Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Critical Thinking: Test-taking Practice for Reading Grade 3

Critical Thinking: Test-taking Practice for Reading Grade 3

English Language Arts

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
Robinson Crusoe 18-22
The Big Snow 23-26
The Owl and the Pussycat 44-46
Three Swinging Pigs and a Wolf 51-56
Ten Questions for Punxsutawney Phil 72-74

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
Robinson Crusoe 18-22
The Big Snow 23-26
The Owl and the Pussycat 44-46
Three Swinging Pigs and a Wolf 51-56

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
Robinson Crusoe 18-22
The Big Snow 23-26
The Owl and the Pussycat 44-46
Three Swinging Pigs and a Wolf 51-56
Ten Questions for Punxsutawney Phil 72-74

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 Pages
The Owl and the Pussycat 44-46

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
The Owl and the Pussycat 44-46
Ten Questions for Punxsutawney Phil 72-74

Craft and Structure

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

Activity Pages
Three Swinging Pigs and a Wolf 51-56

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
Robinson Crusoe 18-22
The Big Snow 23-26
How to Make a Snowman 27-29
Amazing Ants 30-33
Jimmy's Big Barbecue Shack 34-37
Teeth 38-43
The Owl and the Pussycat 44-46
America's National Monuments 47-50
Three Swinging Pigs and a Wolf 51-56
All About Pasta 57-60
The First Aid Kit 61-64
Produce 65-68
U.S. Presidents 69-71
Ten Questions for Punxsutawney Phil 72-74
The Party Planner 75-77

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
How to Make a Snowman 27-29
Amazing Ants 30-33
Jimmy's Big Barbecue Shack 34-37
Teeth 38-43
America's National Monuments 47-50
All About Pasta 57-60
The First Aid Kit 61-64
Produce 65-68
U.S. Presidents 69-71
The Party Planner 75-77

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
How to Make a Snowman 27-29
Amazing Ants 30-33
Teeth 38-43
The Party Planner 75-77

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.

Activity Pages
How to Make a Snowman 27-29
Jimmy's Big Barbecue Shack 34-37
Teeth 38-43
America's National Monuments 47-50
All About Pasta 57-60
The First Aid Kit 61-64
Produce 65-68
U.S. Presidents 69-71
The Party Planner 75-77

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.

Activity Pages
Robinson Crusoe 18-22
How to Make a Snowman 27-29
Amazing Ants 30-33
Teeth 38-43

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
Amazing Ants 30-33
Jimmy's Big Barbecue Shack 34-37
Teeth 38-43
America's National Monuments 47-50
All About Pasta 57-60
The First Aid Kit 61-64
Produce 65-68

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
Amazing Ants 30-33
Teeth 38-43
All About Pasta 57-60

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

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

Activity Pages
Amazing Ants 30-33

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
Amazing Ants 30-33
All About Pasta 57-60
The First Aid Kit 61-64
U.S. Presidents 69-71
The Party Planner 75-77

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.

Activity Pages
Robinson Crusoe 18-22
The Big Snow 23-26
How to Make a Snowman 27-29
Amazing Ants 30-33
Jimmy's Big Barbecue Shack 34-37
Teeth 38-43
The Owl and the Pussycat 44-46
America's National Monuments 47-50
Three Swinging Pigs and a Wolf 51-56
All About Pasta 57-60
The First Aid Kit 61-64
Produce 65-68
U.S. Presidents 69-71
Ten Questions for Punxsutawney Phil 72-74
The Party Planner 75-77

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
Robinson Crusoe 18-22
The Big Snow 23-26
How to Make a Snowman 27-29
Amazing Ants 30-33
Jimmy's Big Barbecue Shack 34-37
Teeth 38-43
The Owl and the Pussycat 44-46
America's National Monuments 47-50
Three Swinging Pigs and a Wolf 51-56
All About Pasta 57-60
The First Aid Kit 61-64
Produce 65-68
U.S. Presidents 69-71
Ten Questions for Punxsutawney Phil 72-74
The Party Planner 75-77

Fluency

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

Activity Pages
Robinson Crusoe 18-22
The Big Snow 23-26
How to Make a Snowman 27-29
Amazing Ants 30-33
Jimmy's Big Barbecue Shack 34-37
Teeth 38-43
The Owl and the Pussycat 44-46
America's National Monuments 47-50
Three Swinging Pigs and a Wolf 51-56
All About Pasta 57-60
The First Aid Kit 61-64
Produce 65-68
U.S. Presidents 69-71
Ten Questions for Punxsutawney Phil 72-74
The Party Planner 75-77

Strand - Language Standards, Grade 3

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
Robinson Crusoe 18-22
The Big Snow 23-26
Ten Questions for Punxsutawney Phil 72-74
The Party Planner 75-77

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

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

Activity Pages
Robinson Crusoe 18-22
Teeth 38-43
The Owl and the Pussycat 44-46
America's National Monuments 47-50

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
Amazing Ants 30-33
Jimmy's Big Barbecue Shack 34-37
Teeth 38-43
All About Pasta 57-60
The First Aid Kit 61-64
Produce 65-68

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