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Over the course of most of our 3rd Grade reading comprehension worksheets students will read a short, one-page passage, such as a fun short story or informative piece, and be asked to answer multiple-choice questions about it. There are three sheets for each separate reading passage, so be sure to print them all (we have numbered them to help out). We hope these worksheets help students expand their vocabulary as well as help them start taking an active role in expanding their personal knowledge base. At this level students should begin to look at extended version questions as well as reading longer passages. The worksheet set tries to complement this.
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Printable reading worksheets for 3rd graders, click the buttons to print each worksheet and answer key., where does chocolate come from.
Chocolate that we eat starts with cacao trees, also called cocoa trees. Cacao trees grow in a warm climate like Central and South America, Africa or parts of Asia.
Chocolate Multiple Choice Questions
This goes with previous reading passage. Choose the best answer from the four choices over the series of questions.
The Best Garden Helper
Many years ago I moved from the city to the country. One of the first things I did was to make large vegetable garden. It was hard work to change the grassy area to a fine garden.
The Best Garden Helper Multiple Choice Questions
What kind of dogs are Fritz and Heidi? Answer a series of questions similar to this based on the reading worksheet above.
Grandmothers, Baby Chicks and Other Things
Teachers have moms and dads, brothers and sisters, and grandmothers and grandfathers just like you do too.
Chick Babies Multiple Choice Questions
You will be asked a wide array of questions about what you read on the previous worksheet. Where does this story take place?
Do you know which breed of dog is the most popular in the United States right now?
Labs Multiple Choice Questions Worksheet
What color is not appropriate for a Labrador retriever?
A Bit About Peanut Butter
The first peanut butter was interesting because the liquid peanut oil would float to the top of the peanut butter after a little while.
A Bit About Peanut Butter Multiple Choice Questions
How many recipes did George Washington Carver have in his booklet?
The Family Piano
Any member of the family can learn to play the piano. Many talented and famous musicians discovered a love of music sitting at the piano when they were very young. T
Piano Multiple Choice Questions
If you know how to play the piano, who can you can play music for?
Potholes for Ducks
Many birds in North America migrate every year. During the fall when the weather starts to get cold, migrating birds fly to the south, some as far as South America in order to stay warm and find food in the winter.
Ducky Multiple Choice Questions
Which of the following birds are called waterfowl?
Skiing in the Desert?
Have you heard about the city called Dubai? It is located in the desert on the Arabian Gulf.
Dubai Multiple Choice Questions
Why aren't there any windows in the indoor ski slopes in Dubai?
Do you think that a snowshoe rabbit wears snowshoes?
Snowshoe Rabbits Multiple Choice Questions
In what kind of area do people wear snowshoes?
Types of Clouds
A cloud is made up of many tiny drops of water or ice crystals that are so small they can float.
Types of Clouds Questions
Which clouds are called fog when close to the ground?
Types of Rocks
In stratified rocks, as time passes, new layers of sediment are deposited on top of the layers of rock that are already there.
We give you a full reading passage and then ask you a series of questions in many different formats based on what you read.
Learning To Work
How was the farm at Knob Creek different from other places Lincoln's family had lived?
Hedgehogs Are Weird
A reading passage about our favorite spiked friend.
Why did the man in the story borrow his friend's hedgehog? What happened?
Teddy Roosevelt as a Boy
A third grade reading passage for you.
Teddy Roosevelt as a Boy Questions
What animals at his home did Roosevelt consider his pets?
Describe the personality of the speaker. Explain your answer with text evidence. This is in traditional poem format.
Dinosaurs as Pets?
Ellie's parents were having a party. Ellie's mother was a famous scientist, and she introduced Ellie to another scientist she worked with.
How does Ellie plan to keep the dinosaurs from being dangerous?
This reading worksheet is about the life of comic icon Stan Lee of Marvel. I never knew his last name was really Lieber.
Wild Ponies Passage
It is believed that the original herd of ponies got on the island by surviving a shipwreck off the coast of Assateague.
Assateague Pony Question Sheet
New england weather passage.
The passage below is an adaptation of the first paragraph of the essay "New England Weather" by Mark Twain.
New England Weather Questions
At the end of the paragraph, Twain uses metaphor to describe how much weather the man had collected. What is he comparing weather too? What can you deposit, invest, or give to the poor?
A Career in Graphic Design
Do you like to draw? Do you insist that a picture can tell as much of a story as words can? Do you love putting colors together to make a statement?
What is Minecraft?
Minecraft is a video game in which players create their own worlds and experiences in a virtual land.
Minecraft TRUE or FALSE
See what you know about the game of Minecraft after a little reading.
What is Acupuncture?
Most people aren't familiar with acupuncture. Because it uses needles, people often think that acupuncture will hurt.
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How to Improve 3rd Grader Reading Comprehension Skills
At the 3rd grade level, we highly suggest that encourage students to read aloud as often as possible. This forces them to slow down and pace how they read passages. This leads to long self-processing time which long term will improve their comprehension of what they read. In order to do this successfully you will need to reassure students that your room is a safe space to read aloud. You will need to work to maintain a positive climate when struggling readers are reading aloud, but after a few behavior corrections, it become the classroom norm. I would also encourage teachers to be included in the reading aloud period. I prefer to start that way the tone is set for the room, but other teachers use this in many different ways. See what works for you. Third grade students should be focused on learning new words, mostly with their decoding skills.
When it comes to learning to read, most kids make significant progress by the end of third grade. But sometimes, despite all the time and energy you've devoted to helping your child improve their reading skills, they still aren't at the level you expect when it comes to reading comprehension.
If your third grader has trouble with reading comprehension, there are things you can do to help them learn how to read better!
1.Let Them Read Aloud
One of the best ways you can help your third grader with reading comprehension is by encouraging them to read aloud. It's common for younger children who are still learning how to decode words-which is especially difficult when learning a new language—not to comprehend what they're reading.
Asking your child to read aloud helps build comprehension skills and provides an opportunity for you to clarify any unfamiliar vocabulary or hard-to-understand passages. Help them decipher tricky words and make predictions based on their knowledge of characters and plots from previous books, movies, or TV shows.
2.Discuss What They Have Read
Whether it's a newspaper or magazine, book, pamphlet, you name it-when kids are reading regularly, they're building their communication skills. That means they learn how to analyze text more effectively.
So instead of limiting how much time your child spends reading, spend more time talking about what they read. Ask them questions (What do you think will happen next? Why did that character make that decision?), have them summarize (in their own words) what happened in a story or chapter, and check for understanding as often as possible.
If a book seems too difficult for your child or he appears uninterested in it altogether, go online and look up some summaries for it-or even watch a movie based on the book!
3.Use Graphic Organizers for Analyzing and Summarizing
The biggest reading comprehension problem for third graders is over-reading. This means kids will read and reread an entire page, not understanding that you don't have to read every word of a passage to understand what's going on. To avoid over-reading, help your child use graphic organizers when she reads. These visual aids help kids break down the text into key points, providing meaning at a glance.
For example, let's say your child is reading about how dinosaurs went extinct. A simple graphic organizer could be a picture of a dinosaur with lines under it indicating climate change, volcanic eruptions, etc. Each line would then lead to another picture or sentence describing each cause.
4.Make Connections Across Texts
Kids read at different levels in school. Many are also required to read from a variety of genres and texts. When you get into later elementary school, most teachers will ask kids not only to report back on what they've read but also how various texts connect with each other.
Rather than simply reading one text after another, kids should make connections between pieces of literature-and then relate those thoughts in their own words. While you can help your child make these connections by posing questions while reading, consider fostering their understanding by discussing published works together. Asking them how two pieces of literature connect is great practice for doing it on their own with more difficult work.
5.Choose Age-appropriate Reading Material
Although reading is fundamental, one-size-fits-all advice doesn't quite work for every child. When choosing books for your third grader, consider how they learn best. Some kids do better with highly structured learning environments and direct instruction. Others find that boring, even if it does help them learn the material more quickly.
If you have a slower learner on your hands, make sure that whatever reading material you choose has plenty of illustrations and visuals so they can be exposed to new words in context. Young children also benefit from a little repetition: read books repeatedly, so they hear their favorite stories multiple times while learning new vocabulary and building background knowledge of key concepts in their subjects.
Kids want to read but struggle with comprehension. If your child is having trouble decoding what they read, start reading together more often and make a conscious effort to talk about what you're reading as you go along, and try incorporating our top tricks!
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The printable reading comprehension worksheets listed below were created specially for students at a 3rd grade reading level. Each file includes a fiction or nonfiction reading passage, followed by a page of comprehension questions.
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The 3rd grade reading comprehension activities below are coordinated with the 3rd grade spelling words curriculum on a week-to-week basis, so both can be used together as part of a comprehensive program, or each part can be used separately. The worksheets include third grade appropriate reading passages and related questions. Each worksheet (as well as the spelling words ) also includes a cross-curricular focus on earth science, physical science, history, social sciences, mathematics and life sciences. This allows students to build their reading comprehension skills and reinforce knowledge in other subject areas. There are 36 weeks of third grade worksheets, following most standard school year calendars.
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Adapting to Survive
Week 10 Reading Comprehension (C-10). A passage about how living things have certain adaptations that allow them to survive. Cross-Curricular Focus: Life Science.
An Independent Nation
Week 35 Reading Comprehension (C-35). Reading segment about the time leading up to U.S. Independence. Cross-Curricular Focus: History / Social Sciences.
Week 17 Reading Comprehension (C-17). Passage and questions about equilateral, isosceles, and scalene triangles. Cross-Curricular Focus: Mathematics.
Week 26 Reading Comprehension (C-26). A passage about our communities and the interactions we have with other people. Cross-Curricular Focus: History / Social Sciences.
Competing for Resources
Week 13 Reading Comprehension (C-13). A reading passage that describes how plant and animals compete for limited resources. Cross-Curricular Focus: Life Science.
Converting Energy to Motion
Week 2 Reading Comprehension (C-2). A passage and questions about how energy can be stored and converted. Cross-Curricular Focus: Physical Science.
Week 23 Reading Comprehension (C-23). A reading segment describing the use of data to make graphs. Cross-Curricular Focus: Mathematics.
Elements and Atoms
Week 7 Reading Comprehension (C-7). Reading passage describing the relationship between elements and atoms. Cross-Curricular Focus: Physical Science.
Week 25 Reading Comprehension (C-25). A passage and comprehension questions about using estimation on math problems Cross-Curricular Focus: Mathematics.
Evaluating in Math
Week 3 Reading Comprehension (C-3). A reading passage and questions about the meaning of “Evaluate” when it is used in mathematics. Cross-Curricular Focus: Mathematics.
Forms of Matter
Week 1 Reading Comprehension (C-1). A reading passage and comprehension questions about the different forms of matter. Cross-Curricular Focus: Physical Science.
Galileo and His Telescope
Week 19 Reading Comprehension (C-19). A story about the origins of Galileo’s telescope Cross-Curricular Focus: Physical Science.
Geometric Shape Names
Week 15 Reading Comprehension (C-15). A reading passage and questions about how geometric shape names use number prefixes. Cross-Curricular Focus: Mathematics.
Week 12 Reading Comprehension (C-12). A short passage about human impact on plants and animals. Cross-Curricular Focus: Life Science.
In danger of Extinction
Week 14 Reading Comprehension (C-14). A passage about the Koala and how it faces possible extinction. Cross-Curricular Focus: Life Science.
Kinds of Angles
Week 18 Reading Comprehension (C-18). A description and comprehension questions about the different types of angles. Cross-Curricular Focus: Mathematics.
Location, Location, Location
Week 29 Reading Comprehension (C-29). A brief passage about a location’s resources, climate and terrain affect livability. Cross-Curricular Focus: History / Social Sciences.
Week 22 Reading Comprehension (C-22). A comprehension passage about using predictions before reading. Cross-Curricular Focus: Study Skills.
Week 27 Reading Comprehension (C-27). Reading passage about our national symbols like the flag and bald eagle. Cross-Curricular Focus: History / Social Sciences.
Phases of the Moon
Week 16 Reading Comprehension (C-16). Reading comprehension passage about the different phases of the moon. Cross-Curricular Focus: Earth Science.
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What's a baby cat called? In this language arts worksheet, your child does some basic research to find and write the names of baby animals, then uses a thesaurus to find adjectives that mean very small.
Compound words: all mixed up!
These compound words are mixed up — can you fix them? In this language arts worksheet, your child gets practice decoding erroneous compound words, correcting them, and writing accurate compound words.
Conjunctions are words that join sentences. In this writing worksheet, your child gets practice combining two sentences into one using different conjunctions.
Some books have a glossary. In this reading worksheet, your child learns what a glossary is and gets practice using a glossary to answer questions.
Can you figure out the word? Homographs are words with multiple meanings. In this vocabulary-building worksheet, your child will write the word that matches all three definitions given.
Write or right? In this language arts worksheet, your child will look up sets of homophones to learn the definitions of the all the like-sounding (but differently spelled) words.
How to write a story
In this set of reading and writing worksheets, your children will first read two short stories for mechanics, then draw and label a diagram about those stories, answer prompts to create their own story, and finish by writing a complete story!
Poems: a mysterious story (meaning and mechanics)
Who is the Traveler? In this language arts worksheet, your child will read the poem aloud and then answer a series of reading comprehension questions about key details, overall meaning, and mechanics of the poem.
Poems: a mysterious story (pronouns)
The writer avoids pronouns by repeating the nouns. In this language arts worksheet, your child will get practice identifying nouns and pronouns by comparing and contrasting a section of a poem with pronouns replacing nouns.
Poems: haiku and cinquain
In this language arts worksheet, your child learns about two types of poems that need specific numbers of syllables in each line - haiku and cinquain - and then tries writing each type of poem.
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Our free 3rd grade reading comprehension worksheets provide opportunities for kids to demonstrate a clear understanding of a text by referring explicitly to parts of it. They determine the meaning of new words using contextual clues, recount key details, categorize information, find causes and effects, understand characters, and more.
Our pdf reading passage worksheets are perfect for children in grade 3.
A Trip to the Aquarium
Gabe would visit the aquarium, dine at the café, and then recount everything to Granny. Find the moral and answer the questions in this 3rd grade fictional passage.
Cooking in the Kitchen
To the excitement of David, the food is yummy, so he doesn't leave a morsel behind. Scan through this printable reading comprehension passage and answer the questions.
Learning in the Library
All the information collected from the books should help Dylan's school project stand out; this story will have an inspiring effect on kids as they read on to answer the questions.
From sporting bright colors to being able to mimic human speech, macaws are a source of amusement, as you'll explore while reading the story and following it up with a matching exercise and more.
Encourage kids to read more informational passages like "The Gecko" as they practice and master the sorting skill, among others, in this grade 3 printable reading passage.
A Job Well Done
Harriet and Uncle Rick come up trumps at the end of this planting-trees story, thanks in no small part to Uncle Rick's instructions. The questions included address several key reading skills.
The MCQs and the moral-of-the-story question included in this pdf work well to support kids' moral development, information retention, reviewing chops, and critical thinking.
The Great Chore Trade Mishap
Skim and scan this 3rd grade story comprehension worksheet, while taking in the fact that doing chores is all about teamwork and understanding.
Learn three ways in which animals adapt to different environments in this grade 3 informational passage worksheet and answer questions like MCQs, sorting, and more.
Benjamin Franklin: A Man of Many Talents
An inventor, a writer, a statesman—you name it, Benjamin Franklin is all of these things. Read this informational passage, and answer questions that center around what, how, and who.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Read more about the 32nd president of the United States in this grade 3 reading comprehension worksheet, and prove your mettle by answering questions that mostly test your contextual understanding of the text.
Predators and Prey
The questions, asking for specific details, included in this printable informational passage tremendously boost children's ability to differentiate, identify the main idea, and more.
Much of the story's delight is found in the way Bianca and Elsa perceive spiders. Read through this pdf and distinguish between the two points of view.
The Statue of Liberty
Learn about the Statue of Liberty soup to nuts and answer questions that put your comprehension skills to the test by covering every nook and cranny of the informational passage.
The White House
This printable informational reading passage tests your grade 3 kids' knowledge of history and fosters a love for the White House.
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Download these FREE 3rd-grade reading comprehension worksheets and use them in class today! These PDF worksheets are designed for readers at a grade 3 level and include both fiction and non-fiction passages. Each passage is engaging without being overly complex and is followed by five reading comprehension questions designed to help students practice extracting and interpreting information from texts.
Worksheet 1: Main Idea (Non-Fiction)
Title: a journey through the rainforest.
This first worksheet contains a short passage about the rainforest followed by five reading comprehension questions. The questions aim to help students identify the main idea of the passage and the details supporting this main idea.
Worksheet 2: Sequence Of Events (Fiction)
Title: lucy’s first soccer game.
This next reading comprehension worksheet is a fictional passage about a girl named Lucy’s first soccer game. Students should read the passage and answer the questions on the next page. The questions aim to help students understand the sequence of events in the story.
Worksheet 3: Cause And Effect (Non-Fiction)
Title: from seed to sunflower.
This next worksheet asks students to read the passage and then answer questions about the cause-and-effect relationship in the life cycle of a sunflower.
Worksheet 4: Character Analysis (Fiction)
Title: charlie the brave little rabbit.
This fictional reading passage is a bout a brave rabbit named Charlie. Students are asked to read the passage and answer the reading comprehension questions on the next page. These questions aim to encourage students to analyze Charlie’s character based on his actions and decisions.
Worksheet 5: Comparing and Contrasting (Non-Fiction)
Title: polar bears and penguins.
This last worksheet is a non-fiction passage about the habits of polar bears and penguins. The reading comprehension questions about this passage guide students to compare and contrast the two animals based on the information in the passage.
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Reading Comprehension - typical grade 3 texts are somewhat longer than in grade 2 but the emphasis is on have greater sentence complexity and harder vocabulary. Vocabulary from outside the student's normal usage can be introduced as well as greater use of non-fiction texts. Students can make more inferences based on text information and prior knowledge (e.g. characters emotions or actions), drawing and supporting conclusions and inferring cause and effect relationships.
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Summarizing Worksheets & Activities
Summarizing is one of those skills that may seem very easy to a teacher but can be difficult for students who have not been properly taught how to summarize. For many years I did not even teach my seventh and eighth grade students how to summarize. I would just ask them to summarize texts and then get mad at them when they failed to produce quality summaries. I was wrong in doing this. Now I always teach my students how to write summaries.
Additionally, as per the Common Core State Standards, summaries should not contain opinions, background knowledge, or personal information; rather, a summary should be entirely text based. After years of learning to make connections between the text and themselves, students must be retrained to keep themselves out of their writing in regards to summaries. Teaching this skill surely warrants some of your class time.
Here are some resources that I used in my classroom to teach my students how to summarize. I hope that you find this page useful:
Summarizing Common Core State Standards
I want to express my gratitude for the work you have put into this site.
I have used your site for students for almost a decade now and they have not disappointed once.
Thank you for coming back!
I really appreciate these worksheets and all the worksheets you have published. I work as a volunteer for a literacy group, and we don’t have many resources at this level. I was an SLP so I have had no professional experience as a language arts teacher. These resources allow me to teach better and not have to create items from scratch.
thank you it was informative.
Thanks it was extremely helpful.
Absolutely fabulous. I’m using them for two employees who are struggling to summarise information. Very, very helpful – thank you.
Hello, can these great worksheets be linked to Google Classroom? Also, how can I have my students access the online assessments? Thank you.
There is a Google Classroom button on the title slide of each online assignment. Press this button to assign it. Google Classroom integration is pretty thin right now, but I’m hoping that they open up their platform more sometime soon!
Thank you, Mr. Morton, for sharing your tips and worksheets for summary teaching and writing practices. Very useful!
Some great activities, really helpful. One thing I want to point out is that shinobi-no-mono is NOT Chinese – this is Japanese. And in the text the characters given are Japanese, NOT Chinese. This is quite a big oversight. As language teachers we need to be aware of different languages.
Thank you. I appreciate the insight.
I want summary and practice sheets for grade 6
Please send me an answer key for the summarizing test.
Acutually 忍の者 isnt chinese the word の is japanses, while in chinese and japanese they call ninja , 忍者. Other than that this is some really good stuff to study my summary from
great material. I´ve been looking for this type of easy to read/ understand material for a long time.
Would it be possible to have the solutions to the test?
Thanks in advance.
These are wonderful!Thank you so much!
Thanks a lot .
DO YOU HAVE THE ANSWER KEY TO THE SUMMARIZING TEST?
Hello, I’m looking for the answer guide for the Summarizing test, please advise if it is available?
Thanks for your sharing. Invaluable resources for teachers. It would be highly appreciated if you can send me the key for the summary test.
Is there an answer sheet for the summarizing test?
Like many of the above comments, I was hoping that there was an answer key for the summarizing test.
I’m pleased that today is the day that I can finally say, “ Here you go .”
Thank you so much!!
Thank you very much. Bless you!
Thank you, Mr. Morton, for sharing these materials. Indeed this is of great help in my class.
The materials are awesome!! I’d like to separate them to two levels of my students. I’m teaching international students, the comparasion of the good and bad summary really works a lot. I really appriciate for your sharing. However, could you share the summarising answer keys as well? That would help me a lot. Thank you!
Would you consider making something for the 4th & 5th grade level? The examples were all very helpful, but many of my students read below grade level. Thank you again! Jill C.
Thanks from Toronto! Great help for ESL classes here.
Thanks so much from Istanbul! Kids loved it and saved me so much precious precious time
Thank you for your valuable help!
Thank you for putting all the material together.
I couldn’t find the answers for the Summarizing Test. They will surely save me some time. Please send them to me, or let me know where I can find them. Thank you so much,
Did you get the answer sheet?
Thank you for all the great materials to use, they will prove to be a great resource!
I was wondering if you would mind pointing out the source from which you pulled the information about ninjas for your worksheet on them. I just wanted to make sure I had the right information because from the bit of research that I pulled up, I see that both in history (concept / existence) and etymology, ninjas are Japanese. The Japanese use kanji, which are essentially Chinese characters, and is only one of the three different “alphabet” sets they use for written communication. So words like “shinobi” and “shinobi no mono” are all Japanese in origin, but written using Chinese characters and not really associated with Chinese culture. This is especially true because “no mono” is a Japanese phrase. Please let me know if there is a source that does say otherwise, so that I can have all the information. Thank you again!
Hello. I pulled that content from a Wikipedia page a long time ago. I’m no expert on the subject. I was just writing a worksheet that I hope would interest students.
These worksheets are helpful but the commenter above is correct, none of these words are or have ever been Chinese. “Shinobi” was in Japanese poems in the 8th century, not Chinese. Shinobi was the Chinese reading of the characters, but it was always a Japanese word. It might be helpful to fix this worksheet to avoid presenting incorrect information to students.
What is the answer key for summary test please?
Thanks a million for this Mr. Morton. This lesson will help me and my students understand summarizing better. God bless your sir!
Thank you so much for helpful material
What a phenomenal effort you’ve done in putting together all these. Appreciate your ideas. Fabulous!
How amazing to come across your Summarising resouces with explicit instructions. Your comments about teaching the students how to effectively summarise was the most important fact. This in turn forced me to reflect on my own teaching. Thank you for the step by step instructions, they were very valuable. Have you posted any other reading strategy hints?
Sure, I’ve posted them all around this site. Feel free to explore a bit.
What’s the reading level for summary worksheet 3?
Can I get answers for summarizing test about Gutenberg
It is an awesome sight.I got to now today from where the school gives us topics in worksheets.Very useful,but one problems that we don’t get the answers of the questions so that we can check and correct our answers
Mary Jane Dela Cerna
Good day Mr. Morton 😀 what is the answer keys for the summary test? I am not sure in my answer 😀
Wow, just wanted to thank you for your hard work and generosity to publish them for everybody. Thank you so much.
I was studying for an exam and couldn’t find enough information on summarizing. I was very excited when I found your site. It was very helpful.Thanks a million!
A terrific resource. Thank you so much for sharing. I came across your site as I was looking for help with teaching summarising – no need to look any further! Powerpoint and practice sheets, examples …. awesome.
Is there an answer key for the Test?
What an incredible site! Thank you for sharing your resources and ideas. Especially the Summary power point. I’ve been struggling to get my students to differentiate between a summary and a list of details. This will help so much!
I just discovered this site today. I teach high school ELL and was looking for good nonfiction texts that were accessible for my students. I will definitely be looking around some more and plan on using material in my lessons this week!
This was VERY helpful. Even for a university student who needed a refresher!
An answer key for the Summary would be helpful if provided. And also a whole passage summary, not just the summary for each paragraph.
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