the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support
the main idea.
the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or
concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that
pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text
relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate
information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in
a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how
key events occur).
the logical connection between particular sentences and paragraphs in a text
(e.g., comparison, cause/effect, first/second/third in a sequence).
table of contents
bold & italic words
structures compare/contrast sequential order/time order
description/main idea problem & solution
cause & effect
Mini Lesson Ideas
*flip books of features/structures
*Cut apart scholastic new and make text features poster
Brainpopjr video-Reading Non Fiction