Paired Passages - Grade 3
Paired Passages for grade 3 offers pairs of nonfiction and fiction passages for students to compare and contrast. Aligned to state standards, students will read high-interest passages about topics such as the Trail of Tears, the Pony Express, an American Indian legend, and more.
Help your students meet rigorous college- and career-ready expectations by improving reading comprehension skills. Paired Passages helps students meet and exceed reading standards by teaching them to compare and contrast:
* fiction with nonfiction
* fiction with fiction
* nonfiction with nonfiction
Students are given the opportunity to compare and contrast several reading passages in a variety of genres and subjects, such as science and social studies. They will do fiction/ non-fiction comparisons, fiction/fiction and non-fiction/non-fiction. Attention to detail is the focus here. After reading a passage, students answer a few questions before making their comparisons. An assessment rubric and answers in each book can be used by the student for self-checking or the teacher for grading. Perforated pages are reproducible for a single classroom/family. Meets current state standards. These would make for a good morning basket item or warm-up activity for your daily language arts. 93pp. ~Sara