Summer Packet - 3rd Grade
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This packet is designed to REFRESH concepts for 3rd grade while ENHANCING concepts for 4th!!
All of the following passages are associated with either a variety of multiple choice reading comprehension questions, open-response questions, student inquiry, both short and long answer questions or a combination of strategies.
Use for; weekly assessments, pre-assessment, post-assessment, progress monitoring, homework, classwork, sub plans, or whatever else you need!
Excellent for summer school or to use all year long!!
Questions involve; using context clues, inferencing, poetry elements, plot, characterization, analytical reading, comprehension, reading for meaning, vocabulary and so much more!
1 - Biography – Thomas Alva Edison
Key Elements: Genre, close read, understanding text, deciphering meaning, characteristics, facts, summary
2 - Poetry – The Flutter By
Key Elements: Poetic elements, characteristics, inference, deciphering meaning, emotions of the speaker, main idea, summarizing
3 – Poetic narrative – An excerpt from Dreamin’ Wild
Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, understanding narrative poetry, inference, using context clues, understanding illustrations, recounting the poem as a narrative
4 - Fiction – The Journal of Tomas
Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, understanding illustrations, synonyms, character analysis
- PLUS: Reading Sequence Extra Activity
5 - Poetry – The Fearless Bandit
Key Elements: Poetic elements, inference, synonym, understanding text
6 - Nonfiction – The Amazing Octopus
Key Elements: Close read, understanding text, deciphering meaning, definitions, main idea,
- PLUS: True/False and Fact/Opinion Activity
- PLUS: Graphic Organizer Activity with Author’s purpose
- PLUS: Word scramble and Definitions Activity
7 - Nonfiction – The Mayan Indians of Mexico
Key Elements: Close read, genre, understanding text, deciphering meaning, synonym, compare/contrast
8 – Nonfiction – The Sun and Moon Above!
Key Elements: close read, understanding meaning, deinitions, deciphering meaning,
- PLUS: True/False Activity
- PLUS: Compare/Contrast Top Hat model Activity
9 – Nonfiction – The Incredible Venus Fly Trap
Key Elements: Close read, cause/effect, synonym, deciphering meaning, understanding text, understanding illustrations.
10 – Fiction - An excerpt from The Velveteen Rabbit
Key Elements: Close read, deciphering meaning, understanding text, definition, character, plot
*Lexile Levels and Common Core Standards included on the answer key!!!
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