Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Power Pen Learning Cards: Reading Comprehension Grade 3

Power Pen Learning Cards: Reading Comprehension Grade 3

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Strand - Reading Standards: Literature, Grade 3

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

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 to 58
Jessie and the Cornstalk 59 to 60
Penny Loafer and the Three Monkeys 61 to 62
The Lizard Prince 63 to 64
The Sloth and the Tiger 65 to 66
The Prince and the Pebble 67 to 68

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

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.

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

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

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

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 to 2
Earth’s Hot Spots 9 to 10
Can You Hear That? 15 to 16

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

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