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Reading Comprehension: How the Alphabet Was Made
Reading Comprehension: How the Alphabet Was Made
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Reading Comprehension: How the Alphabet Was Made
Read this classic story by Rudyard Kipling with your students for basic reading comprehension practice. As they answer who, what, where, when, why, and how questions, your students will prove that they understand what they read!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Character Changes
Character Changes
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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
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Finding the Problem and the Solution with Question Words
Finding the Problem and the Solution with Question Words
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Finding the Problem and the Solution with Question Words
Children will use six question words — who, what, when, where, why, and how — to identify the problem and solution in a short passage.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Sugar and Spice
Sugar and Spice
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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
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Retelling Folktales and Fables
Retelling Folktales and Fables
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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
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Reading Comprehension: The Soccer Sprain
Reading Comprehension: The Soccer Sprain
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Reading Comprehension: The Soccer Sprain
After your students finish reading this story about Leo and how he overcomes his soccer injury, they will answer who, what, when, where, why, and how questions about the text.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Sticky Note Stop and Jot
Sticky Note Stop and Jot
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Sticky Note Stop and Jot
Use this reading strategy to help your students along in their reading comprehension skills. Students will respond to literature with Stop & Jots, with or without sticky notes.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Signal the Story Structure
Signal the Story Structure
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Signal the Story Structure
Use this resource to teach your students how to use signal words as they explain the beginning, middle, and end of a fictional story.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Comprehension: The Walk’s Discovery
Reading Comprehension: The Walk’s Discovery
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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
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The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
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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
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Elements of a Story: Circle Chart
Elements of a Story: Circle Chart
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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
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Practice Understanding What You Read
Practice Understanding What You Read
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Practice Understanding What You Read
This selection of questions helps reinforce reading comprehension and highlights various elements of the story.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Point of View: An Interesting Discovery
Point of View: An Interesting Discovery
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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
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Reading Comprehension: The Runaway Ball
Reading Comprehension: The Runaway Ball
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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
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Stop & Jot Sticky Note Sequencing
Stop & Jot Sticky Note Sequencing
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Stop & Jot Sticky Note Sequencing
Then what happened? In this activity, students will choose stop and jot sticky notes from different parts of the story to practice their sequencing and summarizing skills as they respond to questions about the literature.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Timeline Organizer
Timeline Organizer
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Timeline Organizer
Students can use this versatile graphic organizer to order events in fiction or nonfiction texts.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: The Influence of the Sun
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: The Influence of the Sun
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Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: The Influence of the Sun
With this resource, give your students practice comparing and contrasting the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Reader’s Theater: Summertime Blues
Reader’s Theater: Summertime Blues
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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
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Identifying Characters and their Dialogue
Identifying Characters and their Dialogue
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Identifying Characters and their Dialogue
Use this resource to give your students practice identifying characters and their dialogue.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Helen Keller Biography
Helen Keller Biography
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Helen Keller Biography
Students will read a short biography of Keller, then answer a thoughtful prompt designed to help them reflect on what they have read.
3rd grade
Social studies
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Point of View Pronouns
Point of View Pronouns
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Point of View Pronouns
Use this resource with your students to practice looking at pronouns in sentences to determine the point of view narration. Your students will be challenged to create new sentences written in first person.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Charts, Graphs, and Diagrams in Nonfiction
Charts, Graphs, and Diagrams in Nonfiction
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Charts, Graphs, and Diagrams in Nonfiction
This resource helps your EL students identify and explain charts, graphs, and diagrams.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Star Graphic Organizer
Star Graphic Organizer
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Star Graphic Organizer
Give your star reader a great way to get their thoughts organized. This star graphic organizer will help them practice basic reading comprehension.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Compare and Contrast Elements of a Story
Compare and Contrast Elements of a Story
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Compare and Contrast Elements of a Story
Students will use this graphic organizer to compare and contrast two fiction stories.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Character Traits in Fairy Tales
Character Traits in Fairy Tales
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Character Traits in Fairy Tales
Use this resource to practice describing characters in a fairy tale. Students will use adverbs, adjectives, and verbs to gain an understanding of the character traits.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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