Third Grade Reading

7. Integrate and evaluate content presented in diverse media and formats, including visually and quantitatively, as well as in words.

10. Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.



All 3rd-5th graders can access NewsELA via Clever. Use Newsela to practice nonfiction reading skills while learning about science and social studies curriculum. NewsELA adjusts the reading level for each student. Students that need more support can use the Read&Write extension to have the article read out loud to them.

3rd Grade Science Text Sets

Note: Once logged into NewsELA, open the linked text set below and click the Copy tool at the top to add to your Text Sets:

Example Assignment

NOTE: In order to see this assignment, you must first login to NewsELA via Clever.

In this assignment, students are asked to read an article and then:

  • Highlight in RED the main idea of the article.
  • Highlight in GREEN three supporting details
  • Highlight in YELLOW three details that interest you.

Reading Fluency in SeeSaw

SeeSaw is a fantastic way to capture and share student growth with reading fluency. Parents and students love to hear themselves from the beginning to the end of the year.

Read a Favorite Book with SeeSaw

In Seesaw, students photograph the text being read, then record their reading. Students should listen to themselves before submitting their work.


Using Text Features

  • Students identify and explain how text features like graphs, charts and images help them understand what they are reading.


Using Text Elements

Students snap a photo of an element of an online text they are reading and explain how it helps them to understand key information, events, characters, or setting.

SeeSaw at Open House!

  • Put Chromebooks out at Open House so that students can complete this activity with their family.
  • Post this Activity in advance with a note to parents so that they can do the activity from home if they are unable to attend Open House.
  • If you prefer to have families use their phones, then have students make a journal post that families could leave a comment on and simply print out the QR codes to student assignments. Directions are below.

Here are some helpful tips as you end your school year with SeeSaw and get ready for Open House: