WHOLE GROUP READING:
Students are listening to, discussing, and responding in writing to questions based on the Common Core.
Our first whole group reading book is Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White. Students are listening to the story, reading along if they are able.
Comprehension skills we are learning and practicing include: describing characters using character traits, backing up the claim using evidence from the text, identifying onomatopoeia, describing setting, identifying how characters change, and identifying why characters behave the way that they do.
SMALL GROUP READING:
Students are reading leveled literature on RAZ KIDS/LEARNING A-Z and answering questions based on the Common Core.
INDEPENDENT READING: Students will be reading “just right” literature. These books should be interesting to them and at an appropriate reading level. They’ll check in frequently and be encouraged to use comprehension strategies that we are working on. Finally, they’ll respond in writing using the BOOK BUZZ format. Students are encouraged to find actual books sometimes to give themselves a break from working on the computer!
Magic Treehouse books might be “just right” for your child beginning third grade!