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Rooted in Reading 3rd Grade: May {Read Aloud Lessons and Activities}



3rd grade teachers, are you looking for something to transform your ELA block? Rooted in Reading is a set of lesson plans and activities that focus around a read-aloud story each week. The teacher reads the book throughout the week and models how to think deeply, ask questions, monitor comprehension, and so much more. Each week we focus on different comprehension skills and strategies that will take your little learners on a reading journey like never before. All lesson plans and activities are aligned with the Common Core Standards and TEKS. This can be used as a stand alone curriculum OR as a supplemental curriculum. You can do ALL of what we include or pick and choose the activities that work best for you and your students! Want to know more? Check out below!

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Books needed for this unit:
Humphrey, the Lost Whale: A True Story by Richard B. Hall
Pecos Bill Invents the Ten Gallon Hat by Kevin Strauss
Memoirs of a Hamster by Devon Scillian
Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco

Comprehension Focuses:
Comparing 2 Texts
Central Lesson and Message
Texts that Entertain
Point of View
Tall Tales

Grammar Focuses:
Shades of Meaning
Homophones and Homographs
Similes and Metaphors

Nonfiction Readers (displayable version and printer friendly version for students)
Humpback Whales
Terrific Tall Tales
Remarkable Rodents
Famouse Painters

But wait, there’s more!
4 Fiction Reading Passages
4 Nonfiction Reading Passages
4 Comprehension Assessments that ask questions about the weekly read aloud and comprehension focus

Interactive Notebook Entries:
Citing Text Evidence for Central Message
Recording Facts
Retelling a Tall Tale
Responding to the Text and How it Makes You Feel
Comparing 2 Stories
Character Perspective
Citing Sources and Observations
Writing Hyperboles
Facts about Whales
Facts about Famous Painters
Facts about Rodents

Anchor Charts- The templates for the charts are included:
Remarkable Rodents
Famous Painters
Elements of a Tall Tale
Humpback Whales
Entertainment: The Text and How it Makes Me Feel

Vocabulary Cards and Definitions
Student Vocabulary Sheet
Spin and Do
Terms on Target
Vocabulary Cards
Vocabulary Task Flap-Books
Vocabulary Assessment

Art and Writing:
Cowboy and Cowgirl Directed Drawing
Hamster Directed Drawing
Bee Directed Drawing
Letter Writing Activity
Whale Directed Drawing
Vocabulary Viper Craft

Daily Deep Dive: Each week we take a sentence from the book to do a daily deep dive! Students have daily activities to complete in their spiral. These activities will focus on the meaning and structure of the sentence.

Shades of Meaning:
Shades of Meaning: Verbs Digital Poster
Shades of Meaning: Adjectives Digital Poster
Shades of Meaning Word Cards
Match and Order
Shades of Meaning Printable
Shades of Meaning Scoot
Shades of Meaning Flap-Book
Brainstorming and Ordering Synonyms

Similes and Metaphors:
Similes Digital Poster
Metaphors Digital Poster
Simile and Metaphor Strips
Simile and Metaphor Flap-Book
Brainstorming Similes for the Main Character
Simile Mad Lib
Simile and Metaphor Sort
Metaphor Printable

Homophones and Homographs:
Homophones Digital Poster
Homographs Digital Poster
Homophones Flap-Book
Homographs Flap-Book
Homophone and Homograph Word Cards
Homophone and Homograph Sentence Scoot
Multiple Meaning Words Puzzle Printable
Which Homophone Assessment
I Write With My Right Hand Activity
Homophones Match

Onomatopoeia Digital Poster
Onomatopoeia Cards
Onomatopoeia Match
Onomatopoeia Sentence Scoot
Onomatopoeia Mad Lib
Onomatopoeia Flap-Book
Onomatopoeia BINGO

Rooted in Reading Units:
Check out the BUNDLE here: 3rd Grade Rooted in Reading BUNDLE
Check out our August Unit here: 3rd Grade Rooted in Reading AUGUST
Check out our September Unit here: 3rd Grade Rooted in Reading SEPTEMBER
Check out our October Unit here: 3rd Grade Rooted in Reading OCTOBER
Check out our November Unit here: 3rd Grade Rooted in Reading NOVEMBER
Check out our December Unit here: 3rd Grade Rooted in Reading DECEMBER
Check out our January Unit here: 3rd Grade Rooted in Reading JANUARY
Check out our February Unit here: 3rd Grade Rooted in Reading FEBRUARY
Check out our March Unit here: 3rd Grade Rooted in Reading MARCH
Check out our April Unit here: 3rd Grade Rooted in Reading APRIL
Check out our May Unit here: 3rd Grade Rooted in Reading MAY

Find our Binder Covers and Spines here: 3rd Grade Rooted in Reading Binder Covers and Spines

Here is our COMPLETE Book List and Year Overview: 3rd Grade Rooted in Reading Book List and Overview


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