Grade 3 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 5

Two children reading


Note that unlike other books in this module, The Incredible Book-Eating Boy is used JUST as a readaloud and as brief whole group discussion to get kids thinking about the idea of reading stamina. Students do NOT do a close reading of this text; instead, they spend time in class practicing reading stamina with their independent reading book.

This lesson reminds students of the importance of reading a high volume of books at their own reading level. This proves particularly helpful to building student reading fluency and the academic vocabulary that the CCLS demands. See the Unit 2 Recommended Texts lists for books at various Lexile ranges related to the topic of this unit.

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Common Core Learning Standards

CCLS State Standard
RL.3.2 Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the...
RL.3.11 Recognize and make connections in narratives, poetry, and drama to other texts, ideas, cultural...

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