What's Happening in Room 321 Mrs. L.H.'s Class
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April 22-26, 2013
Context Clues and Author's Purpose
This week, our Reading Street story is Unit 5/Week4: Me and Uncle Romy .
Genre': Realistic Fiction
(ELA standards: Accuracy and Fluency 3E1a.4: Read aloud independently from guided reading level P books that they have
previewed silently on their own, using intonation, pauses and emphasis that
signal the meaning of the text.)
Green: Who Stole the Wizard of Oz?
Blue: The Cockroach that Becomes a Boy
In reading groups, we are using graphic organizers to aid our reading comprehension as we focus on fluency, summarizing, predicting and inferring.
(3E1c: Comprehension and Analysis of Literary Text
Students read and respond to a wide variety of significant works of
children’s literature. At Grade 3, students read a wide variety of fiction,
such as classic and contemporary literature, historical2013 fiction, fantasy,
science fiction, folklore, mythology, poetry, songs, plays, and other
Our grammar lessons this week focus on conjunctions.
(3E2c: English Language Conventions
Students write using Standard English conventions appropriate to the
3rd grade level.)
Six Traits: The focus trait this week is Sentence Fluency , with a secondary focus on Organization.
Words with Suffixes -- See list to right.
(3E2c.8: Spell correctly one-syllable words that have blends (such as walk, play,
blend), contractions (such as isn’t, can’t), compounds, common spelling
patterns (such as qu-; changing win to winning; changing the ending of the
word from –y to –ies to make a plural, such as cherry/cherries), and common
homophones (words that sound the same but have different spelling, such
Topic 12: Understanding Fractions
identify and generate equivalent forms of common fractions less than one whole, e.g., halves, thirds, quarters, fifths, and tenths; and explain their relationship to a whole;
Example: Draw pictures to show that 3/5, 6/10, and 9/15 are equivalent fractions.)
We are continuing our project-based research assignments on inventors. Students may access their assignments through their Gaggle accounts.
3SSK6: Use technology to gather information and communicate learning.
3SS3: Discuss reasons why communities are established, how
individuals and families contribute to the development of the community, and
how communities change over time.
This week's Connection is "American Eagle ".
- Read Reading Street story for twenty minutes three nights each week.
- Read and complete the Home/School Connection one night (due Friday)
- Complete spelling activity of your choice each evening.(Due Friday)
- Math as assigned in planner.
- Read your assigned pages for reading group.