Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Differentiated Nonfiction Reading Grade 3

Differentiated Nonfiction Reading Grade 3

English Language Arts

Strand - Reading Standards: Informational Text, Grade 3

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
The Salty Truth 14-17
Now Hear This! 26-29
The Life Cycle of a Pond 46-49
The Bill of Rights 62-65
Dr. Seuss Loved Green Eggs and Ham (Biography) 78-81
Delicious Discoveries (Magazine Article) 82-85

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
The Salty Truth 14-17
The Breeds and Traits of Dogs 18-21
Hop Along or Fly High 22-25
Now Hear This! 26-29
George Eastman Invents the Kodak Moment 30-33
Mine Fires That Keep Burning 34-37
Cold and Hot Deserts 38-41
Mighty Meteors 42-45
The Life Cycle of a Pond 46-49
Eerie Earthquakes 50-53
Pacific Northwest Native Americans 54-57
The U.S. Constitution 58-61
The Bill of Rights 62-65
Oral Lee Brown Opens the Door 66-69
Condoleezza Rice, Former U.S. Secretary of State 70-73
Guinea Pigs (Journal Entries) 74-77
Dr. Seuss Loved Green Eggs and Ham (Biography) 78-81
Delicious Discoveries (Magazine Article) 82-85
Beyond Belief (Web Site) 86-89
The Miracle on the Hudson (Newspaper Article) 90-93

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
The Breeds and Traits of Dogs 18-21
Mine Fires That Keep Burning 34-37
Oral Lee Brown Opens the Door 66-69
Dr. Seuss Loved Green Eggs and Ham (Biography) 78-81

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
The Salty Truth 14-17
The Breeds and Traits of Dogs 18-21
Hop Along or Fly High 22-25
Now Hear This! 26-29
George Eastman Invents the Kodak Moment 30-33
Mine Fires That Keep Burning 34-37
Cold and Hot Deserts 38-41
Mighty Meteors 42-45
The Life Cycle of a Pond 46-49
Eerie Earthquakes 50-53
Pacific Northwest Native Americans 54-57
The U.S. Constitution 58-61
The Bill of Rights 62-65
Oral Lee Brown Opens the Door 66-69
Condoleezza Rice, Former U.S. Secretary of State 70-73
Guinea Pigs (Journal Entries) 74-77
Dr. Seuss Loved Green Eggs and Ham (Biography) 78-81
Delicious Discoveries (Magazine Article) 82-85
Beyond Belief (Web Site) 86-89
The Miracle on the Hudson (Newspaper Article) 90-93

Craft and Structure

ELA.RI.3.5: Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.

Passage Pages
Eerie Earthquakes 50-53
Dr. Seuss Loved Green Eggs and Ham (Biography) 78-81
Beyond Belief (Web Site) 86-89

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
Hop Along or Fly High 22-25
Now Hear This! 26-29
George Eastman Invents the Kodak Moment 30-33
Cold and Hot Deserts 38-41
Pacific Northwest Native Americans 54-57

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
The U.S. Constitution 58-61
Oral Lee Brown Opens the Door 66-69
Beyond Belief (Web Site) 86-89
The Miracle on the Hudson (Newspaper Article) 90-93

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
The U.S. Constitution 58-61
The Bill of Rights 62-65

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RI.3.6: Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.

Passage Pages
Guinea Pigs (Journal Entries) 74-77

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
The Salty Truth 14-17
The Breeds and Traits of Dogs 18-21
Hop Along or Fly High 22-25
Now Hear This! 26-29
George Eastman Invents the Kodak Moment 30-33
Mine Fires That Keep Burning 34-37
Cold and Hot Deserts 38-41
Mighty Meteors 42-45
The Life Cycle of a Pond 46-49
Eerie Earthquakes 50-53
Pacific Northwest Native Americans 54-57
The U.S. Constitution 58-61
The Bill of Rights 62-65
Oral Lee Brown Opens the Door 66-69
Condoleezza Rice, Former U.S. Secretary of State 70-73
Guinea Pigs (Journal Entries) 74-77
Dr. Seuss Loved Green Eggs and Ham (Biography) 78-81
Delicious Discoveries (Magazine Article) 82-85
Beyond Belief (Web Site) 86-89
The Miracle on the Hudson (Newspaper Article) 90-93

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