Visitors From Outer Space- Q&A guide 3rd grade Trophies

This is a Q&A worksheet for students reading the non fiction story Visitors From Space in Trophies third grade. It has questions pertaining to the DOK areas, a Venn diagram on comparisons, and questions on vocabulary from the story.

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Content Area

  • Science
  • NVACS English Language Arts

Resource Type(s)

  • Unit Plan
  • Assessment


  • 3rd Grade


  • English Language Arts 3

Standard(s)/Course Objective(s)

  • RI.3.1 - Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
  • RI.3.3 - Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
  • RI.3.4 - Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
  • RI.3.7 - Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
  • RI.3.9 - Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
  • W.3.2 - Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
  • W.3.2b - Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.
  • W.3.8 - Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.
  • SL.3.1c - Ask questions to check understanding of information presented, stay on topic, and link their comments to the remarks of others.
  • SL.3.1d - Explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.
  • SL.3.2 - 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.
  • L.3.1h - Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.
  • L.3.1i - Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences.
  • L.3.2 - Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
  • L.3.2a - Capitalize appropriate words in titles.
  • L.3.2e - Use conventional spelling for high-frequency and other studied words and for adding suffixes to base words (e.g., sitting, smiled, cries, happiness).
  • L.3.2f - Use spelling patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families, position-based spellings, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts) in writing words.
  • L.3.2g - Consult reference materials, including beginning dictionaries, as needed to check and correct spellings.
  • L.3.4 - Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
  • L.3.4a - Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
  • L.3.4d - Use glossaries or beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.
  • L.3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of word relationships and nuances in word meanings.
  • L.3.5a - Distinguish the literal and nonliteral meanings of words and phrases in context (e.g., take steps).
  • L.3.5b - Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe people who are friendly or helpful).
  • RI.3.2 - Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
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Textbook Unit(s)

  • Visitors from Space


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