More Read and Understand, Grade 3, is a resource book containing stories of different genres and practice materials for a wide spectrum of reading skills. The 21 one- and two-page stories vary in reading difficulty from mid-second through beginning fourth grade to meet the range of needs in an average third grade classroom. Each story is followed by five pages of activities for practicing reading skills, such as comprehension, vocabulary development, structural analysis, phonics, recording information. Specific skills practiced are listed under each story in the table of contents. The stories and practice materials can be used for directed minilessons with small groups or individual students, or as independent practice in class or at home. In workbook format with tearout sheets. Examples of stories: The Mystery of the Missing Blue Shoe, The Fox and the Crow, Roxie's Vacation Diary. Stories include fairy tales, fables, tall tales, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and anseer key included.