I decided to start with an "interactive" notebook to introduce the standards to my students and to put the vocab (central message, key details, character motivations, literal, non-literal, etc) into their little ears. I created notebook pages that simply explain each of the standards and the vocabulary necessary to understand the standards. Some of them I had to break into several notebook pages...because some of those things encompass several skills. Then I added a partner page where we can try out the strategy together, using a read-aloud. Here is an example of the notebook pages we added for "Text-Based Questions" (R.L. 3.1).
Of course they got the idea right away! NOT! Actually they need a lot of practice answering those non-literal questions and providing evidence to support their claims (yikes). Soooo.....I created some additional graphic organizer pages that could be used for more practice. The great thing is that these organizers can be used with any book and can be used to revisit the skill/strategy throughout the school year. Of course....your kids will probably get it the FIRST TIME so you won't need these..right? LOL!
Here is an example of the graphic organizers that go with the notebook pages shown above related to Text-Based Questions (R.L. 3.1). Click HERE to download them for FREE!
Some others we've read:
Not so sure about Greek Mythology and third graders (pretty scary stuff and a bit riské). But if common core says its okay...well, it must be then, right?
My Reading Literature Reference Notebook PLUS (including the graphic organizers) is available in my TpT store It is a work in progress, and will be updated as I use my third graders as guinea pigs!
Thank you for stopping by....I would love to hear how you are addressing the RL standards! Happy Weekend!