Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Targeting Comprehension Strategies for the Common Core Grade 3

Targeting Comprehension Strategies for the Common Core 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.

Passage Pages
Best Buddies 13-16
Susie Scooter 19-22
Planting Trees 25-28
Granny Nell 31-34
A Clean Weekend 39-42
Paige’s Farmyard of Pets 45-48
Working with Papa 51-54
Robber Ron 55-56
A Big Birthday Bash 57-60
Rainy Day Jewelry 71-74
Peas and Beans 75-76
The Lion Who Lost His Wig 81-82
How Red Bird Got His Color 83-86
Zork and His Visit to Earth 91-94
Sir Brian and the Bees 95-96
The Marvelous Magic Safety Machine 101-102
Eat More Bread 103-106
New Party Clothes 107-108
Diary of a Germ 109-112

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
Best Buddies 13-16
Planting Trees 25-28
Granny Nell 31-34
A Clean Weekend 39-42
Working with Papa 51-54
Robber Ron 55-56
A Big Birthday Bash 57-60
Rainy Day Jewelry 71-74
The Lion Who Lost His Wig 81-82
How Red Bird Got His Color 83-86
Zork and His Visit to Earth 91-94
Sir Brian and the Bees 95-96
The Marvelous Magic Safety Machine 101-102
Eat More Bread 103-106
New Party Clothes 107-108
Diary of a Germ 109-112

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
Best Buddies 13-16
Susie Scooter 19-22
Granny Nell 31-34
A Clean Weekend 39-42
Working with Papa 51-54
Robber Ron 55-56
A Big Birthday Bash 57-60
The Lion Who Lost His Wig 81-82
How Red Bird Got His Color 83-86
Zork and His Visit to Earth 91-94
Sir Brian and the Bees 95-96
New Party Clothes 107-108
Diary of a Germ 109-112

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
Best Buddies 13-16
Granny Nell 31-34
A Clean Weekend 39-42
Paige’s Farmyard of Pets 45-48
Robber Ron 55-56
Peas and Beans 75-76
Zork and His Visit to Earth 91-94
Diary of a Germ 109-112

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.

Passage Pages
Susie Scooter 19-22
A Big Birthday Bash 57-60
Rainy Day Jewelry 71-74
Peas and Beans 75-76
The Lion Who Lost His Wig 81-82
How Red Bird Got His Color 83-86
Zork and His Visit to Earth 91-94
Eat More Bread 103-106
New Party Clothes 107-108
Diary of a Germ 109-112

Craft and Structure

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

Passage Pages
Eat More Bread 103-106
New Party Clothes 107-108
Diary of a Germ 109-112

Integration of Knowledge and Ideas

ELA.RL.3.7: Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).

Passage Pages
Susie Scooter 19-22
A Big Birthday Bash 57-60
The Lion Who Lost His Wig 81-82

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
Best Buddies 13-16
Susie Scooter 19-22
Planting Trees 25-28
Granny Nell 31-34
A Clean Weekend 39-42
Paige’s Farmyard of Pets 45-48
Working with Papa 51-54
Robber Ron 55-56
A Big Birthday Bash 57-60
Rainy Day Jewelry 71-74
Peas and Beans 75-76
The Lion Who Lost His Wig 81-82
How Red Bird Got His Color 83-86
Zork and His Visit to Earth 91-94
Sir Brian and the Bees 95-96
The Marvelous Magic Safety Machine 101-102
Eat More Bread 103-106
New Party Clothes 107-108
Diary of a Germ 109-112

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
Goldfish 17-18
Make a Party Hat 23-24
Paramedics 29-30
Draw a Self-Portrait 43-44
Public Transportation 49-50
An Insect that Can Walk on Water 65-68
Two Paper Cups and a Piece of String 69-70
Jumping Jerboa 77-80
The Strange Okapi 97-100

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
Make a Party Hat 23-24
Draw a Self-Portrait 43-44
Two Paper Cups and a Piece of String 69-70

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
Paramedics 29-30
Public Transportation 49-50
An Insect that Can Walk on Water 65-68
Two Paper Cups and a Piece of String 69-70
Jumping Jerboa 77-80

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
Goldfish 17-18
Make a Party Hat 23-24
Paramedics 29-30
Draw a Self-Portrait 43-44
Public Transportation 49-50
An Insect that Can Walk on Water 65-68
Two Paper Cups and a Piece of String 69-70
Jumping Jerboa 77-80
The Strange Okapi 97-100

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
Goldfish 17-18
Make a Party Hat 23-24
An Insect that Can Walk on Water 65-68
Jumping Jerboa 77-80
The Strange Okapi 97-100

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).

Passage Pages
Goldfish 17-18
Draw a Self-Portrait 43-44

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
Make a Party Hat 23-24
Draw a Self-Portrait 43-44
Public Transportation 49-50
An Insect that Can Walk on Water 65-68
Two Paper Cups and a Piece of String 69-70
Jumping Jerboa 77-80
The Strange Okapi 97-100

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
Goldfish 17-18
Make a Party Hat 23-24
Paramedics 29-30
Draw a Self-Portrait 43-44
Public Transportation 49-50
An Insect that Can Walk on Water 65-68
Two Paper Cups and a Piece of String 69-70
Jumping Jerboa 77-80
The Strange Okapi 97-100

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