March 16-19 - Burns` and Clowdus` Classes
Third Grade Reading and Language Arts/Lesson Plans
March 16th - 20th, 2015
March 16-20 Benchmark Tests will be given
March 18th – Report Cards go home
March 20th – Spring Pictures
March 30th – April 3rd – Spring Break – No School!!!
Reading Week At A Glance
Monday: The teacher will introduce the essential question: “How
can we reuse what we already have?” Students will participate in
an interactive read aloud “The School Garden”. The teacher will
introduce the weekly vocabulary words and words to know.
Students will participate in a Close Read using The New Hoop on
pages 348-351. The teacher will model summarizing the text and
identifying the point of view.
Tuesday: The teacher will review the words to know, weekly
vocabulary words and vocabulary skill: homographs. Students will
reread The New Hoop. Students will practice summarizing using a
short expository text. The teacher will also discuss strategies for
understanding the point of view. The teacher will introduce the
weekly language skill: adjectives.
Wednesday: We will read Bravo, Tavo! and practice
summarizing the text. Students will practice identifying the point of
view. We will review the words to know, weekly vocabulary words
and the vocabulary skill: homographs. The students will work with
the teacher to write sentences using adjectives.
Thursday: The teacher and students will participate in a close
read of Bravo, Tavo! Students will complete a scavenger hunt to
practice going back to find answers in the text. The teacher and
students will identify adjectives in the text. Students will complete
an adjective activity.
Friday - ASSESSMENT:
1. Students will complete a weekly spelling test.
2. Students will complete an assessment on adjectives.
3. The students will complete the weekly reading
assessment and Vocabulary / Words to know
Students will participate in small group activities throughout the
week to reinforce skills and build fluency and comprehension.
11. dropped 12. dropping
14. wrapped 15. wrapping
Words to Know:
Reading & Language
I CAN summarize a text to gain
I CAN distinguish my own point of view
from that the narrator or characters.
I CAN write a narrative
(CCR#: RI.3.2; RL.3.6; RL.3.10; RF.3.3a;
Math and Social Sciences Newsletter/Lesson Plans
March 16th- 20th, 2015
*Study Multiplication Facts
*Report Cards March 18
*Spring Pictures March 20
Math Standards (CCRS:) 3.G.1 & 2, 3.MD.4 & 8 &
I CAN identify 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9 sided shapes from
the attributes of the shape
I CAN measure and correctly notate inches,
centimeters, feet, yards and meters using a 12 inch
ruler, yard & meter stick and a measuring tape
I CAN identify a point, ray, parallel lines, intersecting
lines, perpendicular lines, obtuse, acute & right
Week at a Glance: Science
Rocks & Minerals
I CAN identify the 3 types of rocks
(igneous, sedimentary & metamorphic)
I UNDERSTAND the difference and
causes of fast and slow changes to Earth’s
Science Book-- pages C16-C27
Science Standard 3.11
Quiz on Friday
Week at a Glance: Math
Monday – Thursday
This week we will create & name shapes
with 3-9 sides using various manipulatives.
We will discover the attributes of
quadrilaterals and compare and contrast
We will review elapsed time, measurement
to an inch, half inch and quarter inch &
relate inches to feet and yards. 12 in.. = 1ft,
3 ft. = 1 yard., 36 in. =1 yard
On Thursday, students will take a weekly
skills test and a multiplication fact drill.
20 facts in 90 seconds
*more than half
*less than half
* almost all