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English Language Arts Grade 3
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Reading: Literature Standard 3
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
 
  • Character traits as part of active reading
    This Teaching Channel video demonstrates how to develop theories of character traits as part of active reading. (7 min.)
  • Mystery Cube
    Use this tool to help your students sort out the clues in their favorite mysteries or develop outlines for their own stories. Among its multiple applications, the Mystery Cube helps students identify mystery elements, practice using vocabulary from this popular genre, and sort and summarize information. Specific prompts ask students to describe the setting, clues, crime or mystery, victim, detective, and solution.
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