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Rooted in Reading 3rd Grade: November {Read Aloud Lessons & 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:
**Books can be taught in any order**
Turkey Bowl by Phil Bildner
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble
Cactus Soup by Eric A Kimmel
How Many Days to America by Eve Bunting

Comprehension Focuses:
How the Character Feels and Changes
Comparing and Contrasting Folktales
Central Message
Historical Fiction Characteristics
How Character Responds
Nonfiction Facts and Details
Major and Minor Story Events

Grammar Focuses:
Subjects and Predicates
Commas in a Series
Compound Sentences

Nonfiction Readers (displayable version and printer friendly version for students)
The Cactus
American Football
Native American Tribes
Immigrant Inspiration

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:
Comparing Stone Soup and Cactus Soup Flipbook
Cactus Facts
Folktale Characteristics
Historical Fiction
Major vs Minor Events
Summarizing Printable
Character Change Printable
Character Feelings Flip Ups
Football Facts
How Characters Respond
Character Motivations

Anchor Charts- The templates for the charts are included:
Cactus Facts
Comparing Stone and Cactus Soup Venn Diagram
Central Message
Let’s Summarize
Character Feelings BME
Historical Fiction Boat

Vocabulary Cards and Definitions
Student Vocabulary Sheet
Matching Vocabulary Words with Synonyms
Vocabulary Spin Printable
Vocabulary Game Boards
Vocabulary Prompt Flapbooks
Vocabulary Assessment

Art and Writing: Football Player Directed Drawing, Turkey Directed Drawing, Horse Directed Drawing, Cactus Craft, Historical Fiction Boat 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.


Football Flaps
Putting Sentences Together
Sentence Strips
Correct or Not Scoot
Flap Ups

Putting Sentences Together
Simple to Compound Flap Ups
Simple or Compound Scoot
Compound Sentences Assessment
Compound Sentences Cactus Printable

Sort Adverbs and Adjectives
Name the Adverb Scoot
Adverb Flap Ups
Adverb Lightning Printable
Adverb Assessment

Write the Subject
Subject and Predicate Spinners
Subject and Predicate Puzzles
Putting Sentences Together

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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