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Language Arts - 3rd Grade

READING

Our reading program focuses on developing literacy through individual, small group, and large group activities. We assess and assign students to flexible homogenous, reading level groups. In addition, we engage in whole class activities to further develop comprehension skills.

       Approaches to Learning
  • Guided reading
  • Book study
  • Listening centers
  • Read aloud
  • Independent reading
  • Book talks
  • Word of the week (vocabulary)
  • Word building and word sorting by patterns
  • Phonics
  • Reader’s notebook
WRITING

Students learn specific skills and strategies to cultivate their quality of writing through various themes.

       Units of Study
  • Crafting true stories
  • The art of information writing
  • Opinion writing
  • Fairy tales
  • Poetry
       Approaches to Learning
  • Lucy Calkins Writing Workshop
  • Handwriting Without Tears (letter formations)
  • Spelling Connections
  • Gathering ideas
  • Drafting
  • Revising
  • Editing
  • Publishing