In 3rd grade, we shift from learning-to-read to reading-to-learn.
AR: Students should be reading 20 minutes a night (or more!) to meet their quarterly goals with an average of 85% or higher.
Q1- 100,000 (*or 60,000 because AR started so late)
IXL: Skills will be assigned based on what we are learning in class. Skills will be marked with a star on IXL, and I will also give students a printed copy of assigned skills as well as emailing them out. I ask that students achieve 80% or higher on each assigned skill to receive full credit (100%). Students that achieve 100% on all of the assigned skills will receive extra credit (105%). I will take an IXL grade before interims (*except Q1 because of getting IXL so late) and report cards.
Year at a Glance
8/13-10/12 Key Ideas & Details
Skills include: Ask and answer questions, cite evidence, make inferences, characters, settings, sequence, main idea & details, theme
10/15-12/19 Craft & Structure
Skills include: Meanings of words and phrases, text structure, text features, point of view, author's purpose
1/3-3/14 Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
Skills include: Compare & Contrast stories, characters, themes, plots
Report Card Guidelines
Comprehension (40%): Literature & Informational Text Standards and Language Standards
Communication (40%): Writing Standards, Speaking & Listening Standards, and Language Standards
Foundational Skills (20%): Reading Foundational Skills Standards and Language Standards
We will be doing regular timed readings in class. These timed readings will be to work on students' fluency & accuracy in reading. These timed readings are for 1 minute on a passage (on or above grade level) that the student has never seen before.
3rd Grade Target Numbers
Fall: 71 words per minute
Winter: 92 words per minute
Spring: 107 words per minute
Fluency: number of words read correctly in 1 minute divided by the target
Accuracy: number of words read correctly divided by total number of words read
If your child is not hitting the targeted goal, then have them practice at home. You can set a timer for one minute and have them practice reading to you. You can keep track of how many words read and how many words missed. You can also have them practice by taking turns and having them read one page and you the next so you can model an appropriate reading pace for them.