Fluency Passages, 3rd Grade

What would it be like to travel in a covered wagon? Learn about the life of a pioneer with a short informational reading passage. Kids read four paragraphs about traveling in a covered wagon and how it is different than traveling today, then answer two questions about ideas found in the text.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Incorporate into a lesson about pioneers, and have kids research different facts about covered wagon travel
  • Prompt kids to write about how something else is very different than it was a few centuries ago
  • Give more questions for young readers to ponder, or have them come up with additional discussion points
Classroom Considerations

  • The level for this specific passage is designated "easy," though attached reading passages vary in difficulty
Pros

  • Reading level is appropriate for early readers, as well as readers who are at a more advance level
  • Provides several other reading passages with informational text, all with designated "Easy," "Average," or "Advanced" levels
Cons

  • None
Common Core