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Identify the Text Features
Identify the Text Features
Game
Identify the Text Features
Text features highlight important facts in sources of information. Help kids learn to identify these features with this silly newspaper article.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Game
Let's Read It With Expression!
Let's Read It With Expression!
Lesson Plan
Let's Read It With Expression!
Teach your students about text clues that will help them read with expression. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Reader's Theater: Read the Script* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Find the Main Idea: Shark
Find the Main Idea: Shark
Worksheet
Find the Main Idea: Shark
Kids will learn about sharks as they read this short and informative worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
History of Fireworks
History of Fireworks
Worksheet
History of Fireworks
Children read a brief history of fireworks, then answer a series of questions designed to help them reflect on what they have learned.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Main Idea: It's in the Bag!
Main Idea: It's in the Bag!
Lesson Plan
Main Idea: It's in the Bag!
Help your class grasp the concept of "main idea" with this fun, hands-on lesson. Students will dive into mystery bags full of supportive detail clues to determine the main idea of each bag.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Put the Story Sequence in Order
Put the Story Sequence in Order
Worksheet
Put the Story Sequence in Order
Story sequencing will allow third graders to improve their reading comprehension by putting the sequence of events in the correct order.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Complete a Story Map
Complete a Story Map
Worksheet
Complete a Story Map
This graphic organizer guides readers to complete a story map of their reading by having them record the characters, setting, problem, and solution.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Simple Summaries
Simple Summaries
Lesson Plan
Simple Summaries
Keep it simple! Teach your students to write a summary using the Somebody-Wanted-But-So-Then frame for analyzing a story.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Making Predictions Lesson
Making Predictions Lesson
Lesson Plan
Making Predictions Lesson
This lesson thoughtfully scaffolds the reading skill of predicting. Students are introduced to the concept and get to practice making predictions. They will apply what they have learned during a focused independent reading activity.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Finding the Moral
Finding the Moral
Lesson Plan
Finding the Moral
In this lesson your students will find and examine the morals in the classic folktales of "Stone Soup" and "The Boy Who Cried Wolf."
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Activity
Rocket Like Mae Jemison
Craft a paper rocket in this hands-on activity inspired by the life of Mae Jemison!
3rd grade
Social studies
Activity
Main Idea and Details in Nonfiction Text
Main Idea and Details in Nonfiction Text
Lesson Plan
Main Idea and Details in Nonfiction Text
Use this lesson to help your students learn how to find the main idea and details in a nonfiction text using a graphic organizer for support.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Comparing Two Stories
Comparing Two Stories
Worksheet
Comparing Two Stories
Use this resource for your students to practice reading and comparing the story elements of two fiction texts.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading for Comprehension: Following Directions
Reading for Comprehension: Following Directions
Worksheet
Reading for Comprehension: Following Directions
Help your third grader practice following directions on how to build a tornado in a bottle, and build his reading comprehension skills in the process.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading for Comprehension: Cause and Effect
Reading for Comprehension: Cause and Effect
Worksheet
Reading for Comprehension: Cause and Effect
This cause and effect worksheet opens your child up to improved critical thinking abilities. Use this cause and effect worksheet to focus on story structure.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Text Dependent Questions for Independent Reading
Text Dependent Questions for Independent Reading
Worksheet
Text Dependent Questions for Independent Reading
Text dependent questions are reading comprehension questions that can only be answered by referring to the text. Students have to read the text closely and use inferential thinking to determine the answer. Use this list of text dependent questions for you
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer Template: Bubble Map
Graphic Organizer Template: Bubble Map
Worksheet
Graphic Organizer Template: Bubble Map
Teachers can use this general organizer template for main idea and details, pre-writing, word analysis, brain dumps, concept mapping, background knowledge collection, and more.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Answering "Why" Questions
Answering "Why" Questions
Lesson Plan
Answering "Why" Questions
Teach your students how to use specific vocabulary as they answer questions. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Questions that Gauge Comprehension* lesson plan.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Life Cycle of a Plant
Life Cycle of a Plant
Worksheet
Life Cycle of a Plant
Little gardeners, get to know your plants! See the cycle of a plant from its birth to adulthood, and read a bit about photosynthesis too.
3rd grade
Science
Worksheet
Main Idea Multiple Choice
Main Idea Multiple Choice
Worksheet
Main Idea Multiple Choice
This exercise gives your student practice identifying a main idea and supporting details in short texts.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Frederick Douglass
Reading Comprehension: Frederick Douglass
Worksheet
Reading Comprehension: Frederick Douglass
Use this reading passage to practice reading comprehension with your learners.
3rd grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Reading Fluency: Apple Picking
Reading Fluency: Apple Picking
Worksheet
Reading Fluency: Apple Picking
Help your students practice reading fluently with this passage with exactly 100 words.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Adjectives: Comparative and Superlative
Adjectives: Comparative and Superlative
Lesson Plan
Adjectives: Comparative and Superlative
Big, bigger, biggest? Teach your students about comparative and superlative adjectives as they make comparisons. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Nonfiction Comprehension: Compare and Contrast* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Sequencing the Order of Events
Sequencing the Order of Events
Lesson Plan
Sequencing the Order of Events
The sequence of events help readers recount the most important parts of the story in order. Use this lesson with your students to read fables and a classic picture book as you practice recounting the sequence of events.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Activity
Make a Timeline of an Influential Person
Children research and make a timeline of an inspiring woman in this biography activity.
3rd grade
Social studies
Activity