⭐️These 12 printable and digital Lexile® certified stories presented in 6 pairs with standard-based question sets are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing 3rd-grade compare & contrast stories in a series skills. Aligned with CCSS RL3.9, students learn to compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same characters. There are 6 different paired story series and question pages for each set.
⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching 3rd-grade compare and contrast stories in a series skills. Aligns with state-specific standards like TEKS and VA SOL.
⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and two compare and contrast stories in a series skill-focused test passages. Certified Lexile measured close reading comprehension texts are varied within the third-grade band.
⭐️The printable PDF and digital versions are both included with this product for classroom and distance learning needs. The digital version is compatible with Google Drive and Google Slides and can be downloaded from Google Slides into PowerPoint.
✏️Lexile Levels – Each passage contains a certified Lexile measure to make differentiation easy. Passages vary across the 3rd grade Common Core Text Complexity Band (the range for second and third grade is 420L-820L).
✏️Integrated Color Coding – The color coding strategy encourages students to learn how to find and use text evidence in their answers.
✏️Comprehensive – Passages are perfect for comprehensive standards-based test prep. Included anchor charts and questions make this resource great for lesson modeling. Works perfectly for small groups and guided reading.
✏️Scaffolding – Utilizes the Lexile Framework® for Reading and a mix of skill based essay and multiple choice questions to allow educators to scaffold independent work and homework. Also great for centers and interventions.
✏️Highly Engaging – Contains original stories with custom illustrations to engage students of all levels and interests.
★ Mercedes H said, “I love the graphic organizer and the questions that go with the stories! It aligns perfectly with the standards. I also appreciate the stories because they really prepare the students for the state tests!”
★ Amy B. said, “I absolutely love how this is done! The connections between the two stories are great and the thinking they have to do is spot on!”
★ Katherine G. said, “Perfectly fit the standards and the questions are so similar to our standardized tests! Great practice to help them feel confident.”
1. RL.3.9 Anchor Chart/Journal Page
2. Grouped Passages & Question Sets
- Tony Mulligan Stories – 600L / 500L
- Mrs. Delhomme’s Class Trip Stories – 640L / 640L
- Oliver Strummer Stories – 610L / 620L
- Camden Willis the Magician Stories – 550L / 660L
- The Monster of Oak Crescent Stories – 620L / 600L
3. Assessment Passages & Question Set
- Horace the Horse and His Adventures – 580L/ 620L
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This resource is available in a Skill Pack Bundle that contains six different resources focused on this specific reading skill – including lesson plans, digital mini-lessons, guided readers, task cards, and Boom Cards.
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