Comprehension and Collaboration Teaching Resources


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Based on the Common Core State Standards in America, Comprehension and Collaboration in Grade 3 requires students to understand the following:

  • Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.1)
  • Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.1.A)
  • Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., gaining the floor in respectful ways, listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion). (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.1.B)
  • Ask questions to check understanding of information presented, stay on topic, and link their comments to the remarks of others. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.1.C)
  • Explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.1.D)
  • Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.2)
  • Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail. (CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.3.3)