Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Practice Makes Perfect: Reading Comprehension Grade 3

Practice Makes Perfect: Reading Comprehension Grade 3

English Language Arts

Strand - Reading Standards: Literature, Grade 3

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 Pages
Passage 1: "Happy Birthday" 4-5
Passage 2: "Help Our Baby!" 6-7
Passage 3: "The Fawn" 8-9
Passage 4: "Mike the Cat" 10-11
Passage 5: "The Wood Carver" 12-13
Fiction Test: "The Model Plane" 40-41

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 Pages
Passage 1: "Happy Birthday" 4-5
Passage 2: "Help Our Baby!" 6-7
Passage 3: "The Fawn" 8-9
Passage 4: "Mike the Cat" 10-11
Passage 5: "The Wood Carver" 12-13
Fiction Test: "The Model Plane" 40-41

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 Pages
Passage 1: "Happy Birthday" 4-5
Passage 2: "Help Our Baby!" 6-7
Passage 3: "The Fawn" 8-9
Passage 4: "Mike the Cat" 10-11
Passage 5: "The Wood Carver" 12-13
Fiction Test: "The Model Plane" 40-41

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 Pages
Passage 1: "Happy Birthday" 4-5
Passage 2: "Help Our Baby!" 6-7
Passage 3: "The Fawn" 8-9
Passage 4: "Mike the Cat" 10-11
Passage 5: "The Wood Carver" 12-13
Fiction Test: "The Model Plane" 40-41

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.

Activity Pages
Passage 6: "Dancing Llamas" 14-15
Passage 7: "A Star at Seven" 16-17
Passage 8: "Sky Pioneers" 18-19
Passage 9: "To the Moon!" 20-21
Passage 10: "Named After the Moon" 22-23
Passage 11: "Horses with Pull" 24-25
Passage 12: "Weird and Wild Weather" 26-27
Passage 13: "Living in Death Valley" 28-29
Passage 14: "Rainbow Soup" 30-31
Passage 15: "What's In This Book?" 32-33
Passage 16: "Applesauce" 34-35
Passage 17: "What's In a Name?" 36-37
Passage 18: "A Healthy Snack" 38-39
Nonfiction Test: "The Face of a Walrus" 42-43
Informational Test: "Growing Sunflowers" 44-45

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.

Activity Pages
Passage 6: "Dancing Llamas" 14-15
Passage 7: "A Star at Seven" 16-17
Passage 8: "Sky Pioneers" 18-19
Passage 9: "To the Moon!" 20-21
Passage 10: "Named After the Moon" 22-23
Passage 11: "Horses with Pull" 24-25
Passage 12: "Weird and Wild Weather" 26-27
Passage 13: "Living in Death Valley" 28-29
Passage 14: "Rainbow Soup" 30-31
Passage 15: "What's In This Book?" 32-33
Passage 16: "Applesauce" 34-35
Passage 17: "What's In a Name?" 36-37
Passage 18: "A Healthy Snack" 38-39
Nonfiction Test: "The Face of a Walrus" 42-43
Informational Test: "Growing Sunflowers" 44-45

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.

Activity Pages
Passage 6: "Dancing Llamas" 14-15
Passage 7: "A Star at Seven" 16-17
Passage 8: "Sky Pioneers" 18-19
Passage 9: "To the Moon!" 20-21
Passage 10: "Named After the Moon" 22-23
Passage 11: "Horses with Pull" 24-25
Passage 12: "Weird and Wild Weather" 26-27
Passage 13: "Living in Death Valley" 28-29
Passage 14: "Rainbow Soup" 30-31
Passage 15: "What's In This Book?" 32-33
Passage 16: "Applesauce" 34-35
Passage 17: "What's In a Name?" 36-37
Passage 18: "A Healthy Snack" 38-39
Nonfiction Test: "The Face of a Walrus" 42-43
Informational Test: "Growing Sunflowers" 44-45

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).

Activity Pages
Passage 6: "Dancing Llamas" 14-15
Passage 7: "A Star at Seven" 16-17
Passage 8: "Sky Pioneers" 18-19
Passage 9: "To the Moon!" 20-21
Passage 10: "Named After the Moon" 22-23
Passage 11: "Horses with Pull" 24-25
Passage 12: "Weird and Wild Weather" 26-27
Passage 13: "Living in Death Valley" 28-29
Passage 14: "Rainbow Soup" 30-31
Passage 15: "What's In This Book?" 32-33
Passage 16: "Applesauce" 34-35
Passage 17: "What's In a Name?" 36-37
Passage 18: "A Healthy Snack" 38-39
Nonfiction Test: "The Face of a Walrus" 42-43
Informational Test: "Growing Sunflowers" 44-45

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.

Activity Pages
Passage 6: "Dancing Llamas" 14-15
Passage 7: "A Star at Seven" 16-17
Passage 8: "Sky Pioneers" 18-19
Passage 9: "To the Moon!" 20-21
Passage 10: "Named After the Moon" 22-23
Passage 11: "Horses with Pull" 24-25
Passage 12: "Weird and Wild Weather" 26-27
Passage 13: "Living in Death Valley" 28-29
Passage 14: "Rainbow Soup" 30-31
Passage 15: "What's In This Book?" 32-33
Passage 16: "Applesauce" 34-35
Passage 17: "What's In a Name?" 36-37
Passage 18: "A Healthy Snack" 38-39
Nonfiction Test: "The Face of a Walrus" 42-43
Informational Test: "Growing Sunflowers" 44-45

Strand - Reading Standards: Foundational Skills, Grade 3

Phonics and Word Recognition

ELA.RF.3.3: Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

Activity Pages
Passage 1: "Happy Birthday" 4-5
Passage 2: "Help Our Baby!" 6-7
Passage 3: "The Fawn" 8-9
Passage 4: "Mike the Cat" 10-11
Passage 5: "The Wood Carver" 12-13
Passage 6: "Dancing Llamas" 14-15
Passage 7: "A Star at Seven" 16-17
Passage 8: "Sky Pioneers" 18-19
Passage 9: "To the Moon!" 20-21
Passage 10: "Named After the Moon" 22-23
Passage 11: "Horses with Pull" 24-25
Passage 12: "Weird and Wild Weather" 26-27
Passage 13: "Living in Death Valley" 28-29
Passage 14: "Rainbow Soup" 30-31
Passage 15: "What's In This Book?" 32-33
Passage 16: "Applesauce" 34-35
Passage 17: "What's In a Name?" 36-37
Passage 18: "A Healthy Snack" 38-39
Fiction Test: "The Model Plane" 40-41
Nonfiction Test: "The Face of a Walrus" 42-43
Informational Test: "Growing Sunflowers" 44-45

Fluency

ELA.RF.3.4: Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

Activity Pages
Passage 1: "Happy Birthday" 4-5
Passage 2: "Help Our Baby!" 6-7
Passage 3: "The Fawn" 8-9
Passage 4: "Mike the Cat" 10-11
Passage 5: "The Wood Carver" 12-13
Passage 6: "Dancing Llamas" 14-15
Passage 7: "A Star at Seven" 16-17
Passage 8: "Sky Pioneers" 18-19
Passage 9: "To the Moon!" 20-21
Passage 10: "Named After the Moon" 22-23
Passage 11: "Horses with Pull" 24-25
Passage 12: "Weird and Wild Weather" 26-27
Passage 13: "Living in Death Valley" 28-29
Passage 14: "Rainbow Soup" 30-31
Passage 15: "What's In This Book?" 32-33
Passage 16: "Applesauce" 34-35
Passage 17: "What's In a Name?" 36-37
Passage 18: "A Healthy Snack" 38-39
Fiction Test: "The Model Plane" 40-41
Nonfiction Test: "The Face of a Walrus" 42-43
Informational Test: "Growing Sunflowers" 44-45

Strand - Language Standards, Grade 3

Knowledge of Language

ELA.L.3.3: Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.

Activity Pages
Passage 1: "Happy Birthday" 4-5
Passage 2: "Help Our Baby!" 6-7
Passage 3: "The Fawn" 8-9
Passage 4: "Mike the Cat" 10-11
Passage 5: "The Wood Carver" 12-13
Passage 6: "Dancing Llamas" 14-15
Passage 7: "A Star at Seven" 16-17
Passage 8: "Sky Pioneers" 18-19
Passage 9: "To the Moon!" 20-21
Passage 10: "Named After the Moon" 22-23
Passage 11: "Horses with Pull" 24-25
Passage 12: "Weird and Wild Weather" 26-27
Passage 13: "Living in Death Valley" 28-29
Passage 14: "Rainbow Soup" 30-31
Passage 15: "What's In This Book?" 32-33
Passage 16: "Applesauce" 34-35
Passage 17: "What's In a Name?" 36-37
Passage 18: "A Healthy Snack" 38-39
Fiction Test: "The Model Plane" 40-41
Nonfiction Test: "The Face of a Walrus" 42-43
Informational Test: "Growing Sunflowers" 44-45

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.3.6: Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them).

Activity Pages
Passage 1: "Happy Birthday" 4-5
Passage 2: "Help Our Baby!" 6-7
Passage 3: "The Fawn" 8-9
Passage 4: "Mike the Cat" 10-11
Passage 5: "The Wood Carver" 12-13
Passage 6: "Dancing Llamas" 14-15
Passage 7: "A Star at Seven" 16-17
Passage 8: "Sky Pioneers" 18-19
Passage 9: "To the Moon!" 20-21
Passage 10: "Named After the Moon" 22-23
Passage 11: "Horses with Pull" 24-25
Passage 12: "Weird and Wild Weather" 26-27
Passage 13: "Living in Death Valley" 28-29
Passage 14: "Rainbow Soup" 30-31
Passage 15: "What's In This Book?" 32-33
Passage 16: "Applesauce" 34-35
Passage 17: "What's In a Name?" 36-37
Passage 18: "A Healthy Snack" 38-39
Fiction Test: "The Model Plane" 40-41
Nonfiction Test: "The Face of a Walrus" 42-43
Informational Test: "Growing Sunflowers" 44-45

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.3.4: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.

Activity Pages
Passage 1: "Happy Birthday" 4-5
Passage 2: "Help Our Baby!" 6-7
Passage 3: "The Fawn" 8-9
Passage 4: "Mike the Cat" 10-11
Passage 5: "The Wood Carver" 12-13
Passage 6: "Dancing Llamas" 14-15
Passage 7: "A Star at Seven" 16-17
Passage 8: "Sky Pioneers" 18-19
Passage 9: "To the Moon!" 20-21
Passage 10: "Named After the Moon" 22-23
Passage 11: "Horses with Pull" 24-25
Passage 12: "Weird and Wild Weather" 26-27
Passage 13: "Living in Death Valley" 28-29
Passage 14: "Rainbow Soup" 30-31
Passage 15: "What's In This Book?" 32-33
Passage 16: "Applesauce" 34-35
Passage 17: "What's In a Name?" 36-37
Passage 18: "A Healthy Snack" 38-39
Fiction Test: "The Model Plane" 40-41
Nonfiction Test: "The Face of a Walrus" 42-43
Informational Test: "Growing Sunflowers" 44-45

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

ELA.L.3.5: Demonstrate understanding of figurative language, word relationships and nuances in word meanings.

Activity Pages
Passage 1: "Happy Birthday" 4-5
Passage 2: "Help Our Baby!" 6-7
Passage 3: "The Fawn" 8-9
Passage 4: "Mike the Cat" 10-11
Passage 5: "The Wood Carver" 12-13
Passage 6: "Dancing Llamas" 14-15
Passage 7: "A Star at Seven" 16-17
Passage 8: "Sky Pioneers" 18-19
Passage 9: "To the Moon!" 20-21
Passage 10: "Named After the Moon" 22-23
Passage 11: "Horses with Pull" 24-25
Passage 12: "Weird and Wild Weather" 26-27
Passage 13: "Living in Death Valley" 28-29
Passage 14: "Rainbow Soup" 30-31
Passage 15: "What's In This Book?" 32-33
Passage 16: "Applesauce" 34-35
Passage 17: "What's In a Name?" 36-37
Passage 18: "A Healthy Snack" 38-39
Fiction Test: "The Model Plane" 40-41
Nonfiction Test: "The Face of a Walrus" 42-43
Informational Test: "Growing Sunflowers" 44-45

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