Ms. Carter Black Herstory


Ms. Slack & Mr. Small City Life



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If you need assistance with the homework, remember that there are three teachers available to help, as well as the re-teach sheets that explain the problems step by step.




We are definitely in love with reading in third grade.  We have wrapped up our informational (nonfiction) reading in Unit 1, and we are eager to continue our journey reading more informational texts.  In Unit 2 we will focus on connecting character, culture and community through informational texts.

Unit 2 Module B

The Big Ideas are:


The anchor text is:

“What is a Community?” by Bobbie Kalman

The supporting texts are:

“Around Our Way on Neighbors’ Day”  by Tameka Fryer Brown

“City Homes” – Text Collection

“A Visit to Cuba” –  Sleuth

“A Community of Cultures” – Sleuth

Throughout the unit, your children will be able to use text-based evidence to draw conclusions about the community and the world we live in through informational texts.  They will also explore content to understand that people have a rich cultural heritage and traditions.

It is imperative that your child reads every night for a minimum of 30 minutes. Please study the following words with your child at home.

  1. heritage – – something that is handed down from the past, as tradition
  2.  interconnected – to be or become connected or interrelated.
  3. population – the total number of persons inhabiting a country, city, or any district or area.
  4. suburbs – a district lying immediately outside a city or town, especially a smaller residential community.
  5. deconstructed – to break down into constituent parts; dissect; dismantle.

Your child has access to various online text. They can login to ReadingPlus

Things To Do:

  1. Take your child for a walk around the community and talk about your observations.
  2. Take a walk or drive around a community that is totally different from what you are accustomed to and discuss differences and similarities with your child.
  3. Take a virtual tour on the computer of a community you may be interested in visiting at some time in your life.


This unit will be addressing the following standards:

RI3.2: Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

RI. 3.5: Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently

RI.3.7: Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).