UNIT 1

Harcourt-Houghton Mifflin Reading Journeys Grade 3

Unit 1 Lesson 1 - A Fine, Fine School

Read the Story

Written by Sharon Creech

Illustrated by Harry Bliss

 

Genre: Humorous Fiction

Target Skill: Story Structure

Target Strategy:Summarze


Spelling Words and
Phonics Activities for the Week

Short vowels a, e, i, o, u with VCCV pattern
 
 
 crop  plan  thing  smell shut 
sticky  spent 

 lunch

pumpkin  clock 
gift  class   skip  swing  

*Review: next, hug

*Challenge: hospital, fantastic

cursive spelling practice

 
 

Spelling and Vocabulary Games

Vocabulary Strategy:

Multiple Meaning Words

Vocabulary Cards

 principal 

strolled   

 proud

 worried

 soared

 announced

 fine

 certainly

 Grammar

YouTube Video

Social Studies Connection

 

     

Read Alouds

 Such a Deal

Guided Reading Books 

My Teacher, My Dad

Ms. Pinkerville, You're Our Star!

Ms. F Goes Back to School

Schools Then and Now

 
 
Unit 1 Lesson 2 - The Trial of Cardigan Jones 

Read the Story

Written and Illustrated by Tim Egan

 

Genre: Humorous fiction
Target Skill: Drawing Conclusions

Target Strategy: Infer / Predict

 

 Spelling Words and 
Phonics Activities for the Week

Long Vowels a, e, i, o, u with the VCe pattern
 
 
spoke  mile  save   excuse  cone
 invite cube  price   erase ripe 
 broke flame   life  rule  

*Review: these, those

*Challenge: surprise, decide

cursive spelling practice 

Spelling and Vocabulary Games 

Vocabulary Strategy: Compound Words

Vocabulary Cards

Convinced    trial jury   guilty
 pointed honest  murmur  stand 

Grammar

Kinds of sentences

 Read Alouds

"Sequoyah"

Guided Reading Books   

The Catnapper

The Case of the Missing Grass

Lauren the Otter

The Supreme Court

 

Social Studies Connection

 

 

 
Unit 1 Lesson 3 - Destiny's Gift 

Read the Story

Written by Natasha Anastasia Tarpley

Illustrated by Adjoa J. Burrowes

Genre: Realistic Fiction

Target Skill: Understanding Characters

Target Strategy: Analyze / Evaluate

 Spelling Words and
Phonics Activities for the Week
 
 
 
 
Long A spelled ai, ay and Long E spelled ee, ea
  
lay  real trail  sweet   today
 dream seem  tea   treat afraid
 leave bait screen  speed  
 Review:  Paint, please
Challenge: yesterday, explain
 

 Spelling and Vocabulary Games

Vocabulary Strategy: antonyms

Vocabulary Cards

 raise spreading  earn  figure 
 contacted  block  afford customers 

 Grammar

Sentence Fragments and Run-ons

 

 

Social Studies Connection

Read Alouds

 Open Your Eyes!

Guided Reading Books

Lana and Miguel's Park

The Bears Ride in Style

Caroline's Treats

Animals in Danger (vocabulary reader)

 

 

    Unit 1 Lesson 4 - Pop's Bridge 

 Read the Story

Written by Eve Bunting

Illustrated by C.F. Payne

Genre: Historical fiction

 Target Skill: Compare and Contrast

Target Strategy: Infer / Predict

 Spelling Words and
Phonics Activities for the Week
 

Long O spelled oa, ow

Spelling Cards

load  open  told   yellow soak 
shadow  foam  follow  glow  sold 
window   coach almost  throat   

*Review:cold, most

*Challenge: tomorrow, sailboats

cursive spelling practice

Spelling and Vocabulary Games

  Vocabulary Strategies: Base Words

and Suffixes with -s, -es, -ed, -ing

Vocabulary Cards

 balancing tide   crew  disappears
 foggy stretch   excitement cling 

 Grammar

Common and Proper Nouns

YouTube Video

 

Social Studies Connection

Science Connection

  • Bridges Brain Pop Video
  • arch bridge 
  • beam bridge 
  • suspension bridge 
  • Read Alouds

     The Bixby Bridge

    Guided Reading Books

    The Tallest Tower (Empire State Building)

    Champ of the Hoover Dam

    Sky-High Dreams

    Champ 

     

     

      Unit 1 Lesson 5 - Roberto Clemente,

     

      Spelling Cards 

     slight

    mild

    sight

    pie

     mind

    tie

     pilot

     might

     lie

    tight

     blind

     fight

     die

     midnight

     

     

     *Review: find, night

    *Challenge:silent, frightening

    cursive spelling practice

     Spelling and Vocabulary Games

    Vocabulary Strategy: Prefix mis-

    Vocabulary Cards

     stands score   fans  league
     slammed pronounced  style  polish
     
     

     Grammar

    Plural nouns with -s and -es   

    Social Studies Connection 

     
     

    Science Connection 

    Read Alouds

    The Tennessee Tornado (Wilma Rudolph)

    Guided Reading Books

    Willie Mays

    Babe Ruth

    The Home Run King (Hank Aaron)

    Mia and Nomar

     

     

     
       

     

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