Reading Comprehension | 3rd Grade Close Reading Bundle

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    Keeping 3rd-grade students engaged in the learning process can be challenging, but it doesn't need to be! With this reading comprehension bundle specifically designed for third graders, engaging and educational activities become part of the curriculum. Students will practice close reading strategies using 3rd-grade reading comprehension passages that focus on character traits, the theme of a story, and point of view. These passages and accompanying activities reinforce skills while keeping your classroom lively and fun. Additionally, these resources are flexible enough for whole group and guided and small group skills lessons - making them perfect for integrating into any 3rd-grade classroom!




    Character Traits Close Reading Passages

    Theme of a Story Close Reading Passages

    Point of View Close Reading Passages

    Each one includes the following:

    ◼ Passages

    ◼ Anchor Charts

    ◼ Comprehension Questions

    ◼ Graphic Organizers

    ◼ 1st Read Notes Organizers

    ◼ Guiding Questions

    ◼ Summary Frame

    ◼ Answer Keys

    ◼ How to Use Suggestions


    Ways You Can Use This Resource:

    ► Whole Group Lessons: Use these close reading resources to introduce the skills of character traits, the theme of a story, and the point of view. After introducing the skills, model for students how to use these skills when reading a text and provide examples.

    ► Guided Reading or Small Group Skills: Provide structured practice opportunities for students to use these skills in small groups or individually. Summarize key points and review as needed. As students become more proficient with close reading strategies, they can use these resources for independent practice.

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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.
    Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
    Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
    Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series).


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