Reading (updated for the week beginning 3/20/17)

Students will be reading and making meaning from  Suki’s Kimono by Chieri Uegaki this week.  Students are also reading related leveled readers this week.  They are focused on the book’s topic, metaphors, compare/contrast, and similes.

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SOME students will continue reading The Search for Delicious by Natalie Babbitt.  These students will be given a number of pages to read in a small group and some questions to answer with those same group members.  

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Students have also begun learning about and reading biographies.  Students will begin by reading and taking notes on the biography he or she chose.

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Some students are choosing books (at their level) to read and to report to the class on using a Book Buzz, a Book Burp, or a commercial!


Third grade students picked a “just right book.” After reading independently, they created an “advertisement” to sell their book to other students.  Here is their book “blurb” using green screen technology.



We read the BOXCAR CHILDREN by Gertrude Chandler Warner and are reading an autobiography of the author.  Our two classroom tigers visited the Gertrude Chandler Warner museum.  To see what they saw, click on the link below!

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Independent Reading:  When each student has completed the week’s guided reading assignment, students are working in “just right books”.  They write the title and author down in a journal, receive a Common Core reading question, read the book independently, and answer that question.  Ask your third grader what book he or she has chosen to read.  🙂


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