3rd Grade News - October 2019
What is 3rd Grade Learning in October?
In reading workshop this month, we are in our Information Reading Unit. During this unit we will be reading expository and narrative non-fiction (biography) texts. We will be working on finding the main idea of parts of texts, as well as whole texts. We will be reviewing the importance of information text features and we will be noticing different kinds of text structures. We will use those features and structures to deepen our understanding and make meaning of the texts.
Please continue to support your child at home by ensuring they read every night. You could prompt your child to talk about their book’s topic, and some facts they learned about their topic.
In writing workshop, we will begin our Information Writing Unit. In this unit, students will be writing about real topics they know all about, such as animals, holidays, and sports. We will be reinforcing their knowledge of including special non-fiction text features like headings, diagrams, captions, etc. in their “all about” books. In addition, we will also be incorporating non-fiction text structures such as description, sequencing, compare and contrast, cause and effect, and problem and solution.
Please continue to support your child at home by discussing different topics that they might be inclined to right all about.
Helpful Tips for Parents:
- Encourage your child to reread his/her writing.
- Ask your child if they checked for capitalization at the beginning of their sentences and ended in punctuation.