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Rooted in Reading 3rd Grade: August {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:
Picture Day Perfection by Deborah Diesen
Pinduli by Janell Cannon
Crow Boy by Taro Yashima
Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun by Maria Dismondy

Comprehension Focuses:
Character Traits
Character Feelings
Making Connections

Grammar Focuses:
Intro to Nouns and Verbs
Intro to Adjectives

Nonfiction Readers (displayable version and printer friendly version for students)
Thomas Edison and the Invention of the Light-bulb
African Animals and Their Adaptations
Japan: Land of the Rising Sun
American as Applie Pie?

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:
Describing Characters
Describing Chibi
Summarizing Details
Describing Characters: Pinduli
African Animals: Adaptations
Making Connections

Anchor Charts- The templates for the charts are included:
How Does the Character Feel
Somebody Wanted But So
Let’s Describe Characters
Let’s Make Deep Connections

Vocabulary Cards and Definitions
Student Vocabulary Sheet
Vocabulary Match It!
Vocabulary Printables
Vocabulary Activities and Games: Tasty Terms (pizza craft), Words at the Watering Hole Game, Valuable Vocabulary, Roll to Win, Japanese House
Vocabulary Interactive Notebook Entries

Art and Writing: Hyena Directed Drawing, Japanese Flag, Samurai Directed Drawing, Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun Craft Booklet, Camera 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.

Noun and Verbs Class Sort
Noun and Verbs Digital Posters
Noun and Verbs Matching Games
Edison’s Nouns and Verbs-Finding parts of speech in paragraphs
Picture Perfect: Looking at an image and brainstorming nouns and verbs
Nouns and Verbs Printable
Noun and Verbs Layered Flipbook

Adjective Digital Poster
Adjective Class Sort
Hunting for Adjectives (looking for adjectives in sentences from the story)
Amusing Animals: Creating an animal and describing
Find the Adjectives
Describing Animals

Synonym Match
Synonym Search- Students create synonym pairs
Synonym BINGO
Synonym Switch
Synonym Memory Game
Synonym Digital Poster

Antonym Digital Poster
Antonym Alert: Students Create Antonym Pairs
Antonym Tic Tac Toe
Antonym Memory Game
Antonym Printables

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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