• Third grade is quite a jump from second grade.  It is a lot more work from the student, the parent and the teacher.  We will be learning new skills and strategies and reading for enrichment and enjoyment.

     

    In 3rd Grade (year at a glance):

    START SMART

    Unit 1 - Main Idea, Key Details, Characters, Central Message

               Writing Focus:  Narrative Writing

     

    Unit 2 - Point of view, Author's Point of View, Text Evidence

               Writing Focus:  Informative Writing

     

    Unit 3 - Text Features, Text Structure, Story Elements

               Writing Focus:  Opinion Writing

    WINTER BREAK

    Unit 4 - Compare/Contrast Texts and Fictional Stories

                Writing Focus:  Narrative Writing

     

    Unit 5 - Cause and Effect, Lesson in a Story, Point of View 

               Writing Focus:  Informative Writing

     

    Unit 6 - Literary Elements:  Stanzas, Text Features, Text Structure

               Writing Focus:  Opinion Writing

     

    Each week, there is a weekly test taken on the computer.  Each individual unit has a computer test as well.  These tests are of extreme importance.