Text Structure in Stories Plays Poems – 3rd RL.3.5 – Printable & Digital – RL3.5

Text Structure in Stories Plays Poems – 3rd RL.3.5 – Printable & Digital – RL3.5



⭐️These 15 printable and digital stories, plays & poems, and standards based questions are perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing third grade fiction text structure skills. Aligned to RL.3.5, students learn to refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza, and describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.


⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching 3rd grade fiction text structure skills. Aligns with state specific standards like TEKS and VA SOL.


⭐️Includes standard based questions, anchor charts, and two skills 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.


Key Features:

✏️Lexile Levels – Each qualifying text 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 – Color coding strategy encourages students to learn how to find and use text evidence in their answers.


✏️Comprehensive – Passages are perfect for comprehensive standard 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 standard 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 and adapted stories, plays, and poems with custom illustrations to engage students of all levels and interests.


Teachers & Students ❤️LOVE❤️ This Resource:

★ Allison R said, “love the idea that students use colors to identify different parts of the text. In third grade, finding evidence from the text is important. This resource allowed my students to practice this skill in a visual way.

★ Dawn W. said, “I used this resource for both whole group and small group instruction. The differentiated passages were perfect when reteaching and enriching. The passages were engaging for my students, and the anchor charts were very student-friendlyGreat for interactive notebooks as well.

★ Jackie C. said, “Excellent, excellent, excellent! I used these during small group and reteach sessions.


What’s Included:

1. Text Structure: Stories – Anchor Chart & Journal Page

2. Practice Stories & Question Sets

  • Cynthia’s New Start- 550L
  • Frankie the Fox- 650L
  • The Harris Brother’s Adventure- 670L
  • Joanna’s Bat Mitzvah- 740L

3. Text Structure: Plays – Anchor Chart & Journal Page

4. Practice Plays & Question Sets

  • No Bullies Allowed
  • Captain Davy and the Lost Treasure
  • Pocahontas and Captain Smith
  • The Bird with the Broken Wing

5. Text Structure: Poems – Anchor Chart & Journal Page

6. Practice Poems & Question Sets

  • Rumpelstiltskin by Ken Nesbitt
  • A Poison Tree by William Blake
  • Jack Frost by Gabriel Setoun
  • The Night Wind by Eugene Field

7. Test Structure Test Passages & Question Sets

  • Story: The Case of the Stolen Blankie- 640L
  • Play: The Shephard Boy Who Called Wolf
  • Poem: Brother and Sister by Lewis Carroll


Magicore is a Certified Lexile Partner

See more about why certified Lexile measures matter by clicking on the product preview and navigating to the About Lexile Levels page.


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Related Products:

Nonfiction Text Features – 2nd Grade RI.2.5 & 3rd Grade RI.3.5

Text Structure in Literature Boom Cards – 3rd Grade Distance Learning Task Cards

Text Structure Stories, Dramas, and Poems Task Cards 3rd Grade RL3.5

Skill Pack Bundle:

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.

Skill Pack: Text Structure in Literature – 3rd Grade RL.3.5

Bundle Up & Save:

2nd Grade Reading Comprehension MEGA Bundle with Google Slides Distance Learning

3rd Grade Reading Comprehension MEGA Bundle with Google Slides Distance Learning

Fiction Comprehension Bundle- 2nd Grade Common Core Standards – Printable & Digital

Nonfiction Comprehension Printable & Digital Bundle- 2nd & 3rd Grade Common Core Standards

Fiction Reading Comprehension Bundle – Printable & Digital – 3rd Grade Common Core Standards

Looking for More Differentiation❔❓❔

Similar units are available for 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade:

Compare Fiction and Nonfiction RL1.5

Story Structure – 2nd Grade RL.2.5 Printable & Digital Google Slides Distance Learning Pack

Literature Structure 4th Grade RL.4.5 & 5th Grade RL.5.5

Text Structure in Stories & Poems – 6th Grade RL.6.5 – Google Distance Learning


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