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This course follows the Common Core State Standards for 3rd grade English.
For reading skills, the student will be able to tell the difference between literal and nonliteral language. Students will be able to talk about the chapters, scenes, and stanzas of written work and how these pieces fit together to produce a whole story. A student’s writing skills will be developed by teaching them to use linking words and phrases, words and phrases that show event order, and be able to conduct short research projects to build knowledge. Students will be able to follow social rules for discussions, such as staying on topic, being respectful of other’s turn to talk and point of view, and linking their comments to others.
While reading informational texts, students will be able to describe the main idea, determine the meaning of academic words and phrases, and use maps and photographs to understand the text. The students will then learn about rules and laws, why we need them in our world, and the leaders who make these laws. The students will learn what it means to be a citizen and what symbols we use to represent America. Finally, they will learn about how people solve problems and celebrate holidays together.
1- Course Introduction
2- Fiction or Nonfiction, Harry Houdini, Writing Paragraphs
3- Types of Sentences, Good Reading Skills, The Courage of Sarah Noble
4- Prior Knowledge, Chapters, Clementine or Dragonbreath
5- Rereading, Point of View, Graphic Organizers
6- Helping Verbs, Asking Questions, The Gadget War
7- Context Clues, Goin’ Someplace Special, Peer Review
8- Nouns, Themes, George and Martha
9- Synonyms, Time Order Writing, Invention of Bubble Gum
10- Making Predictions, Informative Texts, Liberty!
11- Capitalization and Punctuation, Literal and Figurative, Squids will be Squids
12- Inferences, Poetry, Comets, Stars, the Moon and Mars
13- Visualize, Fables, Arrow to the Sun
14- Root Words, Illustrations, My Rows and Piles of Coins
15- Written Vs Spoken Language, Willow or Rufus the Scrub
16- Choosing Words, Text Connections, First Day in Grapes
17- Simple/Compound Sentences, Temporal Words, First Kid on Mars/Dinosaur in Your Backyard
18- Word Families, The Secret Cave, Writing Dialogue
19- Parts of Speech, Creating a Story, Rosa
20- Course Evaluation