Spectrum(R) Reading for Central Message and Details in Literature teaches and reinforces essential reading comprehension skills for third-grade students. The book includes asking and answering questions, determining a story's main message, describing characters, and more. The Spectrum(R) Focus series provides targeted instruction and practice for the most challenging skills from current state standards for college and career readiness. Each title features resources to support in-depth learning for a specific math or language arts skill area. Designed for complete mastery, each title also includes a detailed reference and teaching section that explains the topic in detail, guided practice, independent practice, performance tasks, and a comprehensive assessment. Teachers, parents, and students will appreciate these essential tools for understanding the specific skills that add up to school success.