• Common Core Lessons: Reading Literary Text Grade 3


  • Help your third-grade students build strong literary analysis and comprehension skills with activities that support Common Core rigor in the areas of Key Ideas and Details, Craft and Structure, and Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity.
     
    Each of the 9 units provides literary text in a variety of genres such as poetry, mystery, historical fiction, and folk tale, as well as supporting activities that are easy to scaffold, including:

    • Dictionary page to introduce content and academic vocabulary 
    • Close reading activity and close reading discussion
    • Learn and apply activities covering vocabulary, the literature genre, and literary analysis
    • Reading comprehension activity
    • Literary response writing activity
     
    Additional teacher support includes:
    • Correlations to Common Core State Standards and TEKS for every unit for easy reference
    • Downloadable home–school connection activities and projects help to increase parental involvement
    • Guided reading levels to help identify appropriate texts for students
    • A walk-through of each literary text selection and activity pages that support the unit
     
    The 9 units explore these genres and reading selections:
    • Aesop’s Fable: “Country Mouse and City Mouse”
    • Mystery: “How Do You Spell Beware?”
    • Folk Tale: “The Mitten”
    • Classic Fiction: “Rebecca’s School Day”
    • Fairy Tale: “Never Kick a Slipper at the Moon”
    • Tall Tale: “Davy Crockett Escapes a Tornado”
    • Poetry and Song: “The New-England Boy’s Song About Thanksgiving Day”
    • Historical Fiction: “Lunch with Diego”
    • Greek Legend: “Damon and Pythias”
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