Close Reading –
FIFTY original 3rd grade leveled close reading passages and activities perfectly aligned to Common Core! Standards RI.3.1-RI.3.8 each have FIVE passages and activities specifically dedicated to that standard. Standard RI.3.9 is extra special (you know, the one where you compare two texts on the same topic) because it has a total of TEN passages so that your students can compare away!
This is a perfect companion to use with my related Literature pack:
3rd Grade Close Reading Passages and Activities – Literature
BUT, if you are thinking about buying both the Literature AND Informational packs, you should get a DISCOUNT by buying it in a bundle!
3rd Grade Close Reading – Informational AND Literature BUNDLE
This product does NOT include the “Add-On” Differentiated Extension Pack. But you may be interested in it. It includes ALL of the passages in this product rewritten at a lower level for your struggling or developing readers. It can be found here:
3rd Grade Close Reading **Add-On Extension Pack** Informational Text
RIGOROUS AND COMMON CORE ALIGNED
Each passage has TWO pages of carefully written and consistent close reading tasks and text dependent questions. The first page of tasks are specifically aligned to the standard identified at the top of the page. The second page of activities is a spiral of all the 3rd Grade RI standards. This is perfect for holding those kids accountable for everything they have already learned! No skill slipping on your watch!
WHAT CAN THIS BE USED FOR?
This is perfect for class wide close reading, assessments, guided reading groups, or homework. Your students must refer to the text and provide textual evidence of their understanding.
CAREFULLY CRAFTED READING PASSAGES
Each passage falls within the Lexile level of 450-790, which is the Common Core Standards expectation for 3rd grade. The Lexile level is marked at the top of each passage. The topics range between STEM topics, science, history, and opinion pieces. The formats include website simulations, magazine articles, and texts with multiple diagrams.
The Common Core standards consider 2nd and 3rd grade level texts within the same Lexile level band of 450-790. That means I use many (about 85%) of the same texts in both the 2nd and 3rd grade products. I only modify the passages slightly for text complexity and to better match the specific grade level standards. However, you will see that the questions and tasks on each of these grade level products are completely different and aligned to that grade level’s standards. If a 3rd grade teacher is looking for something to differentiate for lower level readers, I suggest my 3rd Grade extension packs – Informational DIFFERENTIATION PACK, Literature DIFFERENTIATION PACK.
1st Grade Close Reading – BUNDLE
1st Grade Close Reading – Informational Texts
1st Grade Close Reading – Literature
2nd Grade Close Reading – BUNDLE
2nd Grade Close Reading – Informational Texts
2nd Grade Close Reading – Informational Texts DIFFERENTIATION PACK
2nd Grade Close Reading – Literature
2nd Grade Close Reading – Literature DIFFERENTIATION PACK
3rd Grade Close Reading – BUNDLE
3rd Grade Close Reading – Informational Texts
3rd Grade Close Reading – Informational Texts DIFFERENTIATION PACK
3rd Grade Close Reading – Literature
3rd Grade Close Reading – Literature DIFFERENTIATION PACK
4th Grade Close Reading – BUNDLE
4th Grade Close Reading – Informational Texts
4th Grade Close Reading – Informational Texts DIFFERENTIATION PACK
4th Grade Close Reading – Literature
4th Grade Close Reading – Literature DIFFERENTIATION PACK
5th Grade Close Reading – BUNDLE
5th Grade Close Reading – Informational Texts
5th Grade Close Reading – Informational Texts DIFFERENTIATION PACK
5th Grade Close Reading – Literature
5th Grade Close Reading – Literature DIFFERENTIATION PACK
– Alyssha Swanson
Teaching and Tapas