About This Chapter
3rd Grade English: Reading Literary Texts - Chapter Summary
Help your 3rd grade students improve their literary reading comprehension and interpretation skills with these short and engaging lessons. Our expert English instructors simplify literary text concepts, such as the elements of story and character descriptions, in a way that's easy for young students to understand. You can assign our interactive lesson quizzes to see how well your students understand the chapter material.
- Referencing particular sections of a text
- The elements of story
- Finding a story's message and describing its characters
- Evaluating the use of illustrations in writing
- Comparing and contrasting stories from the same author
Who It's For
Kids who need extra reading and understanding literary texts will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn effective reading strategies for literary texts.
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding literary text reading concepts
- Students who have learning disabilities or need a little extra help reading literary 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 learn literary text reading strategies
- 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 literary text topics 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 learning about literary texts.
- Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify your student understands literary texts by completing the 3rd Grade English: Reading Literary Texts chapter exam.
1. Referring to Specific Sections of a Text: Lesson for Kids
In this lesson, we get to look at how to use the text to help you form an answer. Using textual evidence helps you respond to what you have read. Let's learn and practice how to refer to specific parts of the text!
2. Story Elements Lesson for Kids
Have you ever wondered what makes up the different parts of stories? In this lesson, you will learn about the different types of story elements, including characters, setting, problem, events, and solution.
3. Determining the Message of a Story: Lesson for Kids
Did you know that when you read a story, the author has something he or she wants to teach you? In this lesson, you will learn about the message of a story and how to determine it.
4. Describing Characters in a Story: Lesson for Kids
Characters are what make books special and memorable. In this lesson, learn how to describe characters by talking about physical and personality traits as well as how they interact with other characters.
5. Illustrations in Writing: Lesson for Kids
In this lesson you will discover how graphic features help you to better understand a text. Graphic features add color and interest to stories, but do a lot more than that. Knowing how to use them will help you become a better reader in no time!
6. How to Compare & Contrast Stories by One Author: Lesson for Kids
Have you ever wondered how to compare and contrast stories? What about stories by the SAME author? This lesson will teach you about the difference between comparing and contrasting and give you some tools to help you do it!
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Other chapters within the 3rd Grade English course
- 3rd Grade English: Reading Comprehension & Response
- 3rd Grade English: Literary Terms
- 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