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Provide your 3rd graders with rigorous reading comprehension practice! Close reading, vocabulary, comprehension, and writing activities support Common Core learning paths. Plus, downloadable home–school connection activities extend learning at home.
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Provide your third grade students with rigorous reading comprehension practice! Close reading, academic vocabulary, comprehension, and writing activities support Common Core learning paths.
The informational texts cover grade-level content-area topics and a range of nonfiction text structures, such as compare and contrast, cause and effect, and time order.
Each of the 10 units presents a grade-appropriate nonfiction article and supporting activities that are easy to scaffold, including the following:
·      dictionary page with content and academic vocabulary
·      close reading activity
·      reading comprehension activity
·      vocabulary activity
·      text structure activity
The unit culminates in a text-based writing assignment that can be used as an informal assessment.
Additional teacher support includes:
·      Common Core State Standards correlations provided for every unit for easy reference
·      Downloadable home–school connection activities and projects to extend learning at home.
·      Guided reading level to help identify appropriate texts for students
The informational texts and structures cover:
Science Articles
·      Big, Wild Cats! (format as on grade 2)
Text Structure: Compare and Contrast
·      Plants of the Rainforest
Text Structure: Main Idea and Details
·      Two Climates
Text Structure: Compare and Contrast

Social Studies Articles
·      It’s a Grand Old Flag
Text Structure: Main Idea and Details
·      The Mystery of Mesa Verde
Text Structure: Time Order
·      About Banks
Text Structure: Question and Answer

Geography Article
·      The Great Lakes
Text Structure: Cause and Effect

Biography Articles
·      Sandra Day O’Connor
Text Structure: Time Order
·      Barack Obama
Text Structure: Time Order

Technology Article
·      The Zipper
Text Structure: Cause and Effect

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  • Great book. Would recommend to a friend
    Aug 25, 2015

    I would recommend this book to any teacher. The lessons are easy to follow and complete in a short amount of time.

    Marie V - Homeschooler, Parent, Teacher - Member Since August 2015

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Since 1979, Evan-Moor Educational Publishers has provided educators with practical, creative, and engaging PreK–8 materials to support and enrich the core curriculum.

We strive to produce educational materials that are aligned with current standards and best educational practices—and with student interests and motivations. We pride ourselves on our ability to create products that not only build and reinforce basic and complex skills, but that develop a curiosity about the subjects in which those skills are taught.


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