ELA: Reading and Writing

Reading:

There are many different parts of "reading." Each part of reading has a different goal in the 3rd Grade.

Phonics - upon entering 3rd grade students should start to be able to decode multi-syllable words. We will continue to work on this skill during the year.

Fluency - by the end of the year students should be able to read 100 words per minute.

Comprehension - by the end of the year students should have their Lexile score in the range between 520 and 820.


Writing:

During writing this year we will be discussing how to write persuasive, informational, and narrative writing pieces.

Genre Timeline:

August - October: We will be working on persuasive/opinion pieces.

October - December: We will be working on report writing pieces.

January - March: We will be working on compare and contrast informational pieces.

March - May: We will be working on narrative writing pieces.