3rd Grade News - November 2017
What is Third Grade learning in November?
In reading workshop, our unit of study is Reading to Learn. In this unit, students will be previewing nonfiction texts and looking for structures within the text. Students will be identifying the main idea with supporting details. Students are expected to share their knowledge by teaching others.
Please continue to support your child at home by ensuring that they read every night. After reading, please ask your child to share facts that they are learning from their books as well as what text features they are using to support their learning.
In writing workshop, our unit of study is Informational Writing. Students will write about a topic they know well and can teach. In this unit, students will create word banks specific to their topic. They will also write subtopics that state the main idea of each while writing in paragraph form. Their published piece will include facts, details and illustrations.
Helpful Tips for Parents:
· Encourage your child to reread his/her writing.
· Ask your child if they checked for capitalization at the beginning of their sentences and ended in punctuation.