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3rd Grade Common Core: RL.3.3

Common Core Identifier: RL.3.3 / Grade: 3
Curriculum: Reading Literature: Key Ideas and Details
Detail: Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
85 Common Core State Standards (CCSS) aligned worksheets found:
Tell which character from Charlotte's Web is the speaker for each quotation.
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Write a short description of each character as you come across them in the book. Includes all major characters.
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Draw straight lines to match each character name to the correct description.
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Jose dreams of being a superhero.  When Sarah's cat gets stuck in a tree, he may finally have his chance.
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Jared can't wait to get out of the summer sun and into the cool ocean water, but between the traffic and beach crowd it seems like it's taking forever to finally swim. But he'll learn a lesson in patience that will work in his favor.
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Xander is attending the school fair, but he feels unlucky and believes he doesn't have a chance of winning any of the games.
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Give the name of the character who is speaking for each quote on the page.
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Darren didn't do well on his latest spelling test. When one of his classmates steals the failing paper from his hands and broadcasts his grade to the class, Darren feels very embarrassed. Is this bullying? What should he do?
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A boy is trying to build a treehouse, but he keeps misplacing his tools. He loses his nails, his hammer, and even the lumber. There's one tool, however, that's impossible to lose. Do you know what it is?
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When three friends are playing tag on the playground, two of them end up in an angry shouting match with each other. Can you tell which friend is being the bully?
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Jimmy is excited to go outside and play on his swing set, but his plans have to change when he discovers that it's raining outside.
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This file contains a series of multiple choice, true/false, and matching questions for the novel, Charlotte's Web.
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Danny normally sits with Marcus in the cafeteria, but today Marcus is absent. When he tries to find another table to sit at, he finds that his classmates are less than welcoming. Is he being bullied? What should Danny do?
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Someone keeps pulling Anna's diary out from under the bed - even when she puts her kitty in charge of guarding it.  Help her solve the mystery to reveal the culprit.
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When a baby deer shows up in the backyard, Sarah wants to treat it like a pet, but when her mom tells her the dangers of interacting with wild animals, Sarah will have to find another way to remember her backyard visitor.
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This file has questions about Charlotte's second web, the concerns Mrs. Arable has with Fern's behavior, and preparations for the County Fair.
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Can you identify the person speaking for each quotation from the book, Flat Stanley?
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Tell which character is speaking for each quotation from the book.
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Pam and Myles are crushed when their favorite TV show is canceled, especially since it reminded them so much of their cat. But their older brother has an idea to make the "Adventures of Crazy Cat" continue.
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This two-page worksheet contain 14 questions about Judy Blume's novel, Freckle Juice. There are multiple choice questions, a matching section, and two short answer questions.
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Randy can't wait to see what Mrs. Anderson is baking for a special birthday treat. But when he discovers what the treat is, he's more than a little disappointed. Can his grumbling stomach change his mind and maybe even his taste buds?
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Ryan is playing volleyball with his classmates. When kids start making comments about his weight, he tries ignoring them. However, their hurtful words are very upsetting. What should he do?
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When Sophie comes down with a fever on the day of her best friend's birthday party, she couldn't be more disappointed. The party has a carnival theme with all Sophie's favorite games, and now she's stuck home in bed. She dreams of the fun she's missing at the party, until her family comes up with the perfect solution for her carnival fever.
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This file has questions about Wilbur's visit to the fair, the final web, and Charlotte's web sac.
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Complete the character web to describe the three main characters in the book.
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This worksheet has 14 reading comprehension questions for the book, Frindle.
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Katelyn wants to watch a PG movie, but Hilary wants to watch a Rated-R movie. When Hilary tells all of the girls in school that Katelyn is a baby because she isn't allowed to watch R-rated movies, Katelyn becomes embarrassed. What should she do?
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It's a beautiful day and all Miranda can think about is riding her bike in the park with her best friend Meredith, but Meredith has plans to plant trees for Earth Day. Can Meredith help Miranda see the importance of Earth Day?
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Jackie and Mason want to create original looking pumpkins for the pumpkin painting contest, but they can't come up with any good ideas. That is until a little spilled paint sparks a fresh idea that might be good enough to win the contest.
(Approx. Grade Levels: 2-3)
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Mark and Will hear strange noises coming from a scary-looking tree near their bus stop.  When Mark works up the courage to peek inside a hollowed out spot in the tree, he is surprised by what he finds.
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This fun poem tells what the narrator would do if he could travel to space. It's accompanied by five reading comprehension questions.
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When Emily wants to befriend two girls on the playground, her close friend Melinda objects. What should Emily do when she is forced to choose between an old friend and new ones?
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Maura is anxious to meet her new neighbors. She hopes a girl her age will move in so she'll have someone to hang out with over summer break. But when the moving truck arrives, Maura finds out that she'll get even more than she wished for.
(Approx. grade levels 2-4)
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All Toby wants for his birthday is a new Super Robotoman action figure, and he makes sure everyone knows it. But when he finally rips into his birthday gifts, he'll get big surprise.
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Jezzabelle is pretty sure her new school will be as bad as her old school. What she learns, though, is that she has the power to change her attitude and make things better. Reading comprehension questions, a writing prompt, and vocabulary words are included.
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Answer the questions about Stanley's adventures. Includes multiple choice, matching, and short answer questions.
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This printable has comprehension questions about Charlotte's plan to save Wilbur's life, and the first messages she spins in her webs.
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Reagan is tired of keeping all Jennifer's secrets, especially when it hurts her best friend Lena.
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Read this sweet story about a rainbow and answer the reading comprehension questions that follow. There is also a vocabulary activity and a writing prompt.
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This page contains a list of characters from the book, including Mr. and Mrs. Monroe, Toby, Pete, Chester, and Harold.
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Ava doesn't want to disappoint her best friend Melanie by missing her pool party, but Ava doesn't want everyone to find out she can't swim either.
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Simone is happy for her best friend Sheri when she gets the lead in the school play, but Simone is tired of always coming in second place. Will she ever be the best at anything?
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Emma and Alex go on an adventurous walk to see what kinds of rainforest animals they can find. They meet their friends along the way and learn a thing or two about using their imagination. Includes comprehension questions, vocabulary words, and a writing prompt.
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Tamara is excited to spend the weekend with her grandmother, but her best friend Darla doesn't want to hear about it. When Tamara finds out what's really bothering Darla, she just might have a way to cheer up her friend.
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This poem teaches kids how to recognize a bully, and what to do if you see a friend being bullied.
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Princess Liz and Princess Beth fear that a dragon is coming down the hall.
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Do you think you know the The Boxcar Children? This file has a mix of multiple choice, short answer, and matching questions based on the book.
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This passage is about a boy writing a story for his homework and how the trouble he has doing so inspires a new story.
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This two-page worksheet can be used as a review or a test, after reading Cam Jansen: The Mystery of the Stolen Diamonds. Includes a matching section, several multiple choice questions, and a few short answer questions.
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Veronica sees that a nasty, hurtful comment was posted on her Facebook wall. She's angry and embarrassed. Did her friends see it? Who can she turn to for support? What should she do?
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A boy walks down the street with his dog, Jake, saying hello and greeting his neighbors. Jake only barks at one person - can you guess who it is?
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When Sara's birthday party is canceled due to a hurricane, she can't think about anything else. But when her mother shows her how others are affected by the storm, Sara has a change of heart.
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In Chapters 7 and 8 Henry ventures out on his own and the reader is introduced to a new character. This worksheet asks questions about those topics.
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Michael needs to make some extra money to buy a new video game, and with his older brother's help, he'll make enough in no time. But will Michael get his new game or find a way to repay his brother?
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Story and comprehension questions: Josh is worried about going to Aiden's holiday party. After all, should Josh really celebrate Christmas when he's Jewish? But when the Christmas traditions run out before the party is over, Josh will get to share his favorite Hanukkah tradition with his friends.
(Approx. Grade Level: 3-4)
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This short poem and worksheet is a great introduction to poetry for young readers.
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A snowman, hot cocoa, and a sprinkling of wintry magic make this an extra fun winter poem! This poetry activity includes comprehension questions and a writing prompt.
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This worksheet has questions about the ceremony at the fair, Wilbur's return home, and Charlotte's children.
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Laila is excited to wear her new princess costume in the school Halloween parade, but when her teacher announces that all costumes must be handmade, Laila isn't sure if she can make something worthy of the parade.
(Approx. Grade Level: 2-4)
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When Adam wakes up in the middle of the night to scary sounds coming from his closet, he'll need help to find out just what kind of creature is trapped inside.
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Jamal is one of the only kids in his class who doesn't have the new Space Walker sneakers, but with his father out of work, his family can't afford expensive shoes. What will he tell his friends when they want to know when he's getting his Space Walkers?
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It's Maddie's first day in a new school, and at recess she can't wait to try out the giant play set. But according to the rules of the playground set by the fourth graders, Maddie's not allowed on it. Now she'll have to decide what's more important, playing by the rules or making new friends.
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Bella and Mia are excited about camping out in the back yard. But when things don't turn out how they planned, will their camping adventure be ruined? Includes reading comprehension questions, vocabulary words, and a writing prompt.
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Erica's class is excited about their Easter float, and when Mrs. Jackson asks for a volunteer for a special part in the parade, Erica jumps at the chance. The part isn't what she expected, but it will certainly make her the star of the parade.
(Approx. Grade Level 3-5)
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This worksheet has questions about Wilbur's first encounters with Charlotte and his other barnyard friends.
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Have you ever had a frosted ketchup pop, pickle-pudding applesauce, or cherry-whipped-cream stew? The creative young cook in this poem makes all kinds of tasty concoctions.
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This fun story is about two pigs. One is selling pickles and the other is trying to buy them, but there's some confusion about the price. Students will read the story and then answer reading comprehension questions including a vocabulary activity and a writing prompt.
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Tell which character is the speaker for each quotation from the book.
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When Trevor's dad has to work late and can't take Trevor to Game World, he thinks his night will be boring. But his older brother shows him that sometimes you have to make your own fun.
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Jordan and his sister Dani have never touched a dolphin before! Join them on an outing to the aquarium to learn "how to pet a dolphin".
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Alex's imagination has transformed his swing set into a time machine. But when his neighbor Becca comes to visit, Alex isn't sure if he should share his secret with her.
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Anthony's mom was born in Canada.  When he studies Canada in school, he excitedly races home to tell her all of the interesting facts about Canada he learned.
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Tyler's siblings wake him up with some unusual news! Spaceships are landing in the backyard and their dad is eating dog food. Could it be an April Fools trick?
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Grandpa isn't catching any fish down by the seashore. Detectives Emma and Alex are on the case, and they find out what happened to the fish.
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An origami cube you can cut, fold, and glue.  Students roll the cube for reading comprehension questions.
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Brooke's mom is taking her someplace special, but Brooke can't figure out where that could be. And the answer isn't anything she would've guessed.
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At school Henry begins to feel rather strange, and no one is quite sure what is happening to him. This worksheet touches on the topic of Henry's sudden condition.
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This page contains over a dozen short answer and multiple choice questions. The answers can be found in the first four chapters of Charlotte's Web.
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Jared has a busy weekend of finishing his science fair project, but when his friends ask him to help with other things, he doesn't want to disappoint them. Will helping his friends mean he won't finish his project on time?
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Meet a furry, sneaky thief who steals hot dog buns and sandwiches from campers at night. This file includes the poem, several reading comprehension questions, and a vocabulary activity.
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Read this short story about a boy trying to make homemade chicken soup like his grandma's. Then answer the questions that follow. They include short answer, multiple choice, a vocabulary crossword, and a writing prompt.
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Beth just got new glasses, but she refuses to wear them in school because she thinks her classmates are staring at her. Is she being bullied? What should Beth do?
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Check your students' reading comprehension with these questions about chapters 1 and 2. Includes a matching section with character names and questions about the Monroe's unusual trip to the movie theater.
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Rebecca loves helping her grandmother in her vegetable garden and dreams of having one of her own, but her yard isn't big enough. Can her grandmother help her figure out how to have a garden without a proper yard?
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Olivia needs a great idea for her school's pumpkin decorating contest. Will a mysterious owl in her yard be the good luck she needs for her project?
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