We are falling in love with reading in third grade. As we are wrapping up our realistic fiction stories in Unit 1 module A , we are eager to begin our journey through informational texts. In Unit 1 module B we will continue to focus on Observing the World Around Us through informational texts.
Unit 1 Module B
The Big Ideas are:
The anchor text is:
“At the Root of It” by Robert Newell
The supporting texts are:
Let’s Classify Organisms
The Moon Seems to Change
A Whale of a Rescue
Throughout the unit, your children will be able to use text-based evidence to draw conclusions about the characters in literary texts. They will also explore content to understand that people have 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.
- quarter – one-fourth of something.
- crescent – the curved sickle shape of the waxing or waning moon
- waning – have a progressively smaller part of its visible surface illuminated, so that it appears to decrease in size
- phases – a distinct period or stage in a process of change or forming part of something’s development
Your child has access to various online text. They can login to ReadingPlus
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).