3rd Grade ELA Assignments

Instructor
Ms. Tina Bennington
Term
2022-2023 School Year
Department
ELA
Description
At Phoenix we utilize the Amplify CKLA reading program.  Amplify CKLA is a unique core curriculum for PreK–5 ELA grounded in the Science of Reading, combining rich, diverse content knowledge in history, science, literature, and the arts with systematic, research-based foundational skills instruction.
 

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Lesson 14 - Unit Assessment

Today we will take our Unit 3 Assessment.

• 14.1 Unit 3 Assessment

• 14.3 Written Reflection

• Spelling Test

Homework

Tonight’s homework will be on www.readworks.org.

Learning Target:

I will take my Unit 3:  The Human Body:  Systems and Senses assessment.

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Lesson 1 - Rome, Then and Now

Today we will define civilization and the terms BC/BCE and AD/CE, identify key information about ancient  Roman civilization and organize ideas in a graphic organizer, explain why Rome was a civilization, label a map, and sort words with the r-controlled spelling pattern.

• Chapter 1 Rome, Then and Now

• 1.1 Virtual Museum

• 1.2 Rome, Then and Now

• 1.3 Spelling Patterns

 

Homework

1.4 Family Letter

1.5 Rome, Then and Now

Learning Target:

I will explain why Rome was a civilization, label a map of Rome, and explain how ancient Rome grew in size. [RL.3.1]

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Lesson 2 - The Legend of Romulus and Remus

Today we will explain why the story of Romulus and Remus is considered a legend, compare and contrast two stories about Romulus and Remus written by the same author, and identify past, present, and future tense and change verbs to represent past, present and future tense.

• Chapter 2 The Legend of Romulus and Remus

• 2.1 The Legend of Romulus and Remus

• 2.2 What We Know and Learned

• 2.3 Past, Present, and Future Tenses

 

Homework

2.4 The Legend of Romulus and Remus

2.5 Past, Present, and Future Tenses

Learning Target:

I will explain why the story of Romulus and Remus is considered a legend. [RL.3.1]

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Friday 12/9 - No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences and Records Day

Friday 12/9 - No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences and Records Day

Past Assignments

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Lesson 13 - Overcoming Disabilities

Today we will ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of “Overcoming Disabilities,” referring explicitly to the text as the basis for answers, and use subject pronouns and explain their function in sentences.

• Chapter 9 Overcoming Disabilities, Part 1

• Chapter 10 Overcoming Disabilities, Part 2

• 13.1 Overcoming Disabilities, Part 1

• 13.2 Introduce Subject Pronouns

• 13.3 Overcoming Disabilities, Part 2

Homework

13.4 Overcoming Disabilities, Part 2

Learning Target:

I will ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of “Overcoming Disabilities,” referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers. [RI.3.1].

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Lesson 12 - A Clean Bill of Health

Today we will compare the nervous system in the human body to other common systems, and use spelling patterns in writing words.

• 12.1 Grammar

Homework 

12.2 A Clean Bill of Health

Learning Target:

I will compare the nervous system in the human body to other common systems. (RI.3.3)

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Lesson 11 - Hearing:  The Parts of the Ear

Today we will describe the relationship between the parts of the ear in ”Hearing:  The Parts of the Ear” using language that pertains to sequence and cause/effect, ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of the text, use spelling patterns in writing words, and produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose.

• Chapter 8 “Ears and Hearing”

Homework

11.1 Parent Letter

11.2 Write a Letter

Learning Target:

I will ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of “Ears and Hearing,” referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers. (RI.3.1)

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Lesson 10 - Vision:  The Parts of the Eye

Today we will describe the relationship between the parts of the eye in”Vision:  The Parts of the Eye” using language that pertains to sequence and cause/effect, determine the main idea, write spelling words, and identify and use parts of a paragraph in a written piece.

• Chapter 7 “Eyes and Vision”

• 10.1 Help This Eye See!

• 10.3 Titles for Paragraphs

 

Homework

10.4 Eyes and Vision

Learning Target:

I will determine the main idea of “Eyes and Vision,” recount the key details, and explain how they support the main idea.  (RI.3.2)

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Lesson 9 - The Nervous System and the Brain, Part 2

Today we will closely read about the nervous system and the brain, write words using spelling patterns and rules for words with the /j/ sound, and write a paragraph

• Chapter 6 “The Spinal Cord and Brain”

• 9.1 The Spinal Cord and Brain

• 9.2 Identify Irrelevant Sentences

Homework

9.3 Topic and Irrelevant Sentences

Learning Target:

I will closely read about the nervous system and the brain. (RI.3.10)

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Lesson 8 - The Nervous System and the Brain, Part 1

Today we will describe the relationship between the nervous system and the brain using language that pertains to sequence and cause/effect, read and answer comprehension questions about the nervous system and the brain, and identify and use the meaning of common prefixes.

• Chapter 6 “The Spinal Cord and Brain”

• 8.1 Your Brain Signal

• 8.2 Review Prefixes un–non–re–pre–dis–, and mis–

Homework 

8.3 The Spinal Cord and Brain

Learning Target:

I will read and answer comprehension questions about the nervous system and the brain.  (RI.3.1)

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Thanksgiving Break Packet

Dear Parents,

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!  I hope you have a blessed and safe holiday.  I wanted to let you know that your child will have a homework project over the break.  This is due on Monday, November 28, 2022.  Your child has two passages to read from ReadWorks:  Attack of the Leftovers and The First Thanksgiving.  Both assignments include vocabulary and question sets for each.  For Math, a review packet needs to be completed. 

This assignment will be counted as a project grade on report cards.  I highly encourage you to stress the importance of homework.  It helps your child stay sharp and allows the opportunity for further practice at home.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at [email protected]

 

Thank you, 

Ms. Bennington

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Lesson 7 - The Nervous System

Today we will describe the nervous system as part of a larger, interconnected system, read and answer comprehension questions about the nervous system, and form and use irregular plural nouns.

• Chapter 5 “The Nervous System”

• 7.1 The Nervous System

• 7.2 Blank Busters

Homework 

7.5 Review Prefixes un–non–re–pre–dis–, and mis–

Learning Target:

I will read and answer comprehension questions about the nervous system.  (RI.3.1)

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Lesson 6 - Joints and Muscles

Today we will read and answer comprehension questions about joints and muscles, and consider how they interact with other systems in the body, correctly change ‘f’ to ‘v’ and add -ed in plural nouns, and create a piece of writing that includes a topic and concluding sentence.

• Chapter 4 “Joints and Muscles”

• 6.1 Joints and Muscles

• 6.2 Write a Paragraph

Homework 

6.3 Joints and Muscles

6.4 Family Letter

Learning Target:

I will read and answer comprehension questions about joints and muscles, and consider how they interact with other systems in the body. (RI.3.1)

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Lesson 5 - The Muscular System

Today we will identify different components of the muscular system, as well as how the muscular system is part of a larger, interconnected system, read and answer comprehension questions about the body’s muscular system, write topic and concluding sentences, and take a spelling test.

• Chapter 3 “The Muscular System”

• 5.1 Write Topic and Concluding Sentences

Homework

5.3 The Muscular System

Learning Target:

I will read and answer comprehension questions about the body’s muscular system. (RI.3.1)

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Lesson 4 - The Skeletal System:  All About Bones, Part 2

Today we will close-read and answer comprehension questions about the body’s skeletal system and appendicular bones, spell words using spelling patterns and rules for regular and irregular plural nouns, and identify the correct use of prefixes dis- and mis-.

• Chapter 2 “All About Bones”

• 4.1 Word Shelf

• 4.2 dis-: Prefix Meaning “Not”

• 4.3 Word Shelf

• 4.4 mis-: Prefix Meaning “Wrong”

• 4.5 Practice Prefixes dis- and mis-

Homework

4.6 Order Sentences

Learning Target:

I will close-read and answer comprehension questions about the body’s skeletal system and appendicular bones. (RI.3.1)

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Lesson 3 - The Skeletal System:  All About Bones, Part 1

Today we will identify appendicular bones within the skeletal system, as well as how the bones function inside the body, read and answer comprehension questions about the body’s skeletal system and appendicular bones, and spell words using spelling patterns and rules for regular and irregular plural nouns.

• Chapter 2 “All About Bones”

• 3.1 The Skeletal System

• 3.2 All About Bones

• 3.3 Blank Busters

Homework

3.4 All About Bones - Read this aloud to your parent tonight

Learning Target:

I will read and answer comprehension questions about the body’s skeletal system and appendicular bones. (RI.3.1)

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Lesson 2 - The Skeletal System:  Axial Bones

Today we will identify different axial bones within the skeletal system, as well as how the bones function inside the body, read and answer comprehension questions about the body’s skeletal system, including axial bones, and identify sentences in paragraphs, including topic and concluding sentences.

• Chapter 1 “The Skeletal System”

• 2.1 Errors in a Letter

• 2.2 Classification of Animals A Report by Mr. Mowse

Homework

Tonight you will read the following passages to your parent:

2.3 The Skeletal System

2.4 The Skeletal System:  Reader’s Theater

Learning Target:

I will read and answer comprehension questions about the body’s skeletal system, including axial bones. (RI.3.1)

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Lesson 1 - Building Blocks and Systems

 

Today we will describe and review the systems of the human body, explain how the human body is an interconnected system, describe the ways various systems are working in our bodies, and write words using spelling patterns and rules for regular and irregular plural nouns.

• 1.1 KWL Charts - completed together as a class

• 1.2 Topic and Concluding Sentences

Homework

1.3 Topic and Concluding Sentences

1.4 Take Home Letter/Write spelling words five times each.

Learning Target:

I will explain how the human body is an interconnected system. (RI.3.3)

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Unit 2 Assessment

Writing project

Homework

ReadWorks - Flu Frenzy

Learning Target

I will ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for my answers. (RL.3.1)

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Lesson 14 - “Scientists Who Classify Animals” and “Vertebrates Around the World”

Today we will use text features to quickly locate information about scientists who classify animals, ask and answer questions about vertebrates around the world, and we will continue drafting an informative writing piece about an animal’s characteristics and classification, clearly stating ideas, facts, and details.

• Chapter 15 “Scientists Who Classify Animals”

• 14.3 Revision Checklist

• 14.4 Informational Writing

Homework 

ReadWorks. - Germs Go to School!

Learning Target:

I will use text features to quickly locate information about scientists who classify animals (RI.3.5)

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Lesson 13 - Jane Goodall

Today we will identify information presented in a media clip about Jane Goodall, determine the main idea and supporting details about Jane Goodall from the media clip and the reading, and we will begin drafting an informative writing piece about a select vertebrate’s characteristics and classification, clearly stating ideas, facts, and details.

• Chapter 14 “Jane Goodall”

• 13.1 Taking Notes on Jane Goodall

• 13.2 Jane Goodall:  Main Idea and Supporting Details

• 13.3 Animal Report

Homework 

ReadWorks - How 'Bout Them Apples?

Learning Target:

I will determine the main idea and supporting details about Jane Goodall from the media clip and reading (SL.3.2)

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Lesson 12 - Live-Bearing Milk Producers

Today we will identify clue words used to signal a contrast or comparison of mammals, compare two texts on mammals using a graphic organizer, record key information about mammals, and use nouns, verbs, and adjectives, and explain their function in sentences.

• Chapter 13 “Mammals”

• 12.1 Text Structures

• 12.4 Grammar Review

Homework

ReadWorks - Sunflowers

Learning Target:

I will compare two texts on mammals using a graphic organizer (RI.3.9)

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Lesson 11 - Wings and Feathers, Part 2

Today we will use conventional spelling patterns when adding the suffix -es to root words, we will identify information about birds and explain how specific text features support our learning, write a short reflection on being a bird, and identify and use concrete and abstract nouns.

• Chapter 12 “Birds”

• 11.1 Bird Text Features

• 11.2 Field Journal

Homework 

ReadWorks - "What Looks Good?

11.4 Take Home Letter/Write spelling words five times each.

Learning Target:

I will identify information about birds and explain how specific text features support my learning (RI.3.5)

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Lesson 10 “Wings and Feathers, Part I”

Lesson 10 “Wings and Feathers, Part I”

Students will use conventional spelling patterns when adding suffixes -ed or -ing to root words, determine the definition of key vocabulary words about birds, and write a short reflection about the most important thing about being a bird.

• 10.1 Spelling Assessment

• 10.3 Bird Vocabulary

• 10.5 Field Journal

Homework 

10.6 Birds

Learning Target:

I will determine the definition of key vocabulary words about birds (RI.3.4)

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Lesson 9 “Reptiles”

Lesson 9 “Reptiles”

Students will read an informational text about reptiles, record key information about reptiles, and determine the meaning of words formed when -ed or -ing are added to a root word.

• Chapter 11 “Reptiles”

• 9.1 Reptile Web

• 9.2 Blank Busters

Homework 

9.3 Reptiles

Learning Target:

I will closely read an informational text to learn more about reptiles (RI.3.10)

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Lesson 8 “Cold-Blooded Scaly Vertebrates”

Lesson 8 “Cold-Blooded Scaly Vertebrates”

Students will determine the meaning of unknown words, write a short reflection on being a herpetologist, and determine the meanings of words formed when re- or pre- are added to known root words.

• Chapter 10 “Reptiles:  Cold-Blooded Scaly Vertebrates”

• 8.1 Reptile Vocabulary

• 8.2 Field Journal

• 8.3 Prefixes

Homework 

8.4 Blank Busters

Learning Target:

I will determine the meaning of unknown words in the text (RI.3.4)

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Lesson 7 “Frogs”

Lesson 7 “Frogs”

Students will ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of tree frogs, compare and contrast two texts about frogs, and write a short reflection about being a frog researcher.

• Chapter 8 “Tree Frogs”

• 7.3 Field Journal

Homework 

7.4 Nouns, Verbs, and Adjectives

Learning Target:

I will ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of tree frogs, referring explicitly to the text (RI.3.1)

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Lesson 6 “From Water to Land”

Lesson 6 “From Water to Land”

Students will identify clue words used to sequence the stages of metamorphosis, record key information about amphibians, produce compound sentences, and determine the meaning of words formed when -ed and -ing are added to a known root word. 

• Chapter 7 “Amphibians”

• 6.1 Common Bond

• 6.2 Metamorphosis Sequencing

• 6.3 Amphibians Web

• 6.5 Identify Compound Sentences

Homework 

6.6 Take Home Letter

Learning Target:

I will record key information about amphibians.  (W.3.2)

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Third Grade Reading Guarantee Testing Week

This week we will be taking the Ohio Third Grade Reading Guarantee assessment.  This test is designed to measure how well students have mastered the third grade English Language Arts content, knowledge, and skills according to Ohio’s Learning Standards.  In order for students to meet these requirements, a student must obtain a 47 Reading Promotion Score on this third grade Ohio’s State Test in English Language Arts.  
 
 
Learning Target:
 
I will take the Ohio Third Grade Reading Guarantee (TGRG) assessment.

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Third Grade Reading Guarantee Test Prep Week of 10/17 - 10/21

This week we will be focusing on test prep for the upcoming third grade reading test.  We will take a practice test and review the questions.  We will also practice essay writing.
 
Learning Target:
I will prepare for the Third Grade Reading Guarantee (TGRG).

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Lesson 5 “Fins and Gills”

Lesson 5 “Fins and Gills”

Students will take a spelling test, identify text features and identify information about fish to gain a greater understanding about fish, and they will identify nouns, verbs and adjectives in a sentence.

• Spelling Test

• Chapter 5 “Fish”

• Parts of Speech

Homework

5.5 Parts of Speech

Learning Target:

I will identify text features to gain greater understanding about fish.  (RI.3.5)

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Lesson 4 “Warm- or Cold-Blooded?”

Lesson 4 “Warm- or Cold-Blooded?”

Students will identify the main idea in passages about warm and cold-blooded animals, identify supporting details, write a short reflection about an interesting animal to research, and determine the meaning of word forms when un- and non- are added to a known root word.

• Chapter 4 “Warm-Blooded and Cold-Blooded Animals”

• Field Journal

• Spelling

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in Google Classroom.

4.5 Warm-Blooded and Cold-Blooded Animals

Learning Target:

I will identify supporting details in a passage about warm and cold-blooded animals.  (RI.3.2)

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Unit 2 Lesson 3 “Vertebrate or Invertebrate?”

Unit 2 Lesson 3 “Vertebrate or Invertebrate?”

Students will identify the connection between vertebrates and invertebrates, identify important points from two informational texts, and determine the meaning of words from when -ed or -ing are added to a root word.

• Chapter 3 “Vertebrate or Invertebrate?”

• Review parts of speech

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in the Unit 2 Student Book.

3.4 Blank Busters

Learning Target:

I will identify the connection between vertebrates and invertebrates.  (RI.3.3)

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Lesson 2 “Classifying Animals.”

 Lesson 2 “Classifying Animals.” 

Students will use text features, define and determine the author’s point of view, and identify nouns, verbs, and adjectives in today’s lesson.

• Chapter 2 “Classifying Living Things”

• Parts of Speech

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in the Unit 2 Student Book.

2.4 Field Journal

Learning Target:

I will explain how text features help readers identify information about classifying living things. (RI.3.5)

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Lesson 1 - Animal Researchers (Meet Rattenborough)

Today we will begin Unit 2:  Animal Classification. 

Lesson 1 - Animal Researchers (Meet Rattenborough)

Students will observe and describe basic characteristics of animals at the zoo and record observations on a graphic organizer.  They will write a short reflection on their experiences as animal researchers.

• “Chapter 1:  Introduction: Meet Rattenborough.” 

• Journal Entry

Homework and activities for today’s lessons are found in the Unit 2 Student Book.

1.7 Family Letter

1.8 Spelling

 

Learning Target:

I will define and identify text features in the Reader. (RI.3.5)

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Records Day - Friday 10/7/22

No School for Students - Records Day

For homework students will complete a reading assignment, "A Change for the Butter."

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Classic Tales Concluded

Classic Tales Concluded

Today student will ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for their answers.

Students will review r-controlled vowels

Students will identify the characters, setting, and plot in “The Open Road.”

Learning Target

I will identify the characters, setting, and plot in “The Open Road.” (RL.3.9)

Homework:  15.3 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Part IV - Read to a parent.

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Classic Tales Continued

Classic Tales Continued

Today student will ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for their answers.

Students will review r-controlled vowels

Students will identify the characters, setting, and plot in “The Open Road.”

 

Learning Target

I will ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for my answers. (RL.3.1)

 

Homework:  14.4 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Part III - Read to a parent.

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The Return of Toad, Part II

The Return of Toad, Part II

Today students will discuss the main idea and details of the read aloud.

Students will write a final draft of an opinion paragraph.

Learning Target:

I will ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text. (RL.3.1).

Homework: ReadWorks article, "Think Small... and Smaller"

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The Return of Toad, Part I

The Return of Toad, Part I

Today students will listen for examples of personification in “The Wind in the Willows.”

Students will revise their opinion paragraph.

Learning Target:

I will ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text (RL.3.1).

Homework:  12.5 Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Part II - read to a parent

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The Further Adventures of Toad, Part II

The Further Adventures of Toad, Part II

Today students will use details of the story to describe Toad’s personality.

Students will draft an opinion paragraph.

Reread “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Part I,” and answer questions.

Learning Target:

I will ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text (RL.3.1).

Homework:  Log on to Epic to read and answer questions for:  “The Three Naughty Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf”

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The Further Adventures of Toad, Part I

The Further Adventures of Toad, Part I

Today students will identify the main idea in The Wind in the Willows.

Students will complete a graphic organizer to prepare for writing an opinion paragraph.

Begin reading “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Part I”

Learning Target:

I will ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text (RL.3.1).

Homework:  Log on to Epic to read: “The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs”

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Lesson 9 Toad's Adventures

Today we will make and confirm predictions for a Read-Aloud using details of the text, rewrite a passage, changing it from third-person to first-person point of view, and we will ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for our answers.
 
For homework students will read "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, Part III" to a parent. (Activity Page 9.6)

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Lesson 8 Mr. Toad

Today we will continue our reading of “The Wind in the Willows.”  We will read Chapter 7, “Mr. Toad.”  Students will describe a character from today’s read aloud.

Students will complete an activity titles, 8.3- Help the Cow.

Students will continue reading “Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, Part II,” and answer questions.

Homework 8.5 "Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, Part II"

Learning Target:

 

I will ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for my answers (RL.3.1).

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Reading Review Day

Students will read and answer questions to three articles.
"Nature's Rainbow"
"The Cutest Animal Finalists"
"Seeds Need to Move"
 
For homework, students will have a spelling assignment.
 
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