Hello again! We have finished our first benchmarks for 3rd grade and we are ready to work hard! We will begin working on the following skills:
Students will understand, make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of poetry and provide evidence from texts to support their understanding. They will describe the characteristics of the various forms of poetry and how they create imagery. (3.6; including review of figurative language)
Reading HW this week: READWORKS passage with questions, due Friday 1/13/17
Students will identify language that creates a graphic visual experience that appeals to the senses. (3.10)
Writing HW this week: New spelling words- test is 1/20/17
This week we are reviewing how to make a good summary. This is the video that we watched today (sorry that it’s going to get stuck in your head!). This link will take you directly to the video on youtube.
Happy New Year everyone! Tomorrow starts another wonderful year and a new grading period! We have a many things to do this week!
Our learning goals for this week are:
Reading: Students are expected to sequence and summarize the plot’s main events and explain their influence on future events.
Writing: 3.10 write poetry that uses conventions of poetry and sensory images
THIS WEEK: We have Math and Reading Benchmarks on Tuesday and Thursday. These tests will give instructional data and planning ideas. These are also wonderful practice for STAAR. Students have 4 hours to complete the test and bubble in the bubble sheet. There will be more information in your child’s planner tomorrow. Thank you for encouraging your child to do their best!
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Reading: This week we begin Poetry! I LOVE teaching poetry, everything from the types of poetry, to characteristics of poems to figurative language used in poetry! I will be posting videos on my blog to help review these new concepts!
Writing: Students will write their own poem, using “Dirt on My Shirt” by Jeff Foxworthy as a guide. Students will also conclude their juice box presentations.