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Using the State Curriculum: Reading/ELA, Grade 3

Reading/ELA | Informational | Literary | Writing | Language | Listening | Speaking

Lesson Seeds: The lesson seeds are ideas for the indicator/objective that can be used to build a lesson. Lesson seeds are not meant to be all-inclusive, nor are they substitutes for instruction.

Standard 3.0 Comprehension of Literary Text

Indicator 6. Determine important ideas and messages in literary texts

Objective c. Retell the text


Students will read a literary text. After reading is complete, the teacher will divide the story into a beginning, middle, and end being specific about the events that start and stop each section. Next the teacher will place students in groups of three. Each student will be assigned the beginning, middle, or end of the story. That student must retell his/her section of the story to the other two students in his/her group.


The teacher will read aloud a portion of or a complete literary text to the students. After reading is complete, the teacher will provide each student with a specified portion of the text just read. The student should reread only that portion of text with the purpose of retelling that portion to the entire class or a small group.

Resources for Objective 3.A.6.c:
LESSON SEEDS | Advanced/G-T |