Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Correlations

Targeting Comprehension Strategies for the Common Core Grade 3

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

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 to 16
Susie Scooter 19 to 22
Planting Trees 25 to 28
Granny Nell 31 to 34
A Clean Weekend 39 to 42
Paige’s Farmyard of Pets 45 to 48
Working with Papa 51 to 54
Robber Ron 55 to 56
A Big Birthday Bash 57 to 60
Rainy Day Jewelry 71 to 74
Peas and Beans 75 to 76
The Lion Who Lost His Wig 81 to 82
How Red Bird Got His Color 83 to 86
Zork and His Visit to Earth 91 to 94
Sir Brian and the Bees 95 to 96
The Marvelous Magic Safety Machine 101 to 102
Eat More Bread 103 to 106
New Party Clothes 107 to 108
Diary of a Germ 109 to 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 to 16
Planting Trees 25 to 28
Granny Nell 31 to 34
A Clean Weekend 39 to 42
Working with Papa 51 to 54
Robber Ron 55 to 56
A Big Birthday Bash 57 to 60
Rainy Day Jewelry 71 to 74
The Lion Who Lost His Wig 81 to 82
How Red Bird Got His Color 83 to 86
Zork and His Visit to Earth 91 to 94
Sir Brian and the Bees 95 to 96
The Marvelous Magic Safety Machine 101 to 102
Eat More Bread 103 to 106
New Party Clothes 107 to 108
Diary of a Germ 109 to 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 to 16
Granny Nell 31 to 34
A Clean Weekend 39 to 42
Paige’s Farmyard of Pets 45 to 48
Robber Ron 55 to 56
Peas and Beans 75 to 76
Zork and His Visit to Earth 91 to 94
Diary of a Germ 109 to 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 to 22
A Big Birthday Bash 57 to 60
Rainy Day Jewelry 71 to 74
Peas and Beans 75 to 76
The Lion Who Lost His Wig 81 to 82
How Red Bird Got His Color 83 to 86
Zork and His Visit to Earth 91 to 94
Eat More Bread 103 to 106
New Party Clothes 107 to 108
Diary of a Germ 109 to 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 to 106
New Party Clothes 107 to 108
Diary of a Germ 109 to 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 to 22
A Big Birthday Bash 57 to 60
The Lion Who Lost His Wig 81 to 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 to 16
Susie Scooter 19 to 22
Planting Trees 25 to 28
Granny Nell 31 to 34
A Clean Weekend 39 to 42
Paige’s Farmyard of Pets 45 to 48
Working with Papa 51 to 54
Robber Ron 55 to 56
A Big Birthday Bash 57 to 60
Rainy Day Jewelry 71 to 74
Peas and Beans 75 to 76
The Lion Who Lost His Wig 81 to 82
How Red Bird Got His Color 83 to 86
Zork and His Visit to Earth 91 to 94
Sir Brian and the Bees 95 to 96
The Marvelous Magic Safety Machine 101 to 102
Eat More Bread 103 to 106
New Party Clothes 107 to 108
Diary of a Germ 109 to 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 to 18
Make a Party Hat 23 to 24
Paramedics 29 to 30
Draw a Self-Portrait 43 to 44
Public Transportation 49 to 50
An Insect that Can Walk on Water 65 to 68
Two Paper Cups and a Piece of String 69 to 70
Jumping Jerboa 77 to 80
The Strange Okapi 97 to 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 to 24
Draw a Self-Portrait 43 to 44
Two Paper Cups and a Piece of String 69 to 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 to 30
Public Transportation 49 to 50
An Insect that Can Walk on Water 65 to 68
Two Paper Cups and a Piece of String 69 to 70
Jumping Jerboa 77 to 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 to 18
Make a Party Hat 23 to 24
Paramedics 29 to 30
Draw a Self-Portrait 43 to 44
Public Transportation 49 to 50
An Insect that Can Walk on Water 65 to 68
Two Paper Cups and a Piece of String 69 to 70
Jumping Jerboa 77 to 80
The Strange Okapi 97 to 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 to 18
Make a Party Hat 23 to 24
An Insect that Can Walk on Water 65 to 68
Jumping Jerboa 77 to 80
The Strange Okapi 97 to 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 to 18
Draw a Self-Portrait 43 to 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 to 24
Draw a Self-Portrait 43 to 44
Public Transportation 49 to 50
An Insect that Can Walk on Water 65 to 68
Two Paper Cups and a Piece of String 69 to 70
Jumping Jerboa 77 to 80
The Strange Okapi 97 to 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 to 18
Make a Party Hat 23 to 24
Paramedics 29 to 30
Draw a Self-Portrait 43 to 44
Public Transportation 49 to 50
An Insect that Can Walk on Water 65 to 68
Two Paper Cups and a Piece of String 69 to 70
Jumping Jerboa 77 to 80
The Strange Okapi 97 to 100

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