Texts
3rd Grade Understanding & Analysis of Informational Texts:
1. Main Idea & Supporting Details
2. Author’s Purpose
3. Drawing Conclusions
4. Cause & Effect
5. Text Features

We hope you like them as much as we do! :)

~Heather & Ashley
Watson Works, LLC

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**We also have an ADVANCED set that addresses these same skills but with longer texts and more rigorous, higher-level questions and 4 answer choices. This set is an excellent complement to this basic set. Or purchase both sets in a bundle and save 20%!

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READING READY 3rd Grade Task Cards: Sequencing & Summarizi