Reading/Language Arts



DEVELOP A PASSION FOR LEARNING, IF YOU DO, YOU WILL NEVER CEASE TO GROW.
                                                                ~ANONYMOUS



C
lick on the link below to take you to Scholastic.com's article on:
"What to Expect in 3rd Grade"

http://content.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=2103&printable=true

THIRD GRADERS CAN:

 

  • read fluently and enjoy reading
  • use a range of strategies when drawing meaning from the text
  • use word identification strategies appropriately and automatically when encountering unknown words
  • recognize and discuss elements of different text structure
  • make critical connections between texts
  • write expressively in many different forms (stories, poems, reports)
  • use a rich variety of vocabulary and sentences appropriate to text forms
  • revise and edit their own writing during and after composing
  • spell words correctly in final writing drafts

AS PARENTS YOU CAN:

  • continue to support your child's learning and interest by visiting the library and bookstore with them
  • find ways to highlight your child's progress in reading and writing
  • stay in regular contact with your child's teachers about activities and progress in reading and writing
  • encourage your child to use and enjoy print for many purposes (such as recipes, directions, games and sports)
  • build a love of language in all of its forms and engage your child in conversation

Read the best books first, or you may not have the chance to read them at all.                    ~Henry David Thoreau


Specific Reading Skills

Click on a Link for Learning and Fun

Cloze Reading- Ben Franklin


Raisins Reading Comprehension

Cloze Reading- Africa

Cloze Reading- Insects

Cloze Reading Lincoln Memorial

Rainbows- selection and questions

Dolphins- selection and questions

Woodpeckers

The United States- selection and questions