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Week of January 15-19
Due Date: 1/19/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

                 ELA:

Comprehension Focus-

·         The students will identify what they learn from a narrative nonfiction book.

·         They will use questioning/wondering to make sense of nonfiction.

·         They will also read independently.

 

Vocabulary Focus-

·         This will resume next week.

Grammar Focus-

·         The students will determine how to punctuate and capitalize titles of books.

·         Students will also review contractions and how they are used in writing.

 

Writing Focus-

Each nine-weeks we will be reviewing with students the process needed to properly “unpack” the prompt, plan, draft, revise and edit a writing task. In an effort to further support these developing skills, students will be given support and guidance for the first graded writing task of the nine weeks. This support and guidance could result in higher grades than students are able to achieve on their own. We will continue to model the process weekly, construct well-written examples in class as a whole group, with-peers and individually. For the remainder of the grading period, students will be expected to complete prompts by moving through the process independently.

Spelling Words

Review Week:

feet, read(2), need, mean, fifteen, sea, near, three, chased, September, shapes, writing, cares, racing, used(2), shared, third, burn, bird, under, easily, between, easy, reason, problem, common, suddenly, during, eat, first, feel, horse, large, store, March, north, forty, before, October, Thursday, wait, Saturday, May, those, main, over, hair, written, surface, modern, interest, return, dollar, doctor, half, country, breath, health, loose, lose, across, living, worse, wear, search, worst, climb, fourteen, fourth, prove, none, Monday, straight, eighteen, information, similar, maybe, always, afraid, explain

Vocabulary

We will resume vocabulary the week of January 22nd -26th.

MATH:

·         Divide a whole on a number line into equal parts.

·         Represent each equal part on a number line with a fraction.

·         Define the interval from 0 to 1 on a number line as the whole.

·         Recognize that the equal parts between 0 and 1 have fractional representation.

·         Explain that the endpoint of each equal part represents the total number of equal parts.

IXL Skills:

Review Skills: W. 1-8

New Skills: W. 9-14



Week of January 8-12
Due Date: 1/12/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

                 ELA:

Comprehension Focus-

·         The students will identify what they learn from a narrative nonfiction book.

·         They will use questioning/wondering to make sense of nonfiction.

·         They will also read independently.

 

Vocabulary Focus-

·         The students will learn six new words from last week’s book, Wilma Unlimited.

·         They will review the suffix –est to determine word meanings.

·         They will also review idioms, shades of meaning, and other previously learned words.

·         They will also build on their speaking and listening skills.

Grammar Focus-

·         The students will determine how to punctuate and capitalize titles of books.

·         Students will also review contractions and how they are used in writing.

 

Writing Focus-

·         The students will work on reading two passages and answering the prompt that is given in response to the text.

·         We will “unpack the prompt”. This is a strategy to help us know how to attack the end of the year writing test.

This will be for a grade!!

MATH:

·         Recognize a unit fraction 1/2 , 1/3, 1/4 , 1/6, and 1/8 as the quantity formed when the whole is partitioned into equal parts

·         Recognize fractional parts and explain the amount formed represents the number of parts compared to the whole

·         Express a fraction as the number of unit fraction

·         Relate fractions to geometry by expressing the area of part of the shape as a unit fraction of a whole.

IXL Skills:

New Skills: W. 1-12

Spelling Words

New Words

boat, low, grow, November, throat, snow, board, note, due, truth, toe, along, below, follow, window, machine

Review Words

Thursday, wait, Saturday, May, those, main, over, hair, none, Monday, straight, eighteen

Vocabulary

See the vocabulary page that is located in their take-home folder. It lists all 21 words that will be tested on 1/12. They also have them in their vocabulary flashcards. The new words have red dots.



December 11-15
Due Date: 12/15/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

                 ELA:

Comprehension Focus-

·         The students will be reviewing skills they have learned this semester.

·         We will dive back into focused comprehension lessons when we return from Christmas.

·         The students will read independently.

 

Grammar Focus-

·         The students will use what they have learned this semester in grammar and apply it in their Case 21 Writing test.

 

Writing Focus-

·         The students will work on reading a passage and answering the prompt that is given in response to the text.

We will “unpack the prompt”. This is a strategy to help us know how to attack the end of the year writing test.

 

MATH:

 

·         The students will solve two-step word problems using adding and subtraction. They will represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. They will also use rounding to assess the reasonableness of answers.

 

·         The students will draw a scaled picture and bar graph to represent a set of data with several categories.

 

·         They will also solve one & two-step word problems using info from the graphs.

 

IXL Skills:

 

Review Skills: M. 8, M.11, O.5

 

New Skills: U. 5, 6, 7, 10, & 11

Vocabulary

See the vocabulary page that is located in their take-home folder. It lists all 21 words that will be tested when we return from Christmas Break. They also have them in their vocabulary flashcards. The new words have red dots. J

Science

We are learning about the different spheres of the Earth.



December 4-8
Due Date: 12/8/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

                 ELA:

Comprehension Focus-

·         The students use questioning/wondering to understand a story.

·         They will think about whether their questions are answered in the story.

·         They will also make inferences about the main character in a story.

·         The students will read independently.

 

Grammar Focus-

·         The students will recognize and use compound and complex sentences.

 

Writing Focus-

·         The students will work on reading a passage and answering the prompt that is given in response to the text.

·         We will “unpack the prompt”. This is a strategy to help us know how to attack the end of the year writing test.

 

MATH:

 

·         The students will solve two-step word problems using adding and subtraction. They will represent these problems using equations with a letter standing for the unknown quantity. They will also use rounding to assess the reasonableness of answers.

 

·         The students will draw a scaled picture and bar graph to represent a set of data with several categories.

 

·         They will also solve one & two-step word problems using info from the graphs.

Vocabulary

See the vocabulary page that is located in their take-home folder. It lists all 21 words that will be tested when we return from Christmas Break. They also have them in their vocabulary flashcards. The new words have red dots.

 

Science

 

We are learning about the different spheres of the Earth.



Week of Nov. 13-17
Due Date: 11/17/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELA:

Comprehension Focus-

·         The students use questioning/wondering to understand a story.

·         They will think about whether their questions are answered in the story.

·         They will also make inferences about the main character in a story.

·         The students will read independently.

 

Grammar Focus-

·         The students will recognize and use compound and complex sentences.

 

Writing Focus-

·         The students will work on reading a passage and answering the prompt that is given in response to the text.

We will “unpack the prompt”. This is a strategy to help us know how to attack the end of the year writing test.

 

Spelling Words:

 

New Words:

 

March, horse, store, large, October, forty, before, north, fourteen, climb, prove, fourth, dollar, similar, doctor, information

 

Old Words:

 

under, bird, burn, third, first, during, feel, eat, wear, worse, worst, search, surface, return, modern, interest

 

MATH:

 

·         The students will explore area using different strategies such as “tiling” and using the distributive property to find the area of a figure.

 

·         They will find the area of irregular shapes.

 

 

 

IXL Skills for this week:

 

 

 

Review: FF. 6,7,8,9,10, & 13, 14

Science

We are learning about the different spheres of the Earth.



Week of November 6-10
Due Date: 11/10/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

                 ELA:

Vocabulary Focus-

·         The students will learn six words from last week’s book, Mailing May.

·         The students review synonyms and antonyms.

·         The students will review shades of meaning.

·         They will discuss the prefix -im.

 

 

Comprehension Focus-

·         The students use questioning/wondering to understand a story.

·         They will think about whether their questions are answered in the story.

·         They will also make inferences about the main character in a story.

·         The students will read independently.

 

 

Grammar Focus-

·         The students will recognize and use adverbs.

 

 

Writing Focus-

·         The students will work on reading a passage and answering the prompt that is given in response to the text.

We will “unpack the prompt”. This is a strategy to help us know how to attack the end of the year writing test.

 

Spelling Words:

 

New Words:

 

under, bird, burn, third, first, during, feel, eat, wear, worse, worst, search, surface, return, modern, interest

 

Old Words:

 

shapes, chased, writing, September, cares, used(2), racing, shared, lose, loose, living, across, common, problem, written, suddenly

 

Vocabulary

 

slog- walk slowly and heavily, as if you are walking through deep snow or mud

 

commence- begin or start

 

flabbergasted- very surprised, or shocked or astonished

 

permissible- allowed or permitted

 

impermissible- not allowed or permitted

 

adventuresome- you are feeling bold and ready for an adventure

 

Science

 

We are still learning about different types of rocks and how they form.

 

MATH:

 

·         The students will explore area using different strategies such as “tiling” and using the distributive property to find the area of a figure.

 

·         They will find the area of irregular shapes.

 

 

 

IXL Skills for this week:

 

 

 

Review: FF. 6,7,8,9,10, & 13, 14

 

New: FF. 14



Oct. 30- Nov. 3
Due Date: 11/3/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELA:

Vocabulary Focus-

·         The students will learn six words from last week’s book, A Day’s Work.

·         The students review idioms and multiple meaning words.

·         They will also review the prefix –re.

 Comprehension Focus-

·         The students will ask questions to make inferences about a story.

·         They will think about whether their questions are answered in the story.

·         They will also visualize parts of a story.

·         The students will read independently.

 Grammar Focus-

·         The students will recognize and use adverbs.

 Writing Focus-

·         The students will hear and discuss expository nonfiction.

·         They will explore different ways to organize and present information in nonfiction.

·         The students will begin reading and writing about animals that interest them.

They will cultivate a curiosity about nonfiction topics.

 

Spelling Words:

 

 

New Words:

shapes, chased, writing, September, cares, used(2), racing, shared, lose, loose, living, across, common, problem, written, suddenly

Vocabulary

shuffle- slide the feet along the ground or floor while walking OR mix playing cards to change their order

swarm- large group of people or insects that gather or move together

urgent- very important

motion- tell someone something through a movement of the hand, head, or other part of the body

prowl- move quietly, or secretly, trying not to be seen or heard

blow your top- get very angry

 

MATH:

 

·         The students will explore area using different strategies such as “tiling” and using the distributive property to find the area of a figure.

 

·         They will find the area of irregular shapes.

 

·         They will continue working on units of measurement (grams, kilograms, liters, and milliliters) within word problems.

 

Add in 3s & 6s to fact fluency!!

 

IXL Skills for this week:

 

Review: BB. 13, 14, 15, 16, & 21

 

New: FF. 6,7,8,9,10, & 13, 14

Science

We are still learning about different types of rocks and how they form.



Week of October 23-27
Due Date: 10/27/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELA:

Vocabulary Focus-

·         The students will learn six words from last week’s book, The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses.

·         The students will review synonyms and antonyms.

·         They will review the suffix –ful.

·         They will also review using context to determine word meanings.

 Comprehension Focus-

·         The students will use wondering/questioning to understand a story.

·         They will think about whether their questions are answered in the story.

·         They will make predictions about a story.

·         They will discuss the lesson of a story

·         The students will read independently.

 Grammar Focus-

·         The students will recognize and use adverbs.

 Writing Focus-

·         The students will hear and discuss expository nonfiction.

·         They will explore different ways to organize and present information in nonfiction.

·         The students will begin reading and writing about animals that interest them.

·         They will cultivate a curiosity about nonfiction topics.

 

Spelling Words:

 

Review Week:

 

dishes, planned, sitting, missing, grass, brings, lost, sent, wrong, cross, edge, match, sticks, bridge, scratch, felt, plenty, quickly, happy, fifty, forest, island, famous, picture, motion, kitchen, corner, empty, body, judge funny, gave, phone, page, nine, inside, live(2), strange, change, sixty, cent, fancy, city, pencil, strong, thin, rocks, broken, industry, hungry, sorry, angry, special, complete, die, dead, field, tie, would, head, school, should, push, gold, break, floor, chief, pretty, shoes, clothes, sign, chance, few, since, perhaps, paragraph, except, center, science, century

Vocabulary

belongings- things someone owns, or things that belong to someone

faint- not clear or strong OR become dizzy and lose consciousness

cling- hold onto someone or something very tightly

roam- wander or move about without any particular purpose or place to go

joyful- full of joy or very happy

sorrowful- full of sorrow or very sad

 

Science

 

We are still learning about different types of rocks and how they are formed.

 

 

MATH:

 

·         The students will continue working on elapsed time with word problems.

 

·         They will also be working on units of measurement (grams, kilograms, liters, and milliliters) within word problems.

 

Add in 3s & 6s to fact fluency!!

 

IXL Skills for this week:

 

Continue with last week’s skills.

 

 

 

BB. 13, 14, 15, 16, & 21



Week of October 16-20
Due Date: 10/20/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

                 ELA:

Vocabulary Focus-

·         The students will learn six words from last week’s book, Alexander, Who’s Not (Do you hear me? I mean it! Going to Move.

·         The students will review synonyms and the prefix –re.

·         They will also review shades of meaning.

 

 

Comprehension Focus-

·         The students will use wondering/questioning to understand a story.

·         They will think about whether their questions are answered in the story.

·         They will refer to the text to support their thinking.

·         The students will read independently.

 

 

Grammar Focus-

·         The students will recognize and use adverbs.

 

 

Writing Focus-

·         The students will continue writing about the Serengeti Plains and the Great Wildebeest Migration.

·         This is a performance task, and their final writing piece will be for a grade.

 

Spelling Words:

 

New Words:

 

Feet, mean, read(2), need, near, fifteen, three, sea, country, half, health, breath, between, reason, easy, easily

 

Review Words:

 

cent, city, fancy, sixty, rocks, strong, thin, pencil, chance, sign, since, few, center, science, except, century

 

Vocabulary

 

obstinate- stubborn

 

immature- childish or silly

 

mature- grown up or adult

 

fantasize- think about or imagine something that is pleasant or exciting but unlikely to happen in real life

 

barricade- block the way by putting up barriers or obstacles

 

reconsider- think again about a decision

 

MATH:

 

·         The students will tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes. They will solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes, e.g., by representing the problem on a number line diagram.

 

Add in 3s & 6s to fact fluency!!

 

IXL Skills for this week:

 

2nd Grade Skills (click on 2nd grade tab)- Q. 9&10

 

3rd Grade Skills- T. 6 & 7



Week of October 9-13
Due Date: 10/13/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELA:

Vocabulary Focus-

·         The students will learn six words from last week’s book, The Raft.

·         The students will discuss idioms.

·         They will review using context clues to determine word meaning.

·         They will also review shades of meaning.

 

Comprehension Focus-

·         The students will make inferences to understand characters.

·         They will explore narrative text structure through discussions of characters and the problems they face.

·         The students will explore character change.

·         They will discuss text structuresand context clues.

·         The students will read independently.

 

Grammar Focus-

·         The students will recognize and use adjectives.

 

Writing Focus-

·         The students will start to hear and discuss personal narratives.

·         Students will generate writing ideas from their own lives.

·         Students will visualize sensory details.

They will draft personal narratives, focusing on a single, interesting event or topic from their own lives.

 

Spelling Words:

 

New Words:

 

cent, city, fancy, sixty, rocks, strong, thin, pencil, chance, sign, since, few, center, science, except, century

 

 

 

Review Words:

gave, nine, page, phone, live(2), inside, change, strange, pretty, chief, clothes, shoes, perhaps, special, complete, paragraph

Vocabulary

reluctant-you do not want to do something

have eyes in the back of your head (idiom)- you seem to be aware of everything that is happening around you-even things you cannot see

cluttered- messy; things are scattered everywhere

handy- useful or easy to use

whoosh- move very fast

have a change of heart (idiom)- you change your opinion or the way you feel about something

MATH:

·         The students will tell and write time to the nearest minute and measure time intervals in minutes. They will solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of time intervals in minutes, e.g., by representing the problem on a number line diagram.

Add in 3s & 6s to fact fluency!!

IXL Skills for this week:

2nd Grade Skills (click on 2nd grade tab)- Q. 1-6

3rd Grade Skills- T. 1-3, 5

Science

We are about to dive into the Earth and it’s layers. We will also begin studying the different types of rocks.

 



Week of Oct. 2-6
Due Date: 10/6/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELA:

Vocabulary Focus-

·         The students will learn six words from last week’s book, Boundless Grace.

·         The students will review synonyms and multiple meaning words.

·         They will discuss the prefix –re.

Comprehension Focus-

·         The students will make inferences to understand characters.

·         They will explore narrative text structure through discussions of characters and the problems they face.

·         The students will explore character change.

·         They will discuss text structuresand context clues.

·         They will discuss the lesson in a story and explore character change.

·         The students will read independently.

Grammar Focus-

·         The students will recognize and use adjectives.

Writing Focus-

·         The students will start to hear and discuss personal narratives.

·         Students will generate writing ideas from their own lives.

·         Students will visualize sensory details.

They will draft personal narratives, focusing on a single, interesting event or topic from their own lives.

 

Spelling Words:

 

New Words:

 

gave, nine, page, phone, live(2), inside, change, strange, pretty, chief, clothes, shoes, perhaps, special, complete, paragraph

 

Review Words:

 

fifty, plenty, happy, quickly, body, empty, funny, judge, gold, push, floor, break, hungry, angry, sorry, industry

 

Vocabulary

 

particularly- especially or mainly

 

speechless- unable to speak because you are shocked, surprised, or very angry

 

reunite- come together again after being separated

 

cross- annoyed and angry

 

savory- pleasant to smell or taste

 

realize- become aware of something or understand something that you did not understand before

 

MATH:

 

·         Students will begin solving one-step word problems with all FOUR operations.

 

·         The students will be telling time to the nearest minute.

 

Practice 0,1,2,5,&10 multiplication facts!!

 

 

 

IXL Skills for this week:

 

M. 8 & 9

Science

Make sure to study the Science Study Guide and Vocabulary Words. These items will be tested the week of Oct. 2nd.



Week of Sept. 25-29
Due Date: 9/29/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

                 ELA:

Vocabulary Focus-

·         The students will learn six words from last week’s book, Julius, The Baby of the World.

·         The students will review synonyms.

·         They will review the suffix –est.

·         They will discuss the suffix -ful

 

Comprehension Focus-

·         The students will make inferences to understand characters.

·         They will explore narrative text structure through discussions of characters and the problems they face.

·         The students will explore character change.

·         They will discuss text structuresand context clues.

·         They will discuss the lesson in a story and explore character change.

·         The students will read independently.

 

Grammar Focus-

·         The students will recognize and use verbs (action, helping, and linking).

 

Writing Focus-

·         The students will start to hear and discuss personal narratives.

·         Students will generate writing ideas from their own lives.

·         Students will visualize sensory details.

·         They will draft personal narratives, focusing on a single, interesting event or topic from their own lives.

 

Vocabulary

 

doubtful- uncertain or unsure

 

nifty- very good, clever, or useful

 

ghastly- horrible

 

dazzle- amaze or impress

 

quiver- tremble or shake

 

command- order someone to do something

 

Spelling Words:

 

New Words:

 

Fifty, plenty, happy, quickly, body, empty, funny, judge, gold, push, floor, break, hungry, angry, sorry, industry

 

Review Words:

 

shopping, slammed, head, match, missing, wrong, edge, would, dead, cross, felt, bridge, school, sticks, brings, scratch, should, field, corner, kitchen

 

MATH:

 

·         They will also solve one-step word problems with multiplication & division.

 

·         Students will begin solving one-step word problems with all FOUR operations.

 

Practice 0,1,2,5,&10 multiplication facts!!

 

 

 

IXL Skills for this week:

 

H. 1, H. 4,5,6

 

L. 3, 4, 5



Week of Sept. 18-22
Due Date: 9/22/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELA:

Vocabulary Focus-

·         The students will learn six words from last week’s book, The Paper Bag Princess.

·         The students will review the prefix –un to determine word meanings.

·         The students will review synonyms, antonyms, and shades of meaning.

·         They will discuss using the suffix –est to determine word meanings.

Comprehension Focus-

·         The students will make inferences to understand characters.

·         They will explore narrative text structure through discussions of characters and the problems they face.

·         The students will informally consider a character’s point of view and distinguish it from their own.

·         They will discuss text structures and context clues. **See Back!**

·         The students will read independently.

Grammar Focus-

·         The students will recognize and use verbs (action, helping, and linking).

Writing Focus-

·         The students will start to hear and discuss personal narratives.

·         Students will generate writing ideas from their own lives.

·         Students will visualize sensory details.

They will draft personal narratives, focusing on a single, interesting event or topic from their own lives.

 

Spelling Words:

New Words:

shopping, slammed, head, match, missing, wrong, edge, would, dead, cross, felt, bridge, school, sticks, brings, scratch, should, field, corner, kitchen

 

Vocabulary

 

unfortunate- unlucky

 

fortunate- lucky

 

immense- huge or very large

 

fierce/fiercest- dangerous or violent

 

magnificent- great beauty or size

 

ungrateful- not thankful or not grateful

 

MATH:

 

·         The students will use multiplication & division strategies to find missing quantities.

 

·         They will also solve one-step word problems with multiplication & division.

 

·         Students will begin solving one-step word problems with all FOUR operations.

 

 

** Practice 0,1,2,5,&10 multiplication facts!!



Week of Sept 11-15
Due Date: 9/15/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELA:

Vocabulary Focus-

·         The students will learn six words from last week’s book, Aunt Flossie’s Hats (And Crab Cakes Later)

·         The students will use a print dictionary to determine a word’s meaning.

·         They will review words learned earlier.

·         They will also review synonyms and antonyms.

 Comprehension Focus-

·         The students will make inferences to understand characters.

·         They will explore narrative text structure through discussions of characters and the problems they face.

·         The students will read independently.

 Grammar Focus-

·         The students will recognize and use verbs (action, helping, and linking).

 Writing Focus-

·         The students will be completing their Writing Performance Task this week. We will be constructing a rough draft and final copy together.

 

** We are completing this TOGETHER in class! **

 

Vocabulary

 

floppy- soft and hanging down loosely

 

recall- remember

 

clatter- when things clatter, they bang together or rattle nosily

 

disaster- event such as a fire, flood, or storm that causes a lot of damage or suffering

 

celebration- happy event held to honor a special occasion

 

retrieve- bring or get something back

 

Spelling Words:

 

led, rich, add, with, which, fresh, check, thick, box, sand, glad, must, soft, trip, still, song, upon, began, until, begin, stands, milk, kings, plants, land, flat, held, kept, hands, glasses, passes, facts, length, eggs, spent, send, finger, family, hundred, person, hold, cold, full, pull, other, mother, laugh, month, mind, won’t, group, wind(2), bought, also, toward, father, bottom, ocean, children, travel

 

*ALL REVIEW THIS WEEK!

MATH:

·         The students will use multiplication & division strategies to find missing quantities.

·         They will also solve one-step word problems with multiplication & division.

** Practice 0,1,2,5,&10 multiplication facts!!



Week of Sept 4-8
Due Date: 9/8/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELA:

Vocabulary Focus-

·         The students will learn six words from last week’s book, The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock.

·         The students will use context clues to determine word meaning.

·         They will recognize shades of meaning.

·         They will also recognize synonyms.

 Comprehension Focus-

·         The students will visualize to make sense of the story.

·         They will informally use schema (background knowledge) and make inferences as they visualize.

·         The students will read independently.

 Grammar Focus-

·         The students will recognize and use verbs.

 Writing Focus-

·         The students will be working on a Writing Performance Task for the next week or so. They will read 2 different non-fiction articles, take notes, and respond to questions before writing a response about them.

** We are completing this TOGETHER in class! **

Spelling Words:

 

planned, missing, dishes, sitting, brings, grass, sent, lost, dead, die, tie, field

 

Review Words:

 

passes, glasses, facts, hands, length, send, eggs, spent, also, bought, father, toward

Vocabulary

 

flutter- wave or flap rapidly

 

clutch- grab or hold onto something tightly

 

dodge- move quickly to avoid someone or something

 

heartbreaking- very sad or upsetting

 

fury- great anger

 

bewildered- confused or puzzled

 

MATH:

 

·        The students will explore multiplication & division strategies.

 

 

 

** Practice 0,1,2,5,&10 multiplication facts!! **



Week of August 28- Sept 1
Due Date: 9/1/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELA:

Vocabulary Focus-

·         The students will learn six words from last week’s book, Seal.

·         The students will discuss shades of meaning.

·         The students will review words learned earlier.

·         The students will review synonyms.

·         They will build their speaking and listening skills.

Comprehension Focus-

·         The students will visualize to make sense of text.

·         They will informally use schema (background knowledge) and make inferences as they visualize.

·         They will discuss characters’ feelings.

·         The students will read independently.

Grammar Focus-

·         The students will recognize and use verbs.

Writing Focus-

·         The students will learn about a professional author’s writing practice.

·         They will review their recent drafts, and each select one to develop and publish.

·         The students will generate alternatives for overused words.

·         They will reread their writing critically and revise it.

·         Partners will begin to confer with each other and the teacher.

 

MATH:

 

·         The students will add and subtract within 1,000. This includes whole dollar amounts and subtracting across zeros.

 

·         The students will solve one-step addition and subtraction word problems.

 

·         The students will identify patterns in an addition table and explain using properties of operation.

Spelling Words:

Passes, glasses, facts, hands, length, send, eggs, spent, also, bought, father, toward

Review Words:

plants, stands, kings, milk, flat, kept, land, held, won’t, mind, wind(2), group

 

Vocabulary

 

swerve- change directions quickly, usually to avoid something

 

flick- move, or make something move, with a quick, sudden motion

 

speedy- fast

 

utter- say something or make some sort of sound

 

whoop- shout from excitement

 

plop- sit down heavily or put something down heavily



Week of August 21-25
Due Date: 8/25/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

                 ELA:

Vocabulary Focus-

·         The students will learn six words from last week’s book, Two Bobbies

·         The students will discuss using context to determine word meanings.

·         The students will review words learned earlier.

·         The students will discuss synonyms.

Comprehension Focus-

·         The students will visualize to make sense of text.

·         They will informally use schema(background knowledge) and make inferences as they visualize.

·         They will informally consider a character’s point of view and distinguish it from their own.

·         The students will begin Individualized Daily Reading (IDR) and read independently.

Grammar Focus-

·         The students will recognize and use pronouns.

Writing Focus-

·         The students will hear and discuss nonfiction writing.

·         They will explore prewriting techniques.

·         They will write freely about things that interest them.

·         Students will use sensory details in their writing.

·         Partners will begin to confer with each other.

 

MATH:

 

·         The students will add and subtract within 1,000. This includes whole dollar amounts and subtracting across zeros.

 

·         The students will solve one-step addition and subtraction word problems.

 

** These are the skills for the next 3 weeks or so. **

Spelling Words:

plants, stands, kings, milk, flat, kept, land, held, won’t, mind, wind(2), group

Review Words:

box, sand, glad, must, soft, trip, still, song, other, mother, laugh, month

 

Vocabulary

 

 

bustle- rush or hurry in an excited, noisy, or busy way

 

volunteer- offer to do something or help someone by choice

 

debris- scattered pieces of something that has been thrown away, broken, or destroyed

 

devastate- destroy or badly damage

 

ruckus- noisy confusion or excitement

lounge- sit or lie in a lazy or relaxed way

Science

 

We will be learning all about animal adaptations!

 

 

 



Week of August 14-18
Due Date: 8/18/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

                 ELA:

Vocabulary Focus-

·         The students will learn six words from last week’s book, Miss Nelson is Missing!

·         The students will recognize words with multiple meanings.

·         The students will use the prefix un- to determine word meanings.

·         The students will recognize antonyms.

 Comprehension Focus-

·         The students will make text-to-self connections.

·         They will explore using illustrations to make inferences about stories.

·         They will discuss the lesson in a story.

·         The students will begin Individualized Daily Reading (IDR) and read independently.

 Grammar Focus-

·         The students will recognize and use pronouns.

 Writing Focus-

·         The students will hear and discuss good writing.

·         They will explore prewriting techniques

·         They will write freely about things that interest them.

 

MATH:

 

·         The students will round to the nearest ten’s and hundred’s place.

 

·         The students will add and subtract within 1,000. This includes whole dollar amounts and subtracting across zeros.

 

·         The students will solve one-step addition and subtraction word problems.

 

** These are the skills for the next 3 weeks or so. **

Spelling Words:

box, must, glad, sand, song, still, trip, soft, mother, other, month, laugh, until, upon, begin, began

 

Vocabulary

 

 

whiz – move very fast

 

squirm – wiggle, or twist your body from side to side

 

rap – tap or hit something sharply and quickly; type of music in which words are spoken in a steady beat

 

snap – speak sharply or angrily

 

likely – probably will happen or is probably true

 

unlikely – not likely

 

Science

 

We will be learning all about animal adaptations!



Week of August 7-11
Due Date: 8/11/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills in ELA

·         Students will explore using illustrations to make inferences about a story.

·         Students will discuss character traits.

·         Students will discuss point of view.

·         Students will compare and contrast two stories by the same author.

·     Students will identify different types of nouns (common, proper, singular, plural, regular, irregular, and possessive).

Weekly Skills in Math

·         Adding within 1,000 using multiple strategies. This includes whole dollar amounts.

·         Rounding to the nearest ten’s and hundred’s place.

Writing

·         Students hear and discuss good writing.

·         Students will generate ideas for writing.

·         Students will write freely about things that interest them.

·         Students will learn about a professional author’s writing piece.

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