Common Core Texts Grade 3
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James Rumford, Rain School (New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010)
Read Aloud Video 4 min, 45 sec


Jeanette Winter, Nasreen’s Secret School (San Diego: Beach Lane Books, 2009)
Read Aloud Video 6 min, 23 sec


Heather Henson, That Book Woman (New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2008)
Read Aloud Video 7 min, 41 sec


Jeanette Winter, The Librarian of Basra: A True Story from Iraq (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2005)
Read Aloud Video 4 min, 45 sec

Patricia Polacco, Thank You, Mr. Falker (New York: Philomel, 2001)
Read Aloud Video 16 min, 38 sec

Roni Schotter, The Boy Who Loved Words, illustrated by Giselle Potter (New York: Schwartz & Wade, 2006)
Read Aloud Video 12 min, 34 sec

Oliver Jeffers, The Incredible Book-Eating Boy (New York: Philomel, 2007);
Read Aloud Video 3 min, 51 sec
Oliver Jeffers Picture Book Maker  Video Interview with author Oliver Jeffers 2 min, 39 sec

Monica Brown, Waiting for the Biblioburro, illustrated by John Parra (Emeryville, CA: T

"Donkey Backed Biblioburro" Video 4 min, 45 sec
Waiting for the Biblioburro” by Monica Brown video, 2 min.
Spanish language newscast about the publication of Waiting for the Biblioburro and the story behind it, 1 min. 12 seconds

Margriet Ruurs, My Librarian is a Camel: How Books Are Brought to Children Around the World (Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Pressm 2005)
Book Trailer- My Librarian is a Camel
Kenya National Library Service
Video 11 min, 1 sec

 2a "The Spadefoot Toad" by Melanie Freeman (General OneFile from Gale-Cengage Learning)

"Staying Alive: Animal Adaptations" - Expeditionary Learning

"Transparent Wonder" - Expeditionary Learning

"All About the Water-Holding Frog"   - Expeditionary Learning

"The Amazon Horned Frog"- DK Publishing

"The Poison Dart Frog"  - Expeditionary Learning


 2b "Republic of Iraq" in CultureGrams Kids Edition; Proquest

"Soccer Mania" by Cynthia Hatch (Faces; Vol. 22, No. 2, Oct. 2005, 40–41.)

"The Ancient Art of Rangoli" by Shruti Priya and Katherine Darrow (Calliope, Vol. 23, No. 6, March 2013, 34–36)

"Discovering Culture," written by Expeditionary Learning for instructional purposes.

"Peter Pan" (Classic Starts), as prepared by Expeditionary Learning; .MP3 Audio File

3b The Fox and the Wolf" by Lynda Durrant Lemmon (Jack & Jill, Vol. 58, Issue 1, Jan./Feb. 1996)

"The Wolves and the Sheep" by Aesop (Project Gutenberg)

"The Tricky Wolf and the Rats" by Ellen C. Babbitt (More Jataka Tales, New York: D. Appleton-Century Company, 1922)

"The Wolf and the Lamb" by Aesop (Project Gutenberg)

"A Wolf in the Park" by Richard Edwards (Scottish Poetry Library)


"Let's Get Physical" - Junior Scholastic, 2007

"Where in the World is Water?" - Expeditionary Learning

"Rivers and Streams" - New Hampshire Public Television Natureworks

"River to the Sea" by Stephen R. Swinburne, Highlights for Children

"The Water Cycle for Kids" - U.S. Geological Survey & the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations