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Rooted in Reading 3rd Grade: September



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:
Finding Winnie The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear by Lindsay Mattick
Saturday and Teacakes by Lester Laminack
The Raft by Jim LaMarche
Princess Hyacinth the Surprising Tale of a Girl Who Floated by Florence Parry Heide

Comprehension Focuses:
Mental Images
Problem and Solution
Elements of a Fairy TaleNonfiction Text: Ask and Answer Questions
Character’s Actions and How the Character Changes

Grammar Focuses:
Proper and Common Nouns
Verb Tenses

Nonfiction Readers (displayable version and printer friendly version for students)
Medieval Moments
O Canada!
My! How Things Change (Then and Now)
Woodland Creatures

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:
Fairy Tale Elements Graphic Organizer
Asking Questions
Canadian Facts
Character Change
Creating Mental Images

Anchor Charts- The templates for the charts are included:
The History of Winnie (sequencing facts)
Elements of a Fairy Tale (story elements)
How Does the Character Change
Our Mental Images

Vocabulary Cards and Definitions
Student Vocabulary Sheet
5 Vocabulary Activity Posters: Rhyme Time, ABC Order, Making Connections to Words, Creating Clues for a Mystery Word, Sorting Words
4 ABC Order Printables
4 Word Sort Printables
4 Rhyming Printables
4 Creating Clues Printables
4 Making Connections Printables
4 Read and Find Activities
4 Vocabulary Assessments

Art and Writing: Grizzly Bear Directed Drawing, Canadian Flag Craft, Prince and Princess Directed Drawing, Knight Craft, Apron Craft for Recipe of a Memoir, Woodland Creatures Craft: fox, raccoon, deer

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.


Pronoun Fish
Sorting Nouns
Pronoun Party Board Game
Pronoun Anchor Charts
Pronoun Assessment

Common and Proper Nouns Whole Group Sort
Common and Proper Noun Posters
Name the Nouns: Read the Room Activity
Race Around Noun Town Board Game
Nouns All Around Interactive Notebooks
Common and Proper Noun Assessment

Contractions Posters
Contractions Whole Class Anchor Chart Pieces
Replace the Words Read the Room Activity
Contraction Kite
Contraction Dominoes

Verb Tenses Poster
Verb Tenses Whole Class Sort
Five in a Row Game
The Great Gummy Bear Race Game
Which Verb Activity
Verb Tenses Assessment


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