Describe Characters in a Story – 3rd Grade RL.3.3


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⭐️These 12 certified Lexile® measured stories and question sets align to RI3.3. Students learn how character’s traits, motivations, feelings, and actions contribute to the sequence of events. This reading comprehension resource is perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing these skills.

⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this packet is still perfect for teaching character trait related skills. Aligns with many state specific standards, including 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 second grade band.

Key Features:

✏️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 – 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 – Original stories and custom illustrations are designed to engage students of all levels and interests.

Teachers & Students ❤️LOVE❤️ This Resource:

 Ansley N. said, “Thank you so much! I love that these passages are lexiled and standards-based!!

★ Deborah R. said, “The students have to color the evidence from the text/story. This makes it easy to check their work and develops a critical strategy for them.

★ Lauri D. said, “Great stories for the kids to use for character traits and inferencing!

What’s Included:

1. RL.3.3 Anchor Chart/Journal Page

2. Practice Passages & Question Sets

  • Madeline and Barry- 460L
  • Martin’s Math Troubles- 490L
  • The Big Game- 500L
  • A Trip to the Toy Store- 550L
  • Milo and Annie- 560L
  • The Big Move- 590L
  • Surviving the Storm- 600L
  • Henry’s Halloween Party- 620L
  • Allie and Her Messy Room- 640L
  • Birthday Party Upset- 720L

3. Test Passages & Question Sets

  • School Bus Bully- 500L
  • Saving Robin- 620L

Common Core Kingdom 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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Looking for More Differentiation❔❓❔
Have below level readers? Working with special needs students? Check out these similar resources with lower Lexile measures.
How Characters Respond to Major Events and Challenges – 2nd Grade RL.2.3.

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