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Sea Turtles: Reading Comprehension Passages for ALL 3rd Grade Reading Standards

Grade Levels
1st - 5th
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110 pages
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This engaging, no-prep reading pack has been designed to meet ALL of the third grade reading standards as outlined under the Common Core. This pack follows a fun sea turtle theme.

This resource includes ten literature passages and ten informational passages, specifically written to address each Common Core standard. There are three copies of each passage to meet your differentiation needs - for a total of 60 passages. One is written at a second grade level, one at a third grade level, and one at a fourth grade level. The passages are marked with the letters A, B, and C, respectively. Grade level equivalents are available in the teacher guide.

Each passage has matching comprehension activities, including text dependent comprehension questions that are perfect for close reading. Many passages offer graphic organizers. Answer keys are included for each activity.

This pack also includes a Readers Theater script, a poem about sea turtles, an activity requiring students to read a map, and an activity requiring students to read a timeline.

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Passages to Teach Specific Skills:

Identifying Problem and Solution Passages

Analyzing Nonfiction Text Features Passages

Analyzing Character Traits Skill Passages

Compare and Contrast Reading Skill Passages

Analyzing Cause and Effect Skill Passages

Teaching Theme Skill Passages

Main Idea and Details Skill Passages

Author’s Point of View Passages

Point of View Passages

Sequencing Skill Passages

Analyzing Comprehension: Big Skill Bundle

Passages by Month:

Close Reading Passages & Comprehension Questions - January

Close Reading Passages & Comprehension Questions - February

Close Reading Passages & Comprehension Questions - March

Close Reading Passages & Comprehension Questions - April

Close Reading Passages & Comprehension Questions - May

Close Reading Passages & Comprehension Questions - September

Close Reading Passages & Comprehension Questions - October

Close Reading Passages & Comprehension Questions - November

Close Reading Passages & Comprehension Questions - December

Close Reading Passages & Comprehension Questions - Year Long Bundle

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Total Pages
110 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text (e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.


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