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Test Prep: Reading Comprehension (3rd & 4th Grade)

Parents, give your child a competitive edge with this expert-led, interactive reading comprehension course designed to enhance critical thinking and test-taking abilities! #study
Jordan Terry M. Ed, Dyslexia Therapist
76 total reviews for this teacher
31 reviews for this class
Completed by 239 learners
year old learners
US Grade Level
learners per class


Charged weekly
Meets 1x per week
Runs week after week
55 minutes per class
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Class Experience

Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.

Distinguish their own point of view from that of the author of a text.

Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.

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.

Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

Ask and answer questions to demonstrate an understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

Compare and contrast the point of view from which different stories are narrated, including the difference between first- and third-person narrations.

Explain major differences between poems, drama, and prose, and refer to the structural elements of poems (e.g., verse, rhythm, meter) and drama (e.g., casts of characters, settings, descriptions, dialogue, stage directions) when writing or speaking about a text.

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including those that allude to significant characters found in mythology (e.g., Herculean).

Describe in depth a character, setting, or event in a story or drama, drawing on specific details in the text (e.g., a character’s thoughts, words, or actions).

Determine a theme of a story, drama, or poem from details in the text; summarize the text.

Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.

Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.

Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.

Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.

Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.

Ask and answer questions to demonstrate an understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Students will need: A print out of the reading passage and questions for each class and a copy of the test-taking strategies we will use in class (Provided before class begins)
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Informal assessment of students will occur in class to guide instruction. Any questions that students get incorrect or have trouble with will be reviewed with the whole group. 

The students will also be able to walk away from this class knowing their strengths and weaknesses from the passage.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.


Jordan Terry M. Ed, Dyslexia Therapist
Lives in the United States
Certified teacher, Dyslexic Therapist (taking CALT-Certified Academic Language Therapist test this summer)/Reading Intervention teacher, ESL certified, Gifted and Talented, Masters in SPED
76 total reviews
44 completed classes

About Me

Hi! My name is Jordan and my purpose in life is to teach! With eight years of elementary teaching experience, coupled with my passion and dedication to provide diverse students with an individualized and collaborative learning environment, I am... 
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