Massachusetts Common Core Standards
MA.CC.RF.3. Reading Standards: Foundational Skills Pre-K-5
RF.3.4. Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
RF.3.4.b. Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
MA.CC.RL.3. Reading Standards for Literature Pre-K-5
Craft and Structure
RL.3.5. Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
Integration of Knowledge and Ideas
MA.RL.3.8.A. Identify elements of fiction (e.g., characters, setting, plot, problem, solution) and elements of poetry (e.g., rhyme, rhythm, figurative language, alliteration, onomatopoeia).
Key Ideas and Details
RL.3.2. Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Range of Reading and Level of Text Complexity
RL.3.10. By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2-3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.