Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Paired Passages: Linking Fact to Fiction Grade 3

Paired Passages: Linking Fact to Fiction Grade 3

English Language Arts

Strand - Reading Standards: Literature, Grade 3

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.3.3: Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

Passage Pages
A Horse Lesson in Good Manners 9-11
The House that Grandpa Built 13-15
Shing and the World Record Holder 17-19
The Identical Flowers 21-23
Silly Rudolph 25-27
How Marshall Knew 29-31
Vacation Journal 2022 33-35
Melissa and the Leaves 37-39
The Neighbor Who Didn't Get a Ticket 41-43
Gorilla Day 45-47
Hot Water in the Snow 49-51
What Jillie Is Afraid Of 53-55
Why the Tires Had Screws 57-59
The Biggest Liar 61-63
Aesop's Fable of the Thirsty Crow 65-67
Getting What Kate Wanted 69-71
Carol and the Spies 73-75
The Rich Man's Contest 77-79
An American Folktale: The Great Blue Ox 81-83
Practicing with the Speed Team 85-87
The Warrior with a Weak Spot 89-91
Hunting Elephants 93-95
Why Tim Didn't Pay Attention 97-99
What Side to Walk On 101-103
The Easel Guess 105-107

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.3.1: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

Passage Pages
A Horse Lesson in Good Manners 9-11
The House that Grandpa Built 13-15
Shing and the World Record Holder 17-19
The Identical Flowers 21-23
Silly Rudolph 25-27
How Marshall Knew 29-31
Vacation Journal 2022 33-35
Melissa and the Leaves 37-39
The Neighbor Who Didn't Get a Ticket 41-43
Gorilla Day 45-47
Hot Water in the Snow 49-51
What Jillie Is Afraid Of 53-55
Why the Tires Had Screws 57-59
The Biggest Liar 61-63
Aesop's Fable of the Thirsty Crow 65-67
Getting What Kate Wanted 69-71
Carol and the Spies 73-75
The Rich Man's Contest 77-79
An American Folktale: The Great Blue Ox 81-83
Practicing with the Speed Team 85-87
The Warrior with a Weak Spot 89-91
Hunting Elephants 93-95
Why Tim Didn't Pay Attention 97-99
What Side to Walk On 101-103
The Easel Guess 105-107

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RL.3.2: 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.

Passage Pages
The Identical Flowers 21-23
Silly Rudolph 25-27
How Marshall Knew 29-31
Vacation Journal 2022 33-35
Hot Water in the Snow 49-51
Aesop's Fable of the Thirsty Crow 65-67
Getting What Kate Wanted 69-71
The Rich Man's Contest 77-79
An American Folktale: The Great Blue Ox 81-83
The Warrior with a Weak Spot 89-91

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.3.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from non-literal language.

Passage Pages
A Horse Lesson in Good Manners 9-11
The House that Grandpa Built 13-15
Shing and the World Record Holder 17-19
The Identical Flowers 21-23
Silly Rudolph 25-27
How Marshall Knew 29-31
Vacation Journal 2022 33-35
Melissa and the Leaves 37-39
The Neighbor Who Didn't Get a Ticket 41-43
Gorilla Day 45-47
Hot Water in the Snow 49-51
What Jillie Is Afraid Of 53-55
Why the Tires Had Screws 57-59
The Biggest Liar 61-63
Aesop's Fable of the Thirsty Crow 65-67
Getting What Kate Wanted 69-71
Carol and the Spies 73-75
The Rich Man's Contest 77-79
An American Folktale: The Great Blue Ox 81-83
Practicing with the Speed Team 85-87
The Warrior with a Weak Spot 89-91
Hunting Elephants 93-95
Why Tim Didn't Pay Attention 97-99
What Side to Walk On 101-103
The Easel Guess 105-107

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RL.3.7: Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).

Passage Pages
A Horse Lesson in Good Manners 9-11
The House that Grandpa Built 13-15
Shing and the World Record Holder 17-19
The Identical Flowers 21-23
Silly Rudolph 25-27
How Marshall Knew 29-31
Vacation Journal 2022 33-35
Melissa and the Leaves 37-39
The Neighbor Who Didn't Get a Ticket 41-43
Gorilla Day 45-47
Hot Water in the Snow 49-51
What Jillie Is Afraid Of 53-55
Why the Tires Had Screws 57-59
The Biggest Liar 61-63
Aesop's Fable of the Thirsty Crow 65-67
Getting What Kate Wanted 69-71
Carol and the Spies 73-75
The Rich Man's Contest 77-79
An American Folktale: The Great Blue Ox 81-83
Practicing with the Speed Team 85-87
The Warrior with a Weak Spot 89-91
Hunting Elephants 93-95
Why Tim Didn't Pay Attention 97-99
What Side to Walk On 101-103
The Easel Guess 105-107

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA.RL.3.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.

Passage Pages
A Horse Lesson in Good Manners 9-11
The House that Grandpa Built 13-15
Shing and the World Record Holder 17-19
The Identical Flowers 21-23
Silly Rudolph 25-27
How Marshall Knew 29-31
Vacation Journal 2022 33-35
Melissa and the Leaves 37-39
The Neighbor Who Didn't Get a Ticket 41-43
Gorilla Day 45-47
Hot Water in the Snow 49-51
What Jillie Is Afraid Of 53-55
Why the Tires Had Screws 57-59
The Biggest Liar 61-63
Aesop's Fable of the Thirsty Crow 65-67
Getting What Kate Wanted 69-71
Carol and the Spies 73-75
The Rich Man's Contest 77-79
An American Folktale: The Great Blue Ox 81-83
Practicing with the Speed Team 85-87
The Warrior with a Weak Spot 89-91
Hunting Elephants 93-95
Why Tim Didn't Pay Attention 97-99
What Side to Walk On 101-103
The Easel Guess 105-107

Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 3

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.3.2: Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

Passage Pages
Panda, the Guide Horse 8-11
Walking on the Ocean 12-15
Danger! Do Not Band! Danger! 16-19
What the Insects Proved 20-23
Islands that Float 24-27
The Pilot's Problem 28-31
Why Astronauts Have Puffy Faces 32-35
The Beetles that Ride 36-39
The President's Ticket 40-43
Gorilla Hero 44-47
When Grandfather Yellowtail's Braids Could Snap 48-51
To Hold or Not to Hold 52-55
What Leaks Out 56-59
Natural Wonders 60-63
Around the World in a Balloon 64-67
Animals with Closed Nostrils 68-71
Grass Trimmers and Spies 72-75
Spitting Crickets 76-79
Dallas and the Bull 80-83
Champion on Ice 84-87
Skeleton Information 88-91
A Special Kind of Orphanage 92-95
A Different Kind of Lesson 96-99
What Cowboys Use 100-103
The Elephant that Made a Word 104-107

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.3.1: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

Passage Pages
Panda, the Guide Horse 8-11
Walking on the Ocean 12-15
Danger! Do Not Band! Danger! 16-19
What the Insects Proved 20-23
Islands that Float 24-27
The Pilot's Problem 28-31
Why Astronauts Have Puffy Faces 32-35
The Beetles that Ride 36-39
The President's Ticket 40-43
Gorilla Hero 44-47
When Grandfather Yellowtail's Braids Could Snap 48-51
To Hold or Not to Hold 52-55
What Leaks Out 56-59
Natural Wonders 60-63
Around the World in a Balloon 64-67
Animals with Closed Nostrils 68-71
Grass Trimmers and Spies 72-75
Spitting Crickets 76-79
Dallas and the Bull 80-83
Champion on Ice 84-87
Skeleton Information 88-91
A Special Kind of Orphanage 92-95
A Different Kind of Lesson 96-99
What Cowboys Use 100-103
The Elephant that Made a Word 104-107

Key Ideas and Details

ELA.RI.3.3: Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

Passage Pages
Danger! Do Not Band! Danger! 16-19
What the Insects Proved 20-23
Why Astronauts Have Puffy Faces 32-35
The Beetles that Ride 36-39
When Grandfather Yellowtail's Braids Could Snap 48-51
To Hold or Not to Hold 52-55
What Leaks Out 56-59
Animals with Closed Nostrils 68-71
The Elephant that Made a Word 104-107

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.3.4: Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.

Passage Pages
Panda, the Guide Horse 8-11
Walking on the Ocean 12-15
Danger! Do Not Band! Danger! 16-19
What the Insects Proved 20-23
Islands that Float 24-27
The Pilot's Problem 28-31
Why Astronauts Have Puffy Faces 32-35
The Beetles that Ride 36-39
The President's Ticket 40-43
Gorilla Hero 44-47
When Grandfather Yellowtail's Braids Could Snap 48-51
To Hold or Not to Hold 52-55
What Leaks Out 56-59
Natural Wonders 60-63
Around the World in a Balloon 64-67
Animals with Closed Nostrils 68-71
Grass Trimmers and Spies 72-75
Spitting Crickets 76-79
Dallas and the Bull 80-83
Champion on Ice 84-87
Skeleton Information 88-91
A Special Kind of Orphanage 92-95
A Different Kind of Lesson 96-99
What Cowboys Use 100-103
The Elephant that Made a Word 104-107

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.3.8: Describe the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text(e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).

Passage Pages
Panda, the Guide Horse 8-11
Walking on the Ocean 12-15
Danger! Do Not Band! Danger! 16-19
What the Insects Proved 20-23
Islands that Float 24-27
The Pilot's Problem 28-31
Why Astronauts Have Puffy Faces 32-35
The Beetles that Ride 36-39
The President's Ticket 40-43
Gorilla Hero 44-47
When Grandfather Yellowtail's Braids Could Snap 48-51
To Hold or Not to Hold 52-55
What Leaks Out 56-59
Natural Wonders 60-63
Around the World in a Balloon 64-67
Animals with Closed Nostrils 68-71
Grass Trimmers and Spies 72-75
Spitting Crickets 76-79
Dallas and the Bull 80-83
Champion on Ice 84-87
Skeleton Information 88-91
A Special Kind of Orphanage 92-95
A Different Kind of Lesson 96-99
What Cowboys Use 100-103
The Elephant that Made a Word 104-107

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.3.7: 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).

Passage Pages
Panda, the Guide Horse 8-11
Walking on the Ocean 12-15
Danger! Do Not Band! Danger! 16-19
What the Insects Proved 20-23
Islands that Float 24-27
The Pilot's Problem 28-31
Why Astronauts Have Puffy Faces 32-35
The Beetles that Ride 36-39
The President's Ticket 40-43
Gorilla Hero 44-47
When Grandfather Yellowtail's Braids Could Snap 48-51
To Hold or Not to Hold 52-55
What Leaks Out 56-59
Natural Wonders 60-63
Around the World in a Balloon 64-67
Animals with Closed Nostrils 68-71
Grass Trimmers and Spies 72-75
Spitting Crickets 76-79
Dallas and the Bull 80-83
Champion on Ice 84-87
Skeleton Information 88-91
A Special Kind of Orphanage 92-95
A Different Kind of Lesson 96-99
What Cowboys Use 100-103
The Elephant that Made a Word 104-107

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.3.9: Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.

Passage Pages
To Hold or Not to Hold 52-55
What Jillie Is Afraid Of 53-55

Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity

ELA.RI.3.10: 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.

Passage Pages
Panda, the Guide Horse 8-11
Walking on the Ocean 12-15
Danger! Do Not Band! Danger! 16-19
What the Insects Proved 20-23
Islands that Float 24-27
The Pilot's Problem 28-31
Why Astronauts Have Puffy Faces 32-35
The Beetles that Ride 36-39
The President's Ticket 40-43
Gorilla Hero 44-47
When Grandfather Yellowtail's Braids Could Snap 48-51
To Hold or Not to Hold 52-55
What Leaks Out 56-59
Natural Wonders 60-63
Around the World in a Balloon 64-67
Animals with Closed Nostrils 68-71
Grass Trimmers and Spies 72-75
Spitting Crickets 76-79
Dallas and the Bull 80-83
Champion on Ice 84-87
Skeleton Information 88-91
A Special Kind of Orphanage 92-95
A Different Kind of Lesson 96-99
What Cowboys Use 100-103
The Elephant that Made a Word 104-107

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