3rd Grade - 3rd Grade Reading Comprehension, Part 4

 
     
 
     
 
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3rd grade reading comprehension, part 4
Extract appropriate and significant information from the text, including problems and solutions.
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.
 

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?

Learning Tips

(1)

Your child encounters problems every day as they are a fact of life. Talk to them about these real-life problems and solutions they’ve used.

(2)

The next time your child sits down to watch their favorite television show, tell them to keep an eye out for the problem and solution their favorite characters encounter.

(3)

If your child is reading chapter books, talk to them about the fact that problems and solutions will occur in each chapter for the most part. Make sure they understand that there is also an overarching problem and solution that unfolds from the beginning to the end of a chapter book.

(4)

If your child likes math, use the analogy of solving math problems with real life problems. There is always a solution, but they just have to take some time to think it out.

(5)

Students always correlate a problem with something negative and a solution with something positive. Therefore, when they read a story that does not follow this criteria they may be stumped by what the problem and solution of the story was. Talk to your child about stories that may not have a negative problem or positive solution.

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.

 

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