3rd Grade

  • Third-graders can:

    • Read fluently and enjoy reading
    • Use a range of strategies when drawing meaning from the text
    • Use word identification strategies appropriately and automatically when encountering unknown words
    • Recognize and discuss elements of different text structures
    • Make critical connections between texts
    • Write expressively in many different forms (stories, poems, reports)
    • Use a rich variety of vocabulary and sentences appropriate to text forms
    • Revise and edit their own writing during and after composing
    • Spell words correctly in final writing drafts

    What teachers do:

    • Provide opportunities daily for children to read, examine, and critically evaluate narrative and expository texts
    • Continue to create a climate that fosters critical reading and personal response
    • Teach children to examine ideas in texts
    • Encourage children to use writing as a tool for thinking and learning
    • Extend children's knowledge of the correct use of writing conventions
    • Emphasize the importance of correct spelling in finished written products
    • Create a climate that engages all children as a community of literacy learners

    What parents and family members can do:

    • Continue to support children's learning and interest by visiting the library and bookstores with them
    • Find ways to highlight children's progress in reading and writing
    • Stay in regular contact with your child's teachers about activities and progress in reading and writing
    • Encourage children to use and enjoy print for many purposes (such as recipes, directions, games, and sports)
    • Build a love of language in all its forms and engage children in conversation 

    Reading Tips

    • Read every night
    • Encourage independent reading
    • Ask questions after they finish reading
    • Discover new genres 

    Math Tips

    • Make math fun in the kitchen
    • Apply real-world strategies
    • Talk with them about what they learn
    • Have a reward system
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3rd Grade

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