Wonders Unit 2 | 3rd Grade | Reading Wonders 2020

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The Wonders 2020 Unit 2 for 3rd Grade is an essential resource for your 3rd-grade classrooms! This NO PREP reading supplement focuses on the essential components of comprehension, language, and vocabulary thoroughly connected to the Wonders Reading Series from McGraw Hill. All weekly and daily activities are designed to work in tandem with the McGraw Hill series to deliver on learning standards while engaging with key concepts that build toward success in literature.

With this easy-to-use resource, you will have more time to plan thoughtful activities that effectively challenge and foster independent students. Make the most out of the already determined curriculum with no additional prep time needed!

This Wonders reading resource includes:

✔ Rigorous reading comprehension questions aligned to the Common Core Standards

✔ Skills based Graphic Organizers

✔ Opportunity to summarize paired texts weekly

✔ Complete Answer Keys

✔ How I Use Directions

The Wonders 2020 printable and digital resource is designed so that students can easily and efficiently respond to the text, and YOU can quickly assess their reading and vocabulary/language comprehension. Students must have access to the texts as they use these pages.



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PRINTABLES: Each unit includes standards-aligned questions and graphic organizers for the Shared Reading and Literature Anthology texts with a Venn Diagram and summary for the Paired Texts.

DIGITAL: All activities listed above are on Google Slides that you can use in Google Classroom.



Publication Date: Please check the publication date of your curriculum. This supplemental resource is aligned to the 2020 version.

The 2014 version of this resource is available here: Wonders 2014 Year Long Bundle - 3rd Grade.


WONDERS TEXTS Covered in Unit 2:

  • Every Vote Counts
  • Vote!
  • A Plan for the People
  • Sailing to America
  • The Castle on Hester Street
  • Next Stop, America
  • Empanada Day
  • The Inventor Thinks Up Helicopters
  • Ornithopter
  • Whooping Cranes in Danger
  • Help the Manatees
  • Roadrunner’s Dance
  • Deltona is Going Batty


READING SKILLS Covered in This Wonders Resource:

  • Author's Point of View
  • Character's Point of View
  • Theme
  • Context Clues
  • Similes
  • Figurative Language



→ Whole Group Lessons

→ Small Group Lessons

→ Partner Work

→ Exit Tickets

→ Literacy Centers


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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.
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.


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