Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Grade 3

Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Grade 3

English Language Arts

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
When the Earth Shakes 8-9
Your Genes 10-11
Making Energy from the Moon 12-13
Ocean Dwellers Disappearing 14-15
Fossils Tell Us About the Past 16-17
Gravity: The Invisible Force 18-19
We Live On a Giant Magnet 20-21
Animal Adaptations 22-23
The Birds that Swim Instead of Fly 24-25
Dry as a Desert 26-27
The Water Below Us 28-29
Turning Plastic Bottles into Benches 30-31
The Dust Bowl 32-33
The Great Barrier Reef 34-35
America's First Nurse 36-37
The Man Who Gave the First Shot 38-39
A Female "Moses" 40-41
The Story of the Brooklyn Bridge 42-43
Horses Helped Humans 44-45
Algonquin Native Americans 46-47

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
When the Earth Shakes 8-9
Your Genes 10-11
Making Energy from the Moon 12-13
Ocean Dwellers Disappearing 14-15
Fossils Tell Us About the Past 16-17
Gravity: The Invisible Force 18-19
We Live On a Giant Magnet 20-21
Animal Adaptations 22-23
The Birds that Swim Instead of Fly 24-25
Dry as a Desert 26-27
The Water Below Us 28-29
Turning Plastic Bottles into Benches 30-31
The Dust Bowl 32-33
The Great Barrier Reef 34-35
America's First Nurse 36-37
The Man Who Gave the First Shot 38-39
A Female "Moses" 40-41
The Story of the Brooklyn Bridge 42-43
Horses Helped Humans 44-45
Algonquin Native Americans 46-47

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
When the Earth Shakes 8-9
Your Genes 10-11
Making Energy from the Moon 12-13
Ocean Dwellers Disappearing 14-15
Fossils Tell Us About the Past 16-17
Gravity: The Invisible Force 18-19
We Live On a Giant Magnet 20-21
Animal Adaptations 22-23
The Birds that Swim Instead of Fly 24-25
Dry as a Desert 26-27
The Water Below Us 28-29
Turning Plastic Bottles into Benches 30-31
The Dust Bowl 32-33
The Great Barrier Reef 34-35
America's First Nurse 36-37
The Man Who Gave the First Shot 38-39
A Female "Moses" 40-41
The Story of the Brooklyn Bridge 42-43
Horses Helped Humans 44-45
Algonquin Native Americans 46-47

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
When the Earth Shakes 8-9
Your Genes 10-11
Making Energy from the Moon 12-13
Ocean Dwellers Disappearing 14-15
Fossils Tell Us About the Past 16-17
Gravity: The Invisible Force 18-19
We Live On a Giant Magnet 20-21
Animal Adaptations 22-23
The Birds that Swim Instead of Fly 24-25
Dry as a Desert 26-27
The Water Below Us 28-29
Turning Plastic Bottles into Benches 30-31
The Dust Bowl 32-33
The Great Barrier Reef 34-35
America's First Nurse 36-37
The Man Who Gave the First Shot 38-39
A Female "Moses" 40-41
The Story of the Brooklyn Bridge 42-43
Horses Helped Humans 44-45
Algonquin Native Americans 46-47

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
Your Genes 10-11
Making Energy from the Moon 12-13
Ocean Dwellers Disappearing 14-15
Animal Adaptations 22-23
The Birds that Swim Instead of Fly 24-25
Dry as a Desert 26-27
The Water Below Us 28-29
Turning Plastic Bottles into Benches 30-31
The Dust Bowl 32-33
A Female "Moses" 40-41
The Story of the Brooklyn Bridge 42-43
Horses Helped Humans 44-45
Algonquin Native Americans 46-47

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
When the Earth Shakes 8-9
Your Genes 10-11
Making Energy from the Moon 12-13
Ocean Dwellers Disappearing 14-15
Fossils Tell Us About the Past 16-17
Gravity: The Invisible Force 18-19
We Live On a Giant Magnet 20-21
Animal Adaptations 22-23
The Birds that Swim Instead of Fly 24-25
Dry as a Desert 26-27
The Water Below Us 28-29
Turning Plastic Bottles into Benches 30-31
The Dust Bowl 32-33
The Great Barrier Reef 34-35
America's First Nurse 36-37
The Man Who Gave the First Shot 38-39
A Female "Moses" 40-41
The Story of the Brooklyn Bridge 42-43
Horses Helped Humans 44-45
Algonquin Native Americans 46-47

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