LAFS.3.RI.4.10Archived Standard

By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
General Information
Subject Area: English Language Arts
Grade: 3
Strand: Reading Standards for Informational Text
Idea: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts
Date Adopted or Revised: 12/10
Date of Last Rating: 02/14
Status: State Board Approved - Archived

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5020040: Science - Grade Three (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5010010: English for Speakers of Other Languages-Elementary (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022 (course terminated))
5010020: Basic Skills in Reading-K-2 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2021, 2021 and beyond (current))
5021050: Social Studies Grade 3 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 - 2023 (current), 2023 and beyond)
5010044: Language Arts - Grade Three (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7720040: Access Science Grade 3 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 and beyond)
7710014: Access Language Arts - Grade 3 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022, 2022 - 2023 (current), 2023 and beyond)
7721014: Access Social Studies - Grade 3 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2023, 2023 and beyond)

Related Access Points

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Related Resources

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Lesson Plans

Rocking through the Regions (of the United States):

Rocking through the Regions (of the United States) is a 27-day third grade research project on the five regions of the United States and the states that are located within the regions. Students will begin by writing letters to states" Departments of Tourism requesting information about their state. Then, students will work in groups to use the information received along with other print and digital resources they locate to gather information about their region. Once all information is gathered, students will begin writing an informative report and publish their report in an engaging presentation. By the end of this unit, students will be able to identify all five regions on a blank map of the United States and label all 50 states.

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Which Do You Prefer? Understanding an Author's use of Text Features in a Non-Fiction Text:

This lesson focuses on helping students identify text features, understand their purpose, and apply this knowledge to understand the non-fiction text Great Migrations Elephants by Laura Marsh (770L) by asking and answering text-based questions.

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Student Center Activities

Comprehension: Plenty of Predictions:

In this activity, students will make and confirm predictions before, during, and after reading teacher-selected text (narrative or expository) using a graphic organizer.

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Comprehension: Monitor and Mend:

In this activity, students will use multiple reading strategies to comprehend text.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Read and Respond:

In this activity, students will use multiple reading strategies (predicting, questioning, clarifying, and summarizing) to comprehend text.

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Comprehension: Strategies Game:

In this activity, students will use multiple reading strategies to answer questions and comprehend text.

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Comprehension: Question Creation:

In this activity, students will generate and answer questions while they read to comprehend text.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Stop and Ask:

In this activity, students will answer teacher-generated questions while reading to comprehend text.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Question Cards:

In this activity, students will answer questions to comprehend text.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Agree to Disagree:

In this activity, students will read teacher-generated statements about a text prior to reading the text and agree or disagree based on prior knowledge. Then, students will read the text and confirm or change their initial choice based on text evidence.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Background Check:

In this activity, students will write words, phrases, and ideas associated with a topic prior to reading. During and after reading, they will add words and phrases from the text. As an extension, students can create a concept map that is organized by categories by grouping related words and phrases.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Anticipation Sort:

In this activity, students will predict if text-related statements are true or false, then confirm their predictions after reading the text.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Ask and Answer:

In this activity, students will generate and answer questions to comprehend text.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Fiction and Nonfiction Find:

In this activity, students will identify the genres of fiction and nonfiction text and provide a reason to support their decision.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Precise Predictions:

In this activity, students will make and confirm predictions before, during, and after reading teacher-selected text (narrative or informational) using a graphic organizer.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Read and Ask:

In this activity, students will answer questions to comprehend text.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Reading Repair:

In this activity, students will use multiple strategies to monitor their comprehension of text.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Show-U-Know:

In this activity, students will use multiple strategies to monitor their comprehension of text.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Strategic Strategies:

In this activity, students will use multiple strategies (e.g., prior knowledge, ask and answer questions, make and confirm predictions, summarize) to comprehend narrative or expository text.

Type: Student Center Activity

Comprehension: Strategy Success:

In this activity, students will evaluate their use of multiple reading strategies by completing a self-monitoring chart.

Type: Student Center Activity

Text Resources

Plants Responding to Different Factors:

This informational text resource is intended to support reading in the content area. This article is a description of how a plant responds to light, gravity, and heat.

Type: Text Resource

Parts of a Plant:

This informational text resource is intended to support reading in the content area. This article describes the function of the different parts of a plant.

Type: Text Resource

Can You Read a Tree?:

This informational text resource is intended to support reading in the content area. The article explains how tree rings are used to determine the Earth's climate many years ago.

Type: Text Resource

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