Third graders will continue to strengthen their reading skills by reading independently, visiting Study Island, and taking part in leveled reading groups. In reading groups, they’ll discuss books and ask questions about what they’re reading. They’ll use sticky notes and thinkmarks to help organize their thoughts about what they’ve read and their teacher will introduce many literary genres as well as a variety of print forms, such as newspapers, magazines, and web sites.
Third graders also learn organizational methods that help them prepare for more complex writing assignments. They’ll create maps, webs, Venn diagrams (diagrams used to compare and contrast two things), and 4-squares to plan their work. They’ll write reports, creative fiction, and personal narratives. They’ll also be asked to take more responsibility for the writing process, including revising, editing, and proofreading.