Reader’s Workshop 3 provides students the opportunity and skills to expand their comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, and interaction with texts in a variety of genres. Students will build skills relating to story structure, main idea and details, inferencing, and author’s purpose among others. This course follows the PA Core Standards for 3rd Grade and assesses students’ proficiency and growth through weekly comprehension assessments and word study activities to build vocabulary and phonics’ skills. Students will complete literature projects and unit tests to demonstrate their growth and mastery of skills. Students will interact with instructional videos and presentations, games, practice quizzes and an online textbook, to enhance their learning. Students will incorporate the use of Google Drive and other online tools to demonstrate their understanding and comprehension of stories and skills obtained in this course.
In Reader’s Workshop, students will:
- Explore a variety of fiction and non-fiction literature, including news articles, biographies, research, narratives, plays, poems and fantasy.
- Apply phonics skills by identifying spelling patterns in order to decode longer words in a selection of text.
- Focus on comprehension and fluency during repeated readings of stories.
- Utilize skills and strategies that occur during reading.
- Practice and apply grammatical skills for use in writing.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: Journeys Grade 3 Student Set
Stellaluna, Janell Cannon
Boy, Were We Wrong about Dinosaurs!, Kathleen Kudlinski
The Lighthouse Family: The Storm, Cynthia Rylant
Amos and Boris, William Steig