Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Paired Passages: Linking Fact to Fiction Grade 3

Paired Passages: Linking Fact to Fiction Grade 3

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Strand - Reading Standards: Literature, Grade 3

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

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

Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 3

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

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 to 11
Walking on the Ocean 12 to 15
Danger! Do Not Band! Danger! 16 to 19
What the Insects Proved 20 to 23
Islands that Float 24 to 27
The Pilot's Problem 28 to 31
Why Astronauts Have Puffy Faces 32 to 35
The Beetles that Ride 36 to 39
The President's Ticket 40 to 43
Gorilla Hero 44 to 47
When Grandfather Yellowtail's Braids Could Snap 48 to 51
To Hold or Not to Hold 52 to 55
What Leaks Out 56 to 59
Natural Wonders 60 to 63
Around the World in a Balloon 64 to 67
Animals with Closed Nostrils 68 to 71
Grass Trimmers and Spies 72 to 75
Spitting Crickets 76 to 79
Dallas and the Bull 80 to 83
Champion on Ice 84 to 87
Skeleton Information 88 to 91
A Special Kind of Orphanage 92 to 95
A Different Kind of Lesson 96 to 99
What Cowboys Use 100 to 103
The Elephant that Made a Word 104 to 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 to 19
What the Insects Proved 20 to 23
Why Astronauts Have Puffy Faces 32 to 35
The Beetles that Ride 36 to 39
When Grandfather Yellowtail's Braids Could Snap 48 to 51
To Hold or Not to Hold 52 to 55
What Leaks Out 56 to 59
Animals with Closed Nostrils 68 to 71
The Elephant that Made a Word 104 to 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 to 11
Walking on the Ocean 12 to 15
Danger! Do Not Band! Danger! 16 to 19
What the Insects Proved 20 to 23
Islands that Float 24 to 27
The Pilot's Problem 28 to 31
Why Astronauts Have Puffy Faces 32 to 35
The Beetles that Ride 36 to 39
The President's Ticket 40 to 43
Gorilla Hero 44 to 47
When Grandfather Yellowtail's Braids Could Snap 48 to 51
To Hold or Not to Hold 52 to 55
What Leaks Out 56 to 59
Natural Wonders 60 to 63
Around the World in a Balloon 64 to 67
Animals with Closed Nostrils 68 to 71
Grass Trimmers and Spies 72 to 75
Spitting Crickets 76 to 79
Dallas and the Bull 80 to 83
Champion on Ice 84 to 87
Skeleton Information 88 to 91
A Special Kind of Orphanage 92 to 95
A Different Kind of Lesson 96 to 99
What Cowboys Use 100 to 103
The Elephant that Made a Word 104 to 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 to 11
Walking on the Ocean 12 to 15
Danger! Do Not Band! Danger! 16 to 19
What the Insects Proved 20 to 23
Islands that Float 24 to 27
The Pilot's Problem 28 to 31
Why Astronauts Have Puffy Faces 32 to 35
The Beetles that Ride 36 to 39
The President's Ticket 40 to 43
Gorilla Hero 44 to 47
When Grandfather Yellowtail's Braids Could Snap 48 to 51
To Hold or Not to Hold 52 to 55
What Leaks Out 56 to 59
Natural Wonders 60 to 63
Around the World in a Balloon 64 to 67
Animals with Closed Nostrils 68 to 71
Grass Trimmers and Spies 72 to 75
Spitting Crickets 76 to 79
Dallas and the Bull 80 to 83
Champion on Ice 84 to 87
Skeleton Information 88 to 91
A Special Kind of Orphanage 92 to 95
A Different Kind of Lesson 96 to 99
What Cowboys Use 100 to 103
The Elephant that Made a Word 104 to 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 to 11
Walking on the Ocean 12 to 15
Danger! Do Not Band! Danger! 16 to 19
What the Insects Proved 20 to 23
Islands that Float 24 to 27
The Pilot's Problem 28 to 31
Why Astronauts Have Puffy Faces 32 to 35
The Beetles that Ride 36 to 39
The President's Ticket 40 to 43
Gorilla Hero 44 to 47
When Grandfather Yellowtail's Braids Could Snap 48 to 51
To Hold or Not to Hold 52 to 55
What Leaks Out 56 to 59
Natural Wonders 60 to 63
Around the World in a Balloon 64 to 67
Animals with Closed Nostrils 68 to 71
Grass Trimmers and Spies 72 to 75
Spitting Crickets 76 to 79
Dallas and the Bull 80 to 83
Champion on Ice 84 to 87
Skeleton Information 88 to 91
A Special Kind of Orphanage 92 to 95
A Different Kind of Lesson 96 to 99
What Cowboys Use 100 to 103
The Elephant that Made a Word 104 to 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 to 55
What Jillie Is Afraid Of 53 to 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 to 11
Walking on the Ocean 12 to 15
Danger! Do Not Band! Danger! 16 to 19
What the Insects Proved 20 to 23
Islands that Float 24 to 27
The Pilot's Problem 28 to 31
Why Astronauts Have Puffy Faces 32 to 35
The Beetles that Ride 36 to 39
The President's Ticket 40 to 43
Gorilla Hero 44 to 47
When Grandfather Yellowtail's Braids Could Snap 48 to 51
To Hold or Not to Hold 52 to 55
What Leaks Out 56 to 59
Natural Wonders 60 to 63
Around the World in a Balloon 64 to 67
Animals with Closed Nostrils 68 to 71
Grass Trimmers and Spies 72 to 75
Spitting Crickets 76 to 79
Dallas and the Bull 80 to 83
Champion on Ice 84 to 87
Skeleton Information 88 to 91
A Special Kind of Orphanage 92 to 95
A Different Kind of Lesson 96 to 99
What Cowboys Use 100 to 103
The Elephant that Made a Word 104 to 107

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