Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Rigorous Reading: An In-Depth Guide for Any Novel Grade 3-5

Rigorous Reading: An In-Depth Guide for Any Novel Grade 3-5

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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.

Activity Page
Growing and Changing 19
Major Minors 20
Inside and Out 21
Friends and Family 22
Time Capsule 23
Highs and Lows 24
For or Against? 25
Revisiting Heroes and Villains 26
Mirror, Mirror 27
All Together Now 28
Who Said That? 29
Says Who? 30
Says You 31
The Lead Singer 33
Comparing Voices 34
What's Happening? 39
Important Events 40
A Door to a New World 41
Character Conflicts 42
A Difficult Decision 43
The Structure of a Scene 44 to 45
An Important Scene 46 to 47
Storyboard a Scene 48
Wow! 49
All in Order 50
All Out of Order 51
Timeline of Events 52
Crystal Ball 53
The End 54
Section Log-In 55
Locale Listings 58
A Sense of Place 59
A Place of Meaning 60
Where It Begins and Ends 61
Talk About the Weather 62
Put It On the Map 63
A Place in Time 64
A Different Time 65
The Passage of Time 66
Name the Genre 67
A Different Genre 68
Section Log-In 69
What's the Big Idea? 72
List of Common Themes 73
Checking In on Theme 74
Growing a Theme 75
A Tale of Two 76
Overcoming Obstacles 77
This About Covers It 78
The Long and Short of It 83
Beginnings and Endings 84
Playing with Form 85
Drawing Out Information 86
Painting a Picture 87
What Is Being Said 88
A Whole Other Meaning 89
Tone vs. Mood 90
Making the Mood 91
So They Say 92
Speaking of Dialogue 93
Left in Suspense 94
Past and Future 95
Language Locator 96 to 97
Section Log-In 98
Choice Words 101
Alike and Opposite 102
Make the Case 103
Scavenger Hunt 104
Question and Answer 105
All in One Place 108 to 109
A Novel Poster 110 to 111
A Novel Encyclopedia 112 to 113
Talk to a Character 114
All in One Letter 115
Spreading the News 116 to 117
Connect the Plots 118
Get Creative 119
Acting Out 120 to 121
Casting Director 122
Write a Persuasive Letter 124
Checking It Twice 125
My Book Rating 126
We Got Plot 128
A Plot Alike and Different 129
Character Comparisons 130
Trading Traits 131
Discussing Changes 132
Thanks for the Support 133
Two Points of View 134
Conflicting Answers 135
Get Settings, Go! 136
On Location 137
Themes in Common 138
Section Log-In 139

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.

Activity Page
Growing and Changing 19
Major Minors 20
Inside and Out 21
Friends and Family 22
Time Capsule 23
Highs and Lows 24
For or Against? 25
Revisiting Heroes and Villains 26
Mirror, Mirror 27
All Together Now 28
Who Said That? 29
Says Who? 30
Says You 31
Comparing Voices 34
A Door to a New World 41
A Difficult Decision 43
The End 54
A Place of Meaning 60
Where It Begins and Ends 61
Overcoming Obstacles 77
Making the Mood 91
So They Say 92
Speaking of Dialogue 93
A Novel Encyclopedia 112 to 113
Talk to a Character 114
All in One Letter 115
Spreading the News 116 to 117
Connect the Plots 118
Character Comparisons 130
Trading Traits 131
Discussing Changes 132
Thanks for the Support 133
Two Points of View 134
Conflicting Answers 135
Section Log-In 139

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.

Activity Page
Character Conflicts 42
A Difficult Decision 43
A Place of Meaning 60
What's the Big Idea? 72
List of Common Themes 73
Checking In on Theme 74
Growing a Theme 75
A Tale of Two 76
Overcoming Obstacles 77
This About Covers It 78
What Is Being Said 88
A Whole Other Meaning 89
Tone vs. Mood 90
My Book Rating 126
Themes in Common 138
Section Log-In 139

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.3.6: Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.

Activity Page
The Reader 11
Highs and Lows 24
Says Who? 30
The Lead Singer 33
Section Log-In 35
Section Log-In 55
Tone vs. Mood 90
Making the Mood 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.

Activity Page
Growing and Changing 19
Major Minors 20
Inside and Out 21
Friends and Family 22
Time Capsule 23
Highs and Lows 24
For or Against? 25
Revisiting Heroes and Villains 26
Mirror, Mirror 27
Who Said That? 29
Says Who? 30
Says You 31
A New Point of View 32
The Lead Singer 33
Comparing Voices 34
Section Log-In 35
What's Happening? 39
Important Events 40
A Door to a New World 41
Character Conflicts 42
A Difficult Decision 43
The Structure of a Scene 44 to 45
An Important Scene 46 to 47
Storyboard a Scene 48
Wow! 49
All in Order 50
All Out of Order 51
Timeline of Events 52
Crystal Ball 53
The End 54
Section Log-In 55
Locale Listings 58
A Sense of Place 59
A Place of Meaning 60
Where It Begins and Ends 61
Talk About the Weather 62
Put It On the Map 63
A Place in Time 64
A Different Time 65
The Passage of Time 66
Name the Genre 67
A Different Genre 68
Section Log-In 69
What's the Big Idea? 72
List of Common Themes 73
Checking In on Theme 74
Growing a Theme 75
A Tale of Two 76
Overcoming Obstacles 77
This About Covers It 78
Section Log-In 79
The Long and Short of It 83
Beginnings and Endings 84
Playing with Form 85
Drawing Out Information 86
Painting a Picture 87
What Is Being Said 88
A Whole Other Meaning 89
Tone vs. Mood 90
Making the Mood 91
So They Say 92
Speaking of Dialogue 93
Left in Suspense 94
Past and Future 95
Language Locator 96 to 97
Section Log-In 98
My Word Wall 100
Choice Words 101
Alike and Opposite 102
Make the Case 103
Scavenger Hunt 104
Question and Answer 105
All in One Place 108 to 109
A Novel Poster 110 to 111
A Novel Encyclopedia 112 to 113
Talk to a Character 114
All in One Letter 115
Spreading the News 116 to 117
Get Creative 119
Acting Out 120 to 121
Casting Director 122
And Then This Happens! 123
Write a Persuasive Letter 124
Checking It Twice 125
My Book Rating 126
We Got Plot 128
A Plot Alike and Different 129
Character Comparisons 130
Trading Traits 131
Discussing Changes 132
Thanks for the Support 133
Two Points of View 134
Conflicting Answers 135
Get Settings, Go! 136
On Location 137
Themes in Common 138
Section Log-In 139

Craft and Structure

ELA.RL.3.5: Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.

Activity Page
What's Happening? 39
Important Events 40
A Door to a New World 41
The Structure of a Scene 44 to 45
An Important Scene 46 to 47
All in Order 50
All Out of Order 51
Timeline of Events 52
The End 54
Section Log-In 55
Where It Begins and Ends 61
The Passage of Time 66
Checking In on Theme 74
A Tale of Two 76
The Long and Short of It 83
Beginnings and Endings 84
Playing with Form 85
What Is Being Said 88
Left in Suspense 94
Past and Future 95
All in One Place 108 to 109
A Novel Poster 110 to 111
All in One Letter 115
Connect the Plots 118
Casting Director 122
My Book Rating 126
We Got Plot 128

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).

Activity Page
Judging a Book 14

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.

Activity Page
Growing and Changing 19
Major Minors 20
Inside and Out 21
Friends and Family 22
Time Capsule 23
Highs and Lows 24
For or Against? 25
Revisiting Heroes and Villains 26
Mirror, Mirror 27
All Together Now 28
Who Said That? 29
Says Who? 30
Says You 31
A New Point of View 32
The Lead Singer 33
Comparing Voices 34
Section Log-In 35
What's Happening? 39
Important Events 40
A Door to a New World 41
Character Conflicts 42
A Difficult Decision 43
The Structure of a Scene 44 to 45
An Important Scene 46 to 47
Storyboard a Scene 48
Wow! 49
All in Order 50
All Out of Order 51
Timeline of Events 52
Crystal Ball 53
The End 54
Section Log-In 55
Locale Listings 58
A Sense of Place 59
A Place of Meaning 60
Where It Begins and Ends 61
Talk About the Weather 62
Put It On the Map 63
A Place in Time 64
A Different Time 65
The Passage of Time 66
Name the Genre 67
A Different Genre 68
Section Log-In 69
What's the Big Idea? 72
List of Common Themes 73
Checking In on Theme 74
Growing a Theme 75
A Tale of Two 76
Overcoming Obstacles 77
This About Covers It 78
Section Log-In 79
The Long and Short of It 83
Beginnings and Endings 84
Playing with Form 85
Drawing Out Information 86
Painting a Picture 87
What Is Being Said 88
A Whole Other Meaning 89
Tone vs. Mood 90
Making the Mood 91
So They Say 92
Speaking of Dialogue 93
Left in Suspense 94
Past and Future 95
Language Locator 96 to 97
Section Log-In 98
My Word Wall 100
Choice Words 101
Alike and Opposite 102
Make the Case 103
Scavenger Hunt 104
Question and Answer 105
All in One Place 108 to 109
A Novel Poster 110 to 111
A Novel Encyclopedia 112 to 113
Talk to a Character 114
All in One Letter 115
Spreading the News 116 to 117
Connect the Plots 118
Get Creative 119
Acting Out 120 to 121
Casting Director 122
And Then This Happens! 123
Write a Persuasive Letter 124
Checking It Twice 125
My Book Rating 126
We Got Plot 128
A Plot Alike and Different 129
Character Comparisons 130
Trading Traits 131
Discussing Changes 132
Thanks for the Support 133
Two Points of View 134
Conflicting Answers 135
Get Settings, Go! 136
On Location 137
Themes in Common 138
Section Log-In 139

Strand - Writing Standards, Grade 3

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.3.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.

Activity Page
The Reader 11
Quick Take on Topics 12
Good Guys and Bad 13
Judging a Book 14
Revisiting Heroes and Villains 26
Mirror, Mirror 27
All Together Now 28
Says Who? 30
Says You 31
The Lead Singer 33
Section Log-In 35
A Difficult Decision 43
The Structure of a Scene 44 to 45
An Important Scene 46 to 47
Wow! 49
All in Order 50
Crystal Ball 53
The End 54
A Sense of Place 59
Where It Begins and Ends 61
Talk About the Weather 62
A Different Time 65
The Passage of Time 66
Name the Genre 67
Checking In on Theme 74
A Tale of Two 76
Section Log-In 79
The Long and Short of It 83
Beginnings and Endings 84
Playing with Form 85
Drawing Out Information 86
Painting a Picture 87
What Is Being Said 88
A Whole Other Meaning 89
Tone vs. Mood 90
Making the Mood 91
So They Say 92
Past and Future 95
Section Log-In 98
All in One Place 108 to 109
Spreading the News 116 to 117
Casting Director 122
Write a Persuasive Letter 124
Checking It Twice 125
My Book Rating 126
A Plot Alike and Different 129
Character Comparisons 130
Trading Traits 131
Discussing Changes 132
Thanks for the Support 133
Two Points of View 134
Conflicting Answers 135
Get Settings, Go! 136
Section Log-In 139

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.3.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

Activity Page
The Reader 11
Quick Take on Topics 12
Good Guys and Bad 13
Judging a Book 14
The Writer 15
Growing and Changing 19
Major Minors 20
Inside and Out 21
Friends and Family 22
Time Capsule 23
Highs and Lows 24
For or Against? 25
Revisiting Heroes and Villains 26
Mirror, Mirror 27
All Together Now 28
Says Who? 30
Says You 31
The Lead Singer 33
Comparing Voices 34
Section Log-In 35
What's Happening? 39
Important Events 40
A Door to a New World 41
Character Conflicts 42
A Difficult Decision 43
The Structure of a Scene 44 to 45
An Important Scene 46 to 47
Storyboard a Scene 48
Wow! 49
All in Order 50
All Out of Order 51
Timeline of Events 52
Crystal Ball 53
The End 54
Section Log-In 55
A Sense of Place 59
A Place of Meaning 60
Where It Begins and Ends 61
Talk About the Weather 62
Put It On the Map 63
A Place in Time 64
A Different Time 65
The Passage of Time 66
Name the Genre 67
A Different Genre 68
Section Log-In 69
What's the Big Idea? 72
Checking In on Theme 74
Growing a Theme 75
A Tale of Two 76
Overcoming Obstacles 77
This About Covers It 78
Section Log-In 79
The Long and Short of It 83
Beginnings and Endings 84
Playing with Form 85
Drawing Out Information 86
Painting a Picture 87
What Is Being Said 88
A Whole Other Meaning 89
Making the Mood 91
So They Say 92
Speaking of Dialogue 93
Left in Suspense 94
Past and Future 95
Language Locator 96 to 97
Section Log-In 98
All in One Place 108 to 109
A Novel Encyclopedia 112 to 113
All in One Letter 115
Spreading the News 116 to 117
Get Creative 119
Acting Out 120 to 121
Casting Director 122
And Then This Happens! 123
Write a Persuasive Letter 124
Checking It Twice 125
We Got Plot 128
A Plot Alike and Different 129
Character Comparisons 130
Trading Traits 131
Discussing Changes 132
Thanks for the Support 133
Two Points of View 134
Conflicting Answers 135
Get Settings, Go! 136
Themes in Common 138
Section Log-In 139

Text Types and Purposes

ELA.W.3.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

Activity Page
A New Point of View 32
Section Log-In 35
An Important Scene 46 to 47
Section Log-In 55
Talk About the Weather 62
A Different Genre 68
Section Log-In 69
Section Log-In 98
Spreading the News 116 to 117
Get Creative 119
And Then This Happens! 123
On Location 137

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.3.4: With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)

Activity Page
The Reader 11
Quick Take on Topics 12
Good Guys and Bad 13
Judging a Book 14
The Writer 15
Growing and Changing 19
Major Minors 20
Inside and Out 21
Friends and Family 22
Time Capsule 23
Highs and Lows 24
For or Against? 25
Revisiting Heroes and Villains 26
Mirror, Mirror 27
All Together Now 28
Who Said That? 29
Says Who? 30
Says You 31
A New Point of View 32
The Lead Singer 33
Comparing Voices 34
Section Log-In 35
What's Happening? 39
Important Events 40
A Door to a New World 41
Character Conflicts 42
A Difficult Decision 43
The Structure of a Scene 44 to 45
An Important Scene 46 to 47
Storyboard a Scene 48
Wow! 49
All in Order 50
All Out of Order 51
Timeline of Events 52
Crystal Ball 53
The End 54
Section Log-In 55
Locale Listings 58
A Sense of Place 59
A Place of Meaning 60
Where It Begins and Ends 61
Talk About the Weather 62
Put It On the Map 63
A Place in Time 64
A Different Time 65
The Passage of Time 66
Name the Genre 67
A Different Genre 68
Section Log-In 69
What's the Big Idea? 72
Checking In on Theme 74
Growing a Theme 75
A Tale of Two 76
Overcoming Obstacles 77
This About Covers It 78
Section Log-In 79
The Long and Short of It 83
Beginnings and Endings 84
Playing with Form 85
Drawing Out Information 86
Painting a Picture 87
What Is Being Said 88
A Whole Other Meaning 89
Tone vs. Mood 90
Making the Mood 91
So They Say 92
Speaking of Dialogue 93
Left in Suspense 94
Past and Future 95
Language Locator 96 to 97
Section Log-In 98
My Word Wall 100
Choice Words 101
Alike and Opposite 102
Make the Case 103
Scavenger Hunt 104
Question and Answer 105
All in One Place 108 to 109
A Novel Poster 110 to 111
A Novel Encyclopedia 112 to 113
Talk to a Character 114
All in One Letter 115
Spreading the News 116 to 117
Get Creative 119
Acting Out 120 to 121
Casting Director 122
And Then This Happens! 123
Write a Persuasive Letter 124
Checking It Twice 125
My Book Rating 126
We Got Plot 128
A Plot Alike and Different 129
Character Comparisons 130
Trading Traits 131
Discussing Changes 132
Thanks for the Support 133
Two Points of View 134
Conflicting Answers 135
Get Settings, Go! 136
On Location 137
Themes in Common 138
Section Log-In 139

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.3.5: With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 3)

Activity Pages
A Novel Poster 110 to 111
A Novel Encyclopedia 112 to 113
Spreading the News 116 to 117
Write a Persuasive Letter 124
Checking It Twice 125

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.3.8: Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.

Activity Page
The Reader 11
Quick Take on Topics 12
Good Guys and Bad 13
Judging a Book 14
The Writer 15
Revisiting Heroes and Villains 26
All Together Now 28
Says You 31
The Lead Singer 33
Section Log-In 35
Crystal Ball 53
Section Log-In 55
A Different Time 65
Name the Genre 67
Section Log-In 69
List of Common Themes 73
Section Log-In 79
Tone vs. Mood 90
Speaking of Dialogue 93
Section Log-In 98
A Novel Encyclopedia 112 to 113
Talk to a Character 114
All in One Letter 115
Spreading the News 116 to 117
Get Creative 119
Acting Out 120 to 121
Casting Director 122
And Then This Happens! 123
We Got Plot 128
A Plot Alike and Different 129
Character Comparisons 130
Trading Traits 131
Discussing Changes 132
Thanks for the Support 133
Two Points of View 134
Conflicting Answers 135
Get Settings, Go! 136
On Location 137
Themes in Common 138
Section Log-In 139

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

ELA.W.3.7: Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.

Activity Page
The Writer 15
A Novel Encyclopedia 112 to 113

Range of Writing

ELA.W.3.10: Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.

Activity Page
The Reader 11
Quick Take on Topics 12
Good Guys and Bad 13
Judging a Book 14
The Writer 15
Growing and Changing 19
Major Minors 20
Inside and Out 21
Friends and Family 22
Time Capsule 23
Highs and Lows 24
For or Against? 25
Revisiting Heroes and Villains 26
Mirror, Mirror 27
All Together Now 28
Who Said That? 29
Says Who? 30
Says You 31
A New Point of View 32
The Lead Singer 33
Comparing Voices 34
Section Log-In 35
What's Happening? 39
Important Events 40
A Door to a New World 41
Character Conflicts 42
A Difficult Decision 43
The Structure of a Scene 44 to 45
An Important Scene 46 to 47
Storyboard a Scene 48
Wow! 49
All in Order 50
All Out of Order 51
Timeline of Events 52
Crystal Ball 53
The End 54
Section Log-In 55
Locale Listings 58
A Sense of Place 59
A Place of Meaning 60
Where It Begins and Ends 61
Talk About the Weather 62
Put It On the Map 63
A Place in Time 64
A Different Time 65
The Passage of Time 66
Name the Genre 67
A Different Genre 68
Section Log-In 69
What's the Big Idea? 72
Checking In on Theme 74
Growing a Theme 75
A Tale of Two 76
Overcoming Obstacles 77
This About Covers It 78
Section Log-In 79
The Long and Short of It 83
Beginnings and Endings 84
Playing with Form 85
Drawing Out Information 86
Painting a Picture 87
What Is Being Said 88
A Whole Other Meaning 89
Tone vs. Mood 90
Making the Mood 91
So They Say 92
Speaking of Dialogue 93
Left in Suspense 94
Past and Future 95
Language Locator 96 to 97
Section Log-In 98
My Word Wall 100
Choice Words 101
Alike and Opposite 102
Make the Case 103
Scavenger Hunt 104
Question and Answer 105
All in One Place 108 to 109
A Novel Poster 110 to 111
A Novel Encyclopedia 112 to 113
Talk to a Character 114
All in One Letter 115
Spreading the News 116 to 117
Get Creative 119
Acting Out 120 to 121
Casting Director 122
And Then This Happens! 123
Write a Persuasive Letter 124
Checking It Twice 125
My Book Rating 126
We Got Plot 128
A Plot Alike and Different 129
Character Comparisons 130
Trading Traits 131
Discussing Changes 132
Thanks for the Support 133
Two Points of View 134
Conflicting Answers 135
Get Settings, Go! 136
On Location 137
Themes in Common 138
Section Log-In 139

Strand - Speaking and Listening Standards, Grade 3

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.3.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Activity Page
Highs and Lows 24
All Together Now 28
Who Said That? 29
Says You 31
A New Point of View 32
A Difficult Decision 43
All Out of Order 51
Locale Listings 58
A Sense of Place 59
Talk About the Weather 62
A Tale of Two 76
What Is Being Said 88
A Whole Other Meaning 89
Tone vs. Mood 90
Speaking of Dialogue 93
Scavenger Hunt 104
Question and Answer 105
A Novel Poster 110 to 111
Talk to a Character 114
Connect the Plots 118
Acting Out 120 to 121
A Plot Alike and Different 129
Discussing Changes 132
Conflicting Answers 135
Get Settings, Go! 136

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.3.2: Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

Activity Page
All Together Now 28
Who Said That? 29
Says You 31
A Novel Poster 110 to 111
Talk to a Character 114
Connect the Plots 118

Comprehension and Collaboration

ELA.SL.3.3: Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.

Activity Page
All Together Now 28
Who Said That? 29
Says You 31
Locale Listings 58
A Tale of Two 76
Talk to a Character 114
Connect the Plots 118
Get Settings, Go! 136

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.3.4: Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.

Activity Page
All Together Now 28
Who Said That? 29
Says You 31
Locale Listings 58
A Tale of Two 76
A Novel Poster 110 to 111
Talk to a Character 114
Connect the Plots 118
Acting Out 120 to 121
Get Settings, Go! 136

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.3.6: Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.

Activity Page
All Together Now 28
Who Said That? 29
Says You 31
Locale Listings 58
A Sense of Place 59
A Tale of Two 76
A Novel Poster 110 to 111
Talk to a Character 114
Connect the Plots 118
Acting Out 120 to 121
Get Settings, Go! 136

Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.SL.3.5: Create engaging audio recordings of stories or poems that demonstrate fluid reading at an understandable pace; add visual displays when appropriate to emphasize or enhance certain facts or details.

Activity Pages
A Novel Poster 110 to 111
Connect the Plots 118
Acting Out 120 to 121

Strand - Language Standards, Grade 3

Conventions of Standard English

ELA.L.3.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.

Activity Page
The Reader 11
Quick Take on Topics 12
Good Guys and Bad 13
Judging a Book 14
The Writer 15
Growing and Changing 19
Major Minors 20
Inside and Out 21
Friends and Family 22
Time Capsule 23
Highs and Lows 24
For or Against? 25
Revisiting Heroes and Villains 26
Mirror, Mirror 27
All Together Now 28
Who Said That? 29
Says Who? 30
Says You 31
A New Point of View 32
The Lead Singer 33
Comparing Voices 34
Section Log-In 35
What's Happening? 39
Important Events 40
A Door to a New World 41
Character Conflicts 42
A Difficult Decision 43
The Structure of a Scene 44 to 45
An Important Scene 46 to 47
Storyboard a Scene 48
Wow! 49
All in Order 50
All Out of Order 51
Timeline of Events 52
Crystal Ball 53
The End 54
Section Log-In 55
Locale Listings 58
A Sense of Place 59
A Place of Meaning 60
Where It Begins and Ends 61
Talk About the Weather 62
Put It On the Map 63
A Place in Time 64
A Different Time 65
The Passage of Time 66
Name the Genre 67
A Different Genre 68
Section Log-In 69
What's the Big Idea? 72
Checking In on Theme 74
Growing a Theme 75
A Tale of Two 76
Overcoming Obstacles 77
This About Covers It 78
Section Log-In 79
The Long and Short of It 83
Beginnings and Endings 84
Playing with Form 85
Drawing Out Information 86
Painting a Picture 87
What Is Being Said 88
A Whole Other Meaning 89
Tone vs. Mood 90
Making the Mood 91
So They Say 92
Speaking of Dialogue 93
Left in Suspense 94
Past and Future 95