Third graders will shift from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.” This is a major transitional year for students. They are beginning to put together all of the components of reading – fluency, accuracy, comprehension, and expression- to become a better reader. In order to make this happen, students will participate in small group reading instruction where they will practice important skills and strategies in which good readers use. We will also learn how to analyze various types of text and use evidence from the text to answer comprehension questions.
In writing, we will begin to focus more on the writing process. Students will brainstorm ideas, proofread, edit, revise, and publish various types of writing such as personal narratives, letters, simple explanations, and short reports across all content areas. Students will continue to learn and apply mechanics in their daily writing.