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Rooted in Reading 3rd Grade: December {Read Alouds with 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:
Seven Spools of Thread by Angela Medearis
The Legend of Old Befana by Tomie dePaola
The Carpenter’s Gift by David Rubel
The Year of The Perfect Christmas Tree by Gloria Houston

Comprehension Focuses:
Drawing Conclusions
Making Inferences
Writing a Summary
Elements of a Folktale
Holiday Facts and Traditions
Story Elements

Grammar Focuses:
Subject Verb Agreement
Irregular Verbs
Transition Words
Adverbs of Manner

Nonfiction Readers (displayable version and printer friendly version for students)
The Appalachian Mountains
A European Christmas
New York City During the Holidays

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:
Seven Principles of Kwanzaa
Appalachian Mountain Facts
Sequencing Old Befana
Summarizing a Story
Summarizing Flapbook
Folktale Graphic Organizer
Drawing Conclusions Graphic Organizer
Illustrations and Inferring
Doodle Notes

Anchor Charts- The templates for the charts are included:
I Can Draw Conclusions with student response sheets
A European Christmas with fact cards
Inference Chart
Elements of a Folktale Chart
Facts About Kwanzaa

Vocabulary Cards and Definitions
Student Vocabulary Sheet
Find the Missing Word (Words in Sentences Scoot)
Synonym Match
Vocabulary Task Flapbooks
Vocabulary Match
Vocabulary Assessment

Art and Writing:
Suitcase Booklet for Traveling Through Europe
Truck With Christmas Tree for a New York Christmas
Kwanzaa Weaving Activity
Drawing Conclusions Tree

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.


Verb Match
Regular and Irregular Verb Flapbook
Verb Sort
Three is Key Verb Game
Verb Assessment

Adverb or Adjective Scoot
Adverb Flapbook
Adverb Cards
Adverb Interactive Notebooks
Adverb Hunt
Adverb Assessment

Read and Decide Scoot
Which Verb Match
Creating Sentences
Sort it Out

How to Decorate a Christmas Tree Printable and Activity
How to Draw a Flower Printable
How to Have a Picnic (pocket chart materials and student sheet)
How to Wash Your Car (pocket chart materials and student sheet)
How To Give a Dog a Bath (pocket chart materials and student sheet)

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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