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October 16-20, 2017
Due Date: 10/14/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade
  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNES. THURS.   FRIDAY  

MAKING MEANING (Reading)

 

Week 10 Vocabulary daily

(check link)

 
Read Aloud/Strategy Lesson

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

 

Focus:

~Hearing and discussing a story

~Using Wondering and questioning to understand the story


Strategy Lesson:

 

The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

 

Focus:

 

~Hearing a story again to build comprehension

~Using their questions to discuss the story

~Referring to the text to support their thinking


Read Aloud/ Guided Strategy Practice:

 

The Emperor and the Kite

 

Focus:

 

~Hearing and discussing a story 

~Using wondering and questioning to understand the story

~Discussing the lesson in the story


Guided Strategy Practice:

The Emperor and the Kite

 

Focus:

~Hearing a story again to build comprehension

~Using their questions to discuss the story

~Referring to the text to support their thinking

Independent Strategy Practice:

PRACTICE COLD READ

Focus:

~Read Independently

 

 


 

Week 10 Vocabulary Quiz

BEING A Writer

 

Grammar daily

This week: Common and Proper Nouns


 Selecting and Completing Drafts

*Focus:

~What to look for when selecting drafts

Analyzing and Revising Drafts:

 

*Focus:

~Sensory details

Analyzing and Revising Drafts

 

*Focus:

~Temporal words and phrases

Analyzing and Revising Drafts:

 

*Focus:

~Strong opening sentences

Analyzing and Revising Drafts:

 

*Focus:

~Endings that draw a story's events to close



April 3-7, 2017
Due Date: 4/3/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade
  Mon.  Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri.

Reading 

Unit 8:

Determining Important Ideas

 

Read-aloud Strategy Lesson

“Madame Rhinoceros and Her Dress”

 

 

Focus:

-Hearing & discussing a story

-Visualizing to understand and enjoy the story

-Thinking about themes in the story

Read-aloud Guided strategy practice

“The Young Rooster”

 

Focus:

-Hearing and discussing a story

-Visualizing to understand and enjoy the story

-Thinking about themes in the story


 

Read-aloud/      Guided strategy practice  

“The Mouse at the Seashore”

 

 

 

Focus:

 

-Hearing and discussing a story

-Visualizing to understand and enjoy the story

-Thinking about themes in the story

-Making text-to-text and text-to-self connections


 

Read-ALoud Guided strategy practice

"The Camel Dances"

 

 

 

Focus:

 

-Hearing and discussing a story

-Visualizing to understand and enjoy the story

-Thinking about themes in the story

-Making text-to-text connections

-Writing in their reading journals


 

 

Reading Comprehension Test:

 

 

Week 26

VOCABULARY QUIZ

Writing 

Writing Performance Task

Preparation- Opinion writing


 

finish George Washington notes
 

Reading an Article and Taking Notes:

 

Focus:

-Taking notes from an article

-Using graphic organizer to sort information


 


 

Writing Response to Research Questions

 

 

Focus:

Using multiple sources to write responses to research questions


-Reflecting on and revising responses to research questions


 

Writing an Essay Focus:

 

 

Focus:

-Using multiple sources to write essays


 

Continue with essay writing

 

George Washington Activity



March 27-31, 2017
Due Date: 3/24/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade
  Mon.  Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri.

Reading 

Unit 8:

Determining Important Ideas

 

Read-aloud Strategy Lesson

“A Lifetime for an army ant is about three years”

 

 

Focus:

-Hearing & discussing an expository nonfiction text

-Identifying what they learn from the text

-Thinking about important ideas in the text

-Make text-to-text connections

Read-aloud Guided strategy practice

“A Lifetime for an elephant is about 65 years”

 

Focus:

-Learning procedure for "Think, Pair, Write"

-Hearing and discussing an expository nonfiction text

-Identifying what they learn from the text

-Thinking about important ideas from the text


 

Read-aloud/      Guided strategy practice  

“A lifetime for a saguaro cactus is about 100 years”

 

 

 

Focus:

 

-Hearing and discussing an expository nonfiction text

 

-Identifying what they learn from the text

-Thinking about important ideas from the text

-Making inferences to understand the text


 

Read-ALoud Guided strategy practice

"A lifetime for a hermit crab is five years"

 

 

 

Focus:

 

-Hearing and discussing an expository nonfiction text

 

 

 

-Identifying what they learn from the text

 

-Thinking about important ideas from the text

-Making inferences to understand the text


 

 

Reading Comprehension Test:

 

 

Week 25

VOCABULARY QUIZ

Writing 

Writing Performance Task

Preparation- Opinion writing


 

Revising & Proofreading a story

 

 

Focus:

-Discuss your story and facilitate rereading of stories

-Share and reflect


 

Reading Articles and Taking Notes

"The Early Days of the United States of America" & "The Life of George Washington"

 

 

 

Focus:

-Thinking about what they have learned about good opinion writing

-take notes from an article


 

Reading an Article and Taking Notes:

 

Focus:

-Taking notes from an article

-Using graphic organizer to sort information


 

Writing Response to Research Questions

 

 

Focus:

Using multiple sources to write responses to research questions


-Reflecting on and revising responses to research questions


 

Writing an Essay Focus:

 

 

Focus:

-Using multiple sources to write essays



March 20-24
Due Date: 3/19/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade
  Mon.  Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri.

Reading 

Unit 8:

Determining Important Ideas

 

Read-aloud strategy

“Banning Tag”

 

 

Focus:

-thinking about important things in the article

Share opinions

Read-aloud Guided strategy practice

“Smile- You’ve   Got Homework”

 

Focus:

-Reread the article and discuss reasons that support the author’s opinion


 

Read-aloud/      Guided strategy practice  

“Homework-who needs it?”

 

 

 

Focus:

-Determine Important Ideas


 

Guided strategy practice

Review opinion articles

 

 

 

Focus:

-compare and contrast articles


 

 

Reading Comprehension Test:

 

 

Week 22

VOCABULARY QUIZ

Writing 

Writing Performance Task

Preparation- Narrative writing


 

Pair students & introduce the performance task

Focus:

-Reread the article and take notes as a class in pairs

-Watch & discuss vid


 

Reading a travel guide and taking notes

 

 

 

Focus:

-reread the travel guide

-take notes as a class and in pairs


 

Writing responses to research questions

 

Focus:

-Read and discuss  questions as a class, in pairs, and write answers


 

Writing a story

 

 

Focus:

-Introduce and discuss the story-writing task


-Model planning and starting a story


 

Revising & Proofreading a story

 

 

Focus:

-Discuss your story and facilitate rereading of stories

-Share and reflect



March 6-10, 2017
Due Date: 3/5/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

*NO VOCABULARY THIS WEEK due to Case 21 Tests! :)

Monday:

  • Case 21 Writing at 9am
  • Exploring Opinion Writing
  • Catch up on Make-up Work
  • Independent Reading

Tuesday:

  • Case 21 Reading
  • Exploring Opinion Writing
  • Independent Reading

Wednesday:

  • Case 21 Math
  • Exploring Opinion Writing
  • Independent Reading

Thursday:

  • Exploring Opinion Writing
  • Independent Reading and Guided Reading Groups

Friday:

  • Exploring Opinion Writing
  • Independent Reading and Guided Reading Groups


February 13-17
Due Date: 2/10/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade
  Mon.  Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri.

Reading 

Unit 7:

Wondering/ Questioning

Expository Nonfiction

 

Read-aloud/
Strategy Lesson:
-Flashy Fantastic Rain Forest Frogs
Focus:
-Hearing and discussing part of an expository nonfiction book
-Using schema to tell what they think they know about the topic of the book
-Using wondering/ questioning to make sense of the book
-Identifying what they learn from the book
 
-Referring to the text to support their thinking

 

Read-aloud/ Guided Strategy Practice:
-Flashy Fantastic Rain Forest Frogs
Focus:
-Hearing and discussing part of an expository nonfiction book
--Using wondering/ questioning to make sense of the book
-Identifying what they learn from
the book
-Referring to the text to support
their thinking

 

Read-aloud/ Guided Strategy Practice:
-Flashy Fantastic Rain Forest Frogs
Focus:
-Hearing and discussing part of an
expository nonfiction book
-Using wondering/ questioning to make sense of the book
-Identifying what they learn from
the book
-Referring to the text to support
their thinking

 

Independent
Strategy Practice
Focus:
-Reading independently
-Wondering about expository nonfiction texts prior to reading
-Using wondering/ questioning tp make sense of the texts
-Identifying what they learn from expository texts and referring to the texts to support
their reading
 

 

Reading Comprehension Test:

 

 

Week 21

VOCABULARY QUIZ

Writing 

Genre: 

Expository Non-Fiction

Animal Research

Drafting and Pair Conferring
Focus:
-Developing the topic with facts, definitions, and details
 
Drafting and Pair Conferring
Focus:
-Using transitional words and phrases
 
Drafting and Pair Conferring
Focus:
-Drafting
 
Drafting and Pair Conferring
Focus:
-Illustrations and captions
 
Drafting and Pair Conferring
Focus:
-Illustrations and captions


February 6-10
Due Date: 2/3/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade
  Mon.  Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri.

Reading 

Unit 6:

Text Features

 

Read-aloud:
-Brave Harriet
Focus:
-Hearing and discussing part of a
narrative nonfiction book
-Identifying what they learn from
the book
-Wondering about the book

 

Read-aloud:
-Brave Harriet
Focus:
-Hearing and discussing part of a
narrative nonfiction book
-Identifying what they learn from
the book
-Wondering about the book
-Referring to the text to support
their thinking

 

Read-aloud:
-Brave Harriet
Focus:
-Hearing and discussing part of a
narrative nonfiction book
-Identifying what they learn from
the book
-Wondering about the book
-Referring to the text to support
their thinking

 

Independent
Strategy Practice
Focus:
-Reading independently
-Identifying what they learn from
their reading
-Wondering about their reading

 

Reading Comprehension Practice:

 

-10 questions

 

Week 20

VOCABULARY QUIZ

Writing 

Genre: 

Non-Fiction

Animal Research

Selecting and Completing
Drafts:
“About Kevin Henkes"
Focus:
-Kevin Henkes
 
Analyzing and Revising
Drafts
Focus:
-Developing characters
 
Analyzing and Revising
Drafts
Focus:
-Developing plot and
using temporal words
and phrases
 
Analyzing and Revising
Drafts
Focus:
-Endings that bring a story’s events to a close
 
Pair Conferring
Focus:
-Character and
plot


January 9-13
Due Date: 1/13/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade
  Monday
Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Reading 

Unit 5:

Wondering

& Questioning 

Read-aloud:
-Brave Harriet
Focus:
-Hearing and discussing part of a
narrative nonfiction book
-Identifying what they learn from
the book
-Wondering about the book

 

Read-aloud:
-Brave Harriet
Focus:
-Hearing and discussing part of a
narrative nonfiction book
-Identifying what they learn from
the book
-Wondering about the book
-Referring to the text to support
their thinking

 

Read-aloud:
-Brave Harriet
Focus:
-Hearing and discussing part of a
narrative nonfiction book
-Identifying what they learn from
the book
-Wondering about the book
-Referring to the text to support
their thinking

 

Independent
Strategy Practice
Focus:
-Reading
independently
-Identifying what
they learn from
their reading
-Wondering about
their reading

Practice

Reading Comprehension Test:

 -A Final Journey

-10 questions

Writing 

Genre: 

Expository

Non-Fiction

Week 2, Day 1

Exploring Nonfiction

Into the Sea

 

Focus: *Following one individual


 

Week 2, Day 1

Exploring Nonfiction

Into the Sea

 

Focus: *Following one individual


 

Week 2, Day 1

Exploring Nonfiction

Into the Sea

 

Focus: *Following  one   individual


 

 

 

Week 2, Day 4

Meeting an Author & Exploring Nonfiction

“About Joanna Ryder”

 

Quick-write:

* What I want to know about an animal


 

Week 2, Day 5

Exploring Non-Fiction and Peer Conferring

 

Focus:

Listing animals  and narrowing choices



November 28-December 2
Due Date: 11/28/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade
  Mon.  Tues. Wed. Thurs. Fri.

Reading 

Unit 5:

Wondering

& Questioning 

Read-aloud:
-Brave Harriet
Focus:
-Hearing and discussing part of a
narrative nonfiction book
-Identifying what they learn from
the book
-Wondering about the book

 

Read-aloud:
-Brave Harriet
Focus:
-Hearing and discussing part of a
narrative nonfiction book
-Identifying what they learn from
the book
-Wondering about the book
-Referring to the text to support
their thinking

 

Read-aloud:
-Brave Harriet
Focus:
-Hearing and discussing part of a
narrative nonfiction book
-Identifying what they learn from
the book
-Wondering about the book
-Referring to the text to support
their thinking

 

Independent
Strategy Practice
Focus:
-Reading independently
-Identifying what they learn from
their reading
-Wondering about their reading

 

Practice

Reading Comprehension Test:

 -A Final Journey

-10 questions

Writing 

Genre: 

Drafting Fiction

Selecting and Completing
Drafts:
“About Kevin Henkes"
Focus:
-Kevin Henkes
 
Analyzing and Revising
Drafts
Focus:
-Developing characters
 
Analyzing and Revising
Drafts
Focus:
-Developing plot and
using temporal words
and phrases
 
Analyzing and Revising
Drafts
Focus:
-Endings that bring a story’s events to a close
 
Pair Conferring
Focus:
-Character and
plot
 


November 7-11
Due Date: 11/6/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade
           MONDAY       
TUESDAY WEDNES. THURS. FRIDAY

MAKING MEANING (Reading)

 

Week 13 Vocabulary daily

(check link)

Read Aloud

Guided Strategy Practice:

Brave Irene

 

Focus:

~Hearing and discussing a story

~Using wondering and questioning to understand the story

~Referring to the text to support their thinking

 

NO SCHOOL

GO VOTE!


Guided Strategy Practice:

Brave Irene

 

Focus:

~Hearing a story again to build comprehension

~Using students' questions to discuss the story

~Referring to the text to support thinking

~Writing in reading journals


Guided Strategy Practice:

Brave Irene

 

Focus:

~Making inferences about the main character in a story

~Referring to the text to support their thinking


 Ind. Strategy Practice:

 

Focus:

~Read Independently

~Using "Stop and Ask Questions" as they read independentl

~Using their questions to discuss what they read

~Referring to the text to support their thinking

Week 13 Vocab. Quiz

BEING A Writer

 

Grammar daily

This week: Possessive Pronouns


Exploring Fiction: 

Tacky the Penquin

*Focus:

~Imaginary characters

 

NO SCHOOL!

GO VOTE!

Exploring Fiction:

If You Were a Writer

 

*Focus:

~Realistic or imaginary fiction stories

Drafting Fiction:

If You Were a Writer

 

*Quick-write

~Interesting people

 

Drafting Fiction and Pair Conferring:

 

*Quick-write

~"What if?"

POSSESSIVE PRONOUN QUIZ

 



October 31-November 4
Due Date: 10/30/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade
           MONDAY       
TUESDAY WEDNES. THURS. FRIDAY

MAKING MEANING (Reading)

 

Week 12 Vocabulary daily

(check link)

Read Aloud

Guided Strategy Practice:

 

 

Mailing May

 

Focus:

~Hearing and discussing a story

~Using "Stop and Ask Questions" to think about story

~Discussing a problem in story

 


Guided  Strategy Practice:

 

Mailing May

 

Focus:

~Hearing a story again to build comprehension

~Using students' questions to discuss the story

~Make inferences to understand the story

~Referring to the text to support thinking

~Writing in reading journals


Guided Strategy Practice:

 

Mailing May

 

Focus:

~Hearing parts of a story again

~Visualizing parts of the story

~Drawing and writing about mental images


Ind. Strategy Practice:

 

Focus:

~Read Independently

~Using "Stop and Ask Questions" as they read independently

~Using their questions to discuss what they read

~Referring to the text to support their thinking


 Ind. Strategy Practice:

 

Focus:

~Read Independently

~Using "Stop and Ask Questions" as they read independentl

~Using their questions to discuss what they read

~Referring to the text to support their thinking

Week 12 Vocab. Quiz

BEING A Writer

 

Grammar daily

This week: Pronouns


 

Exploring and Drafting Personal Narrative:

 "First Day of School"

 

*Focus:

~Remembering the first day of school

Exploring and Drafting Personal Narrative:

"Believing in Myself"

 

*Quick-write

~Perseverance through challenges

Exploring and Drafting Personal Narrative:

"How I Saved a Dog's Life"

 

*Focus:

~Learning situations

Exploring Personal Narrative and Pair Conferring:

 

 

*Focus:

~Temporal words and phrases



October 10-14, 2016
Due Date: 10/8/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade
  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNES. THURS.   FRIDAY  

MAKING MEANING (Reading)

 

Week 9 Vocabulary daily

(check link)

 



NO SCHOOL


Read Aloud:

 

Alexander, Who's Not (Do you hear me?) Going to Move

 

Focus:

 

~Hearing and discussing a story

 

~Discussing the main character's problem in the story

~Make text-to-text connections


Strategy Lesson:

 

Alexander, Who's Not (Do you hear me?) Going to Move

 

Focus:

 

~Hearing a story again to build comprehension

 

~Making inferences about the main character in the story

 

~Exploring if and how the main character changes

~Referring to the text to support their thinking


Independent Strategy Practice:

 

 

 

Focus:

 

~Read Independently

 

~Making inferences about  characters in independent reading

 

~Exploring problems main characters face

~Referring to the text to support their thinking

~Writing in their reading journals

Independent Strategy Practice:

 

Focus:

 

~Read Independently

 

~Making inferences about  characters in independent reading

 

~Exploring problems main characters face

 

~Referring to the text to support their thinking

 

Week 9 Vocabulary Quiz

BEING A Writer

 

Grammar daily

This week: Common and Proper Nouns


 NO SCHOOL!!

Exploring and Drafting Personal Narrative:

 "First Day of School"

 

*Focus:

~Remembering the first day of school

Exploring and Drafting Personal Narrative:

"Believing in Myself"

 

*Quick-write

~Perseverance through challenges

Exploring and Drafting Personal Narrative:

"How I Saved a Dog's Life"

 

*Focus:

~Learning situations

Exploring Personal Narrative and Pair Conferring:

 

 

*Focus:

~Temporal words and phrases



September 26-30, 2016
Due Date: 9/26/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade
  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNES. THURS.   FRIDAY  

MAKING MEANING (Reading)

 

Week 7 Vocabulary daily

(check link)

Read Aloud:

Boundless Grace

Focus:

~Hearing and discussing a story

~Discussing the main character's problem in the story

~Making inferences about the main character in the story

~Discussing the setting in the story

Strategy Lesson:

Boundless Grace

Focus:

~Hearing a story again to build comprehension

~Making inferences about the main character in the story

~Referring to the text to support their thinking

Strategy Lesson:

Boundless Grace

Focus:

~Making inferences about the main character in the story

~Explore how the main character changes

~Referring to the text to support their thinking

 

Independent Strategy Practice:

Amazing Grace

Focus:

~Hearing and discussing a story

~Making inferences about main character in the story

~Discussing the lesson, or message, in the story

~Comparing and contrasting two books by the same author

Catch up day...

*small groups

 

Week 7 Vocabulary Quiz

BEING A Writer

 

Grammar daily

This week: Common and Proper Nouns

Exploring Personal Narrative:

Grandma's Records

 

*Quick-write

~Experiences with loved ones

 

Exploring Personal Narrative:

 Our House

 

*Focus:

~Writing about the home

Exploring and Drafting Personal Narrative:

Chores

 

*Quick-write

~Sensory Details

Exploring and Drafting Personal Narrative:

My Father's Hands

 

*Focus:

~Sensory Details

Exploring and Drafting Personal Narrative:

 

 

 

 

*Focus:

 

~Sensory Details

 

 

 



September 18-22, 2017
Due Date: 9/19/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade
  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNES. THURS.   FRIDAY  

MAKING MEANING (Reading)

 

Week 6 Vocabulary daily

(check link)

Read Aloud:

Julius, the Baby of the World

Focus:

~Hearing and discussing a story

~Discussing the main character's problem in the story

Strategy Lesson:

Julius, the Baby of the World

Focus:

~Hearing a story again to build comprehension

~Making inferences about the main character in the story

~Referring to the text to support their thinking

Strategy Lesson:

Julius, the Baby of the World

Focus:

~Learning discussion prompts

~Using illustrations to make inferences about characters

~Referring to the text to support their thinking

 

Independent Strategy Practice:

Focus:

~Reading independently

~Making inferences about characters in independent reading

~Referring to the text to support their thinking

*COLD READ (grade)

 

Week 6 Vocabulary Quiz

BEING A Writer

 Personal Narratives

Grammar daily

This week: Singular and Plural Nouns

Exploring Personal Narratives

Grandma's Records

 

Quick-Write:

Experiences with loved ones

Exploring Personal Narratives

"Our House"

 

Focus:

Writing about home

Exploring and Drafting Personal Narratives:

"Chores"

 

Quick-Write:

Sensory Details

Exploring and Drafting Personal Narratives:

 

My Father's Hands

 

Focus:

Sensory Details

 Exploring and Drafting Personal Narratives:

 

Focus:

Sensory Details

                                                               
  



September 12-16, 2016
Due Date: 9/16/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade
  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNES. THURS.   FRIDAY  

MAKING MEANING (Reading)

 

Week 5 Vocabulary daily

(check link)

Read Aloud:

The Paper Bag Princess

Focus:

~Hearing and discussing a story

~Discussing the main character's problem in the story

Strategy Lesson:

The Paper Bag Princess

Focus:

~Hearing a story again to build comprehension

~Making inferences about the main character in the story

~Referring to the text to support their thinking

Strategy Lesson:

The Paper Bag Princess

Focus:

~Learning discussion prompts

~Using illustrations to make inferences about characters

~Referring to the text to support their thinking

 

Independent Strategy Practice:

Focus:

~Reading independently

~Making inferences about characters in independent reading

~Referring to the text to support their thinking

Catch up day...

*small groups

 

Week 5 Vocabulary Quiz

BEING A Writer

 

Grammar daily

This week: Review Sentences-simple, compound, & complex

Getting Ideas for Sensory Details:

"Hello Ocean"

*Quick Write:
Sensory details about a place

Getting Ideas for Sensory Details:

In November

*Focus:

Sensory words about a month

Getting Ideas and Sharing:

 

*Focus:

Sharing a favorite sentnece

 

 

Grammar/

Writing quiz

 



September 6-9, 2016
Due Date: 9/6/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade
  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNES. THURS.   FRIDAY  

MAKING MEANING (Reading)

 

Week 4 Vocabulary daily

(check link)

Read Aloud:

Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes Later)

Focus:

~Hearing and discussing a story

~Visualizing to understand and enjoy the story

~Distinguishing their points of view from those of characters in story

Read Aloud/Guided Strategy Practice:

Aunt Flossie's Hats (and Crab Cakes Later)

Focus:

~Hearing a part of a story again to build comprehension

~Visualizing to enjoy and understand story

~Drawing and writing about their mental images

Independent Strategy Practice:

Focus:

~Visualizing to enjoy and understand texts read independently 

 

Independent Strategy Practice:

Focus:

~Visualizing to enjoy and understand texts read independently

~Writing in their reading journals

Catch up day...

*small groups

 

Week 4 Vocabulary Quiz

BEING A Writer

 

Grammar daily

This week: Complex Sentences

Getting Ideas for Writing:

"Atlantic"

*Quick-Write:

Using 'I'

Getting Ideas and Pair Conferring:

"I Wonder Why the Sea is Salty"

*Quick-Write: Nonfiction Questions

Getting Ideas for Sensory Details:

"Hello Ocean"

*Quick Write:
Sensory details about a place

 

Getting Ideas for Sensory Details:

In November

*Focus:

Sensory words about a month

 

Getting Ideas and Sharing:

 

*Focus:

Sharing a favorite sentnece



AUGUST 29-September 2, 2016
Due Date: 8/29/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade
  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNES. THURS.   FRIDAY  
MAKING MEANING (Reading)

Read Aloud:

"The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock"

Focus:

~Hearing and discussing a poem

~Visualizing to understand and enjoy the poem

Guided Strategy Practice:

"The SpookyTail of Prewitt Peacock"

Focus:

~Hearing parts of a story again to build comprehension

~Visualizing to enjoy and understand

~Discussing a character's feelings

Independent Strategy Practice:

Focus:

~Visualizing to enjoy and understand texts read independently 

~Connecting their mental images to the texts

Guided Strategy Practice:

Focus:

~Visualizing to enjoy and understand texts read independently 

~Connecting their mental images to the texts

~Learning how to use a reading journal

Catch up day...

*reteach

*review

*small groups

BEING A Writer

Getting Ideas from Poetry

"Silver Seeds"

*FOCUS: Acrostic Poems

Getting Ideas from Nonfiction:

"Oceans and Seas"

*Quick Write:
Nonfiction topics

Getting Ideas for Writing:

"Atlantic"

*Quick-Write:

Using 'I'

Getting Ideas and Pair Conferring:

"I Wonder Why the Sea is Salty"

*Quick-Write: Nonfiction Questions

Getting Ideas for Sensory Details:

"Hello Ocean"

*Quick Write:
Sensory details about a place

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We will continue developing a classroom community and working on a going over classroom procedures (Book Shopping, Independent Reading, Guided Reading, etc). These procedures will help the classroom lessons run smoothly which will help students grow as readers and writers.

Have a great week!

 



September 14-18, 2015
Due Date: 9/14/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Math:

  • Monday-Test over word problems, rounding, and reading bar graphs  (Students received study guide last week that we have been working on in class and it's been assigned for homework. Please sign and return)
  • Tuesday-Friday: Strategies of Multiplication 
          • Arrays
          • Repeated Addition
          • Drawing a Picture
          • Commutative Property of Multiplication 
  • 10s Multiplication Facts (5 minute fluency quiz on Friday)

Reading:

  • Unit 1: Week 5: "Stories Worth Telling Again and Again"
  • Skills: Determining Theme and Moral of stories, Compare/Contrast trickster tales
  • Revisiting the life of author Paul Gobble
  • Cold Read on Friday

Grammar:

  • Review of the types of sentences:
        • Simple (independent clause): Subject/Verb
        • Compound: two simple sentences joined together with a comma and a coordinating conjunction (FANBOYS)
        • Complex: An independent clause joined with a dependent clause using a subordinating conjunction 
  • Editing and Publishing a piece of our writing 


Week of December 1-6
Due Date: 12/1/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Math: Area (took notes on Wednesday)

Reading: Reading "Amos and Boris" (my FAVORITE book) and "The Storm". SKills include: predicting, inferencing, character traits, and comparing/contrasting. We are also reading "Charlotte's Web" Chapters 5-7 as a class. Our spelling and vocabulary words come from this book and will be tested on vocabulary and comprehension

Grammar: Compound and Complex Sentences

Writing:

Science: Water Cycle

Social Studies: Location of continents and oceans and using map tools. Using a map to answer questions



Week of October 27-31
Due Date: 10/27/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Math:

  • Multiplication and Division Word Problems
  • Study guide to work on for Homework on Monday night
  • Multiplication/Division Word Problem Test on Wednesday

Reading:

  • Continue reading about the sea-Non Fiction Texts
  • Main Idea and Details
  • Summarizing
  • Figurative Language
    • Simile: comparing two unlike things using 'like' or 'as'
    • Metaphor: comparing two unlike things NOT using 'like' or 'as'
    • Personification: giving human characteristics to a non-human thing

Grammar/Writing:

  • Continue to research our "water" animal

Science:

  • Habitats
  • Ecosystem Project assigned this week -on Tuesday

 



Week of October 6-10 2014
Due Date: 10/6/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Math:

  • Review Properties of Multiplication (Associative, Commutative, & Distributive)
  • Multiplication and Division Fact Families (4x5=20, 5x4=20, 20/4=5, 20/5=4)
  • Modeling Diving with Repeated Subtraction, Equal Groups, and Arrays

Reading:

  • Starting Unit 2 this week: "Under the Sea"
  • Focus this week is understanding the importance and purposes of Non-Fiction Text Features
  • Mentor Text read in class will be Shark Attack, The Cod's Tale, and an article called "Summer of the Sharks"

Grammar/Writing:

  • Making our writing more vivid and descriptive by using Adjectives and Adverbs
  • Adjectives modify (describe) nouns (what kind, which one, how many)
  • Adverbs modify verbs (tell us how, when, where something is done)

Social Studies:

  • Tools to describe the connections among the people, places, and environment of the community
  • Using maps and globes to find relative and absolute locations in regard to different communities

Science:

  • Vertebrates and Invertebrates
  • Adaptations


Week of February 24-28
Due Date: 1/21/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

This week in our classroom:

Math: 

  1. Multiplication Fluency quiz on Monday: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 and 10
  2. Equivalent Fractions
  3. Begin Comparing and Ordering Fractions at the end of the week

Reading:

  1. Reading Skills: Parts of a Book, Classification, and Author's Purpose
  2. Reading many Biographies of Noteable People in History

 

Grammar/Writing:

  1. Writing Biographies on a Selected Famous Person

Science:

  1. Digestive System


Week of October 21-25
Due Date: 10/20/2013
Subject: 3rd Grade

This week in our classroom......

Math:

  • New multiplication facts 3 and 6 (adding to 0,1,2,5,10)
  • Properties of Multiplication
  • Monday:
    • Identity Property (any number times 1 is that number: ex. 8 x 1= 8)
    • Zero Property (any number multiplied by 0 is ZERO: ex. 8 x 0= 0)
    • Commutative Property (factors can be flipped and you will still get same product: ex. 3x4=12; 4x3=12)
  • Tuesday:
    • Associative Property: factors "associate" with different factors but product is the same: ex. 3x(2x2)=(3x2)x2
  • Wednesday:
    • Distributive Property: example: 3(7+4)= 3x7+3x4
  • Thursday: More Practice/activities to review properties
  • Friday: Daily grade on Properties and Math Fluency Quiz

Reading:

  • Continue working on Figurative Language (similes, metaphors, and personification
  • Will begin reading "Sarah, Plain and Tall"
  • Read Owl Moon and discuss the importance of vivid words for description and details
  • Visualization Strategy

English:

  • Adjectives
  • Parts of a Friendly Letter
  • Commas used correctly in Addresses

Science:

  • Finish up Adapatations
  • Begin discussing Habitats


Week of September 30-October 4
Due Date: 9/30/2013
Subject: 3rd Grade

Math:

  • Multiplication Facts: 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, and 10s (throughout the week) PLEASE STUDY THESE FACTS NIGHTLY!!!
  • Modeling Multiplication and Division
  • Monday and Tuesday: Reviewing Modeling Multiplication (study guide will be coming home)
  • Wednesday: Modeling Multiplication Assessment (3OA1 and 3OA3)
  • Thursday and Friday: Modeling Division

Reading: Unit 2- "Under the Sea"

  • Continue with Text Features
  • Comparing and Contrasting different texts
  • Summarizing using Main Idea and Details from text

English:

  • Steps of the Writing Process
  • Writing a story with a clear beginning, middle, and end
  • Mini-lesson on regular and irregular plural nouns
  • Animal Research

Science:

  • Vertebrates and Invertebrates
  • Animal Adaptations


Week of September 2-6
Due Date: 9/6/2013
Subject: 3rd Grade

Math:

  • Rounding (nearest tens, hundreds, and thousands)
  • Math Word Problems using addition, subtraction, and estimation to solve

Reading:

  • Continue reading "trickster tales" and identifying the lesson of the story 
  • We will be learning about one famous folktale author and illustrator: Paul Goble
  • Reading several of Goble's tales about Iktomi

English:

  • Pronouns:
  • Subject Pronouns: used in the subject of the sentence (I, you, he, she, it, they, we)
  • Object Pronouns: used after the verb in a sentence (me, you, him, her, it, them, us)
  • Possessive Pronouns: takes the place of nouns that show ownership (my, his, her, our, their, your, its)
  • Daily Grade on Pronouns: Friday


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