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3rd Grade Reading Interactive Notebook (aligned with the Common Core)

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Nicole Shelby
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133 pages
Nicole Shelby


Interactive Notebooks serve many purposes in the classroom. The notebooks become an “anchor” for the standards taught, as well, as a reference that your students can use throughout the year. I have found that my students are SO proud of the finished product. They love seeing all of the reading skills they have learned in one place.

This notebook covers all of the 3rd grade Reading Standards (including Literature, Informational, and Foundational Skills).

In this product you will find:

A cover for the notebook

An “I can statement” for each standard to glue at the top of the notebook page

Printables to create each page

Dividers for each Reading strands

Photos of EVERY page of the notebook put together so you have an idea of how the materials can be used

Each student will need:

A composition notebook

Crayons, markers, and/or colored pencils


Copies of the materials for each standard

You will find that I have included several of the same images on each page to reduce copying. Also, I have included both boy and girl images when the clipart option was available. You can either choose to provide both options for your students or just copy one or the other.

I hope that you find this instruction tool to be beneficial for your students. I feel confident that your students will love creating these as a way to reinforce the reading standards.

Skills Covered in this Notebook:

Asking Questions

Genres (myths, folktales, fairy tales, and fables)

Recounting Stories

Characters and How Their Actions Affect the Events

Theme of the Story

Literal and Nonliteral Language (Idioms)

Stories (parts of a story/chapters and how they build)

Drama (parts of a drama/scenes and how they build)

Poetry (parts of a poem/stanzas and how they build)

Point of View (how the reader's point of view can be different than a characters or narrator's)

Illustrations and how they support the text



Compare and Contrast Theme, Setting, and Plot of Stories by Same Author

Comprehension Strategies: (making inferences, make connections, and visualization)

Informational Text:

Ask Questions

Main Idea and how its supported by details

Informational Text- words that describe time, sequence, and cause/effect)

Determine the Meaning of Words and Phrases

Text Features (heading, title, topic sentence, bold print, features of a website (electronic menu, icon, keyword, hyperlink)

Point of View (comparing reader's point of view with author's)

Illustrations (diagrams, photo, caption, and map)

Text Structures (sequence, compare/contrast, and cause/effect)

Compare/Contrast main points and key details

Comprehension Strategies (determining importance, synthesizing)

Foundational Skills:

Decode Multi-syllabic Words

Common Prefixes and Suffixes


Check out the preview for a closer look.

If you are interested in a notebook for the 3rd grade Language Standards, I have a notebook for those as well.

3rd Grade Language Interactive Notebook

Thanks for checking out my product!


If you teach multiple grade levels, I would suggest just purchasing one grade level and make modifications as necessary. If you have already purchased a notebook and have switched grade levels, I would advise buyers to try to make modifications versus purchasing another grade level due to the commonalities in the notebooks and standards.

If you still have questions about my notebooks, please check my FAQs on my blog. I have addressed many questions you may have.

Answers to Questions About My Interactive Notebooks

Check out my notebooks for other grade levels:

2nd Grade Reading Interactive Notebook

4th Grade Reading Interactive Notebook

4th Grade Language Interactive Notebook

5th Grade Reading Interactive Notebook

The Common Core Standards were developed and written by the NGA.

© Copyright 2010. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

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