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3rd grade
Analyzing Story Structure
RL.3.3
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Elements of a Story
Elements of a Story
Lesson Plan
Elements of a Story
In this interactive lesson, your students will learn to identify four elements of a fictional story: characters, setting, problem, and solution.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading for Comprehension: Jason and the Game Show
Reading for Comprehension: Jason and the Game Show
Worksheet
Reading for Comprehension: Jason and the Game Show
Get your third grader in the habit of reading closely with this multi-page story featuring questions on the main character, sequencing, and recalling details.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reader’s Theater: The Snowman’s Day to Play
Reader’s Theater: The Snowman’s Day to Play
Worksheet
Reader’s Theater: The Snowman’s Day to Play
Learners will practice analyzing a short script in this winter-themed reading comprehension worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Folktales: The Princess Mouse
Folktales: The Princess Mouse
Worksheet
Folktales: The Princess Mouse
Folktales are a great way to get your child into reading, and to help them consider moral values as well!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reader’s Theater: Camping in the Cold
Reader’s Theater: Camping in the Cold
Worksheet
Reader’s Theater: Camping in the Cold
In this Reader's Theater worksheet, students read a script, then answer the reading comprehension questions that follow.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Characters Change Just Like We Do
Characters Change Just Like We Do
Lesson Plan
Characters Change Just Like We Do
Change is inevitable, even for story characters! In this lesson, your students will determine how a character changes throughout a story by focusing on the character’s dialogue and actions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Exploring Different Perspectives in Folktales
Exploring Different Perspectives in Folktales
Lesson Plan
Exploring Different Perspectives in Folktales
Give your students the opportunity to explore the perspectives of different characters by using the "Circle of Viewpoints" Visible Thinking Routine from Harvard's Project Zero.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
The Big Book of Book Reports
The Big Book of Book Reports
Workbook
The Big Book of Book Reports
Make book reports a breeze with this workbook that contains plenty of pages for kids to thoroughly investigate and write about a book.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook
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
Reader’s Theater: My Special Valentine
Reader’s Theater: My Special Valentine
Worksheet
Reader’s Theater: My Special Valentine
Use this Valentine's Day reader's theater script to engage students as they practice reading fluently.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Selfish Giant
The Selfish Giant
Worksheet
The Selfish Giant
Is your kid struggling with reading comprehension? Try this short and sweet story from Oscar Wilde.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Identifying Characters and their Dialogue
Identifying Characters and their Dialogue
Worksheet
Identifying Characters and their Dialogue
Use this resource to give your students practice identifying characters and their dialogue.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Character Changes Order
Character Changes Order
Worksheet
Character Changes Order
Use this worksheet to practice sequencing a character’s feelings using transition words.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Character Reactions
Character Reactions
Worksheet
Character Reactions
It's important for students to understand how characters and the storyline are interconnected. Help your students break down individual character responses to major story events with this graphic organizer.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Narrative Poem: Casey at the Bat
Narrative Poem: Casey at the Bat
Worksheet
Narrative Poem: Casey at the Bat
Ask students questions about "Casey at the Bat" by Ernest Lawrence Thayer to develop their reading comprehension skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Book Characters
Book Characters
Worksheet
Book Characters
If your child is writing their first book report, help them get a handle on the characters in their book.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
Sub Plans for Third Grade
Sub Plans for Third Grade
Lesson Plan
Sub Plans for Third Grade
Planning for a substitute in the classroom has never been easier than with this third grade, week-long sub packet! Your substitute can supercharge learning with lessons about how we are all connected that will educate and inspire students!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reader’s Theater: Fourth of July
Reader’s Theater: Fourth of July
Worksheet
Reader’s Theater: Fourth of July
Children will read this Reader's Theater script, then answer questions designed to support their understanding of the characters, story, and message of the play.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Tree of Cranes
Tree of Cranes
Lesson Plan
Tree of Cranes
This winter-themed lesson plan, which incorporates the book *Tree of Cranes* by Allen Say, teaches students about Japanese traditions and customs. They will review the basic elements of a narrative story, and then write their own narratives about a special event or moment in their life.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reading Comprehension: Lulu’s Grades
Reading Comprehension: Lulu’s Grades
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Lulu’s Grades
Use this resource with your students as they identify the different ways a character tries to solve a problem.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Featured Character Postcard
Featured Character Postcard
Worksheet
Featured Character Postcard
Help your child tap into this fictional attraction by sharing about their favorite character with a pen pal! Your young reader will use this fun postcard template to describe their favorite character, including their favorite piece of dialogue.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Describe Character Actions with Subjects, Verbs, and Objects
Describe Character Actions with Subjects, Verbs, and Objects
Worksheet
Describe Character Actions with Subjects, Verbs, and Objects
Use this resource to give your students practice using a simple sentence structure to describe characters, setting, and events.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Picture Book Pumpkin Creations
Picture Book Pumpkin Creations
Activity
Picture Book Pumpkin Creations
In this fun fall-themed activity, your child will design and decorate a pumpkin based on a picture book. After completing their pumpkin, they’ll write a short story about a new adventure related to their picture book.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Heroes and Villains
Heroes and Villains
Worksheet
Heroes and Villains
Help your growing reader understand characterization with this worksheet that asks her to identify the heroes and villains in the book she's reading.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet