100 original 3rd grade leveled close reading passages and activities perfectly aligned to Common Core Literature AND Informational reading standards! Standards RI.3.1 – RI.3.8 and RL.3.1 – RL.3.7 EACH have FIVE passages and activities specifically dedicated to that standard. Standards RI.3.9 and RL.3.9 are extra special (you know, the ones where you compare two texts) because each standard has a total of TEN passages so that your students can compare away!
This pack includes both of these products:
3rd Grade Close Reading Passages and Activities – Informational
3rd Grade Close Reading Passages and Activities – Literature
This bundle does NOT include the “Add-On” Differentiated Extension Packs. But you may be interested in these packs. They include ALL of the passages in these products rewritten at a lower level for your struggling or developing readers. They can be found here:
3rd Grade Close Reading **Add-On Extension Pack** Informational Text
3rd Grade Close Reading **Add-On Extension Pack** Literature
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 (informational) and RL (literature) 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. There are a variety of literature text types including poetry, narratives, and plays. The informational text types range between STEM topics, science, history, and opinion pieces. The formats include website simulations, magazine articles, and texts with multiple diagrams. In terms of interest level, EVERY passage is written with a 3rd grader in mind.
Check out these reviews from some happy customers…
“If you are on the fence about buying this product or the bundle of Literature + Informational, DO IT! The informational product by Teaching and Tapas was the most used product in my classroom last year by far, and I am ecstatic that I can use the literature one as well this year. It’s like Christmas came early. Everything I have bought from Teaching and Tapas is always top quality and can be used over and over again in the classroom. Thank you for such AWESOME products!”-Lindsay M.
“A 3rd grade teacher’s dream come true – literally. Amazing text, LOVE the step by step piece by piece directions (for example, go back in the text and color this answer green, this one purple, etc) Perfect for my kids who need that extra push to follow directions and absolutely aligns with CC in terms of having students PROVE their answers with evidence directly from the text! Thank you, thank you, thank you!” – MsP 3B Busy Bees
“The passages are AMAZING! Talk about interesting and engaging! WOW! This will make my year soooo much easier, and the kids will love the interaction with highlighters! SUCH a great deal for the price!” -Amanda M.
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.
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