3-Language

September 29, 2016
3rd Grade — Language Arts

Reading and writing are taught explicitly during dedicated times each week. We use Lucy Calkins Writing and Collaborative Classroom Making Meaning in third grade.

Reading

Making Meaning

  • The Reading Community
  • Visualizing – Poetry and Fiction
  • Making Inferences – Fiction
  • Wondering/Questioning – Narrative Non-Fiction and Expository Non-Fiction
  • Using Text Features – Expository Non-Fiction
  • Determining Important Ideas – Expository Non-Fiction, Fiction, and Drama

Approaches to Learning

  • Collaborative Classroom Making Meaning
  • Guided reading
  • Read alouds
  • Shared reading
  • Independent daily reading
Writing

Units of Study

  • Crafting true stories
  • Information writing
  • Arctic animal report
  • Fairy tales

Being a Writer

  • The writing community
  • The writing process
  • Personal narrative
  • Fiction
  • Expository nonfiction / functional writing
  • Opinion writing
  • Poetry

Approaches to Learning

  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Generate ideas
  • Write drafts
  • Select draft to develop
  • Analyze and revise
  • Proofread
  • Write final version and publish