Text Evidence Reading Paragraph of the Day October Edition

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I really like the passages and monthly themed work. My only issue was that some didn't work for my needs because of what I had not taught yet (or because of the pandemic they didn't already know).
I love the paragraph of the day, it helps the students to use those skills daily and it's a quick practice.
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Practice close reading and text evidence skills everyday with a short paragraph that is high interest to your students. Go through every third grade common core standard every month with a paragraph that your students will read and answer questions with each day!

Every month has one fiction and one nonfiction passage for each theme and there are 10 themes!

**These passages are meant for third grade, but can easily work for high level second graders or fourth graders***

Why will these paragraphs help your students grow?

Engagement- Students love the topics and learn something new with each topic! They are also quick so students don't lose interest doing them everyday!

Rigor- The questions make students think and go back in the text to prove their answer.

Low Prep- Print and use!

Versatile- You can use them for morning work, homework, assessments, or just skill practice!

What’s Included?

1 Fiction and 1 Nonfiction paragraph for each theme

October Themes:

1.Family History

2. Pablo Picasso

3. Halloween

4. Statue of Liberty

5. Reptiles

6. Columbus Day

7. Fire Prevention

8. Farming

9. Dinosaurs

10. The World Series

What are others saying?!

Lindsey- "I love this resource. It teaches third graders very important skills while reading small passages. At first they really struggled with the questions. Then after repeated practice, they were getting the hang of it and becoming pros at reading comprehension. Great resource "

Danielle- "I love these articles for daily practice. The topics are always interesting and my students love how accessible they are at their levels. Thank you so much."

Madison- "This is one of my favorite resources! I use these for morning work, independent practice and they are perfect for remediating skills! It is so hard to find grade level text that are shorter and this resource has helped so much! I plan to get the other months as well."


>>>Or Grab the Whole Year Here<<<

I needed my students to have constant practice of all the standards, but I didn't want to spend a TON of time close reading everyday and that is how paragraph of the day was born. Now students can practice every skill every single month! Plus, I can use them for morning work, homework, or a quick assessment! I hope they work for you as well as they do for me!

Much Love,


The Friendly Teacher

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32 pages
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1 month
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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.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.


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