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3rd Grade Common Core: RI.3.1

Common Core Identifier: RI.3.1 / Grade: 3
Curriculum: Reading Informational: Key Ideas and Details
Detail: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
90 Common Core State Standards (CCSS) aligned worksheets found:
This non-fiction article about owls describes how they're adapted for nighttime hunting. Includes a page of reading comprehension questions, a vocabulary activity, and a writing prompt.
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An enriching article about your bones; includes comprehension questions.
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Discover how polar bears have adapted to live in the Arctic.
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Answer the question on this worksheet. Questions include: "Can a dolphin drown? Explain." and "Is a bat a mammal or a bird? Explain."
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Read about the history of Veterans Day in the United States.
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Discover what's unusual about a chipmunk's cheeks, along with other interesting chipmunk facts.
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Learn tons of fascinating facts about horned lizards in this article.
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Find out how energy from the sun can create electricity. This passage is written at a 3rd grade reading level.
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Learn about a monarch butterfly's metamorphosis as it transforms from a caterpillar into a butterfly.
(Approx. Grade Level: 3-4)
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The history of piggy banks and how today's popular design was actually a mistake.
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Students can discover Egypt's Great Pyramid and the Sphinx in this quick reading comprehension worksheet.
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Earthworms have no eyes, no nose, no ears, no bones, no arms, and no legs. They do, however, have very complex bodies.
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An amazing article about your brain, plus a series of seven reading comprehension questions to go with the article.
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Find out how pattern camouflage, color camouflage, and mimicry can benefit predators and prey.
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Brief, nonfiction passage explaining how pencil graphite was discovered, and what the numbers on pencils mean.
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Learn about several birds that run and walk and swim instead of fly.
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There are lots of fun facts about Polar Bears, Grizzly Bears, and Giant Pandas in this article.
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Are grasshoppers a farmer's friend or foe?  Actually, both.  Find out how grasshoppers can help and harm humans.
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Discover the reasons animals migrate and read about the places they travel.
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Three fun and easy soap bubble experiments kids can try.
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Here is a quick-read passage about an American symbol for freedom.
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Hibernation is when animals slow down for the winter and fall into a sleep-like state. Learn about animal hibernation with this interesting article.
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Why does a camel have humps?  It's not to store water, but rather to store fat.  Separate camel facts from fiction with this article.
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Choose the correct vertebrate group for each description, match the animal with its vertebrate classification, and three short-answer questions.
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Learn about each type of cloud with this article and illustration.
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Chameleons can change color, rotate their eyes, and have toes that are specially adapted for climbing.
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Find out how to build a mealworm habitat and raise your own darkling beetles.
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Learn about the many unique moons of our solar system.  (approx. 3rd grade level)
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What is unique about the trees in this strange place?  Students learn the secrets of the painted desert.
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I bet you didn't know that an octopus can vanish in a cloud of smoke.  It's just one of the unique ways an octopus can defend itself.
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Learn dozens of fascinating facts about giraffes, then answer the comprehension questions.
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Read about the differences between carnivores, omnivores, and herbivores.
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Read the article about waterspouts and answer the comprehension questions.
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Learn dozens of fascinating facts about stinky, smelly skunks.
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Learn how ladybugs got their name, and why some farmers love them.
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Students read a short nonfiction paragraph about cheetahs and answer the questions that follow.
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Quick-read paragraph with factual information about the White House.
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Learn all about roly-poly pill bugs, which curl up in a ball to protect themselves.
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Keep a record of your family's expenses for one week and group them according to needs and wants.
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Quick-read passage teaches students about a cave that is so long, it hasn't been entirely mapped.
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Read about the many different habitats found within a mountain ecosystem.
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A cheerful poem about the fun things you can do with autumn leaves.
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An article about the history of the Jack o' Lantern.  Includes comprehension and vocabulary questions.
(Approx. Grade Levels: 3-5)
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Another quick read paragraph with facts and questions about the Amazon River.
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Learn about the events that cause winter, how animals prepare for winter, and wintertime activities people enjoy.
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Cut out and hide these cards all over the classroom. Then have students look for them and answer the questions on the attached worksheet. It's an engaging way to get students learning about the history and culture of ancient Rome.
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The Grand Canyon is known for its enormous size and colorful landscape. It also reveals some of the most ancient rock layers in all of North America.
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This short reading passage is about one of the most well-known historic buildings in the world. Learn a bit about the building and answer several questions to complete this worksheet.
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This poem tells about the seasons. It's laid out to visually represent the cycle that moves from one season to the next. After reading the poem, students answer questions, and complete a vocabulary activity and a writing prompt relating to what they've reead.
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A short article about Martin Luther King, followed by a set of reading comprehension questions.
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The big, bright sunflower doesn't just look like the sun. Its head turns to follow the sun every day! You can also find out the only times it doesn't do that in this short reading.
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Professor Al Ligator teaches kids about the five groups of vertebrates. Kids will learn all about mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, and fish.
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American Founding Father Samuel Adams signed the Declaration of Independence and served in the Second Continental Congress.
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Have you ever heard of the pink fairy armadillo? Learn all about this miniature armadillo! This article includes short answer and multiple choice questions, vocabulary words, and a writing prompt.
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This article about the pronghorn gives information about these fast animals. The article is accompanied by reading comprehension questions, a vocabulary activity, and a writing prompt.
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This article compares and contrasts river hippos and pygmy hippos. Students can read the article and then answer several reading comprehension questions, complete a vocabulary activity, and respond to a writing prompt.
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Learn about the shy and squishy squid! Did you know that a giant squid can grow up to the size of a school bus?! Discover other interesting facts in this printable animal article. Vocabulary words, comprehension questions, and a writing prompt are included in this reading comprehension packet.
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Readers of this passage will learn the differences between two animals that look very similar--snakes and glass lizards. Then they'll answer comprehension questions, complete a crossword, and follow a writing prompt.
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Learn about the anatomy and behaviors of one of the most feared spiders in the world.
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The way the earth's rotation and revolution interact with the sun means night can sometimes last 24 hours in some places! This short article helps explain the fascinating phenomenon to students.
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Learn about two different types of germs: bacteria and viruses. Find out how to prevent germs from making you sick. Discover a special type of bacteria that is actually important to your health.
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Yellowstone was the first national park in the United States. It is home to Old Faithful, a geyser that regularly erupts with a spray of water and steam.
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Puerto Rico's unofficial version of a national animal is the coquí. This tiny frog happens to be the loudest amphibian in the world! Learn all about it in this 2-page article.
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This short reading comprehension passage gives an overview of gladiators in ancient Rome and includes 5 follow-up questions.
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Summarize the main idea of the book and list interesting facts you've learned.
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Another quick-read with facts and questions about orcas.
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Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States. It was formed in a crater when a volcano, Mount Mazama, collapsed.
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Learn all about service dogs and how they help people in this fascinating article! Reading comprehension questions, vocabulary, and a writing prompt are included.
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Print out this cute story for your students to read and respond to. The worksheet includes comprehension questions, a vocab activity, and a writing prompt.
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Hide these cards around your classroom and have students search for them. When they find them, they'll be able to answer the corresponding question on their worksheet.
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Glacier National Park covers over a million acres of Montana. It is home to grizzly bears, moose, wolverines and lynxes.
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Read this short passage to learn more about the first Olympics.
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This entertaining poem about staying up all night is a great way to introduce students to poetry. The worksheet includes three questions for students to answer.
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The Navajo Native American people helped the American war effort in World War II in an incredible way! Their language served as a code used by the military to communicate important information that the enemy couldn't figure out. Learn all about the "Navajo Code Talkers" in this social studies text.
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Read this short passage about the wood frog, an amazing amphibian that freezes as a means of hibernation. Then answer the questions that follow.
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The Okapi is a strange animal that looks like a mix between a giraffe and a zebra.
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Hoover Dam was built during the Great Depression, in the Colorado River, on the border between Arizona and Nevada.
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Some short-answer thinking questions about a frog's life cycle
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Want to learn all about coral reefs? This article describes the ocean's most unique living community. Home to thousands of species of fish and other sea animals, coral reefs play an important role in the well-being of the Earth. This reading comprehension article includes short answer, multiple choice, and vocabulary questions.
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John Jay co-authored the Federalist Papers with James Madison and Alexander Hamilton. He also served as the the first Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.
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Pseudoscorpions are tiny, harmless scorpion-like creatures that can sometimes be found in bathrooms.  Read about these interesting arachnids and answer the questions.
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Learn the three segments of the world's most populous type of animal and other facts! Then answer questions, including identifying true or false statements and the author's purpose.
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Niagara Falls is located between the United States and Canada. It is a popular tourist destination for visitors from around the world.
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Read up on West Virginia's first and only national park. This hidden gem is home to one of the oldest rivers on the planet!
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Four short-answer thinking questions about butterflies
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This worksheet has 5 questions to answer after reading a short passage about the kinds of clothing that were worn in ancient Rome.
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Have your students complete this book review form each time they've finished a book.
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A short passage that teaches students about Mount Rushmore.
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Have your students read this short passage on apple trees and answer the reading comprehension questions that go with it.
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30 Days has September printable months poem, plus a worksheet.
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