Grade 3 Familiar Texts for Year-End Model States

DLM Familiar Texts are provided for use during shared reading instruction. During shared reading instruction, adults work to maximize student engagement and interaction, while asking very few direct questions. This is especially important for students who are completing DLM testlets at the Initial Precursor linkage level. These students struggle with engagement and communication. As such, adults have to work to recruit and sustain student interest and engagement while teaching them to communicate using gestures, images in the book, and objects. Shared reading interactions can also help students learn to respond to simple yes/no questions using a gesture or movement (e.g., head shake/nod, looking up/down, hand up/down).

You can learn more about shared reading by completing these DLM Professional Development modules:
Shared Reading Online Self-directed Module
Shared Reading Facilitated Module Materials for Groups

Or the modules and supports provided by our partners at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at

About Grade 3 Familiar Texts (pdf)

Henry and Mudge

Friends Forever
Henry and Mudge Go Camping
Henry and Mudge Go to School
Mudge Goes to Dog School
Ready for School
The New Puppy

Informational Texts
Building a Snowman
Dogs Are Best
Exercising Your Dog
Fun Dogs
Lots of Dogs
So Many Kinds of Dogs
Taking Care of a Dog
Tree Houses

My Father's Dragon

Elmer Meets the Cat
Elmer Packs a Bag
The Baby Dragon

Informational Texts

A Field Trip on a Boat
At the Beach
Different Ways to Travel
School Gardens
Taking a Trip
What Do Cats Do?
What Do Cats Like?

Ramona Quimby, Age 8

Drop Everything and Read
Mary Buys School Supplies
Max and Ava at Lunch
Ramona and the Egg
Ramona and the Parade
Ramona and the Rainy Day
Ramona and Willa Jean
Ramona Gets Ready for School
Ramona Goes to Bed
Ramona's First Day of School
Ramona's Letters
Ramona's New Sister
The Extra Nice Day

Informational Texts
Cleaning the House
Fun on the Bus
Playing Baseball at Recess
Riding on a Bus
Selling and Buying