Reading (updated for the week beginning 4/24/17)

We have taken a little break from Charlotte’s Web for a few days due to SBAC testing and Benchmark 5 Reading Comprehension and Writing Prompt testing.  We’ll get back to it ASAP.

This marking period students will read and make meaning from Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White.  Students will focus on describing characters and on answering questions using evidence from the book.  Students will see characters change during the course of the story, and will think about why they changed.  We will also focus on the theme of friendship, which is woven throughout this story.  

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This week students will read and make meaning from the first 5 chapters.  Sometimes they will listen to the chapter, sometimes they will read aloud with a partner.  Students will respond daily to the text in some manner.

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Students are also reading self selected (chosen for interest and level) materials and science book materials (on animal life cycles) this week.  

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Our current read-aloud book is Shoebag by Mary James.  We are thinking about point of view and about friendship and bullying while listening to this book.  A few students have been inspired to rewrite this story, with their own personal twist!

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Students have also read biographies.  Most students have also shared a report on one.

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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.

https://drive.google.com/a/scotlandes.org/file/d/0B5GGTk5vpSq1X1hCcUR2SHdJUTA/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/a/scotlandes.org/file/d/0B5GGTk5vpSq1X1hCcUR2SHdJUTA/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/a/scotlandes.org/file/d/0B5GGTk5vpSq1UFFqOFRUX2xQWlk/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/a/scotlandes.org/file/d/0B5GGTk5vpSq1Q2tRdWpSWThRY2M/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/a/scotlandes.org/file/d/0B5GGTk5vpSq1UXdZUjJiQ2hLZm8/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/a/scotlandes.org/file/d/0B5GGTk5vpSq1dDJUN1RmX0h3d2M/view?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/a/scotlandes.org/file/d/0B5GGTk5vpSq1ZFN3OHFRNE1hWTg/view?usp=sharing

Grasshoppers2: https://drive.google.com/a/scotlandes.org/file/d/0B5GGTk5vpSq1VnVGWFFXZk94dmc/view?usp=sharing

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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!

http://ernestandernestineread.wordpress.com/

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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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