Reading Comprehension Fundamentals: Grade 3
Focus on identifying the author's point of view; plots, themes and sequencing; figurative language; recognizing inferences and literary genres; cause and effect elements; comparing and contrasting; summarizing story details, and historical fiction readings.
Reading Comprehension Fundamentals provides you tools to target the reading skills and strategies with which students need the most help. The 35 skill-based units include fiction and nonfiction texts, a variety of practice activities, and a unit review.
The comprehensive units guide students to develop a deep understanding of each skill, strategy, and genre introduced with a simple "teach, practice, and assess" approach. Ample reading experiences and varied response formats help to improve students' overall comprehension and test-taking skills.
|Third Grade Comprehension Activities for Nonfiction Texts||Third Grade Comprehension Activities for Fiction Texts|
|Main Idea and Details||Setting|
|Text Features and Visual Information||Plot|
|Cause and Effect||Point of View|
|Compare and Contrast||Predict|
|Problem and Solution||Visual Information|
|Summarize||Cause and Effect|
|Fact and Opinion||Compare and Contrast|
|Simile and Metaphor|
Nonfiction genre studies include expository nonfiction, persuasive nonfiction, narrative nonfiction, and descriptive nonfiction. Fiction genre studies include historical fiction, realistic fiction, fables, and fairy tales.
Use Reading Comprehension Fundamentals as a core standards-aligned reading resource or select the units that align with your curriculum and with your students' needs.
Each of the six-volumes in this reading comprehension series by Evan-Moor provides foundational skills that students can use to improve their reading strategies, literary analysis skills, and genre recognition abilities. The workbooks contain approximately 36 units, and each of them include fiction or non-fiction text material that emphasizes one fundamental reading skill, as well as practice in identifying the structure or genre of the literary selection. This series contains black and white illustrations, and can be used as a supplement to a core reading program, as reinforcement drill, or as test-prep exercises. Workbooks also contain answer keys in the back of each volume, and nice large print that is easy to read. 176 pgs, pb. ~ Mike