About This Chapter
3rd Grade English: Reading Comprehension & Response - Chapter Summary
Have your 3rd grade students review this collection of engaging English lessons to help them improve their reading comprehension and response skills. Designed specifically for young students, these bite-sized and fun lessons show 3rd graders a variety of effective reading comprehension strategies, such as using context, making predictions, using visualization, making inferences and understanding the author's purpose. Your students can practice applying these strategies with the included self-assessment quizzes.
- Reading with purpose
- Recognizing and understanding words through context
- Making inferences, clarifications and predictions while reading
- Asking questions prior to, during and after reading
- Sequences of events
- Summary writing
- Fact vs. opinion
- Cause-and-effect relationships
- Point of view
Who It's For
Kids who need extra help with their reading comprehension and response skills will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn useful reading comprehension and response strategies.
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding reading comprehension and response concepts
- Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help understanding and responding to written texts
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning English (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient and convenient way to improve their reading response and comprehension skills
- Students who struggle to understand their English teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra English resources
How It Works
- Find lessons in the chapter that cover the reading comprehension and response concepts your student needs to learn or review.
- Press play to watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
- Review the lesson or video transcripts, emphasizing the highlighted vocab words to reinforce reading comprehension and response skills.
- Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify your student has taken away important reading comprehension and response strategies by completing the 3rd Grade English: Reading Comprehension & Response chapter exam.
1. Strategies for Reading with Purpose & Understanding: Lesson for Kids
Reading can be frustrating when you don't understand what an author is trying to say. Thankfully, there is a five-step process that will help you comprehend a text and read with purpose. Learn what the process is and how you can apply it to everything you read.
2. Using Context for Word Recognition & Understanding: Lesson for Kids
When you read new material, you might find words you don't recognize. You won't always want to use a dictionary. Did you know you can also use context to help you learn the meaning of a new word? Read this lesson to find out more.
3. Making Predictions while Reading: Lesson for Kids
While walking along and enjoying a huge bite of an ice cream cone, you suddenly trip over your toy! What will happen next? In this lesson, we'll look at some examples of how to make a prediction based on something that happened in a story or text.
4. Reading Strategies Using Visualization
In this lesson, we will define visualization. We will then discuss why this step is important, how we can visualize, and when you should visualize. Finally, we will look at a sample from a poem and practice visualizing.
5. Asking Questions Before, During & After Reading: Lesson for Kids
As you move from 'learning to read' into 'reading to learn,' you are going to have to make sure that you understand the meaning of the text. This lesson reviews how to ask questions before, during and after reading.
6. Clarifying While Reading: Lesson for Kids
There are countless words, sentences, and stories waiting to be read. But sometimes, you may not understand what you are reading and need help figuring it out. This lesson will teach you a few things you can do to understand meaning while reading.
7. Determining the Sequence of Events or Steps in a Reading Selection
News articles or other types of informational texts can be structured through a sequence of events or steps. In this lesson, we will examine how that is done and how to identify this structure.
8. How to Write a Summary: Lesson for Kids
Did you ever need to tell someone a story but didn't have the time to go through all the small details? If so, you were in need of a summary! In this lesson, we'll discuss summaries.
9. Difference Between Fact & Opinion: Lesson for Kids
Pizza is a type of food. Pizza is the best food. Although these two sentences are about the same topic, they are very different--one is fact and the other is opinion. In this lesson, you will learn about the difference between a fact and an opinion.
10. Identifying Cause-and-Effect Relationships: Lesson for Kids
In this lesson, you'll learn how to identify cause-and-effect relationships within a text. We'll take a close look at common words that are used to form these relationships and how they can help us better understand the text we are reading.
11. Author's Purpose: Definition & Examples
This lesson explains the purpose behind various types of writing. In addition, author's purpose is defined using examples to illustrate the explanations.
12. Making Inferences: Lesson for Kids
When you make an inference, you use clues provided within a text or picture, along with knowledge that you already have, to figure out information that has not been given to you. In this lesson, you will learn how to find this hidden information and use it to make inferences.
13. Identifying Your Point of View: Lesson for Kids
What is point of view? How can you determine the point of view from which a story is told? Can your point of view be different from the narrator's point of view? Let's explore the answers to these and other questions in this lesson.
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Other chapters within the 3rd Grade English course
- 3rd Grade English: Literary Terms
- 3rd Grade English: Reading Literary Texts
- 3rd Grade English: Reading Informational Texts
- 3rd Grade English: Stories & Poetry
- 3rd Grade English: Vocabulary & Language
- 3rd Grade English: Spelling
- 3rd Grade English: Grammar
- 3rd Grade English: Writing
- 3rd Grade English: Speaking & Listening