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Free Printable: Compare and Contrast Story for Third Grade - Forest Friends

After reading the story, your child or student can answer the questions by writing in the designated space or by verbally communicating their answers to their tutor or parent. This story is written at a third grade level and is also appropriate for ESL students.

A cute fluffy squirrel with a green and yellow background.

Story: Forest Friends

Summary: The worksheet contains two stories set in the same forest during winter, focusing on the actions of different squirrels. In "Winter Wits," a group of clever animals prepares for the cold season, ensuring their survival during winter. In contrast, "The Silly Squirrel" follows a squirrel named Sammy, who neglects to prepare and ends up facing difficulties during winter. The stories prompt readers to compare and contrast the two situations, highlighting the significance of planning and preparation for the approaching winter season.

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Compare and Contrast - Forest Friends
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How Can Parents Help Their Children with Reading Skills

Reading is an essential skill that plays a crucial role in a child's academic success and personal development. As a parent, you can help your child develop a love for reading and improve their reading skills by providing them with engaging and age-appropriate materials to read.

One excellent resource for parents is my collection of free compare and contrast stories that are available for download. These stories are written at a reading level suitable for children and cover a wide range of topics and themes that are sure to capture your child's interest and enhance their knowledge.

To help your child read and comprehend these stories, you can start by reading the story aloud to them and discussing the main points, supporting details, and any unfamiliar vocabulary. Encourage your child to ask questions and share their own insights on the topic at hand. This will help your child develop a deeper understanding of the world around them.

To further support your child's reading development, set aside a specific time each day for reading. This could be before bedtime or during a designated "reading time" in the afternoon. By making reading a daily habit, you can help your child improve their reading skills and develop a lifelong love for reading.


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