Description: Fiction describe the personality traits of characters from their thoughts, words, and actions
Maps to Reading Plus skills: 9B


9B: Classifying

9B: Classifying

Description: Classify

✓ standard met

Selection: C-15


Grade level: 3
Word count: 1381 words
Author: Diane Lang and Mike Buchanan
Synopsis: Charley wants to hatch some chicks, but what she gets is a real surprise from her dad.
Excerpt: "There might be," her dad answered. "We can build one, too, if you're really interested. We would need to get a box, a light bulb, a thermometer, and some straw. And then we would need to get some eggs."

Question: To build a successful incubator, you need a
  1. box, a light bulb, and a thermometer.
  2. plant bulb, a box, and a light meter.
  3. box, a book, and a chicken.
  4. thermometer, an egg, and a refrigerator.

✓ standard met

Writing prompt: What makes a character a hero or a villain? List the names of characters who are heroes or villains and explain why they belong to that group. The characters can be from fiction or non-fiction texts.


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