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NEW RESOURCE! Engage your students with high-interest reading comprehension passages designed for every 3rd Grade LITERACY AND INFORMATIONAL STANDARD. Each lengthy passage is written with 3 differentiated reading levels with or without a dyslexic font to meet the needs of all your students. They are perfect for CLOSE READING. The full-page passage provides students with a complete narrative, drama, poem, or informational text to answer the questions effectively. The levels of differentiation range from 400-950 for Grades 2-5. It is aligned to 3rd Grade.
The questions were formulated in a STEP-BY-STEP process. There are 10 multiple choice questions in the form of TASK CARDS or a worksheet. These questions were designed for students to get familiar with the text with some deeper-level questions mixed in. Then there are 10 rigorous open-ended questions specifically designed for text-dependent analysis so students can think critically and question their assumptions.
Check out a FREE sample of COMPREHENSION PASSAGES HERE
What is included?
★ Reading Comprehension Passages: There are 44 full-page passages with 3 Levels of Differentiation- Total of 132 Passages. There are 2 passages per Common Core Standard with the standard written on the page. (Some standards have paired text.)
★ Dyslexia Version: All of the passages have a dyslexia-friendly font. This is ideal for differentiating for your Dyslexic learners. The font is called Open Dyslexic. Although there is no research behind it as far as fluency or comprehension, I include it for a preference. Some kids will automatically choose it and say they can read it better. My thought is this, if it can help one child, then it is a win! There are actual books written in the font, like the Hank series by Henry Winkler. Interesting!
★ Step 1 Questions- Multiple Choice: For each passage, there are 10 multiple choice questions in the form of a worksheet or task cards. They are perfect for centers and group work.
★ Step 2 Questions- Open-Ended: There are 10 questions per passage that work for all 3 reading levels. The last question is a text-dependent analysis prompt. There are 2 Formats of Open-Ended Questions. There is a 2-page version with lines and a 1-page version without lines (Students can write answers on a separate piece of paper or in a notebook to save paper.)
★ Teacher Version: This file includes all 3 student versions, teacher notes, and answer keys.
★ 3 Student Versions: There are 3 levels of passages. For each level, there is a student PDF file that can be sent to students. The questions are included.
★ Answer Keys: PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE IN THE TEACHER EDITION! ANSWER KEYS AREN'T INCLUDED IN THE STUDENT LEVELED FILES. They are included for all questions. For each open-ended answer key, teachers will know which questions are directly related to the standard. The answers that are bold-faced are related to the standard.
What focus skills are covered in literacy? GRADE 3 READING PASSAGES AND QUESTIONS LITERACY
CCSS 1: Ask and Answer Questions
CCSS 2: Determine the Central Message, Lesson or Moral
CCSS 3: Describe Characters’ traits, motivations, feelings
CCSS 4: Determine the Meaning of Words and Phrases
CCSS 5: Refer to and Describe Parts of Stories, Dramas, Poems
CCSS 6: Point of View
CCSS 7: Explain Text Illustrations
CCSS 8: N/A
CCSS 9: Compare and Contrast Themes, Settings, and Plots
CCSS 10: Read and Comprehend
What other skills are found in the questions?
✓ Text Dependent Analysis
✓ Recount stories
✓ Explain Key Details
✓ Explain the Character’s Actions
✓ Sequence of Events
✓ Distinguish Literal from Nonliteral Language
What focus skills are covered in informational text? GRADE 3 READING PASSAGES AND QUESTIONS INFORMATIONAL
CCSS 1: Ask and Answer Question Use Text Evidence
CCSS 2: Determine the Main Idea and Supporting Details
CCSS 3: Describe Relationships in Informational Text
CCSS 4: Academic and Domain-Specific Words and Phrases
CCSS 5: Use Text Features to Locate Information
CCSS 6: Distinguish Point of View
CCSS 7: Interpret Information from Illustrations
CCSS 8: Logical Connection, Comparison, Sequence, Cause and Effect
CCSS 9: Compare and Contrast Within a Text and Between Two Texts
CCSS 10: Comprehend Information
Other skills that are covered in the questions:
✓ Provide Text Dependent Analysis
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Do you need help teaching Text Evidence? Click Here for a STEP-BY-STEP TEXT EVIDENCE UNIT.
OTHER RESOURCES INVOLVING TEXT EVIDENCE
Step-By-Step Reading Units:
STEP-BY-STEP THEME UNIT (INCLUDES STORY ELEMENTS, SUMMARIZING, AND MAIN IDEA)