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ELA Grade 3 Required and Recommended Texts

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Module 1

Texts to Buy

Texts that need to be procured. Please download the Trade Book List for procurement guidance.

Text Quantity ISBNs
Nasreen's Secret School: A True Story from Afghanistan
by Jeanette Winter
ISBN: 9781416994374
My Librarian Is a Camel: How Books Are Brought to Children around the World
by Margriet Ruurs
one per classroom
ISBN: 9781590780930
Rain School
by James Rumford
one per student
ISBN: 9780547243078
Thank You, Mr. Falker
by Patricia Polacco
one per classroom
ISBN: 9780399257629
Waiting for the Biblioburro
by Monica Brown
one per classroom
ISBN: 9781582463537
More Than Anything Else
by Marie Bradby
one per classroom
ISBN: 9780531094648

Recommended texts for independent reading

Optional texts for students to read on their own to learn more about the topic. You can also download a PDF of this list.

Text Genre Lexile Measure
Who is Malala Yousafzai?
by Dinah Brown
Informational 680
Virgie Goes to School with Us Boys
by Elizabeth Fitzerald Howard
Literature 190
The Breadwinner
by Deborah Ellis
Literature 630
Razia's Ray of Hope: One Girl's Dream of an Education
by Liz Suneby
Literature 680
My Name Is Sangoel
by Karen Lynn Williams and Khadra Mohammed
Literature 440
Muktar and the Camels
by Janet Graber
Literature 670
La Mariposa
by Francisco Jimenez
Literature 750
Freedom's School
by Lesa Cline-Ransome
Four Feet, Two Sandals
by Karen Lynn Wiliams
Literature 620
Biblioburro: A True Story from Colombia
by Jeanette Winter and Emily Dickinson
Informational 640

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