Common Core for Grade 3 Reading: Literature | Student Handouts
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Grade 3 Reading: Literature
Grade 3 - Free Educational Materials Aligned to the Common Core State Standards - ELA Printables
Key Ideas and Details
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.1: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.2: Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.3: Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Craft and Structure
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.5: Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.6: Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.7: Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.9: Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series).
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.10: By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Wilde, Oscar. The Selfish Giant - PDF download
The Emperor's New Clothes - by Hans Christian Anderson - Videobook, circa 12 minutes - PDF download
The Golden Bird Interactive Story Lesson - This interactive lesson features the complete text of the Brothers Grimm's "The Golden Bird," followed by 14 multiple-choice questions; great for independent learning (and saves on printing costs); for grades 3-5