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A Bigger Pond


Grade: 3
Lexile Level: 740L
Text Type: Literary
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy

Grade: 3
Lexile Level: 740L
Text Type: Literary
Skill/Strategy: Multi Skill/Strategy



This Passage & Question Set and related Vocabulary materials align to the following Common Core Anchor Standards:

Passage & Question Set

Vocabulary Material

Full Standards Descriptions

Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.

Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.

Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.

Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases by using context clues, analyzing meaningful word parts, and consulting general and specialized reference materials, as appropriate.

Acquire and use accurately a range of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases sufficient for reading, writing, speaking, and listening at the college and career readiness level; demonstrate independence in gathering vocabulary knowledge when encountering an unknown term important to comprehension or expression.

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