We voted for our favorite book so far in third grade and Clementine won!!! We have loved laughing at this crazy girl as she battles the great pigeon war, and finding the perfect hair. So happy to see so many eager and excited readers. :)
Coming up for Reading this quarter we will be doing another big research project that integrates Reading, Writing, and Social Studies in a fun way. Each student will choose a country to study and research for the next three weeks. They will be responsible for understanding the geography of the land, the climate, the countries main attractions, and some fun facts that make it a unique place to visit. At the end of our unit, each student will present a short essay, and poster teaching the class about their country.
China - Japan - Italy - Puerto Rico - Canada - Jamaica - Dominican Republic - Costa Rica - Mexico - South Africa
The Greatest Leaders in History
Check out our AMAZINGLY AWESOME Biography projects! We have been working on these for weeks, and our hard work is finally paying off! We will be presenting our Leader next week. :)
The kids have spoken and the winner is...
Amelia Earhart for third.
Over the next few weeks we will be exploring the genre of biographies. Together we will be learning all about famous leaders in history and their contributions to society. Read to find out more about the outstanding accomplishments and world changing impact that one person can make.
"In July 1960, at the age of 26, Jane Goodall traveled from England to what is today Tanzania and bravely entered the little-known world of wild chimpanzees. She was equipped with nothing more than a notebook and a pair of binoculars. But with her unyielding patience and characteristic optimism, she won the trust of these initially shy creatures. She managed to open a window into their sometimes strange and often familiar-seeming lives. The public was fascinated and remains so to this day."
plot: What happens in the story
sequence of events: The order of events in a story
mystery: A subgenre of a narrative fiction, often thought of as a detective story
inference: Using clues within a story and knowledge that the reader already has to make meaning from the text
prediction: Using the text and background knowledge to make a guess about what will happen next in the story
RL 3.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
RL 3.5 Refer to parts of stories, dramas, poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza:describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
RL3.7 Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).
Cam Jansen is the young detective, a young girl with a photographic memory. She uses her amazing memory and the help of her friends to solve everyday mysteries in her town.
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Why is it important to be able to put yourself in someone else’s shoes?
The more you read, the more you know..
the more you know, the more places you'll go.