3rd Grade

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In Reading…

     We will begin our nonfiction reading unit learning about the differences between fiction and nonfiction.  Students will read a variety of nonfiction books.  Just like in our writing unit, we will take a look at various nonfiction text features and think about how they help us understand the information in our books.  We will spend a majority of our reading unit thinking about and discussing the main idea of texts and how details support the main idea.

     Please have your child read daily at home for at least 20 minutes.



In Writing…

     We will begin with an informational writing unit.  Students will brainstorm nonfiction topics that they know a lot about and choose a topic to write about.  Students will study various nonfiction text features to include in their writing.  Throughout the unit students will learn about nonfiction text structures.  Students will begin by brainstorming, then drafting, revising and editing and finally publishing their writing.

     Please have your child practice their writing skills at home by writing about the books they are reading.



In Art…

     Third graders will learn about American artist, Grant Wood, most well known for his painting “American Gothic”.  They will be create fall landscapes that include foreground and background as well as contrast.


In Gym…

     Students are participating in a variety of activities while performing various gross motor skills.

Resources for Parents

Questions to ask your child about reading:

What might happen next in the story?

What is the problem the character is having?

What lesson did the character learn?



What text features did you notice and how did they help you?

What new information did you learn?

What questions do you still have?

Websites to help practice skills we are learning:

Important Dates

September 7

First Day of School