Common Core State Standards: RI.3.7 - Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur). RI.3.2 - Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea. RI.3.4 - Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area. RI.3.5 - Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
Important Vocabulary: text features hyperlinks key words glossary main idea supporting (key) details domain specific vocabulary academic vocabulary
Essential Student Understandings: Students will understand how to: - respond to and ask questions of the text and its text features while reading notice, tackle, and use challenging vocabulary in informational text - figure out the main idea, important details, and new vocabulary to fully understand informational texts - read across texts on a topic to analyze the information.