Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Nonfiction and Fiction Paired Texts Grade 3

Nonfiction and Fiction Paired Texts 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.

Activity Pages
Unit 1 - Home on Wheels 10 to 13
Unit 2 - Opening Night 15 to 18
Unit 3 - Moving Day 20 to 23
Unit 4 - Something's Out There 25 to 28
Unit 5 - The Big Report 30 to 33
Unit 6 - The Prickly Present 35 to 38
Unit 7 - The Blue Ribbon 40 to 43
Unit 8 - Flying High 45 to 48
Unit 9 - First-Day Jitters 50 to 53
Unit 10 - The Discovery 55 to 58
Unit 11 - Looking for Bigfoot 60 to 63
Unit 12 - The Perfect Bow 65 to 68
Unit 13 - Running for the Win 70 to 73
Unit 14 - Fun and Games 75 to 78
Unit 15 - Farming Fun 80 to 83
Unit 16 - A Place on the Wall 85 to 88
Unit 17 - In the News 90 to 93
Unit 18 - Making a Difference 95 to 98
Unit 19 - Trick or Treat 100 to 103
Unit 20 - Something New 105 to 108
Unit 21 - Dear Diary 110 to 113
Unit 22 - Shark 115 to 118
Unit 23 - Speaking Out 120 to 123
Unit 24 - Eating Worms 125 to 128
Unit 25 - Playing the Game 130 to 133
Unit 26 - The Lesson 135 to 138

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 Pages
Unit 1 - Home on Wheels 10 to 13
Unit 2 - Opening Night 15 to 18
Unit 3 - Moving Day 20 to 23
Unit 4 - Something's Out There 25 to 28
Unit 5 - The Big Report 30 to 33
Unit 6 - The Prickly Present 35 to 38
Unit 7 - The Blue Ribbon 40 to 43
Unit 8 - Flying High 45 to 48
Unit 9 - First-Day Jitters 50 to 53
Unit 10 - The Discovery 55 to 58
Unit 11 - Looking for Bigfoot 60 to 63
Unit 12 - The Perfect Bow 65 to 68
Unit 13 - Running for the Win 70 to 73
Unit 14 - Fun and Games 75 to 78
Unit 15 - Farming Fun 80 to 83
Unit 16 - A Place on the Wall 85 to 88
Unit 17 - In the News 90 to 93
Unit 18 - Making a Difference 95 to 98
Unit 19 - Trick or Treat 100 to 103
Unit 20 - Something New 105 to 108
Unit 21 - Dear Diary 110 to 113
Unit 22 - Shark 115 to 118
Unit 23 - Speaking Out 120 to 123
Unit 24 - Eating Worms 125 to 128
Unit 25 - Playing the Game 130 to 133
Unit 26 - The Lesson 135 to 138

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
Unit 4 - Something's Out There 25 to 28
Unit 5 - The Big Report 30 to 33
Unit 10 - The Discovery 55 to 58
Unit 13 - Running for the Win 70 to 73

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
Unit 1 - Home on Wheels 10 to 13
Unit 2 - Opening Night 15 to 18
Unit 3 - Moving Day 20 to 23
Unit 4 - Something's Out There 25 to 28
Unit 5 - The Big Report 30 to 33
Unit 6 - The Prickly Present 35 to 38
Unit 7 - The Blue Ribbon 40 to 43
Unit 8 - Flying High 45 to 48
Unit 9 - First-Day Jitters 50 to 53
Unit 10 - The Discovery 55 to 58
Unit 11 - Looking for Bigfoot 60 to 63
Unit 12 - The Perfect Bow 65 to 68
Unit 13 - Running for the Win 70 to 73
Unit 14 - Fun and Games 75 to 78
Unit 15 - Farming Fun 80 to 83
Unit 16 - A Place on the Wall 85 to 88
Unit 17 - In the News 90 to 93
Unit 18 - Making a Difference 95 to 98
Unit 19 - Trick or Treat 100 to 103
Unit 20 - Something New 105 to 108
Unit 21 - Dear Diary 110 to 113
Unit 22 - Shark 115 to 118
Unit 23 - Speaking Out 120 to 123
Unit 24 - Eating Worms 125 to 128
Unit 25 - Playing the Game 130 to 133
Unit 26 - The Lesson 135 to 138

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
Unit 1 - Red, White, and Blue 11 to 13
Unit 2 - The Perfect Pin 16 to 18
Unit 3 - The Empire State 21 to 23
Unit 4 - Camping 26 to 28
Unit 5 - Daniel Boone 31 to 33
Unit 6 - The Sahara Desert 36 to 38
Unit 7 - Cartoons 41 to 43
Unit 8 - Whirlybird 46 to 48
Unit 9 - School 51 to 53
Unit 10 - Finding the Past 56 to 58
Unit 11 - Legendary Creatures 61 to 63
Unit 12 - Sewing 66 to 68
Unit 13 - An Olympic Hero 71 to 73
Unit 14 - The Hoop 76 to 78
Unit 15 - The Amazing Peanut 81 to 83
Unit 16 - The Art of Writing 86 to 88
Unit 17 - Sequoyah 91 to 93
Unit 18 - Fighting for Suffrage 96 to 98
Unit 19 - A Spooky Night 101 to 103
Unit 20 - Changing Technology 106 to 108
Unit 21 - History Through Writing 111 to 113
Unit 22 - King of the Sea 116 to 118
Unit 23 - Having a Dream 121 to 123
Unit 24 - A New Treat to Eat 126 to 128
Unit 25 - Soccer 131 to 133
Unit 26 - Abraham Lincoln 136 to 138

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
Unit 1 - Red, White, and Blue 11 to 13
Unit 2 - The Perfect Pin 16 to 18
Unit 3 - The Empire State 21 to 23
Unit 4 - Camping 26 to 28
Unit 5 - Daniel Boone 31 to 33
Unit 6 - The Sahara Desert 36 to 38
Unit 7 - Cartoons 41 to 43
Unit 8 - Whirlybird 46 to 48
Unit 9 - School 51 to 53
Unit 10 - Finding the Past 56 to 58
Unit 11 - Legendary Creatures 61 to 63
Unit 12 - Sewing 66 to 68
Unit 13 - An Olympic Hero 71 to 73
Unit 14 - The Hoop 76 to 78
Unit 15 - The Amazing Peanut 81 to 83
Unit 16 - The Art of Writing 86 to 88
Unit 17 - Sequoyah 91 to 93
Unit 18 - Fighting for Suffrage 96 to 98
Unit 19 - A Spooky Night 101 to 103
Unit 20 - Changing Technology 106 to 108
Unit 21 - History Through Writing 111 to 113
Unit 22 - King of the Sea 116 to 118
Unit 23 - Having a Dream 121 to 123
Unit 24 - A New Treat to Eat 126 to 128
Unit 25 - Soccer 131 to 133
Unit 26 - Abraham Lincoln 136 to 138

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
Unit 1 - Red, White, and Blue 11 to 13
Unit 2 - The Perfect Pin 16 to 18
Unit 3 - The Empire State 21 to 23
Unit 4 - Camping 26 to 28
Unit 5 - Daniel Boone 31 to 33
Unit 6 - The Sahara Desert 36 to 38
Unit 7 - Cartoons 41 to 43
Unit 8 - Whirlybird 46 to 48
Unit 9 - School 51 to 53
Unit 10 - Finding the Past 56 to 58
Unit 11 - Legendary Creatures 61 to 63
Unit 12 - Sewing 66 to 68
Unit 13 - An Olympic Hero 71 to 73
Unit 14 - The Hoop 76 to 78
Unit 15 - The Amazing Peanut 81 to 83
Unit 16 - The Art of Writing 86 to 88
Unit 17 - Sequoyah 91 to 93
Unit 18 - Fighting for Suffrage 96 to 98
Unit 19 - A Spooky Night 101 to 103
Unit 20 - Changing Technology 106 to 108
Unit 21 - History Through Writing 111 to 113
Unit 22 - King of the Sea 116 to 118
Unit 23 - Having a Dream 121 to 123
Unit 24 - A New Treat to Eat 126 to 128
Unit 25 - Soccer 131 to 133
Unit 26 - Abraham Lincoln 136 to 138

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.

Activity Pages
Unit 1 - Home on Wheels 10 to 13
Unit 1 - Red, White, and Blue 11 to 13
Unit 2 - Opening Night 15 to 18
Unit 2 - The Perfect Pin 16 to 18
Unit 3 - Moving Day 20 to 23
Unit 3 - The Empire State 21 to 23
Unit 4 - Something's Out There 25 to 28
Unit 4 - Camping 26 to 28
Unit 5 - The Big Report 30 to 33
Unit 5 - Daniel Boone 31 to 33
Unit 6 - The Prickly Present 35 to 38
Unit 6 - The Sahara Desert 36 to 38
Unit 7 - The Blue Ribbon 40 to 43
Unit 7 - Cartoons 41 to 43
Unit 8 - Flying High 45 to 48
Unit 8 - Whirlybird 46 to 48
Unit 9 - First-Day Jitters 50 to 53
Unit 9 - School 51 to 53
Unit 10 - The Discovery 55 to 58
Unit 10 - Finding the Past 56 to 58
Unit 11 - Looking for Bigfoot 60 to 63
Unit 11 - Legendary Creatures 61 to 63
Unit 12 - The Perfect Bow 65 to 68
Unit 12 - Sewing 66 to 68
Unit 13 - Running for the Win 70 to 73
Unit 13 - An Olympic Hero 71 to 73
Unit 14 - Fun and Games 75 to 78
Unit 14 - The Hoop 76 to 78
Unit 15 - Farming Fun 80 to 83
Unit 15 - The Amazing Peanut 81 to 83
Unit 16 - A Place on the Wall 85 to 88
Unit 16 - The Art of Writing 86 to 88
Unit 17 - In the News 90 to 93
Unit 17 - Sequoyah 91 to 93
Unit 18 - Making a Difference 95 to 98
Unit 18 - Fighting for Suffrage 96 to 98
Unit 19 - Trick or Treat 100 to 103
Unit 19 - A Spooky Night 101 to 103
Unit 20 - Something New 105 to 108
Unit 20 - Changing Technology 106 to 108
Unit 21 - Dear Diary 110 to 113
Unit 21 - History Through Writing 111 to 113
Unit 22 - Shark 115 to 118
Unit 22 - King of the Sea 116 to 118
Unit 23 - Speaking Out 120 to 123
Unit 23 - Having a Dream 121 to 123
Unit 24 - Eating Worms 125 to 128
Unit 24 - A New Treat to Eat 126 to 128
Unit 25 - Playing the Game 130 to 133
Unit 25 - Soccer 131 to 133
Unit 26 - The Lesson 135 to 138
Unit 26 - Abraham Lincoln 136 to 138

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
Unit 1 - Red, White, and Blue 11 to 13
Unit 2 - The Perfect Pin 16 to 18
Unit 3 - The Empire State 21 to 23
Unit 4 - Camping 26 to 28
Unit 5 - Daniel Boone 31 to 33
Unit 6 - The Sahara Desert 36 to 38
Unit 7 - Cartoons 41 to 43
Unit 8 - Whirlybird 46 to 48
Unit 9 - School 51 to 53
Unit 10 - Finding the Past 56 to 58
Unit 11 - Legendary Creatures 61 to 63
Unit 12 - Sewing 66 to 68
Unit 13 - An Olympic Hero 71 to 73
Unit 14 - The Hoop 76 to 78
Unit 15 - The Amazing Peanut 81 to 83
Unit 16 - The Art of Writing 86 to 88
Unit 17 - Sequoyah 91 to 93
Unit 18 - Fighting for Suffrage 96 to 98
Unit 19 - A Spooky Night 101 to 103
Unit 20 - Changing Technology 106 to 108
Unit 21 - History Through Writing 111 to 113
Unit 22 - King of the Sea 116 to 118
Unit 23 - Having a Dream 121 to 123
Unit 24 - A New Treat to Eat 126 to 128
Unit 25 - Soccer 131 to 133
Unit 26 - Abraham Lincoln 136 to 138

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).

Activity Pages
Unit 1 - Red, White, and Blue 11 to 13
Unit 2 - The Perfect Pin 16 to 18
Unit 3 - The Empire State 21 to 23
Unit 4 - Camping 26 to 28
Unit 5 - Daniel Boone 31 to 33
Unit 6 - The Sahara Desert 36 to 38
Unit 7 - Cartoons 41 to 43
Unit 8 - Whirlybird 46 to 48
Unit 9 - School 51 to 53
Unit 10 - Finding the Past 56 to 58
Unit 11 - Legendary Creatures 61 to 63
Unit 12 - Sewing 66 to 68
Unit 13 - An Olympic Hero 71 to 73
Unit 14 - The Hoop 76 to 78
Unit 15 - The Amazing Peanut 81 to 83
Unit 16 - The Art of Writing 86 to 88
Unit 17 - Sequoyah 91 to 93
Unit 18 - Fighting for Suffrage 96 to 98
Unit 19 - A Spooky Night 101 to 103
Unit 20 - Changing Technology 106 to 108
Unit 21 - History Through Writing 111 to 113
Unit 22 - King of the Sea 116 to 118
Unit 23 - Having a Dream 121 to 123
Unit 24 - A New Treat to Eat 126 to 128
Unit 25 - Soccer 131 to 133
Unit 26 - Abraham Lincoln 136 to 138

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
Unit 1 - Red, White, and Blue 11 to 13
Unit 2 - The Perfect Pin 16 to 18
Unit 3 - The Empire State 21 to 23
Unit 4 - Camping 26 to 28
Unit 5 - Daniel Boone 31 to 33
Unit 6 - The Sahara Desert 36 to 38
Unit 7 - Cartoons 41 to 43
Unit 8 - Whirlybird 46 to 48
Unit 9 - School 51 to 53
Unit 10 - Finding the Past 56 to 58
Unit 11 - Legendary Creatures 61 to 63
Unit 12 - Sewing 66 to 68
Unit 13 - An Olympic Hero 71 to 73
Unit 14 - The Hoop 76 to 78
Unit 15 - The Amazing Peanut 81 to 83
Unit 16 - The Art of Writing 86 to 88
Unit 17 - Sequoyah 91 to 93
Unit 18 - Fighting for Suffrage 96 to 98
Unit 19 - A Spooky Night 101 to 103
Unit 20 - Changing Technology 106 to 108
Unit 21 - History Through Writing 111 to 113
Unit 22 - King of the Sea 116 to 118
Unit 23 - Having a Dream 121 to 123
Unit 24 - A New Treat to Eat 126 to 128
Unit 25 - Soccer 131 to 133
Unit 26 - Abraham Lincoln 136 to 138

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
Unit 2 - Time to Write! 19
Unit 18 - Time to Write! 99
Unit 23 - Time to Write! 124
Unit 26 - Time to Write! 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
Unit 3 - Time to Write! 24
Unit 4 - Time to Write! 29
Unit 7 - Time to Write! 44
Unit 8 - Time to Write! 49
Unit 11 - Time to Write! 64
Unit 12 - Time to Write! 69
Unit 19 - Time to Write! 104
Unit 21 - Time to Write! 114

Text Types and Purposes

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

Activity Page
Unit 9 - Time to Write! 54
Unit 11 - Time to Write! 64
Unit 13 - Time to Write! 74
Unit 15 - Time to Write! 84
Unit 16 - Time to Write! 89
Unit 17 - Time to Write! 94
Unit 24 - Time to Write! 129
Unit 25 - Time to Write! 134

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 Page
Unit 1 - Time to Write! 14
Unit 2 - Time to Write! 19
Unit 3 - Time to Write! 24
Unit 4 - Time to Write! 29
Unit 5 - Time to Write! 34
Unit 6 - Time to Write! 39
Unit 7 - Time to Write! 44
Unit 8 - Time to Write! 49
Unit 9 - Time to Write! 54
Unit 10 - Time to Write! 59
Unit 11 - Time to Write! 64
Unit 12 - Time to Write! 69
Unit 13 - Time to Write! 74
Unit 14 - Time to Write! 79
Unit 15 - Time to Write! 84
Unit 16 - Time to Write! 89
Unit 17 - Time to Write! 94
Unit 18 - Time to Write! 99
Unit 19 - Time to Write! 104
Unit 20 - Time to Write! 109
Unit 21 - Time to Write! 114
Unit 22 - Time to Write! 119
Unit 23 - Time to Write! 124
Unit 24 - Time to Write! 129
Unit 25 - Time to Write! 134
Unit 26 - Time to Write! 139

Production and Distribution of Writing

ELA.W.3.6: With guidance and support from adults, use technology to produce and publish writing (using keyboarding skills) as well as to interact and collaborate with others.

Activity Page
Unit 1 - Time to Write! 14
Unit 2 - Time to Write! 19
Unit 3 - Time to Write! 24
Unit 4 - Time to Write! 29
Unit 5 - Time to Write! 34
Unit 6 - Time to Write! 39
Unit 7 - Time to Write! 44
Unit 8 - Time to Write! 49
Unit 9 - Time to Write! 54
Unit 10 - Time to Write! 59
Unit 11 - Time to Write! 64
Unit 12 - Time to Write! 69
Unit 13 - Time to Write! 74
Unit 14 - Time to Write! 79
Unit 15 - Time to Write! 84
Unit 16 - Time to Write! 89
Unit 17 - Time to Write! 94
Unit 18 - Time to Write! 99
Unit 19 - Time to Write! 104
Unit 20 - Time to Write! 109
Unit 21 - Time to Write! 114
Unit 22 - Time to Write! 119
Unit 23 - Time to Write! 124
Unit 24 - Time to Write! 129
Unit 25 - Time to Write! 134
Unit 26 - Time to Write! 139

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
Unit 1 - Time to Write! 14
Unit 2 - Time to Write! 19
Unit 3 - Time to Write! 24
Unit 4 - Time to Write! 29
Unit 5 - Time to Write! 34
Unit 6 - Time to Write! 39
Unit 7 - Time to Write! 44
Unit 8 - Time to Write! 49
Unit 9 - Time to Write! 54
Unit 10 - Time to Write! 59
Unit 11 - Time to Write! 64
Unit 12 - Time to Write! 69
Unit 13 - Time to Write! 74
Unit 14 - Time to Write! 79
Unit 15 - Time to Write! 84
Unit 16 - Time to Write! 89
Unit 17 - Time to Write! 94
Unit 18 - Time to Write! 99
Unit 19 - Time to Write! 104
Unit 20 - Time to Write! 109
Unit 21 - Time to Write! 114
Unit 22 - Time to Write! 119
Unit 23 - Time to Write! 124
Unit 24 - Time to Write! 129
Unit 25 - Time to Write! 134
Unit 26 - Time to Write! 139

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
Unit 1 - Time to Write! 14
Unit 2 - Time to Write! 19
Unit 3 - Time to Write! 24
Unit 4 - Time to Write! 29
Unit 5 - Time to Write! 34
Unit 6 - Time to Write! 39
Unit 7 - Time to Write! 44
Unit 8 - Time to Write! 49
Unit 9 - Time to Write! 54
Unit 10 - Time to Write! 59
Unit 11 - Time to Write! 64
Unit 12 - Time to Write! 69
Unit 13 - Time to Write! 74
Unit 14 - Time to Write! 79
Unit 15 - Time to Write! 84
Unit 16 - Time to Write! 89
Unit 17 - Time to Write! 94
Unit 18 - Time to Write! 99
Unit 19 - Time to Write! 104
Unit 20 - Time to Write! 109
Unit 21 - Time to Write! 114
Unit 22 - Time to Write! 119
Unit 23 - Time to Write! 124
Unit 24 - Time to Write! 129
Unit 25 - Time to Write! 134
Unit 26 - Time to Write! 139

Research to Build and Present Knowledge

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

Activity Page
Unit 1 - Time to Write! 14
Unit 5 - Time to Write! 34
Unit 6 - Time to Write! 39
Unit 10 - Time to Write! 59
Unit 14 - Time to Write! 79
Unit 22 - Time to Write! 119

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
Unit 1 - Time to Write! 14
Unit 2 - Time to Write! 19
Unit 3 - Time to Write! 24
Unit 4 - Time to Write! 29
Unit 5 - Time to Write! 34
Unit 6 - Time to Write! 39
Unit 7 - Time to Write! 44
Unit 8 - Time to Write! 49
Unit 9 - Time to Write! 54
Unit 10 - Time to Write! 59
Unit 11 - Time to Write! 64
Unit 12 - Time to Write! 69
Unit 13 - Time to Write! 74
Unit 14 - Time to Write! 79
Unit 15 - Time to Write! 84
Unit 16 - Time to Write! 89
Unit 17 - Time to Write! 94
Unit 18 - Time to Write! 99
Unit 19 - Time to Write! 104
Unit 20 - Time to Write! 109
Unit 21 - Time to Write! 114
Unit 22 - Time to Write! 119
Unit 23 - Time to Write! 124
Unit 24 - Time to Write! 129
Unit 25 - Time to Write! 134
Unit 26 - Time to Write! 139

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