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Compare and Contrast: Vertebrates and Invertebrates
Compare and Contrast: Vertebrates and Invertebrates
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast: Vertebrates and Invertebrates
Use this resource to get your students comparing and contrasting information from two short texts.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Problem and Solution Summaries
Problem and Solution Summaries
Lesson Plan
Problem and Solution Summaries
Use this lesson to guide your ELs towards identifying and discussing the problem and solution in a story. Teach this lesson as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Traditional Literature: Story Mapping.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Exploring Author's Purpose and Point of View
Exploring Author's Purpose and Point of View
Lesson Plan
Exploring Author's Purpose and Point of View
We aren’t mind readers, but we can still figure out why the author wrote a text and what an author thinks about the topic! This lesson will teach your students the main purposes for writing.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading Comprehension: The Runaway Ball
Reading Comprehension: The Runaway Ball
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: The Runaway Ball
Your third graders will love reading this story about Mike, his friends, the kickball game, and the runaway ball! Use this resource with your students as they answer basic comprehension questions about a fiction text.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compare Similar Stories
Compare Similar Stories
Worksheet
Compare Similar Stories
Learners practice comparing two stories with similar characters and themes in this reading comprehension worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Exploring Sequence with Signal Words
Exploring Sequence with Signal Words
Lesson Plan
Exploring Sequence with Signal Words
Use this lesson to teach your students how to retell the beginning, middle, and end of a story using sequencing words and phrases. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Story Structure Rollercoaster* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Make a Prediction
Make a Prediction
Lesson Plan
Make a Prediction
Teach your students to make predictions as they read, and it guides them to use text evidence to back up their predictions. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for <a href="https://www.education.com/lesson-plan/making-predictions-lesson/" target="_blank">Making Predictions Lesson</a>.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Cause or Effect?
Cause or Effect?
Lesson Plan
Cause or Effect?
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand the relationship between cause and the effect sentences. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to the Fiction Comprehension: Cause and Effect lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
A Christmas Carol For Young Readers
A Christmas Carol For Young Readers
Workbook
A Christmas Carol For Young Readers
Reading without the bah-humbugs: take a look at "A Christmas Carol" with story pages young readers can bring to life with color, and step-by-step analysis pages to get them thinking.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Sugar and Spice
Sugar and Spice
Worksheet
Sugar and Spice
Get your third grader in the habit of reading deeper by encouraging him to think about what's going on in this short story and why.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
How the Alphabet Was Made
How the Alphabet Was Made
Worksheet
How the Alphabet Was Made
Make reading time fun, with this classic short story by Rudyard Kipling. Then, complete a few comprehension activities on "How the Alphabet Was Made."
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Summary with Time Order Words
Summary with Time Order Words
Worksheet
Summary with Time Order Words
Use this exercise with your students to create short summaries with transition words.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Prove it With Evidence
Prove it With Evidence
Lesson Plan
Prove it With Evidence
Use this lesson to teach your students to cite evidence from the text with introductory phrases. This lesson can stand-alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the <a href="https://www.education.com/lesson-plan/reading-comprehension-and-evidence-based-terms/" target="_blank">Reading Comprehension and Evidence-Based Terms</a> lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Pick a Peck of Poetry
Pick a Peck of Poetry
Workbook
Pick a Peck of Poetry
What's a metaphor? How do you haiku? Kids will hone reading and writing skills with this book, from a simple syllable counting exercise to inventing rhymes and tangling with the Jabberwocky!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Can You Make an Inference?
Can You Make an Inference?
Worksheet
Can You Make an Inference?
Students will practice making inferences about the characters, setting, and events based on clues in the passage.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing Story Elements in Two Fiction Texts
Comparing Story Elements in Two Fiction Texts
Worksheet
Comparing Story Elements in Two Fiction Texts
Learners practice comparing a variety of story elements, including characters, setting, and key events, in this reading comprehension worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Retelling Folktales and Fables
Retelling Folktales and Fables
Worksheet
Retelling Folktales and Fables
After reading a fable or folktale, students will use this cute graphic organizer to record the most important things that happened in the beginning, middle, and end. Then they'll try their hand at identifying the moral of the story.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Ideas of The Harlem Renaissance
Ideas of The Harlem Renaissance
Worksheet
Ideas of The Harlem Renaissance
In the worksheet Ideas of the Harlem Renaissance, children learn what this cultural movement was about, as well as some famous artists who emerged at the time.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Summary High Five
Summary High Five
Worksheet
Summary High Five
This exercise gives your students practice writing their own fiction summaries.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Point of View: Being the New Kid
Point of View: Being the New Kid
Worksheet
Point of View: Being the New Kid
Have you ever been the new kid? Well, maybe you can relate to the character’s point of view. Use this resource with your students to practice identifying the point of view of a text and explaining the character’s opinions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Characters and Dialogue
Characters and Dialogue
Lesson Plan
Characters and Dialogue
Help your ELs identify the characters and their dialogue in a story. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Action! Students Create Reader’s Theater* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
My Vacation
My Vacation
Workbook
My Vacation
In this three-part series, a child anticipates a family getaway. Practice summarizing works of fiction, identifying chronology, interpreting pictures, and identifying homophones and homographs through this series of reading and comprehension activities.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
Reading Comprehension: The Walk’s Discovery
Reading Comprehension: The Walk’s Discovery
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: The Walk’s Discovery
Your young readers are sure to enjoy this story about Ralph and the discovery he makes on his walk. This worksheet will help strengthen your students' comprehension skills as they answer questions about the text.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
Worksheet
The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
Searching for a worksheet to help with your kid's reading skills? This printable uses a classic Aesop Fable.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Character Changes
Character Changes
Worksheet
Character Changes
Characters often change over the course of a story, and this worksheet will help young readers track and understand their development. Students can use this graphic organizer to consider various elements of a character's development throughout a story.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet