Common Core Alignment:.

RL.3.1:

Reading Literature

Key Ideas and Details

Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

RL.3.4:

Reading Literature

Craft and Structure

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.

W.3.1:

Writing

Text Types and Purposes

Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.

L.3.4:

Language

Vocabulary Acquisition and Use

Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.