Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Power Pen Learning Cards: Reading Comprehension Grade 3

Power Pen Learning Cards: 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.

Passage Pages
The Three Little Ants 57-58
Jessie and the Cornstalk 59-60
Penny Loafer and the Three Monkeys 61-62
The Lizard Prince 63-64
The Sloth and the Tiger 65-66
The Prince and the Pebble 67-68

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.

Passage Pages
The Three Little Ants 57-58
Jessie and the Cornstalk 59-60
Penny Loafer and the Three Monkeys 61-62
The Lizard Prince 63-64
The Sloth and the Tiger 65-66
The Prince and the Pebble 67-68
Paul Revere’s Stories 71-72
Martha Washington’s Party 73-74
Rosa Parks’s Tale 75-76
Dolley Madison 77-78
Write On 79-80
Beach Days 83-84
Bad Hair Day 85-86
Moving Day 87-88
The Missing Key 89-90
The Chocolate Snapshot 91-92
The Missing Dog 93-94
A Haunted House? 95-96
Letters in the Mail 97-98
Cyclone in the House 99-100
My Day as a Pancake 101-102
Trading Places 103-104
The Talking Horse 105-106

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.

Passage Pages
The Three Little Ants 57-58
Jessie and the Cornstalk 59-60
Penny Loafer and the Three Monkeys 61-62
The Lizard Prince 63-64
The Sloth and the Tiger 65-66
The Prince and the Pebble 67-68
The Time Machine 69-70
Paul Revere’s Stories 71-72
Martha Washington’s Party 73-74
Rosa Parks’s Tale 75-76
Dolley Madison 77-78
Write On 79-80
The Harvest Festival 81-82
Beach Days 83-84
Bad Hair Day 85-86
Moving Day 87-88
The Missing Key 89-90
The Chocolate Snapshot 91-92
The Missing Dog 93-94
A Haunted House? 95-96
Letters in the Mail 97-98
Cyclone in the House 99-100
My Day as a Pancake 101-102
Trading Places 103-104
The Talking Horse 105-106

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.

Passage Pages
The Three Little Ants 57-58
Jessie and the Cornstalk 59-60
Penny Loafer and the Three Monkeys 61-62
The Lizard Prince 63-64
The Sloth and the Tiger 65-66
The Prince and the Pebble 67-68
The Time Machine 69-70
Paul Revere’s Stories 71-72
Martha Washington’s Party 73-74
Rosa Parks’s Tale 75-76
Dolley Madison 77-78
Write On 79-80
The Harvest Festival 81-82
Beach Days 83-84
Bad Hair Day 85-86
Moving Day 87-88
The Missing Key 89-90
The Chocolate Snapshot 91-92
The Missing Dog 93-94
A Haunted House? 95-96
Letters in the Mail 97-98
Cyclone in the House 99-100
My Day as a Pancake 101-102
Trading Places 103-104
The Talking Horse 105-106

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.

Passage Pages
The Three Little Ants 57-58
Jessie and the Cornstalk 59-60
Penny Loafer and the Three Monkeys 61-62
The Lizard Prince 63-64
The Sloth and the Tiger 65-66
The Prince and the Pebble 67-68
The Time Machine 69-70
Paul Revere’s Stories 71-72
Martha Washington’s Party 73-74
Rosa Parks’s Tale 75-76
Dolley Madison 77-78
Write On 79-80
The Harvest Festival 81-82
Beach Days 83-84
Bad Hair Day 85-86
Moving Day 87-88
The Missing Key 89-90
The Chocolate Snapshot 91-92
The Missing Dog 93-94
A Haunted House? 95-96
Letters in the Mail 97-98
Cyclone in the House 99-100
My Day as a Pancake 101-102
Trading Places 103-104
The Talking Horse 105-106

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
Mysterious Rock Monuments 1-2
The First Climb Up Mount Everest 3-4
The Klondike Gold Rush 5-6
A Perfect Emergency Landing 7-8
Earth’s Hot Spots 9-10
Your Genes 11-12
Heat 13-14
Can You Hear That? 15-16
Don’t Spread Germs! 17-18
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint! 19-20
Disrupting Ecosystems 21-22
Shipwrecked in Antarctica 23-24
Women Spies in the American Revolution 25-26
Making Glass 27-28
Changing the World, One Page at a Time 29-30
Dinosaur Discoveries 31-32
Chimpanzees Can Do Math! 33-34
Soap Nuts 35-36
Missing Fortunes Underwater 37-38
Sinkholes 39-40
Poisonous Plants 41-42
U.S. State Capital Names 43-44
Dr. Seuss, Children's Author 45-46
Jackie Robinson, Baseball Legend 47-48
Louis Armstrong, Jazz Legend 49-50
Zhang Yin, Rich Recycler 51-52
Harry Houdini, Master Magician 53-54
Fannie Farmer Changes Cooking 55-56

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
Mysterious Rock Monuments 1-2
The First Climb Up Mount Everest 3-4
The Klondike Gold Rush 5-6
A Perfect Emergency Landing 7-8
Earth’s Hot Spots 9-10
Your Genes 11-12
Heat 13-14
Can You Hear That? 15-16
Don’t Spread Germs! 17-18
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint! 19-20
Disrupting Ecosystems 21-22
Shipwrecked in Antarctica 23-24
Women Spies in the American Revolution 25-26
Making Glass 27-28
Changing the World, One Page at a Time 29-30
Dinosaur Discoveries 31-32
Chimpanzees Can Do Math! 33-34
Soap Nuts 35-36
Missing Fortunes Underwater 37-38
Sinkholes 39-40
Poisonous Plants 41-42
U.S. State Capital Names 43-44
Dr. Seuss, Children's Author 45-46
Jackie Robinson, Baseball Legend 47-48
Louis Armstrong, Jazz Legend 49-50
Zhang Yin, Rich Recycler 51-52
Harry Houdini, Master Magician 53-54
Fannie Farmer Changes Cooking 55-56

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
Mysterious Rock Monuments 1-2
The First Climb Up Mount Everest 3-4
The Klondike Gold Rush 5-6
A Perfect Emergency Landing 7-8
Earth’s Hot Spots 9-10
Your Genes 11-12
Heat 13-14
Don’t Spread Germs! 17-18
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint! 19-20
Disrupting Ecosystems 21-22
Shipwrecked in Antarctica 23-24
Women Spies in the American Revolution 25-26
Making Glass 27-28
Changing the World, One Page at a Time 29-30
Dinosaur Discoveries 31-32
Soap Nuts 35-36
Missing Fortunes Underwater 37-38
Sinkholes 39-40
Jackie Robinson, Baseball Legend 47-48
Zhang Yin, Rich Recycler 51-52
Fannie Farmer Changes Cooking 55-56

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
Mysterious Rock Monuments 1-2
The First Climb Up Mount Everest 3-4
The Klondike Gold Rush 5-6
A Perfect Emergency Landing 7-8
Earth’s Hot Spots 9-10
Your Genes 11-12
Heat 13-14
Can You Hear That? 15-16
Don’t Spread Germs! 17-18
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint! 19-20
Disrupting Ecosystems 21-22
Shipwrecked in Antarctica 23-24
Women Spies in the American Revolution 25-26
Making Glass 27-28
Changing the World, One Page at a Time 29-30
Dinosaur Discoveries 31-32
Chimpanzees Can Do Math! 33-34
Soap Nuts 35-36
Missing Fortunes Underwater 37-38
Sinkholes 39-40
Poisonous Plants 41-42
U.S. State Capital Names 43-44
Dr. Seuss, Children's Author 45-46
Jackie Robinson, Baseball Legend 47-48
Louis Armstrong, Jazz Legend 49-50
Zhang Yin, Rich Recycler 51-52
Harry Houdini, Master Magician 53-54
Fannie Farmer Changes Cooking 55-56

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.

Passage Pages
A Perfect Emergency Landing 7-8
Your Genes 11-12
Sinkholes 39-40
Zhang Yin, Rich Recycler 51-52

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.

Passage Pages
Mysterious Rock Monuments 1-2
Earth’s Hot Spots 9-10
Can You Hear That? 15-16

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
Mysterious Rock Monuments 1-2
The First Climb Up Mount Everest 3-4
The Klondike Gold Rush 5-6
A Perfect Emergency Landing 7-8
Earth’s Hot Spots 9-10
Your Genes 11-12
Heat 13-14
Can You Hear That? 15-16
Don’t Spread Germs! 17-18
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint! 19-20
Disrupting Ecosystems 21-22
Shipwrecked in Antarctica 23-24
Women Spies in the American Revolution 25-26
Making Glass 27-28
Changing the World, One Page at a Time 29-30
Dinosaur Discoveries 31-32
Chimpanzees Can Do Math! 33-34
Missing Fortunes Underwater 37-38
Sinkholes 39-40
Louis Armstrong, Jazz Legend 49-50
Zhang Yin, Rich Recycler 51-52
Fannie Farmer Changes Cooking 55-56

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
Mysterious Rock Monuments 1-2
The First Climb Up Mount Everest 3-4
The Klondike Gold Rush 5-6
A Perfect Emergency Landing 7-8
Earth’s Hot Spots 9-10
Your Genes 11-12
Heat 13-14
Can You Hear That? 15-16
Don’t Spread Germs! 17-18
Reduce Your Carbon Footprint! 19-20
Disrupting Ecosystems 21-22
Shipwrecked in Antarctica 23-24
Women Spies in the American Revolution 25-26
Making Glass 27-28
Changing the World, One Page at a Time 29-30
Dinosaur Discoveries 31-32
Chimpanzees Can Do Math! 33-34
Soap Nuts 35-36
Missing Fortunes Underwater 37-38
Sinkholes 39-40
Poisonous Plants 41-42
U.S. State Capital Names 43-44
Dr. Seuss, Children's Author 45-46
Jackie Robinson, Baseball Legend 47-48
Louis Armstrong, Jazz Legend 49-50
Zhang Yin, Rich Recycler 51-52
Harry Houdini, Master Magician 53-54
Fannie Farmer Changes Cooking 55-56

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