Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Welcome BACK!!!

We are so excited to get started with another WONDERFUL school year in third grade!!  

We begin the year with a delightful chapter book, Freckle Juice!  It's a nice, light chapter book that always kicks off an author study that we do in third grade- Judy Blume.  It's also a great starter book to get everyone trying our very first literacy strategy- MAKING CONNECTIONS and learning to identify CHARACTER TRAITS!  You will have to see what Andrew is willing to do to get freckles! 

Image result for freckle juice  Our literature group is beginning the story, A Taste of Blackberries.  They will work in a small group to read and discuss the story.  They will complete a tic-tac-toe choice board of activities for this book as well as expand vocabulary with learning new words from the story.  They will discuss the sequence of events by identifying character actions in the story in their Reader's Notebooks. 
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