Third Grade Literacy

Word Study will reinforce spelling and phonetic rules as well as building new vocabulary words from units that are studied. Grammar will be taught through Daily Oral Language activities along with mini lessons in both reading and writing. The writing process will be developed throughout the year through writing workshop and conferencing with teachers.

Students will read from a selection of trade books. Guided reading groups will meet 4-5 days a week. Students will also read independently and keep reading journals. Teacher/student interactive read alouds will be used to encourage students to share their thinking, encourage students to read different genres, and encourage independent reading.