Second- or third-grade students can put categorize types of text into the purpose of the author in each of those types of texts. Identification of author's purpose will deepen comprehension. This activity can be done with individual grouping.
This idea could work well in literature circles. It might need to be adapted a little, but perhaps that one student that never seems to hold up his end will feel the pressure from more than just his teacher!
Running out of wall space? Instead of having a million anchor charts hanging around your room this teacher came up with an Anchor Chart binder. She takes pictures of all educational and instructional charts and files them in a 3 ring binder.
This document contains a Common Core Literacy Center game or activity for EVERY, YES EVERY, Grade 3 Common Core Informational Text Standard. This document contains 12 literacy centers (one for each standard + two extra games).