Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Critical Thinking: Test-taking Practice for Reading Grade 3

Critical Thinking: Test-taking Practice for Reading 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
Robinson Crusoe 18 to 22
The Big Snow 23 to 26
The Owl and the Pussycat 44 to 46
Three Swinging Pigs and a Wolf 51 to 56
Ten Questions for Punxsutawney Phil 72 to 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 to 22
The Big Snow 23 to 26
The Owl and the Pussycat 44 to 46
Three Swinging Pigs and a Wolf 51 to 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 to 22
The Big Snow 23 to 26
The Owl and the Pussycat 44 to 46
Three Swinging Pigs and a Wolf 51 to 56
Ten Questions for Punxsutawney Phil 72 to 74

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 to 46
Ten Questions for Punxsutawney Phil 72 to 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 to 46

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

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

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 to 33
Teeth 38 to 43
All About Pasta 57 to 60

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

Fluency

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

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

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