Grade Level: 3rd Skill: Reading and Comprehension Topic: 3rd grade reading comprehension, part 4 Goal: Extract appropriate and significant information from the text, including problems and solutions. Skill Description: The student has the ability to decode and read words in order to comprehend what is being read. The student can also retain information or reread to remember information from the text. The student is able to find and describe the problem in the story and its ending resolution.

## Building Blocks/Prerequisites

### Sample Problems

 (1) What is the problem in the story? (2) What is the solution in the story? (3) Does the problem of the story usually happen at the beginning or the end of the story? (4) Does the solution of the story usually happen at the beginning or the end of the story? (5) Can longer stories have more than one problem and solution?

### Online Resources

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### Extra Help Problems

 (1) In Pippi Longstocking chapter 2, what is Willies’sproblem? (2) In Pippi Longstocking chapter 2, how does Pippi Longstocking solve Willie’s problem? (3) In Pippi Longstocking chapter 3, what is the policemen’s problem? (4) In Pippi Longstocking chapter 3, how do the policemen solve their problem? (5) In Pippi Longstocking chapter 4, what is the teacher’s problem? (6) In Pippi Longstocking chapter 4, how does the teacher solve her problem? (7) In Pippi Longstocking chapter 4, what is Pippi’s problem at the end of the chapter? (8) In Pippi Longstocking chapter 4, how does Pippi solve her problem at the end of the chapter? (9) In Sarah Plain and Tall chapter 1, what is Papa’s problem? (10) In Sarah Plain and Tall chapter 1, what does Papa do to solve his problem? (11) In Sarah Plain and Tall chapter 2, what is Sara’s problem? (12) In Sarah Plain and Tall chapter 2, how does Sarah solve her problem? (13) What is the main problem in Sarah Plain and Tall? (14) In Charlotte’s Web, chapter 1, what is Fern’s problem? (15) In Charlotte’s Web chapter 1, how does Fern solve her problem? (16) In Charlotte’s Web chapter 2, what is Fern’s problem? (17) In Charlotte’s Web chapter 2, how does Fern solve her problem? (18) In Charlotte’s Web chapter 3, what is Wilbur’s problem? (19) In Charlotte’s Web chapter 3, how does Wilbur solve his problem? (20) In Charlotte’s Web chapter 4, what is Wilbur’s problem? (21) In Charlotte’s Web chapter 4, how does Wilbur solve his problem? (22) In a book, the character has a problem. She is new at a school and she has not friends. What is one way this character could solve her problem? (23) In a book, the solution is that the mommy has to take the baby a bath. What do you think the problem was? (24) Write about a problem that a character on your favorite television show or favorite book had. (25) Write the solution to the problem you wrote about in question 15.