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Rooted in Reading 3rd Grade: March {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!

For more informationresearch, and teacher testimonies on Rooted in Reading click HERE.

Books needed for this unit:
On a Beam of Light by Jennifer Berne
Hoop Genius by John Coy
The House That Jane Built by Tanya Lee Stone
I Dissent by Debbie Levy

Comprehension Focuses:
Fact and Opinion
Procedural Texts
Point of View
Text Evidence
Cause and Effect
Creating an Opinion

Grammar Focuses:
Reader’s Theater for Hoop Genius with Grammar Review
Abstract Nouns
Reader’s Theater for I Dissent

Nonfiction Readers (displayable version and printer friendly version for students)
Basketball Legends
Struggle to Success
Charities Founded by Children
The United States Judicial System

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:
The Audience
Point of View
Fact and Opinion
Procedural Steps
Character Traits with Evidence
Nonfiction Notetaking
My Opinion Writing
Events from Ruth’s Life: Cause and Effect

Anchor Charts- The templates for the charts are included:
All About Jane Addams with Text Evidence
All About Albert Einstein
Ruth Bader Ginsburg with timeline
Let’s Talk About Facts and Opinions

Vocabulary Cards and Definitions
Student Vocabulary Sheet
Let’s Define It Match
Word Wizard
Analyzing Words

Art and Writing:
Jane Addams Directed Drawing
Basketball Man Craft
Albert Einstein Directed Drawing
Gavel Craft
Supreme Courthouse 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.


Prefix Digital Posters
Prefix Board Game
Prefix Flap-Ups with Sort
Prefix Pocket Book
Prefix Assessment

Suffix Digital Posters
Suffix Flap-Book
Suffix Pocketbook
Suffix Board Game
Suffix Assessment

Abstract Nouns:
Abstract Nouns Digital Poster
Abstract Noun Cards
Abstract Noun Interactive Notebook Entry
Find the Abstract Nouns Scoot
Sort Those Nouns
Name a Noun
Abstract Noun Assessment

Grammar Review:
Parts of Speech Digital Posters
Shooting For Parts of Speech activity and interactive notebook entry
Simple and Compound Sentences Digital Posters
Compound Sentence Activity
Dialogue Digital Poster
Dialogue Activity with Basketball Directed Drawing
Subject and Predicate Digital Posters
Subject and Predicate Activity
Commas in a Series Digital Poster
Commas in a Series Flap-Ups

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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