This packet includes literature articles accompanied by questions based on the CCSS.3.RI.3.5 or LAFS.3.RI.2.5 standard. The questions include multiple choice items, short written response items, and extended written response items. This can be used as an instructional tool or as assessments throughout the year. The passages start small and build to as students increase their reading stamina. Also included is a page that lists key vocabulary and key skills that are necessary for mastery of these standards (great for interactive notebooks).