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3rd grade
Analyzing Story Structure
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Elements of a Story
Elements of a Story
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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
Sort the Story Elements
Sort the Story Elements
Worksheet
Sort the Story Elements
Use this resource to help your students identify story elements in two similar fictional passages.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Point of View Practice
Point of View Practice
Worksheet
Point of View Practice
One of the first questions young readers should ask is, "Who is telling this story?" Here students will practice spotting different points of view by identifying which point of view sentences are written from and then writing sentences of their own.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Sequencing: Roller Skating
Story Sequencing: Roller Skating
Worksheet
Story Sequencing: Roller Skating
In this worksheet, children read a story about two friends who like to roller skate together in their neighborhood.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading for Comprehension: Jason and the Game Show
Reading for Comprehension: Jason and the Game Show
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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
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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
Story Rollercoaster
Story Rollercoaster
Worksheet
Story Rollercoaster
Use this fun story rollercoaster template to help young readers understand the different elements of a story. After students have finished their story, have them consider these who, what, where, why, and how questions as they relate to the plot.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
First- and Third-Person Point of View
First- and Third-Person Point of View
Lesson Plan
First- and Third-Person Point of View
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand which pronouns to use when writing from different points of view. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as a support lesson for the *My View as an Ant* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Story Elements in Sentences
Story Elements in Sentences
Worksheet
Story Elements in Sentences
Use this resource to help your students identify story elements in sentences.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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
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
Story Elements: Compare & Contrast
Story Elements: Compare & Contrast
Worksheet
Story Elements: Compare & Contrast
This worksheet helps students analyze the ways in which stories are similar and different.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Story Structure Rollercoaster
Story Structure Rollercoaster
Lesson Plan
Story Structure Rollercoaster
Reading can be a rollercoaster with its ups and downs! Use this lesson that features a rollercoaster-themed story map to teach your students about story structure and how to use a graphic organizer to visualize it.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Elements of a Story: Circle Chart
Elements of a Story: Circle Chart
Worksheet
Elements of a Story: Circle Chart
Use this graphic organizer to help your students identify the four elements of a fictional story: characters, setting, problem, and solution.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Pick Out the Parts of a Story
Pick Out the Parts of a Story
Lesson Plan
Pick Out the Parts of a Story
Use this lesson to teach your students to identify story elements and compare them to another text's story elements. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Comparing Texts by the Same Author* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Reader’s Theater: Summertime Blues
Reader’s Theater: Summertime Blues
Worksheet
Reader’s Theater: Summertime Blues
Give your students practice with Reader’s Theater in the wonderful genre of drama. They will read and practice fluency, as well as comprehension.
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
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
Point of View: An Interesting Discovery
Point of View: An Interesting Discovery
Worksheet
Point of View: An Interesting Discovery
Understanding who is telling the story is an important skill for young readers. Use this resource with your students to practice distinguishing their own point of view from that of the narrator or characters.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast Elements of a Story
Compare and Contrast Elements of a Story
Worksheet
Compare and Contrast Elements of a Story
Students will use this graphic organizer to compare and contrast two fiction stories.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Scary Fairy Tales
Scary Fairy Tales
Workbook
Scary Fairy Tales
Practice reading comprehension with a wide variety of world tales, some famous and some little-known. The book shines a light on supernatural stories, monstrous myths, and terrifying true-life tales.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Workbook