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May 7-11
Due Date: 5/11/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Reading/Comprehension: We’re continuing to concentrate A LOT of time on reading comprehension practice ---reviewing specific reading strategies, reading for details, eliminating answer choices, etc

Writing: We’ve been working on writing narratives from other points of view besides our own. Students will complete an assignment in which they have to write a story from someone else’s point of view this week for a grade.

 

Science –The students are learning all about magnets and magnetism!

 

Math: 2-step word problems with all four operations



April 30-May4
Due Date: 5/4/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Reading/Comprehension: We’re continuing to concentrate A LOT of time on reading comprehension practice ---reviewing specific reading strategies, reading for details, eliminating answer choices, etc

Writing: Practicing reading passages and responding to a prompt during a given amount of time

 

Science –The students have been learning about the water cycle AND the three states of matter (solids, liquids, and gases) and how they are related to the water cycle

 

Math: 1 and 2-step word problems with all four operations, adding & subtracting, elapsed time, measuring to the nearest inch, half inch and quarter inch, creating and interpreting line plots, fractions, interpreting bar graphs, volume & mass ***there will be a review assessment over these skills on Thursday



April 23-27
Due Date: 4/27/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Reading/Comprehension: We’re continuing to concentrate A LOT of time on reading comprehension practice ---reviewing specific reading strategies, reading for details, eliminating answer choices, etc

Grammar: editing passages for mistakes; dictionary skills; context clues

 

Writing: Practicing reading passages and responding to a prompt during a given amount of time

 

Science –The students have been learning about the water cycle AND the three states of matter (solids, liquids, and gases) and how they related to the water cycle

 

Math: 1 and 2-step word problems with all four operations, adding & subtracting, elapsed time, measuring to the nearest inch, half inch and quarter inch, creating and interpreting line plots, interpreting bar graphs, volume & mass ***there will be a review assessment over these skills NEXT Tuesday, maybe Wednesday



April 16-20
Due Date: 4/20/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Reading/Comprehension: We’re continuing to concentrate A LOT of time on reading comprehension practice ---reviewing specific reading strategies, reading for details, eliminating answer choices, etc

Grammar: editing passages for mistakes; dictionary skills

 

Writing: Practicing reading passages and responding to a prompt during a given amount of time

 

Math: 2-step word problems with all four operations; review of skills previously taught this year including quadrilaterals, one step word problems, adding & subtracting, elapsed time, interpreting graphs, volume & mass ***there will be a review assessment over these skills on Friday



April 9-13
Due Date: 4/13/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Reading/Comprehension: We’re concentrating A LOT of time on reading comprehension practice ---reviewing specific reading strategies, reading for details, eliminating answer choices, etc

Grammar: synonyms, antonyms, and homophones (we’ve covered these all year)

 

Writing: Practicing reading passages and responding to a prompt during a given amount of time

 

Math: 2-step word problems with all four operations; review of skills previously taught this year including quadrilaterals, one step word problems, adding & subtracting, elapsed time, interpreting graphs, volume & mass ***there will be a review assessment over these skills on Friday



April 3-6
Due Date: 4/6/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Reading/Comprehension: We’re concentrating A LOT of time on reading comprehension practice ---reviewing specific reading strategies, reading for details, eliminating answer choices, etc

Grammar: synonyms, antonyms, and homophones (we’ve covered these all year)

 

Writing: Students will be writing an informational essay about urban graffiti

 

Math: area and perimeter; 2-step word problems with all four operations; review of skills previously taught this year



March 26-29
Due Date: 3/29/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Reading/Comprehension: We’re continuing our unit on famous artists this week; students will be learning about artists like Picasso, Monet, Kandinsky, Da Vinci, Van Gogh, and O’Keefe and many more!

Grammar: reviewing nouns and pronouns

 

Math: polygons and attributes of quadrilaterals; area and perimeter; 2-step word problems with all four operations



March 5-9
Due Date: 3/9/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Reading/Comprehension: Non-Fiction Text Features and how they impact the article; what purpose do they serve in the text?

Grammar: commas, periods, and quotation marks in dialogue

 

Writing: Students will be writing an informational essay on Jackie Robinson for a grade

 

Science: Weathering & Erosion

Math: reviewing measurement & line plots (they’ll take the test on Tuesday ---because of Case 21 and me being out last week, they did not take it; reviewing 2-rstep word problems with all four operations



February 26-March 2
Due Date: 3/2/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Reading/Comprehension: Non-Fiction Text Features and how they impact the article; what purpose do they serve in the text?

Grammar: commas, periods, and quotation marks in dialogue

 

Writing: We’re revisiting what good INFORMATIONAL writing looks like. We’re reading articles together and writing informational essays together as practice.

 

Science: Weathering & Erosion

Math: measuring items to the nearest inch, half inch, and quarter inch; measuring lines & creating line plots; using data in line plots to answer questions; reviewing 2-rstep word problems with all four operations



February 20-23
Due Date: 2/23/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Reading/Comprehension: Non-Fiction Text Features and how they impact the article; what purpose do they serve in the text?

Grammar: commas in addresses

 

Writing: We’re revisiting what good INFORMATIONAL writing looks like. We’re reading articles together and writing informational essays together as practice.

 

Science: Weathering & Erosion

Math: measuring items to the nearest inch, half inch, and quarter inch (relate what a ruler looks like…a number divided into fourths!); using measurements to create line plots (I taught line plots months ago because they were on the students’ morning work packets; they’ve had continued practice on this skill, so it should NOT be “new” to them); there will be a math test NEXT Tuesday over measurement & line plots**Reviewing 2-step word problems with all four operations**



February 12-16
Due Date: 2/16/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Reading/Comprehension: Non-Fiction Text Features and how they impact the article; what purpose do they serve in the text?

Grammar: commas in addresses

 

Writing: We’re revisiting what good INFORMATIONAL writing looks like. We’re reading articles together and writing informational essays together as practice.

 

Science: Weathering & Erosion

Math: measuring items to the nearest inch, half inch, and quarter inch (relate what a ruler looks like…a number divided into fourths!) **Reviewing 2-step word problems**



February 5-9
Due Date: 2/9/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Reading/Comprehension: We’ll be spending the next month focusing on Non-Fiction Text Features.

Grammar: contractions & capitalizing and punctuating titles (newspapers, books, movies, poems, magazines, songs, stories, articles)

 

Writing: Students will be learning about what makes a good OPINION essay. We’ll be reading a lot of one-sided articles and then they’ll write their opinion on the given topic. We’ll continue to revisit good INFOMRATIONAL writing as well.

 

Science: Weathering & Erosion ***I created another myOn project for these topics.

Math: equivalent fractions and comparing fractions using models and number lines; I’ll be teaching them how to cross multiply to check for equivalency. Please utilize IXL for fractions practice! J



January 29-February 2
Due Date: 2/2/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Reading/Comprehension: We’ll be spending the next month focusing on Non-Fiction Text Features.

Grammar: contractions & capitalizing and punctuating titles (newspapers, books, movies, poems, magazines, songs, stories, articles) **there will be a quiz next week

 

Writing: Students will be learning about what makes a good OPINION essay. We’ll be reading a lot of one-sided articles and then they’ll write their opinion on the given topic. No writing grade this week.

 

Science: Earth’s spheres (atmosphere, geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere)

***I created a myOn project for the students, so they could learn more about our amazing planet.

Math: equivalent fractions and comparing fractions using models and number lines. I’m continuing to work with different small groups of children on different days to review previously taught math skills. *Please utilize IXL for fractions practice! J



January 22-26
Due Date: 1/26/2018
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Reading/Comprehension: reading & analyzing poetry; using context clues in poems to find the meaning of an unknown word; identifying figurative language in poems and figuring out its meaning

Grammar: contractions & capitalizing and punctuating titles (newspapers, books, movies, poems, magazines, songs, stories, articles)

 

Writing: students read and discussed two articles about renewable and nonrenewable energy last week; they took notes with a partner and will respond to a prompt for a grade this week

 

Science: Earth’s spheres (atmosphere, geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere)

Math: fractions on a number line; equivalent fractions; comparing fractions; I’m working with different small groups of children on different days to review previously taught math skills too

New multiplication facts for the NEXT 9 weeks:

7x7=49     7x9=63     9x9=81independently.



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

Weekly Skills

Reading/Comprehension: reading & analyzing poetry; using context clues in poems to find the meaning of an unknown word; identifying figurative language in poems and figuring out its meaning

Grammar: contractions & capitalizing and punctuating titles (newspapers, books, movies, poems, magazines, songs, stories, articles)

 

Writing: reading nonfiction articles and identifying key ideas needed to respond to a prompt

 

Science: Earth’s spheres (atmosphere, geosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere)

Math: fractions of a whole and a set; matching unit fractions to models; fractions on a number line



December 10-15
Due Date: 12/15/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Reading/Comprehension: identify what they learn from a narrative nonfiction book, use wondering/questioning to make sense of nonfiction, figurative language

Grammar: simple, compound & complex sentences; there will be quiz early next week.

 

Science: Earth’s landforms (they will complete a matching activity for a grade…there is a study guide that came home last Thursday)

 

Math: 2-step word problems with addition and subtraction; answering 1 and 2 step word problems using a bar graph or pictograph



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

Reading/Comprehension: identify what they learn from a narrative nonfiction book, use wondering/questioning to make sense of nonfiction, figurative language

            Mentor Texts: Sonia Sotomayor

Grammar: simple, compound & complex sentences; there will be quiz early next week. Be sure to look at the practice pages that will be coming home with your student.

Writing: After teaching the students how to respond to a text through taking notes and completing a written response, the students have read 3 different articles and written three different responses. After each article, we’ve gone back and looked at some of their responses ---what are good things they added, what were things they were missing, etc. We then took notes as a class and wrote a group response (they’ve had a lot of exposure and practice to this method of teaching writing!). This week they will be reading an article, taking notes, and writing a written response for a grade.

Science: Earth’s landforms

 

Math: finishing using distributive property to find the area of rectilinear figures; 2-step word problems with addition and subtraction; answering word problems using a bar graph or pictograph



November 27-December 1
Due Date: 12/1/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Reading/Comprehension: identify what they learn from a narrative nonfiction book, use wondering/questioning to make sense of nonfiction, figurative language

          Mentor Texts: Wilma Unlimited

Grammar: simple, compound & complex sentences

Writing: We’re working on reading a piece of text and responding to a prompt.

Science: Earth’s landforms

 

Math: Area using distributive property to find the area of rectilinear figures; 2-step word problems with addition and subtraction



November 13-17
Due Date: 11/17/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Reading/Comprehension: identify what they learn from a narrative nonfiction book, use wondering/questioning to make sense of nonfiction, make inferences to understand characters, figurative language

            Mentor Texts: Brave Harriet

Grammar: simple, compound & complex sentences

Writing: We’re working on reading a piece of text and responding to a prompt.

Science: finishing the rock cycle (test on Wednesday)

 

Math: Area: use the formula L x W, counting square units of plane figures. We talked about area when we learned about Area Models during multiplication in September.



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

ELA (English Language Arts)

Reading/Comprehension: make predictions about a story, use wondering/questioning to understand a story, make inferences to understand characters, figurative language

            Mentor Texts: Mailing May

Grammar: Adverbs

Writing: We’re working on reading a piece of text and responding to a prompt.

 

Math

We’ll finish estimating liquid volumes and masses of objects using Metric units: grams, kilograms, milliliters, and liters, as well as one-step word problems involving masses or volumes of given objects (there will be a math test covering these skills PLUS telling time and elapsed time on Thursday)


Area: use the formula L x W, counting square units of plane figures. We talked about area when we learned about Area Models during multiplication in September.



October 30-November3
Due Date: 11/3/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELA (English Language Arts)

Reading/Comprehension: make predictions about a story, use wondering/questioning to understand a story, make inferences to understand characters, figurative language

            Mentor Texts: Mailing May

Grammar: Adverbs (quiz next week)

Word Skills: prefixes (word parts added to the beginning of words to change the meaning of the word!)

Writing: We’re working on reading a piece of text and responding to a prompt. We read an article about Moles last week, and we’ll respond to the article “Rescuing Miracle” this week.

 

Math

Measure and estimate liquid volumes and masses of objects using Metric units: grams, kilograms, milliliters, and liters. Add, subtract, multiply and divide one-step word problems involving masses or volumes of given objects



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

ELA (English Language Arts)

Reading/Comprehension: make predictions about a story, use wondering/questioning to understand a story, make inferences to understand characters, explore character change

            Mentor Texts: A Day’s Work

Grammar: Adverbs (describe verbs, adjectives and other adverbs) they ask…HOW? WHEN? WHERE?

 

Word Skills: prefixes (word parts added to the beginning of words to change the meaning of the word!) Examples: preschool, submarine, misunderstand, disobey, reapply, impossible, illegal,

Writing: Students are reading about the wildebeest migration in East Africa in preparation for a writing task

 

Math

Telling time: elapsed time (Practice starts at 3:45 and lasts for 30 minutes. What time does practice end?)



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

ELA (English Language Arts)

Reading/Comprehension: make inferences to understand characters, explore character change, discuss the lesson in a story, explore the theme of a story

            Mentor Texts: The Girl Who Loved Horses

Grammar: Adjectives (describe nouns & pronouns) What kind? Which one? How many? **Comparative & Superlative adjectives (taller, tallest, more beautiful, most beautiful, etc)

Word Skills: prefixes (word parts added to the beginning of words to change the meaning of the word!) Examples: preschool, submarine, misunderstand, disobey, reapply, impossible, illegal,

Writing: Students are reading about the wildebeest migration in East Africa in preparation for a writing task

Science

Layers of the Earth

 

Math

Telling time: to the nearest minute, five minute, quarter hour, and hour; elapsed time within an hour (Practice starts at 3:45 and lasts for 30 minutes. What time does practice end?); elapsed time word problems; telling time “the smart way”

7:45 a quarter til 8:00,

10:30 =half past 10:00

11:15 =a quarter after 11:00



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

ELA (English Language Arts)

Reading/Comprehension: make inferences to understand characters, explore character change, discuss the lesson in a story, non-fiction text structure: sequence, description/main idea, problem & solution, compare & contrast, cause/effect, context clues

            Mentor Texts: The Raft

Grammar: Adjectives (describe nouns & pronouns) What kind? Which one? How many? **Comparative & Superlative adjectives (taller, tallest, more beautiful, most beautiful, etc) *quiz next week*

Word Skills: prefixes (word parts added to the beginning of words to change the meaning of the word!) Examples: preschool, submarine, misunderstand, disobey, reapply, impossible, illegal, incorrect, etc

Writing: hear & discuss personal narratives, generate ideas from their lives to write about, visualize sensory details (what do you hear, see, feel, taste, and smell?)

Science

Layers of the Earth

 

Math

Telling time: to the nearest minute, five minute, quarter hour, and hour



October 2-6
Due Date: 10/6/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELA (English Language Arts)

Reading/Comprehension: make inferences to understand characters, explore character change, discuss the lesson in a story, non-fiction text structure: sequence, description/main idea, problem & solution, compare & contrast, cause/effect, context clues

                Mentor Texts: The Raft

Grammar: Adjectives (describe nouns & pronouns) What kind? Which one? How many? **Comparative & Superlative adjectives (taller, tallest, more beautiful, most beautiful, etc)

Word Skills: prefixes (word parts added to the beginning of words to change the meaning of the word!) Examples: preschool, submarine, misunderstand, disobey, reapply, impossible, illegal, incorrect, etc

Writing: hear & discuss personal narratives, generate ideas from their lives to write about, visualize sensory details (what do you hear, see, feel, taste, and smell?)

Science

Students are finishing an animal adaptation project; the test is this week as well!

 

Math

Word Problems with ALL FOUR OPERATIONS: addition, subtraction, multiplication & division word problems



September 25-29
Due Date: 9/29/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELA (English Language Arts)

Reading/Comprehension: make inferences to understand characters, explore character change, compare and contrast two books by the same author, discuss the lesson in a story, non-fiction text structure: sequence, description/main idea, problem & solution, compare & contrast, cause/effect

        Mentor Texts: Boundless Grace & Amazing Grace

Grammar: Adjectives

Writing: hear & discuss personal narratives, generate ideas from their lives to write about, visualize sensory details (what do you hear, see, feel, taste, and smell?)

Science

Students are working on an animal adaptation project

 

Math

Using multiplication & division strategies to solve multiplication & division word problems {H.6 and L.5 on IXL practice this skill}

 



September 18-22
Due Date: 9/18/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELA (English Language Arts)

Reading/Comprehension: point of view, story elements (characters, setting, plot), non-fiction text structure: sequence, description/main idea, problem & solution, make inferences to understand characters; explore character change

            Mentor Text: Julius. The Baby of the World

Language: Verbs Quiz on Tuesday; starting Adjectives on Thursday

Writing: The students are finishing their non-fiction essays about humpback whales; their writing will be taken for a grade.

Science

Plant Adaptations

 

Math

Using multiplication & division strategies to solve multiplication & division word problems {H.6 and L.5 on IXL practice this skill}; Multiplication Properties {N.5 on IXL}



September 11-15
Due Date: 9/15/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELA (English Language Arts)

Reading/Comprehension: point of view, story elements (characters, setting, plot), non-fiction text structure: sequence and problem & solution, make inferences to understand characters

            Mentor Text: The Paper Bag Princess

Language: Verbs (action, linking, helping; verb tenses; regular & irregular past tense verbs; subject-verb agreement)

Writing: The students are finishing their non-fiction essays about humpback whales; their writing will be taken for a grade.

Science

Plant Adaptations

 

Math

Multiplication & division (arrays, equal groups, repeated addition & subtraction, partitioning, area models, number lines, skip counting, input/output table) Multiplication Properties & patterns, and fact families:

6 x 4 = 24

4 x 6 = 24

24 / 6 = 4

24 / 4 = 6

 

 



September 5-8
Due Date: 9/8/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELA (English Language Arts)

Reading/Comprehension: visualize to make sense of text, informally use schema (background knowledge) to make inferences as they visualize, read independently

            Mentor Text: Aunt Flossie’s Hats (and Crab Cakes Later)

Language: Verbs

Writing: The students and I will finish the writing performance task: We read 2 articles about whales together. We completed research questions and graphic organizers together. Then, the students are using our research and information to write a non-fiction essay about what they learned. This guided practice and writing will be taken for a grade.

Science

Animal Adaptations

 

Math

Conceptual multiplication & division (arrays, equal groups, repeated addition & subtraction, partitioning, area models, number lines, skip counting) ***I teach multiplication & division together since they are the inverse of each other; we will discuss fact families as well.



August 28 - September 1
Due Date: 9/1/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

ELA (English Language Arts)

Reading/Comprehension: visualize to make sense of text, informally use schema (background knowledge) to make inferences as they visualize, discuss characters’ feelings, context clues, inferencing, read independently

            Mentor Text: The Spooky Tail of Prewitt Peacock

Language: Verbs

Writing: The students and I will be reading 2 articles about whales together. We will be completing research questions and graphic organizers together. Then, the students will use our research and information to write a non-fiction essay about what they learned. This guided practice and writing will be taken for a grade.

Science

Animal Adaptations

 

Math

Addition & Subtraction within 1,000 ---borrowing across zeros & regrouping

Review rounding whole numbers to the nearest ten or hundred

Missing quantities

419 - ____ = 153  

_____ -134 = 634

Part + Part = Whole

Whole – Part = Part

Writing equations with 1 step word problems

______      + or -       _______ = _______

We will start conceptual multiplication (arrays, equal groups, repeated addition, area models, number lines)



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

ELA (English Language Arts)

Reading/Comprehension: visualize to make sense of text, informally use schema (background knowledge) to make inferences as they visualize, consider a character’s point of view and distinguish it from their own; read independently

            Mentor Text: Cherries and Cherry Pits

Language: Pronouns

Writing: learn about a professional author’s writing practice, review recent drafts, reread their writing and critically revise it, find alternatives for overused words, explore strong opening sentences and effective titles, confer with each other and the teacher

Science

Animal Adaptations

 

Math

Addition & Subtraction within 1,000 ---borrowing across zeros & regrouping

Review rounding whole numbers to the nearest ten or hundred

Missing quantities

419 - ____ = 153  

_____ -134 = 634

Writing equations with 1 step word problems

______             _______ = _______

 

Part + Part = Whole

Whole – Part = Part



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

ELA (English Language Arts)

Reading/Comprehension: explore main idea & detail, discuss character traits, make text-to-self connections, use illustrations to make inferences about stories, discuss the lesson in a story, read independently

          Mentor Text: Two Bobbies

Language: Nouns (singular/plural, common/proper, possessive) and Pronouns

Writing: hear & discuss good writing, explore prewriting techniques, learn about how a professional author gets ideas from her own life, students will write freely about things that interest them

Science

Animal Adaptations

 

Math

Addition & Subtraction within 1,000

Rounding whole numbers to the nearest ten or hundred



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

ELA (English Language Arts)

Reading/Comprehension: explore illustrations to make inferences about stores, compare & contrast two stories by the same author, read independently

          Mentor Texts: Miss Nelson is Missing & Miss Nelson Has a Field Day

Language: Nouns

Math

Review Place Value from 2nd grade

Rounding whole numbers to the nearest ten or hundred

Science: Animal Adaptations



Week of May 1-5
Due Date: 4/28/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade



Week of April 24-28
Due Date: 4/25/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

NO Newsletter or Homework this week!  We will be taking our Math MAP Tests and reviewing for our MAP Writing Test next Thursday! 



April 17-21
Due Date: 4/19/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade



April 3-7
Due Date: 4/7/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: Solve two-step word problems using all 4 operations.

Example: Tom has 90 baseball cards. He kept 10 and shared the rest evenly among his 8 friends. How many baseball cards did each friend receive?

Step 1 – Find out how many baseball cards are being shared.   90 – 10 = 80

 

Step 2 – How many cards will each friend receive? 80 ÷ 8 = 10 baseball cards each

 

ELA (English Language Arts)

Comprehension Focus: determine important ideas in expository nonfiction articles, compare & contrast two opinion articles on the same topic, distinguish their own opinion from those of the author

Writing Focus: Poetry –we will be learning about all the aspects of poetry and reviewing figurative language (see the back of this page to help your student review)



March 27-31
Due Date: 3/31/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: 2D shapes & their attributes; word problems with area & perimeter; review of 2 step word problems with addition & subtraction

ELA (English Language Arts)

Comprehension Focus: determine important ideas in expository nonfiction articles, compare & contrast two opinion articles on the same topic, distinguish their own opinion from those of the author

Writing Focus: Students will complete the Opinion Performance Task (essay starts with an opening paragraph clearly stating an opinion & supports that opinion in subsequent paragraphs)

Grammar Focus: writing titles (capitalizing & punctuating books, magazines, newspapers, articles, stories, songs, etc) & reviewing word skills like synonyms, antonyms, compound words, etc



March 20-24
Due Date: 3/24/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: 2D shapes & their attributes; perimeter; review of 2 step word problems with addition & subtraction

ELA (English Language Arts)

Comprehension Focus: determine important ideas in expository nonfiction articles, compare & contrast two opinion articles on the same topic, distinguish their own opinion from those of the author

Writing Focus: finishing opinion/persuasive essays (starts with an opening paragraph clearly stating an opinion & supports that opinion in subsequent paragraphs); we’ll start an Opinion Performance Task that will be taken for a grade on Thursday or Friday

Grammar Focus: writing titles (capitalizing & punctuating books, magazines, newspapers, articles, stories, songs, etc) & reviewing word skills like synonyms, antonyms, compound words, etc



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

Weekly Skills

Math: reviewing for Case 21

ELA (English Language Arts)

Comprehension Focus: explore how nonfiction passages are written (text structure –do the texts present information in a cause/effect format? Problem/solution? Sequential order? Or main idea and details? We’re starting a unit study on famous artists; we’ll be learning about Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, and Georgia O’Keefe

Writing Focus: learning about opinion/persuasive writing (starts with an opening paragraph clearly stating an opinion & supports that opinion in subsequent paragraphs)



February 27-March3
Due Date: 3/3/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: finishing measurement to create line plots and interpret data on those line plots; reviewing multiplication & division strategies; reviewing for Case 21

ELA (English Language Arts)

Comprehension Focus: explore how nonfiction passages are written (text structure –do the texts present information in a cause/effect format? Problem/solution? Sequential order? Or main idea and details? We’re starting a unit study on famous artists; we’ll be learning about Jackson Pollock, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, and Georgia O’Keefe

Writing Focus: finishing a nonfiction performance task that will be graded & we’ll start our unit on Opinion Writing



February 21-24
Due Date: 2/24/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: using measurement to create line plots and interpret data on those line plots; reviewing multiplication & division strategies

ELA (English Language Arts)

Comprehension Focus: explore how nonfiction passages are written (text structure –do the texts present information in a cause/effect format? Problem/solution? Sequential order? Or main idea and details? We’re starting a unit study on famous artists; we’ll be learning about Jackson Polluck, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, and Georgia O’Keefe

Writing Focus: nonfiction performance task that will be graded



February 13-17
Due Date: 2/17/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: measurement to the nearest inch, half inch, and quarter inch (I related a ruler to a number line divided into fourths –which we just covered); review elapsed time

ELA (English Language Arts)

Comprehension Focus: use text features to better understand expository nonfiction articles, figurative language (similes, metaphors, idioms, and personification), read independently, explore how nonfiction passages are written (text structure –do the texts present information in a cause/effect format? Problem/solution? Sequential order? Or main idea and details?

Writing Focus: compose nonfiction articles about their researched animal

Grammar Focus: continuing to review adjectives and adverbs; formal and informal language



February 6-10
Due Date: 2/10/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: measurement to the nearest inch and half inch; continuing to review elapsed time, rounding, and subtracting

ELA (English Language Arts)

Comprehension Focus: use text features (photographs, captions, glossaries, indexes, maps, charts, graphs, etc) to better understand expository nonfiction articles, figurative language (similes, metaphors, idioms, and personification), read independently, explore how nonfiction passages are written (text structure –do the texts present information in a cause/effect format? Problem/solution? Sequential order? Or main idea and details?

Writing Focus: complete research about their animals through books and the internet, compose nonfiction articles about their researched animal

Grammar Focus: comparative and superlative adverbs (adding –er, –est, more, most, less, or least to adverbs to compare them

*adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. They ask HOW? WHEN? WHERE?



January 30- February 3
Due Date: 2/3/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: finishing fractions & reviewing elapsed time, rounding, and subtracting

ELA (English Language Arts)

Comprehension Focus: use text features (photographs, captions, glossaries, indexes, maps, charts, graphs, etc) to better understand an expository nonfiction book, figurative language (similes, metaphors, idioms, and personification), read independently, explore how nonfiction passages are written (text structure –do the texts present information in a cause/effect format? Problem/solution? Sequential order? Or main idea and details?

Writing Focus: select animals to research and write about, complete research about their animals through books and the internet, take notes in their own words

Grammar Focus: comparative and superlative adverbs (adding –er, –est, more, most, less, or least to adverbs to compare them

*adverbs modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. They ask HOW? WHEN? WHERE?



January 23-27
Due Date: 1/27/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: Fractions (equivalent, comparing, on a number line and word problems)

ELA (English Language Arts)

Comprehension Focus: use text features to better understand an expository nonfiction book, make text to self connections, identify what students learn from a narrative nonfiction book; use wondering/questioning to make sense of nonfiction; read independently

Writing Focus: hear & discuss expository nonfiction, explore different ways to organize & present information in nonfiction, begin reading & writing about animals that interest them, cultivate curiosity about nonfiction topics

Grammar Focus: adverbs –modify verbs, adjectives, and other adverbs. They ask HOW? WHEN? WHERE?



January 17-20
Due Date: 1/20/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: Fractions (equivalent, comparing, on a number line and word problems)

ELA (English Language Arts)

Comprehension Focus: identify what students learn from a narrative nonfiction book; use wondering/questioning to make sense of nonfiction; read independently

Writing Focus: hear & discuss expository nonfiction, explore different ways to organize & present information in nonfiction, begin reading & writing about animals that interest them, cultivate curiosity about nonfiction topics

Grammar Focus: review of adjectives



January 9-13
Due Date: 1/13/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: Fractions (equivalent, comparing, on a number line and word problems)

ELA (English Language Arts)

Comprehension Focus: identify what students learn from a narrative nonfiction book; use wondering/questioning to make sense of nonfiction; read independently

Writing Focus: Students will finish a Narrative Performance Task for a grade

Grammar Focus: comparative & superlative adjectives



January 2-6
Due Date: 1/7/2017
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: Fractions!

ELA (English Language Arts)

Comprehension Focus: identify what students learn from a narrative nonfiction book; use wondering/questioning to make sense of nonfiction; read independently

Writing Focus: Students will complete a Narrative Performance Task for a grade

Grammar Focus: Adjectives



December 12-16
Due Date: 12/16/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: bar graphs & pictographs with 1 and 2 step word problems

ELA (English Language Arts)

Comprehension Focus: we’ll be finishing up exploring the 3 branches of government & different Presidents

Writing Focus: we’re finishing up final copies of fiction writing

Grammar Focus: verbs (action, linking, simple tenses, regular & irregular past tense verbs, subject-verb agreement) QUIZ ON TUESDAY!!!



December 5-9
Due Date: 12/9/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: bar graphs & pictographs with 1 and 2 step word problems

ELA (English Language Arts)

Comprehension Focus: use wondering/questioning to understand a story, think about whether their questions are answered in a story, make inferences about the main character in a story, read independently

Writing Focus: draft and take a piece of writing through the writing process, explore temporal words & phrases, explore endings that bring a story to a close, develop characters and plot, confer with one another and the teacher

Grammar Focus: verbs (action, linking, simple tenses, regular & irregular past tense verbs, subject-verb agreement) quiz next week!!



November 28- December 2
Due Date: 12/2/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: 2 step word problems with addition & subtraction; bar graphs & pictographs

ELA (English Language Arts)

Comprehension Focus: use wondering/questioning to understand a story, think about whether their questions are answered in a story, make inferences about the main character in a story, read independently

Writing Focus: hear, discuss, and draft fiction, learn about a professional author’s writing process, explore temporal words & phrases, explore endings that bring a story to a close, develop characters and plot, confer with one another and the teacher

Grammar Focus: verbs (action, linking, simple tenses, regular & irregular past tense verbs, subject-verb agreement)



November 14-18
Due Date: 11/18/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: 2 step word problems with addition & subtraction

ELA (English Language Arts)

Comprehension Focus: ask questions and make inferences to understand a story, think about whether their questions are answered in a story, visualize parts of a story, read independently

Writing Focus: hear, discuss, and draft fiction, explore how character is developed in stories, generate and quick-write ideas for fiction, cultivate creativity in their writing

Grammar Focus: verbs (action, linking, simple tenses, regular & irregular past tense verbs, subject-verb agreement)



November 7-11
Due Date: 11/11/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: Area with the formula L x W; Reviewing distributive property to find area; finding the area of a plane figure by counting square units; use square units (cm, m, in, ft) to measure area; find the area of rectilinear figures ***Please use the IXL skills listed to help both you and your child***

ELA (English Language Arts)

Comprehension Focus: make predictions about a story, make inferences about a character in a story, use wondering/questioning to understand a story, think about whether their questions are answered in the story, discuss the lesson in a story, read independently

Writing Focus: hear, discuss, and draft fiction, explore how character is developed in stories, generate and quick-write ideas for fiction, cultivate creativity in their writing

Grammar Focus: verbs (action, linking, simple tenses, regular & irregular past tense verbs, subject-verb agreement) *We’ll be learning about verbs for the entire month of November.



October 31 - November 4
Due Date: 11/4/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: Area with the formula L x W; I’ll be introducing using distributive property to find area; finding the area of a plane figure by counting square units; use square units (cm, m, in, ft) to measure area; find the area of rectilinear figures ***Please use the IXL skills listed to help both you and your child***

ELA (English Language Arts)

Comprehension Focus: Students will be learning about the 3 branches of government and our country’s voting process.

Writing Focus: hear and discuss fiction, informally explore elements of fiction; generate and quick-write ideas for fiction, draft fiction pieces

Grammar Focus: verbs (action, linking, simple tenses, regular & irregular past tense verbs, subject-verb agreement) *We’ll be learning about verbs for the entire month of November.



October 24-28
Due Date: 10/28/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: I introduced word problems with capacity/volume and mass last week. The ONLY difference with these word problems from other addition & subtraction problems is that they have grams, kilograms, milliliters, and liters added to the numbers. For example: An African lion weighs 440kg. A bison weighs 670 kg. How much heavier is the bison than the lion?

ELA (English Language Arts)

Comprehension Focus: make predictions about a story, make inferences about a character in a story, use wondering/questioning to understand a story, think about whether their questions are answered in the story, discuss the lesson in a story, read independently

Writing Focus: asses their own writing, proofread for spelling, grammar, and punctuation, write their final versions and publish them, present their personal narratives to the class, confer with one another and the teacher

Vocabulary Focus: review synonyms & antonyms, the suffix –ful, use context clues to determine word meanings,

Grammar Focus: pronouns (subject, object, possessive, noun-pronoun antecedent agreement) ***TEST EARLY NEXT WEEK!!!



October 17-21
Due Date: 10/21/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: telling time to the nearest hour, half hour, quarter hour, 5 minute and minute; finding elapsed time within an hour

ELA (English Language Arts)

Comprehension Focus: use wondering/questioning to understand a story, think about whether their questions are answered in the story, refer to the text to support their thinking, read independently

Writing Focus: asses their own writing, proofread for spelling, grammar, and punctuation, write their final versions and publish them, present their personal narratives to the class, confer with one another and the teacher

Vocabulary Focus: review synonyms and the prefix re-, use context clues to determine word meanings, discuss idioms, build speaking & listening skills,

Grammar Focus: pronouns (subject, object, possessive, noun-pronoun antecedent agreement)



October 11-14
Due Date: 10/14/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: telling time to the nearest hour, half hour, quarter hour, 5 minute and minute; finding elapsed time within an hour

ELA (English Language Arts)

Comprehension Focus: make inferences to understand characters, explore character change, explore narrative text structure through settings, characters & the problems they face, explore character change, read independently

Writing Focus: review their drafts and select on to develop, revise, proofread and publish, add sensory details to writing, add temporal words & phrases, explore strong opening sentences, explore ending that draw a story’s events to a close

Vocabulary Focus: use context clues to determine word meanings, discuss idioms, build speaking & listening skills, review shades of meaning

Grammar Focus: pronouns (subject, object, possessive, noun-pronoun antecedent agreement)



October 3-7
Due Date: 10/7/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: telling time to the nearest hour, half hour, quarter hour, 5 minute and minute; finding elapsed time within an hour

ELA (English Language Arts)

Comprehension Focus: make inferences to understand characters, explore character change, explore narrative text structure through settings, characters & the problems they face, explore character change, read independently

Writing Focus: hear & discuss personal narratives, generate writing ideas from their own lives, explore sensory details, explore temporal words & phrases; confer with each other and the teacher

Vocabulary Focus: recognize synonyms & antonyms, use the suffixes –ful and -est to determine word meanings, review previously taught words, build speaking & listening skills

Grammar Focus: review nouns (common, proper, singular, plural, possessive)



September 26-30
Due Date: 9/30/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: use multiplication & division strategies to solve multiplication & division one step word problems

ELA (English Language Arts)

Comprehension Focus: make inferences to understand characters, explore character change, explore narrative text structure through settings, characters & the problems they face, students compare & contrast two books by the same author about the same author, explore character change, read independently, discuss the lesson in a story

Writing Focus: hear & discuss personal narratives, generate writing ideas from their own lives, visualize sensory details, draft personal narratives, focusing on single, interesting events or topics from their own lives

Vocabulary Focus: recognize synonyms & antonyms, use the suffixes –ful and -est to determine word meanings, review previously taught words, build speaking & listening skills

Grammar Focus: review nouns (common, proper, singular, plural)



September 19-23
Due Date: 9/23/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: use multiplication & division strategies to solve multiplication & division word problems

ELA (English Language Arts)

Students will...

* make inferences to understand characters

*explore narrative text structure through discussions of characters & the problems they face

*explore character change

* read independently

* discuss the lesson in a story

* hear & discuss personal narratives

*generate writing ideas from their own lives

*visualize sensory details

*draft personal narratives, focusing on single, interesting events or topics from their own lives

*recognize synonyms & antonyms

*use the prefix un- and the suffix –est to determine word meanings

*review previously taught words

*build speaking & listening skills

* review nouns (common, proper, singular, plural)



September 12-16
Due Date: 9/16/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Math: Multiplication & division strategies

ELA (English Language Arts)

Students will...

* make inferences to understand characters

*explore narrative text structure through discussions of characters & the problems they face

* read independently

* explore complex sentences

* discuss the lesson in a story

* learn about a professional author’s writing practice

*learn procedures for proofreading their writing

*write their final versions and publish them as books

*present their books to the class

*confer with other students & the teacher

*recognize synonyms & antonyms

*build their speaking & listening skills

*use a print dictionary to determine a word’s meaning



September 6-9
Due Date: 9/9/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: we’re starting multiplication! I’ve already introduced this skill on morning work. We’ll focus on creating equal groups, arrays, area models and number lines. I’ll be discussing that division is the inverse of multiplication; students will explore fact families.

ELA (English Language Arts)

Students will...

* visualize to make sense of a story

* informally use schema & make inferences as they visualize

* read independently

* explore complex sentences

* discuss the lesson in a story

* learn about a professional author’s writing practice

*review their recent drafts & selects one to develop & publish

*reread their writing critically & revise it

*explore strong opening sentences & effective titles

*confer with other students & the teacher

*review synonyms and shades of meaning

*build their speaking & listening skills

*use context clues to determine meanings



August 22-26
Due Date: 8/26/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: Students will be subtracting 3 digit numbers up to 1,000 (including “borrowing,” regrouping and subtracting across zeroes). I’ll review how to solve an unknown quantity in an equation. Students use place value to round numbers to the nearest ten & hundred. Students will also solve 1 step word problems with addition and subtraction.

ELA (English Language Arts)

Students will...

* visualize to make sense of text

* informally use schema & make inferences as they visualize

*informally consider a character’s point of view & distinguish it from their own

* read independently

* explore compound sentences

* discuss the lesson in a story

* hear & discuss good writing

*explore prewriting techniques

*learn about how a professional author gets ideas from her own life

*write freely about things that interest them



August 15-19
Due Date: 8/19/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: I’ll review Addition Properties (Communitive, Associative and Identity) through adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers up to 1,000 (including “borrowing,” regrouping and subtracting across zeroes). I’ll cover how to solve an unknown quantity in an equation and we’ll use place value to round numbers to the nearest ten & hundred.

ELA (English Language Arts)

Students will...

* explore illustrations to make inferences about the text

* make text to self connections

* read independently

* recognize & correct incomplete sentences

* discuss the lesson in a story

* hear & discuss good writing

*generate ideas for writing

*write about things that interest them

*learn about a professional author’s writing practice



August 8-12
Due Date: 8/12/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: I’ll introduce Addition Properties (Communitive, Associative and Identity). Students will add 3 digit numbers up to 1,000 using multiple strategies. If time allows, we will review 3 digit subtraction including money and across zeros.

ELA (English Language Arts) –includes reading, writing and grammar

*students will explore illustrations to make inferences about the text

*students will compare and contrast two stories by the same author

*students will begin IDR (individualized daily reading) and read independently; I will conference with a few students each day to discuss what students are reading.

*students will determine what makes a complete sentence



August 29 - September 2
Due Date: 8/2/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: REVIEW: rounding, adding & subtracting (with regrouping & borrowing), addition & subtraction word problems, and addition properties Students have a quiz AND a test this week!!!

ELA (English Language Arts)

Students will...

* visualize to make sense of a story

* informally use schema & make inferences as they visualize

*discuss characters’ feelings

* read independently

* explore complex sentences

* discuss the lesson in a story

* hear & discuss nonfiction writing

*explore prewriting techniques

*use sensory details in their writing

*write freely about things that interest them

*partners will confer with each other to discuss writing

*review synonyms

*recognize shades of meaning



May 16-20
Due Date: 5/20/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

This school year has been a JOY. Your students are loving, helpful, kind, hardworking and cooperative with one another and with me. They’ve made me laugh like no other group I’ve had. This group has a bright future ahead; I expect wonderful things of them in the years to come. I wish more than anything I didn’t have to send them to another school for 4th grade; I’d love for them to be in the same building for the next few years. Please keep me updated with your student’s progress; I’d love to hear about how well they’re doing. I hope you and your student have an AMAZING summer! Have lots of funread…and practice multiplication and division facts! J


Parents,

Thank you for your help in making this year as successful as it was!! Thank you for working with your student, signing gold folders EVERY week, practicing multiplication & division facts, studying spelling words, going over test questions, reading with your student, etc, etc! Your effort in working with them has been evident in the classroom; parental involvement makes a huge difference in a student’s life. These children are lucky to have you guys! Thank you for helping with so many holiday parties and treats by volunteering and sending in items; you’ve been wonderful! Enjoy the next 8 weeks with your student! J J J


Good luck in fourth grade kiddos! I’m going to miss you all!

Love, Mrs. Pounders

 



May 9-13
Due Date: 5/13/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

Math: We’re finishing up math review skills. There will be TWO math grades this week: one quiz and one test.

 

ELA

Reading: Students will be reading about Greek gods & goddesses and planets!  

 

Language & Word Study: REVIEW: multiple meaning words, prefixes/suffixes, context clues, idioms, synonyms/antonyms

 

Writing: We’ve finished both writing assignments for this 9 weeks! J



May 2-6
Due Date: 5/6/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

Math: We’re reviewing ALL previously taught math standards including. There will be a REVIEW math test at the end of the week.

 

ELA

Reading: Students will be reading about Greek gods & goddesses and planets!  Every time we read a passage together, we discuss things like the main idea, fact/opinion, author’s purpose, text structure, comparing & contrasting, cause & effect, predicting, sequencing, and inferring.

 

Language & Word Study: REVIEW: multiple meaning words, prefixes/suffixes, context clues, idioms, synonyms/antonyms

 

Writing: We’ve finished both writing assignments for this 9 weeks! J



April 25-29
Due Date: 4/22/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

Math: We’re reviewing ALL previously taught math standards in preparation for the state test including 2 step word problems with all four operations.

 

ELA

Reading: Students will be reading about Greek gods & goddesses and planets!  Every time we read a passage together, we discuss things like the main idea, fact/opinion, author’s purpose, text structure, comparing & contrasting, cause & effect, predicting, sequencing, and inferring.

 

Language & Word Study: REVIEW: multiple meaning words, prefixes/suffixes, context clues, idioms, synonyms/antonyms

 

Writing: Students will be given an informative prompt at the end of the week that will be taken for a grade.



April 18-22
Due Date: 4/21/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

Math: We’re reviewing ALL previously taught math standards in preparation for the state test.

ELA

Reading: Students will be reading about Greek gods & goddesses and planets!  Every time we read a passage together, we discuss things like the main idea, fact/opinion, author’s purpose, text structure, comparing & contrasting, cause & effect, predicting, sequencing, and inferring.

 

Language & Word Study: REVIEW: multiple meaning words, prefixes/suffixes, context clues, idioms, synonyms/antonyms

 

Writing: Students will be given an informative prompt at the end of the week that will be taken for a grade.



April 11-15
Due Date: 4/15/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

Math: Area and Perimeter: PLEASE use ixl.com as at home practice! I’ve got the skills students need to focus on listed for you.

 

ELA

Reading: Students will be reading about Greek gods & goddesses and planets!  Every time we read a passage together, we discuss things like the main idea, fact/opinion, author’s purpose, text structure, comparing & contrasting, cause & effect, predicting, sequencing, and inferring.

 

Language & Word Study: REVIEW: multiple meaning words, prefixes/suffixes, context clues, idioms, synonyms/antonyms

 

Writing: we’re starting on an opinion piece of writing



April 4-8
Due Date: 4/9/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

Math: Geometry! We’ll be covering Area and Perimeter, as well as reviewing other math skills in preparation for MCT3 next month.

 

ELA

Reading: Students will be reading about Greek gods & goddesses and planets!  Every time we read a passage together, we discuss things like the main idea, fact/opinion, author’s purpose, text structure, comparing & contrasting, cause & effect, predicting, sequencing, and inferring.

 

Language & Word Study: REVIEW: multiple meaning words, prefixes/suffixes, context clues, idioms, synonyms/antonyms

 

Writing: quick writes using various prompts



March 29- April 1
Due Date: 4/1/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

Math: Geometry! We’ll be discussing 2 dimensional figures with a big focus on quadrilaterals (comparing and contrasting their attributes). We’ll also be reviewing Perimeter.

 

ELA

Reading: Students will be reading about Greek gods & goddesses and planets!  Every time we read a passage together, we discuss things like the main idea, fact/opinion, author’s purpose, text structure, comparing & contrasting, cause & effect, predicting, sequencing, and inferring.

 

Language & Word Study: REVIEW: multiple meaning words, prefixes/suffixes, context clues, idioms, synonyms/antonyms

 

Writing: quick writes using various prompts



March 21-24
Due Date: 3/25/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

Math: Geometry! We’ll be discussing 2 dimensional figures with a big focus on quadrilaterals (comparing and contrasting their attributes).

 

ELA

Reading: Because of Case 21 testing, ELA skills will be “light” this week; I’ll be reviewing grammar and word study standards. Every time we read a passage together, we discuss things like the main idea, fact/opinion, author’s purpose, text structure, comparing & contrasting, cause & effect, predicting, sequencing, and inferring.

 

Language & Word Study: REVIEW: multiple meaning words, prefixes/suffixes, context clues, idioms, synonyms/antonyms

 

Writing: quick writes using various prompts



March 7-11
Due Date: 3/11/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

Math: I’m going back over some previously taught skills: distributive property, area of rectilinear figures, and rounding.

 

ELA

Reading: We’re finishing our unit on Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and immigration of the early 20th century. Students are continually working on good reading strategies like finding the main idea, fact/opinion, author’s purpose, text structure, comparing & contrasting, cause & effect, predicting, sequencing, and inferring. We do this through daily reading passages, mentor texts, and articles.

 

Language & Word Study: Idioms, types of sentences, abstract nouns: quiz on this mentor sentence on Wednesday.

 

Three large trees were covered in deep ruby red cherries, and the air held the heady scent of the fruit. ---The Orphan of Ellis Island

 

Writing: Students are writing an opinion paper about animals that would or would not make good pets.



February 29 - March 4
Due Date: 3/4/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

Math: We’ll spend Monday-Wednesday reviewing measurement to the nearest inch, half inch, and quarter inch and line plots

 

ELA

Reading: We’re focusing on learning about Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and immigration of the early 20th century. Students are continually working on good reading strategies like finding the main idea, fact/opinion, author’s purpose, text structure, comparing & contrasting, cause & effect, predicting, sequencing, and inferring. We do this through daily reading passages, mentor texts, and articles.

 

Language & Word Study: idioms & reviewing types of sentences; we will focus on this mentor sentence this week. I had plans to go over it last week, but the week was “off” due to the musical.

 

Three large trees were covered in deep ruby red cherries, and the air held the heady scent of the fruit. ---The Orphan of Ellis Island

 

Writing: Students finalizing their President writings. They finished their Black History reports last week. We’re starting on an opinion piece asap!



February 22-26
Due Date: 2/26/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

Math: We’re continuing to work on measurement to the nearest inch, half inch, and quarter inch. We’re also reviewing elapsed time. There will be a measurement test NEXT WEEK.

 

ELA

Reading: We’re focusing on learning about Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and immigration of the early 20th century. Students are continually working on good reading strategies like finding the main idea, fact/opinion, author’s purpose, text structure, comparing & contrasting, cause & effect, predicting, sequencing, and inferring. We do this through daily reading passages, mentor texts, and articles.

 

Language & Word Study: idioms; We have another mentor sentence to focus on.

 

Three large trees were covered in deep ruby red cherries, and the air held the heady scent of the fruit. ---The Orphan of Ellis Island

 

Writing: Students are working on their Presidential Rough Drafts and a Black History report (we’re busy!) It’ll take us until the end of the nine weeks to finish both of these assignments.



February 16-19
Due Date: 2/19/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

Math: We’ve been measuring items to the nearest quarter inch for two weeks. While we continue to practice this skill, we will focus on LINE PLOTS this week. PLEASE have your student practice on IXL.com with the skills listed above.

 

ELA

Reading: We’re now focusing on learning about Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and immigration of the early 20th century. Students are continually working on good reading strategies like finding the main idea, fact/opinion, author’s purpose, text structure, comparing & contrasting, cause & effect, predicting, sequencing, and inferring. We do this through daily reading passages, mentor texts, and articles.

 

Language & Word Study: idioms & punctuating & capitalizing titles. We have a new mentor sentence this week:

 

Three large trees were covered in deep ruby red cherries, and the air held the heady scent of the fruit. ---The Orphan of Ellis Island

 

Writing: Students are working on their Presidential Rough Drafts and a Black History report (we’re busy!)



February 8-12
Due Date: 2/12/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

Math: We started measurement last week. Students will learn to use a ruler to measure to the nearest inch, half inch, and quarter inch. I’ll relate this to fractions on a number line to help them make the connection.

ELA

Reading: We’re finishing up our study about US Government, the Constitution of the United States, and LOTS of presidents this week! I’m always incorporating good reading strategies like finding the main idea, fact/opinion, author’s purpose, text structure, comparing & contrasting, cause & effect, predicting, sequencing, and inferring.

 

Language & Word Study: idioms & possessive nouns; quiz on last week’s m

 

Their grandfather’s sad sigh filled the room, as a fierce win whistled around the windows. From The Memory Coat

 

Writing: Students researched a President last week and started a rough draft on an informational essay about their President. It will take us about a week or two to take these pieces through the writing process for a grade.



February 1-5
Due Date: 2/5/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

Math: We are starting measurement! Students will learn to use a ruler to measure to the nearest inch, half inch, and quarter inch. I’ll relate this to fractions on a number line to help them make the connection. Possible quiz on Friday (I’ll send a Remind to let you know for sure on Thursday).

 

ELA

Reading: We’re finishing up our study about US Government, the Constitution of the United States, and LOTS of presidents this week! I’m always incorporating good reading strategies like finding the main idea, fact/opinion, author’s purpose, text structure, comparing & contrasting, cause & effect, predicting, sequencing, and inferring.

 

*Ask your student about some of the “more famous Presidents” they read about last week. See what interesting facts they learned!

 

Language & Word Study: idioms & possessive nouns; new mentor sentence this week

 

Their grandfather’s sad sigh filled the room, as a fierce win whistled around the windows. From The Memory Coat

 

Writing: Students research their famous Black American the past two weeks. They’ll finish this research for HOMEWORK this week. I meant to send it home last week and forgot >>>oops! J



January 25-29
Due Date: 1/29/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

Math: Equivalent fractions & fractions on a number line; fractions [parts of whole, unit fractions, fractional parts of a group or set] I introduced comparing fractions last Thursday; we’ll focus on that skill this week.

 

ELA

Reading: We’re reading learning about US Government, the Constitution of the United States, and LOTS of presidents right now! We’re always incorporating good reading strategies like finding the main idea, fact/opinion, author’s purpose, text structure, comparing & contrasting, cause & effect, predicting, sequencing, and inferring when we read together.

 

*Quiz your student on the 3 branches of government; see if they’re able to tell you who leads these branches & what their responsibilities are.

 

Language & Word Study: Punctuating & Capitalizing dialogue. We had a new mentor sentence last week!

 

“America’s voters,” Woodrow thought, “hold my fate.”

 

*Ask your student what are some things that make THIS sentence a GOOD sentence.

 

Writing: Students started research on their famous Black American last week. They’ll finish this research for HOMEWORK this week.



January 19-22
Due Date: 1/22/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

Math: REVIEW on MONDAY for the test tomorrow: Equivalent fractions & fractions on a number line; fractions [parts of whole, unit fractions, fractional parts of a group or set] I introduced comparing fractions last Thursday; we’ll focus on that skill this week.

 

ELA

Reading: We’re reading learning about US Government, the Constitution of the United States, and LOTS of presidents right now! We’re always incorporating good reading strategies like finding the main idea, fact/opinion, author’s purpose, text structure, comparing & contrasting, cause & effect, predicting, sequencing, and inferring when we read together.

 

Language & Word Study: Punctuating & Capitalizing dialogue. We have a new mentor sentence this week!

 

“America’s voters,” Woodrow thought, “hold my fate.”

 

Writing: Our writing grades have changed again! For our informational piece, students will be researching a famous Black American. We’ll be using this research to write a report and complete a project.



January 11-15
Due Date: 1/15/2016
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

Math: Equivalent fractions & fractions on a number line; reviewing fractions through going over parts of whole, unit fractions, fractional parts of a group or set.

 

ELA

Reading: We started a new unit called “The People, the Preamble, and the Presidents. We’ll spend this entire nine weeks learning about US Government, the Constitution of the United States, immigration of the early 20th century, Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and LOTS of presidents! This is my favorite unit, so I am SUPER pumped!!! We’re always incorporating good reading strategies like finding the main idea, fact/opinion, author’s purpose, text structure, comparing & contrasting, cause & effect, predicting, sequencing, and inferring when we read together.

 

Language & Word Study: Prepositions & prepositional phrases. We’re continuing to study and analyze the structure of the following sentence

 

“Jessie kept her mother’s wedding band in a tiny silver box with a lace lining.”

 

Writing: Students will be doing a lot of “quick” writes for the next few weeks over various topics; we’ll be completing 2 informational writing pieces for a grade this nine weeks. One will be on a former President and the other one will be on a famous Black American.



December 14-18
Due Date: 12/17/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: 2 step word problems {with addition & subtraction}

 

ELA

Reading: We are finishing our study about inventors!!! >Henry Ford, Benjamin Franklin, John Deere, The Wright brothers, etc! We’re always incorporating good reading strategies like finding the main idea, fact/opinion, author’s purpose, text structure, comparing & contrasting, cause & effect, predicting, sequencing, and inferring when we read together.

 

Language & Word Study: prefixes & suffixes

 

Writing: We’re finished with narrative sea animal stories! We’ll be doing “fun” Christmas writing this week!



November 30 - December 4
Due Date: 12/4/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: FINISHING area!! There will be a BIG test covering this on Thursday. (It will cover area of regular, composite, and rectilinear figures & students will be using distributive property to find areas); I’m also introducing 2 step word problems {with addition & subtraction}

 

ELA

Reading: We learned about different artists before Thanksgiving…now we’re onto famous inventors >Henry Ford, Benjamin Franklin, John Deere, The Wright brothers, etc! We’re always incorporating good reading strategies like finding the main idea, comparing & contrasting, cause & effect, predicting, sequencing, and inferring when we read together.

 

Language & Word Study: We’re finishing our study of different types of sentences. There will be a test covering all of these types on Friday.

 

Writing: Not all students finished their sea animal narratives before Thanksgiving. We’re working to finish those up this week.



Decebmer 7-11
Due Date: 12/4/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: 2 step word problems {with addition & subtraction} >>>there will be a quiz and an assessment NEXT week

 

ELA

Reading: We are reading about inventors!!! >Henry Ford, Benjamin Franklin, John Deere, The Wright brothers, etc! We’re always incorporating good reading strategies like finding the main idea, fact/opinion, author’s purpose, text structure, comparing & contrasting, cause & effect, predicting, sequencing, and inferring when we read together.

 

Language & Word Study: I decided not to give the types of sentences test last week. It will be on Thursday.

 

Writing: We’re finishing up the last few narrative sea animal stories.



November 16-20
Due Date: 11/20/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: area (of regular, composite, and rectilinear figures; using distributive property to find areas)

 

ELA

Reading: We’ll be exploring creative, inventive, and notable people including Pablo Picasso, Henry Ford, Georgia O’Keefe and many more! We’ll be reading a lot of non-fiction texts this unit! We’re always incorporating good reading strategies like finding the main idea, comparing & contrasting, cause & effect, predicting, sequencing, and inferring when we read together.

 

Language & Word Study: We’re learning about different sentence types (simple, compound, & complex) see the back of this page for examples; we’re also learning about simple sentences with compound subjects and simple sentences with compound predicates

 

Writing: We’re finishing up the student’s sea animal narratives.



November 9-13
Due Date: 11/13/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: area (of regular, composite, and rectilinear figures; using distributive property to find areas)

 

ELA

Reading: We’ll be exploring creative, inventive, and notable people including Pablo Picasso, Henry Ford, Georgia O’Keefe and many more! We’ll be reading a lot of non-fiction texts this unit! We’re always incorporating good reading strategies like finding the main idea, comparing & contrasting, cause & effect, predicting, sequencing, and inferring when we read together.

 

Language & Word Study: We’re learning about different sentence types (simple, compound, & complex) see the back of this page for examples; we’re also learning about simple sentences with compound subjects and simple sentences with compound predicates

 

Writing: We’re working on the students’ drafts of their sea narratives. We’ll be through with these writings before Thanksgiving.



November 2-6
Due Date: 11/3/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

Math: volume & mass (mass, gram, kilogram, volume, capacity, milliliter, liter); one step word problems with mass & volume involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, & division

 

ELA

Reading: We’re starting a NEW unit this week! We’ll be exploring creative, inventive, and notable people including Pablo Picasso, Henry Ford, Georgia O’Keefe and many more! We’re always incorporating good reading strategies like finding the main idea, comparing & contrasting, cause & effect, predicting, sequencing, and inferring when we read together.

 

Language & Word Study: We’re learning about different sentence types (simple, compound, & complex) SEE THE BACK OF THIS PAGE FOR EXAMPLES!!!

 

Writing: Students started writing narrative stories on their sea animals last week. We’ll take the next few weeks to their writing through the writing process.



October 26-30
Due Date: 10/30/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

Math: volume & mass (mass, gram, kilogram, volume, capacity, milliliter, liter); one step word problems with mass & volume involving addition, subtraction, multiplication, & division

 

ELA

Reading: We’re continuing to explore aspects of the sinking of the Titanic. We’re constantly talking about reading strategies like finding the main idea, comparing & contrasting, cause & effect, predicting, sequencing, and inferring when we read together. We’ll finish Unit 2 this week.

 

Language & Word Study: We’ll start learning about different sentence types (simple, compound, & complex)

 

Writing: Students are completing the informational writings on sea animals. I’ll be conferring with students & their writing pieces.



October 19-23
Due Date: 10/23/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: time to the nearest minute (we started last week); we’ll start elapsed time within an hour & word problems with elapsed time

 

 

ELA

Reading: We began learning about the sinking of the Titanic last week; we’ll continue to explore aspects of this terrible tragedy. We’re constantly talking about reading strategies like finding the main idea, comparing & contrasting, cause & effect, predicting, sequencing, and inferring when we read together.

 

Language & Word Study: We started learning about similes, metaphors, and personification two weeks ago. We’ll go back over these types of figurative language this week; there’ll be a quiz on Thursday. See the back of this page for more information. Students will also have figurative language homework.

 

Writing: Students are composing their information rough drafts on their sea animals. I’ll be conferring with students & their writing pieces. Some students will move from rough drafts to final copies this week. The final product will be graded with a rubric.



October 13-16
Due Date: 10/16/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: Telling time to the nearest minute, five minute, quarter hour, and half hour. There will be a quiz early next week.

 

ELA

Reading: We’re exploring the ocean through non-fiction texts; finding the main idea of passages. We’re constantly talking about other reading strategies like cause & effect, predicting, sequencing, and inferring when we read together.

 

Language & Word Study: adverbs & adjectives >there will be a quiz on Friday, covering BOTH parts of speech.

 

Writing: Students will begin to research about a sea animal they’re going to write about.



October 5-9
Due Date: 10/9/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: Solve multiplication and division WORD PROBLEMS through arrays, equal groups, skip counting, area models, number lines, repeated subtraction & repeated addition.

 

ELA

Reading: We’re exploring the ocean through non-fiction texts; finding the main idea of passages. We’re constantly talking about other reading strategies like cause & effect, predicting, sequencing, and inferring when we read together.

 

Language & Word Study: adverbs >there will be a quiz next week

 

Writing: Students will begin to research about a sea animal they’re going to write about.



September 28-October 2
Due Date: 10/2/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: Solve multiplication and division equations through arrays, equal groups, skip counting, area models, number lines, repeated subtraction & repeated addition. We’ll also cover multiplication properties; see the back of this page. We’ll start multiplication and division word problems this week.

 

ELA

Reading: We’re exploring the ocean through non-fiction texts; finding the main idea of passages. I’ll introduce what it means to INFER while reading. We’re constantly talking about cause & effect and predicting when we read together.

 

Language & Word Study: adjectives

 

Writing: I’ve got few students to finish the narrative writing; most of the class has completed this grade. We’ll start learning about how to research a sea animal this week. Students will write 2 pieces during this unit; one will informational and one will be a narrative story on their researched sea animal.



September 21-25
Due Date: 9/26/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: We’ll be going back over multiplication this week through arrays, equal groups, skip counting, number lines, & repeated addition. We will be using these same strategies with DIVISION. We’ll also cover multiplication properties; see the attached page.

 

ELA

Reading: We started Unit 2 today which is all about the ocean! There will be a huge non-fiction emphasis over the next six weeks. Students will learn about non-fiction text features and how they help in displaying information. We’ll be discussing the main idea & details of the passages we read.

 

Language & Word Study: adjectives; prefixes {in-, im-, ir-, il-}

 

Writing: We are working on finishing student narrative writing pieces; the final product will be graded at the end of the 9 weeks.



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

Weekly Skills

Math: Eeeek! It’s here! Multiplication! I will be focusing on conceptual multiplication this week through arrays, equal groups, skip counting, number lines, & repeated addition.

 

ELA

Reading: we started Trickster Tales today! character’s traits of tricksters; central message/moral/lesson of a passage; predicting; cause & effect

 

Language & Word Study: pronouns; prefixes {in-, im-, ir-, il-}

 

Writing: Students are revising their rough drafts they wrote last week. Their writing is a narrative story (based on real characters or made up ones). This piece of writing will be taken through the writing process and will be graded at the end of the 9 weeks



September 7-11
Due Date: 9/11/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: graphs - addition & subtraction questions will be answered using the graph

 

ELA

Reading: character’s traits & analysis; central message of a passage; predicting; cause & effect; we’ll start reading Trickster Tales by the end of the week

 

Language & Word Study: subject-verb agreement; prefixes {un-, pre-, re-, mis-, dis-}

 

Writing: We’re about to start exploring the writing process and the steps authors take to create a published piece. Students will begin a rough draft; this rough draft will be taken through the writing process and will be graded at the end of the 9 weeks.



August 31-September 4
Due Date: 9/4/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: addition & subtraction with and without regrouping & borrowing; word problems

 

ELA

Reading: character’s traits & emotions in passages and how they affect the character’s actions; comprehension strategies (predicting, questioning, and inferring); summarizing stories {review…genre, narrative elements}

Language & Word Study: verbs (action, helping, linking) >we’ll also cover verb tenses and subject-verb agreement; dividing words into syllables

Writing: Students have been doing A LOT of writing >>ask them about what they’ve done!



August 24-28
Due Date: 8/28/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: addition & subtraction with and without regrouping & borrowing

 

ELA

Reading: character’s traits & emotions in passages and how they affect the character’s actions; comprehension strategies (predicting, questioning, and inferring); summarizing stories {review…genre, narrative elements}

Language & Word Study: verbs (action, helping, linking) >we’ll also cover verb tenses and subject-verb agreement; dividing words into syllables

Writing: Students have been doing A LOT of writing >>ask them about what they’ve done!



August 17-21
Due Date: 8/21/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

Math: addition & subtraction with and without regrouping (quiz next week); rounding (quiz on Tuesday)

ELA

Reading: genre (the type of text –fantasy, realistic fiction, nonfiction, etc); answering who, what, when, where, and why questions about text; narrative elements in a story (characters, setting, plot) and Main Idea & Details of a story **students will have a cold read comprehension test on Friday**

Language: nouns –common/proper & singular/plural (quiz on Wednesday) *we’ll begin VERBS on Wednesday after the quiz

Writing: talking & learning about what it means to be a good writer



May 11-15
Due Date: 5/15/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

ELA

Reading: We are still learning about Greek Mythology (gods, goddess, and other mythological creatures). We’ve also been learning about SPACE! [The kids are SO fascinated with this subject!] I’ve also been introducing them to the States of Matter & Simple Machines. They will begin working on a project about a state this week too.


Writing: Students will finish their informational writing.

 

Math: REVIEW: Students have TWO assessments this week (Tuesday & Wednesday).

There are NO more fact fluency quizzes.



May 4-8
Due Date: 5/8/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

ELA

Reading: We are still learning about Greek Mythology (gods, goddess, and other mythological creatures). We’ve also been learning about SPACE! [The kids are SO fascinated with this subject!] We’re still going over Main Idea of a text; Finding Cause & Effect relationships; Sequencing events; and Comparing/Contrasting ideas & texts.

 

Language: Context Clues; Synonyms/Antonyms/Homophones


Writing: Students will work on their informational writing.

 

Math: REVIEW: Two Step Word Problems involving all four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) There will be a PBA on Friday. There are NO more fact fluency quizzes.



April 27 - May 1
Due Date: 5/1/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

ELA

Reading: We are still learning about Greek Mythology (gods, goddess, and other mythological creatures). We’re also exploring Roman gods & goddesses. We’re still going over Main Idea of a text; Finding Cause & Effect relationships; Sequencing events; and Comparing/Contrasting ideas & texts. *cold read Thursday*

 

Language: Context Clues; Synonyms/Antonyms/Homophones


Writing: Students will begin their informational writing. Students will be writing a Narrative PCR on Wednesday for a grade.

 

Math: REVIEW: Fractions, Measurement, & Data (assessment on Friday). The LAST Fact fluency quiz will be on Thursday (ALL multiplication AND division facts will be assessed)



April 20-24
Due Date: 4/24/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

ELA

Reading: We are currently learning about Greek Mythology. We’ll spend the remainder of this year learning about gods, goddess, and other mythological creatures. We’ll also explore Roman gods & goddesses and compare them to the Greeks. We’re still going over Main Idea of a text; Finding Cause & Effect relationships; Sequencing events; and Comparing/Contrasting ideas & texts. *cold read tomorrow*

 

Language: Prefixes & Suffixes language assessment on Friday


Writing: Students are starting to research an informational topic they’re going to write an essay on.

 

Math: REVIEW: Area & Fractions (assessment on Friday) The Fact fluency quiz will be on Thursday (ALL multiplication AND division facts will be assessed)



April 13-17
Due Date: 4/17/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

ELA

Reading: We are currently learning about Greek Mythology. We’ll spend the remainder of this year learning about gods, goddess, and other mythological creatures. We’ll also explore Roman gods & goddesses and compare them to the Greeks. We’re still going over Main Idea of a text; Finding Cause & Effect relationships; Sequencing events; and Comparing/Contrasting ideas & texts. *cold read on Friday*

 

Language: Prefixes & Suffixes; review of figurative language (simile, metaphor, personification, alliteration, idiom, onomatopoeia, hyperbole); abstract nouns *this is all review* language assessment on Thursday


Writing: Students are starting to research an informational topic they’re going to write an essay on.

 

Math: REVIEW: Quadrilateral, Perimeter & Area (assessment on Wednesday) The Fact fluency quiz will be on Thursday (ALL multiplication AND division facts will be assessed)



April 7-10
Due Date: 4/10/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

ELA

Reading: We are currently learning about Greek Mythology. We’ll spend the remainder of this year learning about gods, goddess, and other mythological creatures. We’ll also explore Roman gods & goddesses and compare them to the Greeks. We’re still going over Main Idea of a text; Finding Cause & Effect relationships; Sequencing events; and Comparing/Contrasting ideas & texts. We’ll also be recovering the parts of a nonfiction book (index, glossary, table of contents)

 

Language: Dictionary skills & context clues (we covered these skills last week as well) Language test on Friday. We studied the following sentence last week: [Sweet and Spicy sauces dripped from their trenchers as jesters, jugglers, and minstrels entertained them.] The Invitation to Edit quiz will be on Friday as well.


Writing: Students are starting to research an informational topic they’re going to write an essay on.

 

Math: Quadrilaterals; Perimeter (quiz on Thursday); types of angles & lines. There will be a test covering these skills next week. The Fact fluency quiz will be on Thursday (ALL multiplication AND division facts will be assessed)



March 16-21
Due Date: 3/21/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

ELA

Reading: We are wrapping up our unit on immigration of the early 20th Century, the Statue of Liberty, the Presidents, government & Ellis Island; main idea & details of a text; sequencing events; using context clues to find the meaning of domain specific words; answering questions in PCR format (restating the question & answering in a complete sentence; giving evidence from the story to prove your answer & explaining your evidence) cold read on Wednesday

 

Language: revisiting compound & complex sentences


Writing: Students are finishing their writing on a former President

 

Math: We are finishing measurement to the nearest inch, half inch, and quarter inch. We began learning about line plots 2 weeks ago. There will be a Math test covering these skills on Friday. The Fact fluency quiz will be on Thursday(ALL multiplication AND division facts will be assessed)



March 23-27
Due Date: 3/20/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

ELA

Reading: We’re going back over some BIG reading skills: Main Idea of a text; Finding Cause & Effect relationships; Sequencing events; We’ll also be recovering the parts of a nonfiction book (index, glossary, table of contents) & using context clues to find the meaning of unknown words

 

Language: Interjections & Prepositions


Writing: We’re going back to revisit Narrative Writing.

 

Math: We will begin learning about quadrilaterals & their attributes. There MAY be a quiz on Friday. The Fact fluency quiz will be on Thursday(ALL multiplication AND division facts will be assessed)



March 30- April 2
Due Date: 3/2/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

ELA

Reading: We started our unit on Greek Mythology last week. We’ll spend the remainder of this year learning about gods, goddess, and other mythological creatures. We’ll also explore Roman gods & goddesses and compare them to the Greeks. We’re still going over Main Idea of a text; Finding Cause & Effect relationships; Sequencing events; and Comparing/Contrasting ideas & texts. We’ll also be recovering the parts of a nonfiction book (index, glossary, table of contents) & using context clues to find the meaning of unknown words. Cold read on Wednesday

 

Language: Prepositions; Synonyms & Antonyms; Affixes (prefixes, suffixes & base words)


Writing: We’re going back to revisit Narrative Writing & its elements

 

Math: Quadrilaterals; Perimeter; types of angles & lines. I’ll send a REMIND text about a test date. The Fact fluency quiz will be on Thursday (ALL multiplication AND division facts will be assessed)



February 17-20
Due Date: 2/20/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

ELA

Reading: Students are reading & learning about immigration of the early 20th Century, the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island; main idea & details of a text; sequencing events; using context clues to find the meaning of domain specific words; answering questions in PCR format (restating the question & answering in a complete sentence; giving evidence from the story to prove your answer & explaining your evidence) cold read on Friday

 

Language: compound & complex sentences. The students didn’t take the Types of Sentences quiz last week; they will take in on Thursday. There will be an Invitation to Edit quiz on Friday.


Writing: Students are working on researching a President; they should be finished by the end of the week.

 

Math: We are starting measurement to the nearest inch, half inch, & quarter inch. There will be a quiz next week. Fact fluency quiz on Thursday 0s, 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s, 8s & 10s (multiplication AND division)



February 9-12
Due Date: 2/12/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

Week 6 of Unit 4: The People, the Preamble, & the Presidents

 

ELA

Reading: Students are reading & learning about immigration of the early 20th Century, the Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island; main idea & details of a text; sequencing events; using context clues to find the meaning of domain specific words; answering questions in PCR format (restating the question & answering in a complete sentence; giving evidence from the story to prove your answer & explaining your evidence)

 

Language: compound & complex sentences; we started discussing how to punctuate titles 2 weeks ago as well as possessive nouns. Types of Sentences quiz on Wednesday & a Language Test on Tuesday over titles, possessive nouns & parts of a book


Writing: Students are working on researching a President

 

Math: Fractions on a number line; equivalent fractions; comparing fractions; fractions’ PBA tomorrow & an assessment on Thursday. Fact fluency quiz on Thursday 0s, 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s, 8s & 10s (multiplication AND division)



January 26-30
Due Date: 1/30/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

Week 4 of Unit 4: The People, the Preamble, & the Presidents

 

ELA

Reading: Students are reading & learning about the job of the President, the 3 branches of the US government; they’ll also be exploring Simple Machines (lever, pulley, wheel & axle, etc);main idea & details of a text; sequencing events; using context clues to find the meaning of domain specific words; fact vs opinion; cause & effect in a story; answering questions in PCR format (restating the question & answering in a complete sentence; giving evidence from the story to prove your answer) cold read on Thursday

 

Language: revisiting compound sentences; writing complex sentences; pronouns Invitation to Edit quiz tomorrow


Writing: Students are working on researching a President & a State

 

Math: Fractions on a number line; equivalent fractions; I hope to be giving a fractions quiz on Friday. We’re also reviewing 2 step word problems & area (these type of questions will be found on Assessments in the next few weeks) I’ll be sending review homework as well. Fact fluency quiz on Thursday 0s, 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s, 8s & 10s (multiplication AND division)



January 20-23
Due Date: 1/23/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

Week 3 of Unit 4: The People, the Preamble, & the Presidents

 

ELA

Reading: Students are reading & learning about the job of the President, the 3 branches of the US government; they’ll also be exploring Simple Machines (lever, pulley, wheel & axle, etc);main idea & details of a text; sequencing events; using context clues to find the meaning of domain specific words; fact vs opinion; cause & effect in a story; answering questions in PCR format (restating the question & answering in a complete sentence; giving evidence from the story to prove your answer)

 

Language: revisiting compound sentences; writing complex sentences; pronouns


Writing: Students are working on researching a President & a State

 

Math: Fractions on a number line; equivalent fractions; we’re also reviewing 2 step word problems & area (these type of questions will be found on Assessments in the next few weeks) I’ll be sending review homework as well. Fact fluency quiz on Thursday 0s, 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s, 8s & 10s (multiplication AND division)



January 12-16
Due Date: 1/16/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

Week 2 of Unit 4: The People, the Preamble, & the Presidents

 

ELA

Reading: sequencing events; compare/contrast themes, settings, & plots; using context clues to find the meaning of domain specific words; describe connections between sentences & paragraphs in regards to their text structure; fact vs opinion; cause & effect in a story; main idea & details of a text; answering questions in PCR format (restating the question & answering in a complete sentence; giving evidence from the story to prove your answer) *cold read on Thursday

 

Language: revisiting compound sentences; writing complex sentences; pronouns


Writing: Students will be writing informational pieces on presidents during this unit; we’ll also be discussing how to compose an opinion/analytic piece of writing

 

Math: Fractions in a group/set and wholes (identifying, naming, creating) quiz at the end of the week; portioning shapes into halves, thirds, fourths, fifths, sixths, & eights; I’ve already introduced equivalent fractions (they won’t be tested anytime soon); we’re also reviewing 2 step word problems & area (these type of questions will be found on Assessments in the next few weeks) I’ll be sending review homework as well. Fact fluency quiz on Thursday 0s, 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s, 8s & 10s (multiplication AND division)



January 5-9
Due Date: 1/9/2015
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

Week 1 of Unit 4: The People, the Preamble, & the Presidents

 

ELA –Reading: compare/contrast themes, settings, & plots; using context clues to find the meaning of domain specific words; describe connections between sentences & paragraphs in regards to their text structure; fact vs opinion; cause & effect in a story; main idea & details of a text; answering questions in PCR format (restating the question & answering in a complete sentence; giving evidence from the story to prove your answer) *cold read practice on Thursday

 

Language: revisiting compound sentences; introducing complex sentences; pronouns


Writing:
Students will be writing informational pieces on presidents during this unit; we’ll also be discussing how to compose an opinion/analytic piece of writing

 

Math –Fractions in a group/set and wholes (identifying, naming, creating); fact fluency quiz will be next week 0s, 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 6s, 8s & 10s (multiplication AND division)



December 15-19
Due Date: 12/18/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

Week 6 of the 3rd Unit: Creative, Inventive & Notable People

 

ELA –Reading: using context clues to find the meaning of unknown words; discussing an author’s point of view in a given piece of text; author’s opinion; cause & effect in a story; main idea & details of a text; answering questions in PCR format (restating the question & answering in a complete sentence; giving evidence from the story to prove your answer) *cold read on Wednesday*

 

Language: We’re finishing last week’s mentor sentence; the quiz is on Wednesday.


Writing:
Students are finishing their letters to a creative, inventive, notable. It will be graded with a rubric.

 

Math –Two step word problems with all four operations test on Thursday; fact fluency quiz on TUESDAY not Thursday!!! 0s, 1s, 2s, 3s, 5s, 6s, & 10s (multiplication AND division)



December 8-12
Due Date: 12/12/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

Week 5 of the 3rd Unit: Creative, Inventive & Notable People

 

ELA –Reading: using context clues to find the meaning of unknown words; discussing an author’s point of view in a given piece of text; author’s opinion; cause & effect in a story; main idea & details of a text; answering questions in PCR format (restating the question & answering in a complete sentence; giving evidence from the story to prove your answer)

 

Language: compound sentences quiz on Wednesday; we’re starting a new mentor sentence & will have a quiz next week


Writing:
Students will write their letters to a creative, inventive, notable this week. It will be graded with a rubric.

 

Math –Two step word problems with all four operations quiz on Thursday (with just addition & subtraction) & a Performance Task on Friday; fact fluency quiz on Thursday 0s, 1s, 2s, 3s, 5s, 6s, & 10s (multiplication AND division)



December 1-5
Due Date: 12/5/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

Week 4 of the 3rd Unit: Creative, Inventive & Notable People

 

ELA –Reading: using context clues to find the meaning of unknown words; discussing an author’s point of view in a given piece of text; author’s opinion; cause & effect in a story; main idea & details of a text; answering questions in PCR format (restating the question & answering in a complete sentence; giving evidence from the story to prove your answer) **Cold read on Thursday**

 

Language: sentences with compound subjects or compound predicates (quiz on Wednesday); compound sentences


Writing:
We’re beginning to talk about different inventors & the students will be eventually writing a letter to their favorite inventor, so we’re talking about letter writing!

 

Math –Two step word problems with all four operations quiz next week; fact fluency quiz on Thursday 0s, 1s, 2s, 3s, 5s, 6s, & 10s (multiplication AND division)



November 17-21
Due Date: 11/21/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

Week 3 of the 3rd Unit: Creative, Inventive & Notable People

 

ELA –Reading: using context clues to find the meaning of unknown words; discussing an author’s point of view in a given piece of text; author’s opinion; cause & effect in a story; main idea & details of a text; answering questions in PCR format (restating the question & answering in a complete sentence; giving evidence from the story to prove your answer) **Cold read on Thursday**

 

Language: sentences with compound subjects or compound predicates; compound sentences; capitalizing & punctuating dialogue


Writing:
We getting close to finishing the sea animal narratives.

 

Math –Finding area using Distributive Property of Multiplication; finding area of rectilinear shapes (we briefly covered both last week) (PBA on Wednesday & Assessment –I’m gonna split it over Thursday & Friday); fact fluency quiz on Thursday 0s, 1s, 2s, 3s, 5s, 6s, & 10s (multiplication AND division)



November 10-14
Due Date: 11/14/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

Week 2 of the 3rd Unit: Creative, Inventive & Notable People

 

ELA –Reading: using context clues to find the meaning of unknown words; discussing an author’s point of view in a given piece of text; author’s opnion; cause & effect in a story; main idea & details of a text; answering questions in PCR format (restating the question & answering in a complete sentence; giving evidence from the story to prove your answer) **Cold read on Wednesday** >>>We did NOT take one last week.<<<

 

Language: capitalizing & punctuating dialogue; sentences with compound subjects or compound predicates; figurative language (test next Tuesday); Invitation to Edit quiz on Friday


Writing:
We are in the middle of writing narrative stories about sea animals.

 

Math –Area (Independent Skills Practice Quiz on Friday); fact fluency quiz on Thursday 0s, 1s, 2s, 3s, 5s, 6s, & 10s (multiplication AND division)



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

Weekly Skills

 

Week 6 of the 2nd Unit: Inspired by the Sea

 

ELA –Reading: using nonfiction text features to gather information; asking & answering questions to check for understanding of a text; making inferences while reading; main idea & details of a text; answering questions in PCR format (restating the question & answering in a complete sentence; giving evidence from the story to prove your answer)

 

Language: adverbs (quiz next week); capitalizing & punctuating dialogue; figurative language; Invitation to Edit quiz on Friday


Writing:
Students are finishing their informational writing about a sea animal. We will soon be starting to write a narrative about the same sea animal.

 

Math –Metric Mass & Volume; addition, subtraction, multiplication & division word problems with mass & volume; we’ll also be going back over TIME (There will be a PBA on Thursday); fact fluency quiz on Thursday 0s, 1s, 2s, 3s, 5s, 6s, & 10s ( just multiplication)



October 20-24
Due Date: 10/24/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

Week 5 of the 2nd Unit: Inspired by the Sea

 

ELA –Reading: using nonfiction text features to gather information; asking & answering questions to check for understanding of a text; making inferences while reading; main idea & details of a text; answering questions in PCR format (restating the question & answering in a complete sentence; giving evidence from the story to prove your answer) *Students will have a Text Features cold read on Thursday.

 

Language: adjectives (quiz on Thursday); Invitation to Edit quiz on Friday


Writing:
Students will take their research on a sea animal and compose an informational piece for a grade. It will be assessed with a rubric and count as Writing grade (40%).

Math – telling time to the nearest hour, half hour, 5 minute & minute; quiz on Tuesday on telling time to the nearest minute; NEW SKILL: solving word problems involving time; fact fluency quiz on Thursday 0s, 1s, 2s, 3s, 5s, 6s, & 10s ( just multiplication)



October 15-17
Due Date: 10/17/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

Week 4 of the 2nd Unit: Inspired by the Sea

 

ELA –Reading: using nonfiction text features to gather information; asking & answering questions to check for understanding of a text; reading strategies (predicting, clarifying & questioning); making inferences while reading; character traits & emotions; central message/theme of a given piece of text; main idea & details of a text; answering questions in PCR format (restating the question & answering in a complete sentence; giving evidence from the story to prove your answer)

 

Language: adjectives (quiz next week)


Writing:
Students will take their research on a sea animal and compose an informational piece for a grade. It will be assessed with a rubric and count as Writing grade (40%).

Math – telling time to the nearest hour, half hour, 5 minute & minute; fact fluency quiz on Thursday 0s, 1s, 2s, 3s, 5s, 6s, & 10s (multiplication AND division)



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

Weekly Skills

 

Week 3 of the 2nd Unit: Inspired by the Sea

 

ELA –Reading: nonfiction text features; asking & answering questions to check for understanding of a text; reading strategies (predicting, clarifying & questioning); making inferences while reading; character traits & emotions; central message/theme of a given piece of text; main idea & details of a text; answering questions in PCR format (restating the question & answering in a complete sentence; giving evidence from the story to prove your answer) Students will take a cold read either on Wednesday (I DID not give one last week)

 

Language: adjectives; exploring author’s craft through a mentor sentence (Invitation to Edit quiz on Friday); prefixes & suffixes


Writing:
We’re in the middle of the writing process on a personal narrative piece. We’ll spend this last week, conferencing, revising, and editing these stories for a grade. The writing will be assessed with a rubric that will count as 40% of the ELA average.

Math –solving multiplication & division word problems using multiple strategies (assessment on Thursday) There will be a PBA on Tuesday covering the same skills; fact fluency quiz on Thursday 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, & 10s (multiplication only)



September 29 - October 3
Due Date: 10/3/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

Week 2 of the 2nd Unit: Inspired by the Sea

 

ELA –Reading: nonfiction text features; asking & answering questions to check for understanding of a text; reading strategies (predicting, clarifying & questioning); making inferences while reading; character traits & emotions; central message/theme of a given piece of text; main idea & details of a text; answering questions in PCR format (restating the question & answering in a complete sentence; giving evidence from the story to prove your answer) Students will take a cold read either Wednesday or Friday.

 

Language: verbs (action, linking, helping); verb tenses; subject-verb agreement (quiz on Friday); exploring author’s craft through a mentor sentence (Invitation to Edit quiz on Friday); prefixes & suffixes


Writing:
We’re in the middle of the writing process on a personal narrative piece. We’ll spend the next two weeks, conferencing, revising, and editing these pieces for a grade. The writing will be assessed with a rubric that will count as 40% of the ELA average.

Math –new skill: multiplication & division word problems. REVIEW: In & Out boxes, multiplication properties, multiplication & division strategies (using different methods to solve equations –equal groups, arrays, repeated addition, skip counting; Math PBAs on Tuesday AND Thursday (2 separate grades); fact fluency quiz on Thursday 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, & 10s (multiplication only)



September 22-26
Due Date: 9/26/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

Week 1 of the 2nd Unit: Inspired by the Sea

 

ELA –Reading: nonfiction text features; asking & answering questions to check for understanding of a text; reading strategies (predicting & questioning); making inferences while reading; character traits & emotions; central message/them of a given piece of text; main idea & details of a text; answering questions in PCR format (restating the question & answering in a complete sentence; giving evidence from the story to prove your answer) Students will take a cold read tomorrow Tuesday

 

Language: noun review (quiz on Wednesday) verbs (action, linking, helping); verb tenses; subject-verb agreement; exploring author’s craft through a mentor sentence


Writing:
responding to reading through writing; discussing & exploring elements of a narrative piece of writing

Math –In & Out boxes (we started these last week), multiplication properties (we started this last week too); multiplication & division strategies (using different methods to solve an unknown equation –equal groups, arrays, repeated addition, skip counting; Math PBA on Wednesday ---maybe Thursday (in & out boxes, writing & solving multiplication equations, creating arrays, fact fluency quiz on Thursday 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, & 10s (multiplication only)



September 15-19
Due Date: 9/19/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

Last week of the ELA Unit: “Stories Worth Telling Again and Again.”

 

ELA –Reading: asking & answering questions to check for understanding of a text; explain ideas & understanding in a given discussion; reading strategies (predicting & questioning); making inferences while reading; discussing & exploring a character’s traits & emotions; discussing the central theme or message of a given piece of text (what does the author want us to learn?); *teaching students to choose vocabulary words during their independent reading time; answering questions in PCR format (restating the question & answering in a complete sentence) possible cold read on Thursday; if we don’t take it then, it will be given on Tuesday, September 23rd

 

Language: verbs (action, linking, helping); verb tenses; subject-verb agreement; dictionary skills; suffixes; exploring author’s craft through a mentor sentence; nouns review


Writing:
responding to reading through writing; discussing & exploring elements of a narrative piece of writing

Math –multiplication & division strategies (using different methods to solve an unknown equation –equal groups, arrays, repeated addition, number lines; fact fluency quiz on Thursday 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, & 10s (multiplication only)



September 8-12
Due Date: 9/12/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

3rd Week of the ELA Unit: “Stories Worth Telling Again and Again.”

 

ELA –Reading: asking & answering questions to check for understanding of a text; explain ideas & understanding in a given discussion; reading strategies (predicting & questioning); making inferences while reading; discussing & exploring a character’s traits & emotions; discussing the central theme or message of a given piece of text (what does the author want us to learn?); *teaching students to choose vocabulary words during their independent reading time; answering questions in PCR format (restating the question & answering in a complete sentence) cold read on Thursday –finding character traits & giving support evidence

 

Language: verbs (action, linking, helping); verb tenses; subject-verb agreement; dictionary skills; suffixes; exploring author’s craft through a mentor sentence


Writing:
responding to reading through writing; discussing & exploring elements of a narrative piece of writing

Math –graph quiz on Tuesday; multiplication & division strategies (using different methods to solve an unknown equation –equal groups, arrays, repeated addition, number lines; fact fluency quiz on Thursday 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, & 10s (multiplication only)



September 2-5
Due Date: 9/5/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

2nd Week of the ELA Unit: “Stories Worth Telling Again and Again.”

 

 

ELA –Reading: asking & answering questions to check for understanding of a text; explain ideas & understanding in a given discussion; reading strategies (predicting & questioning); making inferences while reading; discussing & exploring a character’s traits & emotions; discussing the central theme or message of a given piece of text (what does the author want us to learn?); *teaching students to choose vocabulary words during their independent reading time; answering questions in PCR format (restating the question & answering in a complete sentence)

 

Language: verbs (action, linking, helping); verb tenses; subject-verb agreement; dictionary skills


Writing:
responding to reading through writing; discussing & exploring elements of a narrative piece of writing

Math –Bar graphs; missing quantities; one step addition & subtraction word problems with rounding & regrouping; Assessment on Friday (40%); fact fluency quiz on Thursday 0s, 1s, 2s, 5s, & 10s (multiplication only)



August 25-29
Due Date: 8/29/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

This week starts our first ELA Unit: “Stories Worth Telling Again and Again.”

 

 

ELA –Reading: asking & answering questions to check for understanding of a text; explain ideas & understanding in a given discussion; reading strategies (predicting & questioning); answering questions in PCR format (see the rubric attached to your student’s homework)

 

Language: nouns (finishing rules for making nouns plural); verbs (action, linking, helping)


Writing:
responding to reading through writing; discussing & exploring elements of a narrative piece of writing

Math –One step addition & subtraction word problems with rounding & regrouping; rounding quiz on Thursday.



August 18-22
Due Date: 8/22/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

 

ELA –nouns (we focused on common, proper, & singular nouns last week); we’ll be focusing on the rules for making nouns plural this week, asking & answering questions to check for understanding of a text; explain ideas & understanding in a given discussion; answering questions in PCR format (see the rubric attached to your student’s homework; I’ve sent 3 examples home as well) (a cold read assessment will be given on Friday)

Math –We began rounding numbers to the nearest 10 & 100 & addition properties last week & we’ll continue to learn more about these concepts. 2 & 3 digit addition with regrouping (carrying) and 2 & 3 digit subtraction with borrowing (a short assessment will be given next week)



August 11-15
Due Date: 8/15/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

 

ELA –nouns, asking & answering questions to check for understanding of a text; explain ideas & understanding in a given discussion

Math –reviewing place value in standard, written, and expanded form; comparing 3 digit numbers

**Pre-assessments will be given in both subjects. They will NOT be graded!



May 12-16
Due Date: 5/16/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

*We finishing a unit called, “Fantastic Adventures with Dragons, Gods, and Giants.” We’re learning a lot about Greek gods & goddesses, mythological creatures, and ancient cultures.  

 

ELA

Reading: We’re going to be reading and learning about the water cycle and weather. We’ll discuss the main idea of passages and non-fiction text features

 

Language: accurately spell high frequency words when suffixes are added; dictionary & thesaurus skills (assessment was today)

 

Writing: 95% of the class is finished with their opinion writing about their favorite mythological character. It will be graded with a rubric and count as 10% of your student’s ELA grade.

 

Math: We will be reviewing fractions, multi-step word problems, and elapsed time; fluently multiply/divide by 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, & 10 (fact fluency quiz on Thursday)

 



May 5-9
Due Date: 5/9/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

*We are in a unit called, “Fantastic Adventures with Dragons, Gods, and Giants.” We’re learning a lot about Greek gods & goddesses, mythological creatures, and ancient cultures.  

 

ELA

Reading: retell stories including narrative elements, the genre, & the central message/moral; retell/summarize stories; main idea & details of stories, character traits; establishing point of view similar or different with the author; non-fiction text features (cold reads on Tuesday AND Thursday)

 

Language: accurately spell high frequency words when suffixes are added; dictionary & thesaurus skills (assessment next Monday, May 12th)

 

Writing: We’re working on a piece on the student’s favorite god, goddess, or other mythological character. We’ll take several weeks to complete this. It will also be graded with a rubric and count as 10% of your student’s ELA grade.

 

Math: area and perimeter of 2D figures & composite figures; writing equations to find A & P; reviewing distributive property in relation to area;(assessment on Friday) fluently multiply/divide by 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, & 10 (fact fluency quiz on Thursday)



April 21-25
Due Date: 4/25/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

*We are in a unit called, “Fantastic Adventures with Dragons, Gods, and Giants.” We’ll be learning a lot about Greek gods & goddesses, mythological creatures, and ancient cultures.  

 

ELA

Reading: retell stories including narrative elements, the genre, & the central message; main idea & details of stories, character traits; establishing point of view similar or different with the author; non-fiction text features

 

Language: accurately spell high frequency words when suffixes are added; dictionary & thesaurus skills

 

Writing: We’re starting a new piece on the student’s favorite god, goddess, or other mythological character. We’ll take several weeks to complete this. It will also be graded with a rubric and count as 10% of your student’s ELA grade.

 

Math: reviewing area and introducing perimeter of 2D figures; reviewing distributive property (performance task on Friday); fluently multiply/divide by 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, & 10 (fact fluency quiz on Thursday)

 



April 14-17
Due Date: 4/17/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

*We are in a unit called, “Fantastic Adventures with Dragons, Gods, and Giants.” We’ll be learning a lot about Greek gods & goddesses, mythological creatures, and ancient cultures.  

 

ELA

Reading: retell stories including narrative elements, the genre, & the central message; main idea & details of stories, character traits; establishing point of view similar or different with the author; non-fiction text features

 

Language: accurately spell high frequency words when suffixes are added; dictionary & thesaurus skills

 

Writing: We’re just about finished with our fairy tale writing! J The final drafts will be graded with a rubric and count as a PBA in ELA for 10% of your student’s grade. We’ll be starting a new piece on the student’s favorite god, goddess, or other mythological character. We’ll take several weeks to complete this. It will also be graded with a rubric and count as 10% of your student’s ELA grade.

 

Math: 2D figures with a focus on quadrilaterals (performance task on Wednesday); fluently multiply/divide by 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, & 10 (fact fluency quiz on Thursday)



April 7-11
Due Date: 4/11/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

*We are starting a new unit this week called, “Fantastic Adventures with Dragons, Gods, and Giants.” We’ll be learning a lot about Greek gods & goddesses, mythological creatures, and ancient cultures.  

 

ELA

Reading: retell stories including narrative elements, the genre, & the central message; main idea & details of stories, character traits; establishing point of view similar or different with the author; non-fiction text features; (cold read on Wednesday)

 

Language: accurately spell high frequency words when suffixes are added; dictionary & thesaurus skills

 

Writing: We’re working on writing retold fairy tales; we’ll take several weeks to take these pieces through the writing process. The final drafts will be graded with a rubric and count as a PBA in ELA for 10% of your student’s grade.

 

Math: Metric capacity and mass; solving word problems with these units; there will be an assessment on Tuesday; Wednesday –Friday: 2D figures with a focus on quadrilaterals; fluently multiply/divide by 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, & 10 (fact fluency quiz on Thursday)

 



April 28- May 2
Due Date: 4/2/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

*We are in a unit called, “Fantastic Adventures with Dragons, Gods, and Giants.” We’ll be learning a lot about Greek gods & goddesses, mythological creatures, and ancient cultures.  

 

ELA

Reading: retell stories including narrative elements, the genre, & the central message/moral; retell/summarize stories; main idea & details of stories, character traits; establishing point of view similar or different with the author; non-fiction text features (cold read on Wednesday)

 

Language: accurately spell high frequency words when suffixes are added; dictionary & thesaurus skills

Writing: We’re starting a new piece on the student’s favorite god, goddess, or other mythological character. We’ll take several weeks to complete this. It will also be graded with a rubric and count as 10% of your student’s ELA grade.

 

Math: area and perimeter of 2D figures & composite figures; writing equations to find A & P; reviewing distributive property in relation to area; fluently multiply/divide by 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, & 10 (fact fluency quiz on Wednesday)



March 24-28
Due Date: 3/28/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

*We are currently in an ELA unit called: A Feast of Words on a Planet called Earth – and Beyond.”

 

ELA

Reading: NO NEW SKILLS will be introduced or tested because of Case 21 testing; We’ll review sequencing the events in a story, main idea & details, character traits, genres, and non-fiction text features; The students are reading articles, books, and using the internet to research a planet for a group project. (not a grade)

 

Language: We’ll continue to discuss idioms, abstract nouns, context clues, & affixes

Writing: We’re learning about how to write a fairy tale

 

Math: We’ll be reviewing previously taught skills because of Case 21. NO NEW SKILLS will be introduced; fluently multiply/divide by 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, & 10 (fact fluency quiz on Thursday)



March 17-21
Due Date: 3/21/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

*We are currently in an ELA unit called: A Feast of Words on a Planet called Earth – and Beyond.”

ELA

Reading: figurative language (we’ll focus on idioms & review simile, metaphor, personification, etc) sequencing the events in a story, non-fiction text features; reviewing prefixes, suffixes, using context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words; we’ll be reading and learning about the solar system a lot over the next two weeks.

 

Language: idioms, abstract nouns, context clues, & affixes (Language test on Friday)

 

Writing: We’re learning about how to write a fairy tale

 

Math: elapsed time (performance task on Friday); fluently multiply/divide by 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, & 10 (fact fluency quiz on Thursday)



March 3-7
Due Date: 3/7/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

*We are currently in an ELA unit called: A Feast of Words on a Planet called Earth – and Beyond.”

ELA

Reading: figurative language (we’ll focus on idioms & review simile, metaphor, personification, etc) sequencing the events in a story (this is a big skill on the cold read this week!!); reviewing prefixes, suffixes (test on Wednesday); using context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words

 

Language: idioms, abstract nouns, context clues, & affixes (Assessment after Spring Break)

 

Writing: We’re finished with both of our writing pieces for the 3rd nine weeks! Yippee!! The informational writing counts as a Language grade (40%) and a Writing grade (10%). The opinion writing counts just once as a Writing grade (10%).

 

Math: telling time (quiz on Tuesday & an assessment on Thursday); fluently multiply/divide by 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, & 10 (fact fluency quiz on Thursday)



March 31 - April 4
Due Date: 3/4/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

*We are in the last week of the ELA unit: A Feast of Words on a Planet called Earth – and Beyond.”

 

ELA

Reading:; We’ll review sequencing the events in a story, main idea & details, character traits, genres, and non-fiction text features; (cold read on Wednesday)

 

Language: We’ll continue to discuss idioms, abstract nouns, context clues, & affixes (some of these skills will be on the cold read)

Writing: We’re working on writing retold fairy tales; we’ll take several weeks to take these pieces through the writing process. The final drafts will be graded with a rubric and count as a PBA in ELA for 10% of your student’s grade.

 

Math: Metric capacity and mass (this was introduced last week after Case 21 testing on Thursday; there will be a Performance Task on Friday); fluently multiply/divide by 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, & 10 (fact fluency quiz on Thursday)



February 17-21
Due Date: 2/21/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

*We started a new ELA unit this week: A Feast of Words on a Planet called Earth – and Beyond”.”

ELA

Reading: figurative language (we’ll focus on idioms & review simile, metaphor, personification, etc) sequencing the events in a story (this is a big skill on the cold read this week!!); reviewing prefixes, suffixes, & syllables; using context clues to determine the meaning of unknown words (cold read on Thursday ---we didn’t take it last week because of the snow days)

 

Language: abstract nouns (love, joy, happiness, freedom, peace, etc)

 

Writing: Students are finishing their informational pieces about a former president, and we’ll start an opinion piece on Abraham Lincoln *both will be graded with a rubric and count 10% of the 3rd nine weeks’ ELA average

 

Math: measurement; find length to the nearest inch, half inch, and quarter inch; creating line plots ; fluently multiply/divide by 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, & 10 (fact fluency quiz onThursday)

 



February 10-14
Due Date: 2/14/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

*We are in the last week of “The People, the Preamble, and the Presidents.”

ELA

Reading: sequencing the events in a story (this is a big skill on the cold read this week!!); reviewing dictionary skills, syllables, compound words, and contractions; non-fiction text features; comparing/contrasting fiction & non-fiction; main idea/details of a text (cold read on Thursday)

 

Language: capitalizing & punctuating titles (books, poems, movies, stories, etc); making nouns possessive; context clues; using parts of a book (index, glossary)

Writing: Students are working on an informational piece about a former president.

 

Math: fractions equivalent fractions (recognize & generate with fraction bars, circles, & number lines) test on Tuesday or Wednesday. I’ll send a Remind101 text to let you know for sure; fluently multiply/divide by 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, & 10 (fact fluency quiz on Thursday)



February 3-7
Due Date: 2/7/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

*We are in the fifth week of “The People, the Preamble, and the Presidents.” They absolutely love this unit!

ELA

Reading: sequencing the events in a story; reviewing dictionary skills, syllables, compound words, and contractions; non-fiction text features; comparing/contrasting fiction & non-fiction; main idea/details of a text (cold read on Tuesday)

 

Language: capitalizing & punctuating titles (books, poems, movies, stories, etc); making nouns possessive; context clues; using parts of a book (index, glossary)

 

Writing: Students are researching and working on an informational piece about a former president.

 

Math: fractions equivalent fractions (recognize & generate) quiz on Tuesday or Wednesday. I’ll send a Remind101 text to let you know for sure; fluently multiply/divide by 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, & 10 (fact fluency quiz on Thursday)



January 27-31
Due Date: 1/31/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

*We are in the fourth week of a new unit in ELA: The People, the Preamble, and the Presidents. They absolutely love this unit; I enjoy it too!!

ELA

Reading: sequencing the events in a story; reviewing dictionary skills, compound words, and contractions; non-fiction text features; comparing/contrasting fiction & non-fiction; main idea/details of a text

 

Language: capitalizing & punctuating titles (books, poems, movies, stories, etc); making nouns possessive; context clues; using parts of a book (index, glossary) (assessment will be on Thursday)

 

Writing: Students are researching and working on an informational piece about a former president.

 

Math: fractions (part of a whole, part of a set, on a number line) test on Tuesday –maybe Wednesday; equivalent fractions (recognize & generate)fluently multiply/divide by 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, & 10 (fact fluency quiz on Thursday)

 



January 21-24
Due Date: 1/24/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

*We are in the third week of a new unit in ELA: The People, the Preamble, and the Presidents, so your students will be learning a lot about former presidents, our government, and how our country was formed.

ELA

Reading: sequencing the events in a story; reviewing dictionary skills, compound words, contractions, classify & categorize items, people, events, etc.; non-fiction text features; comparing/contrasting fiction & non-fiction; genre, author’s purpose; main idea/details of a text; stating point of view on a

 

Language: capitalizing & punctuating titles (books, poems, movies, stories, etc); making nouns possessive; context clues (assessment will be next week)

 

Writing: Students are learning about how to write an opinion piece that can be supported with research

 

Math: fractions (part of a whole, part of a set, on a number line) *See the syllabus I sent home two weeks ago for further explanation; fluently multiply/divide by 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, & 10 (fact fluency quiz on Thursday)

 



January 21-24
Due Date: 1/17/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

*We are in the second week of a new unit in ELA: The People, the Preamble, and the Presidents, so your students will be learning a lot about former presidents, our government, and how our country was formed.

ELA

Reading: sequencing the events in a story; reviewing dictionary skills, compound words, contractions, classify & categorize items, people, events, etc.; non-fiction text features; comparing/contrasting fiction & non-fiction; genre, author’s purpose; main idea/details of a text; stating point of view on a text (cold read on Wednesday)

 

Language: capitalizing & punctuating titles (books, poems, movies, stories, etc); making nouns possessive; context clues (assessment will be in two weeks)

 

Writing: Students are learning about how to write an opinion piece that can be supported with research

 

Math: 2 step word problems with the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, & division) (assessment will be Wednesday or Thursday); we’ll start fractions at the end of the week fluently multiply/divide by 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, & 10 (fact fluency quiz on Thursday)



January 6-10
Due Date: 1/10/2014
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

*We are beginning a new unit in ELA: The People, the Preamble, and the Presidents, so your students will be learning a lot about former presidents, our government, and how our country was formed.

ELA

Reading: sequencing the events in a story; sequencing events & their effect on the structure on the passage; non-fiction text features; comparing/contrasting fiction & non-fiction; genre, author’s purpose main idea/details of a text; stating point of view on a text; classify & categorize items, people, events, etc.

 

Language: using context clues to find the meaning of unknown words

 

Writing: Students are learning about how to write an opinion piece that can be supported with research

 

Math: 2 step word problems with the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, & division) assessment will be next week; fluently multiply/divide by 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, & 10 (fact fluency quiz on Thursday)



December 16-20
Due Date: 12/20/2013
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

ELA

Reading: non-fiction text features; comparing/contrasting fiction & non-fiction; main idea/details of a text; stating point of view on a text; sequencing the events in a story; using context clues to find the meaning of unknown words

 

Language: reviewing previously taught skills

 

Writing: Students are finishing an informational piece about a creative, inventive, or notable person. It will be assessed with a rubric and count for 10% of their ELA grade; students are researching what Christmas is like in other countries and will create a report for a grade (10% of the ELA grade)

 

Math: review previously taught math skills this year; fluently multiply/divide by 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 10 (fact fluency quiz on Thursday)



December 9-13
Due Date: 12/13/2013
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

ELA

Reading: non-fiction text features; comparing/contrasting fiction & non-fiction; main idea/details of a text; stating point of view on a text; sequencing the events in a story; using context clues to find the meaning of unknown words

 

Language: compound sentences & complex sentences (test on Tuesday)

 

Writing: Students are currently working on an informational piece about a creative, inventive, or notable person. It will be assessed with a rubric and count for 10% of their ELA grade.

 

Math: finding area of plane figures problems (Assessment Tuesday); review previously taught math skills this year; fluently multiply/divide by 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 10 (fact fluency quiz on Thursday)



December 2-6
Due Date: 11/28/2013
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

ELA

Reading: non-fiction text features; comparing/contrasting fiction & non-fiction; main idea/details of a text; stating point of view on a text; sequencing the events in a story; using context clues to find the meaning of unknown words (cold read Wednesday).

 

Language: compound sentences & complex sentences (test next Tuesday)

 

Writing: Students are currently working on an informational piece about a creative, inventive, or notable person. It will be assessed with a rubric and count for 10% of their ELA grade.

 

Math: finding area of plane figures problems (Assessment next week); fluently multiply/divide by 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 10 (fact fluency quiz on Thursday)



November 18-22
Due Date: 11/22/2013
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

ELA

Reading: non-fiction text features; comparing/contrasting fiction & non-fiction; main idea/details of a text; sequencing the events in a story; using context clues to find the meaning of unknown words (cold read Wednesday).

 

Language: review compound sentences & introduce complex sentences (test after Thanksgiving)

 

Writing: research a creative, inventive, or notable person to write an informative piece on

 

Math: creating graphs with 2 step problems (Performance Task on Thursday and Assessment on Friday); fluently multiply/divide by 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 10 (fact fluency quiz on Thursday)



November 11-15
Due Date: 11/15/2013
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

ELA

Reading: non-fiction text features; comparing/contrasting fiction & non-fiction; main idea/details of a text; sequencing the events in a story; using context clues to find the meaning of unknown words (cold read Thursday).

 

Language: review: types of sentences, simple sentences, sentences with compound subjects or compound predicates; introducing compound sentences

 

Writing: research a creative, inventive, or notable person to write an informative piece on

 

Math: two step word problems with addition, subtraction, & multiplication (Performance Task Wednesday); creating graphs within 2 step problems (Performance Task on Friday); fluently multiply/divide by 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 10 (fact fluency quiz on Thursday)



November 4-8
Due Date: 11/8/2013
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

ELA

Reading: non-fiction text features; comparing/contrasting fiction & non-fiction; main idea/details of a text; sequencing the events in a story; using context clues to find the meaning of unknown words (We didn’t take the cold read last week; we’ll take it Friday).

 

Language: types of sentences, simple sentences, sentences with compound subjects or compound predicates

 

 

Math: review: multiplication properties, multiplication/division word problems, multiplying with multiples of 10, missing quantities, patterns(test on Wednesday) missing quantities within all four operations; fluently multiply/divide by 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 10 (fact fluency quiz on Thursday)



October 28 - November 1
Due Date: 11/1/2013
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

ELA

Reading: non-fiction text features; comparing/contrasting fiction & non-fiction; main idea/details of a text; sequencing the events in a story; using context clues to find the meaning of unknown words; figurative language –simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, alliteration, idiom, onomatopoeia (cold read on Wednesday)

 

Language: use commas and quotation marks in dialogue (skill check on Tuesday): review parts of speech we’ve covered so far and the parts of a friendly letter (students will revise a friendly letter for mistakes for a grade on Friday)

 

Writing: students will be writing another a narrative story (student writing will be assessed through a rubric; it will count as 10% of the ELA grade); the students are also researching a sea animal and will put together a report of the information they learn (10% of the ELA grade)

Math: missing quantities within all four operations (performance task on Tuesday ; fluently multiply/divide by 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 10 (fact fluency quiz on Thursday)



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

ELA

Reading: non-fiction text features; comparing/contrasting fiction & non-fiction; main idea/details of a text; sequencing the events in a story; using context clues to find the meaning of unknown words; figurative language –simile, metaphor, personification, hyperbole, alliteration, idiom, onomatopoeia (cold read on Tuesday)

 

Language: use commas and quotation marks in dialogue

 

Writing: students will be writing another a narrative story (student writing will be assessed through a rubric; it will count as 10% of the ELA grade); the students are also researching a sea animal and will put together a report of the information they learn (10% of the ELA grade)

 

Math: multiplication properties (performance task on Tuesday) missing quantities within all four operations; fluently multiply/divide by 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 10 (fact fluency quiz on Thursday)



October 16-18
Due Date: 10/18/2013
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

ELA

Reading: non-fiction text features; comparing/contrasting fiction & non-fiction; main idea/details of a text; sequencing the events in a story; using context clues to find the meaning of unknown words; compare/contrast texts; identify the text’s central message; figurative language –simile, metaphor, personification (quiz on Friday –this skill was introduced last week)

 

Language: use commas and quotation marks in dialogue

 

Writing: students will be writing another a narrative story (student writing will be assessed through a rubric; it will count as 10% of the ELA grade); the students are also researching a sea animal and will put together a report of the information they learn (10% of the ELA grade)

 

Math: multiplication properties; multiply/divide by 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, & 10 (fact fluency quiz on Thursday)



October 7-11
Due Date: 10/11/2013
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

ELA

Reading: non-fiction text features; comparing/contrasting fiction & non-fiction; main idea/details of a text; sequencing the events in a story; using context clues to find the meaning of unknown words; compare/contrast texts; identify the text’s central message

 

Language: adverbs (How? When? Where?); comparative & superlative adverbs; quiz on Wednesday; comma usage; review ALL previously taught language skills: Test on Friday.

 

Writing: students will be writing another a narrative story (student writing will be assessed through a rubric; it will count as 10% of the ELA grade)

 

Math: growing & repeating patterns using addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; input/output tables; performance task on Friday; multiply/divide by 0, 1, 2, 5, & 10 (fact fluency quiz on Thursday)



September 23-27
Due Date: 9/27/2013
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

ELA

*Starting Unit 2: Inspired by the Sea

Reading: non-fiction text features; comparing/contrasting fiction & non-fiction texts breaking apart words with prefixes: -un, -pre,-re, -mis, -dis and suffixes: -ful, -less, -ness, -ly, -er

 

Language: adjectives (what kind? which one? how many?); comparative & superlative (higher, highest, more beautiful, most beautiful, etc) *Students need to bring their favorite snack for an activity on Friday.

 

Writing: finishing revising & editing a narrative story the student has written (student writing will be assessed through a rubric; it will count as 10% of the ELA grade)

 

Math: multiplication strategies including: skip counting, arrays, number lines, equal groups, repeated addition, & area models (test on Tuesday); Wednesday – Friday: division strategies using skip counting, arrays, number lines, equal groups, repeated subtraction, & area models; multiply/divide by 0, 1, 2, 5, & 10 (fact fluency quiz on Thursday)



September 16-23
Due Date: 9/23/2013
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

ELA

Reading: discussing literal vs inferential questioning; finding the central message in legends & Native American tales; breaking apart words with prefixes: -un, -pre,-re, -mis, -dis and suffixes: -ful, -less, -ness, -ly, -er

 

Language: pronouns (subject, object, & possessive); quiz on Tuesday; review pronouns, nouns, & verbs: TEST on Thursday, maybe Friday

 

Writing: continuing to revise & edit a narrative story the student has written (student writing will be assessed through a rubric; it will count as 10% of the ELA grade)

 

Math: multiplication strategies including: skip counting, arrays, number lines, equal groups, repeated addition, & area models (test next week); multiply/divide by 0, 1, 2, 5, & 10 (fact fluency quiz for a grade on Thursday)



September 9-13
Due Date: 9/13/2013
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

ELA

Reading: discuss “trickster tales” & determine the lesson or moral in the story; discuss the trickster and his/her character traits; classify & categorize words

 

Language: pronouns (subject, object, & possessive); quiz next week

 

Writing: revising & editing a narrative story the student has written

 

Math: interpret bar/pictograph to solve problems such as “how many more” and “how many fewer”; analyze bar graphs with a scale greater than one; create a scaled bar graph & pictograph; Performance Task (grade) on Wednesday over graphs –students will create a bar graph & pictograph and answer questions about the bar graph; multiply/divide by 0, 1, 2, 5, & 10 (fact fluency for a grade on Thursday); on Thursday, we will spend the math portion of our day reviewing all the previously taught skills: rounding, estimating in word problems, addition & subtraction within word problems: we’ll have a comprehensive test on Friday



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

Weekly Skills

 

ELA

Reading: character studies: traits, emotions, & motives, implementing strategies while reading: predicting & questioning; compare events & characters from different stories; finding a story’s central message; practice dividing words into syllables; determine the lesson or moral in a story; reading assessment on Friday for a grade

 

Language: verb tenses & subject-verb agreement; quiz on Friday

 

Writing: writing stories about specific events; focus lessons on writing an interesting lead to a story

 

Math: interpret bar/pictograph to solve problems such as “how many more” and “how many fewer”; analyze bar graphs with a scale greater than one; create a scaled bar graph; multiply/divide by 0, 1, 2, 5, & 10 (fact fluency for a grade on Thursday)



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

Weekly Skills

ELA

Reading: non-fiction text features; comparing/contrasting fiction & non-fiction; main idea/details of a text; sequencing the events in a story; using context clues to find the meaning of unknown words; breaking apart words into syllables (quiz tomorrow); reading assessment on Friday

 

Language: adjectives (what kind? which one? how many?); comparative & superlative (higher, highest, more beautiful, most beautiful, etc) quiz on Wednesday

 

Writing: students will be writing another a narrative story (student writing will be assessed through a rubric; it will count as 10% of the ELA grade)

 

Math: division and division word problems using the following strategies: skip counting, arrays, number lines, equal groups, repeated subtraction, & area models; performance task on Thursday; test on Friday; multiply/divide by 0, 1, 2, 5, & 10 (fact fluency quiz on Thursday)



August 26-30
Due Date: 8/30/2013
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

ELA

Reading: character studies: traits, emotions, & motives, implementing strategies while reading: predicting & questioning; compare events & characters from different stories; finding a story’s central message; practice dividing words into syllables; reading assessment on Friday for a grade

 

Language: verbs (action, linking, helping), verb tenses; verb quiz on Friday

 

Writing: learning how to narrow ideas down to specific events; focus lesssons on sequencing stories and making sure stories have a beginning, middle, and an end

 

Math: construct and solve equations using variables; solve one-step word problems with addition and subtraction; use estimation strategies to solve problems; multiply/divide by 0, 1, 2, 5, & 10 (fact fluency for a grade on Friday)



August 19-23
Due Date: 8/23/2013
Subject: 3rd Grade

Weekly Skills

 

ELA

Reading: setting up reader’s workshop routines: author’s purpose, dictionary skills, retelling a story, self-monitoring reading strategies used while reading

Language: nouns (common/proper, singular/plural): quiz on Tuesday. Verbs (action, linking, helping): Wed-Fri

 

Writing: setting up writer’s workshop routines; parts of a narrative story –teaching students how to “narrow down” their writing to a specific event/story

 

Math: some students are still working in small groups to master rounding numbers to the nearest ten & hundred; adding numbers fluently within 1,000; multiply/divide by 0, 1, 2, 5, & 10 (fact fluency for a grade on Friday)