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Due:

Monday

"Jazmine Girl" Quiz
 
Students will read a passage and answer questions backing up their answers with evidence from the text.

Due:

Tuesday

Students will read an informational text titled "Beavers" and draft an informational paragraph about the text.

Due:

Wednesday

Students will review the novel "Because of Winn Dixie" through questioning. They will brainstorm and prepare for their writing assignment for this unit. 

Due:

Thursday

"Because of Winn Dixie" final writing assignment. 

Due:

Friday

No School

Due:

Monday

Common Assessment

Due:

Tuesday

Common Assessment 

Due:

Wednesday

Christmas Around the World 
 
Students will read informational texts about Christmas traditions in all parts of the world.

Due:

Thursday

Christmas Around the World 
 
Students will read informational texts about Christmas traditions in all parts of the world.

Due:

Friday

Christmas Party
 
1/2 Day 

Past Assignments

Due:

Friday

Standards:
3.RL.KID.2 Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
 
Guidebooks:
"Because of Winn Dixie" Lesson 30: Identifying parts of speech in mentor sentences and writing summary of reading
 
Students will examine mentor sentences from "Because of Winn Dixie" to identify parts of speech and write a summary of chapters 20-22. 

Due:

Thursday

Standards:
3.RL.KID.2 Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
 
Guidebooks:
"Because of Winn Dixie" Lesson 29: Compose a response to reading using the RACER strategy.
 
In this lesson, students will use their companionship notetaker handout to write a literary response paragraph using the RACER strategy.
 

Due:

Wednesday

Standards:
3.RL.KID.3 Describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
 
Guidebooks:
"Because of Winn Dixie" Lesson28: "Say Something" about the value of companionship in chapters 15-19
 
In this lesson, students will read chapters 17 and 18. Students will also use the "Say Something" strategy on chapter 19.
 

Due:

Tuesday

Standards:
3.RL.KID.3 Describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
 
Guidebooks:
"Because of Winn Dixie" Lesson 27: How do character actions reveal character traits
 
In this lesson, students will read chapter 15 and 16 of "Because of Winn Dixie" and talk about the characters and their traits and actions.  

Due:

Monday

Standards:
3.RL.KID.3 Describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
 
Guidebooks:
"Because of Winn Dixie" Lesson 26: Connecting characters' traits to actions in the text
 
In this lesson, students will connect character traits to their actions in the text. 
 

Due:

Friday

Standards:
3.RL.KID.2 Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
 
3.RL.KID.3 Describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
 
Guidebooks:
"Because of Winn Dixie" Lesson 25: Gallery walk for "Amos and Boris"
 
In this lesson, students will answer text dependent questions about the story "Amos and Boris".
 

Due:

Thursday

Standards:
3.RL.IKI.7 Explain how illustrations in a text contribute to what is conveyed by the words.
 
Guidebooks:
"Because of Winn Dixie" Lesson 24: Illustrations and how they contribute to the text
 
In this lesson, students will discuss illustrations in "Amos and Boris" and how they contribute to their understanding of the text.
 

Due:

Wednesday

Standards:
3.RL.KID.2 Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
 
Guidebooks:
"Because of Winn Dixie" Lesson 22: Finding the theme                                 
 
In this lesson, students will discuss the theme of "Because of Winn Dixie". 
 

Due:

Tuesday

Standards:
3.RL.KID.3 Describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
 
Guidebooks:
"Because of Winn Dixie" Lesson 21: Notice and Note: How characters contribute to the sequence of events
 
In this lesson, students will read chapter 13 and 14, complete a signposts handout, and talk about how the characters actions contribute to the story.  
 

Due:

Monday

Standards:
3.RI.CS.6 Distinguish reader point of view from that of an author of a text.
 
Guidebooks:
"Because of Winn Dixie" Lesson 19: Exploring point of view
 
Students will begin to explore point of view by examining Owen and Mzee's friendship from different perspectives.  
 
 

Due:

Friday

Standards:
3.RI.KID.2 Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
 
Guidebooks:
"Because of Winn Dixie" Lesson 18: Sharing main ideas and key details
 
In this lesson, students will meet with groups and share main ideas and details.
 

Due:

Thursday

Standards:
3.RI.KID.2 Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
 
Guidebooks:
"Because of Winn Dixie" Lesson 17: Writing about main idea and details
 
In this lesson, students will work with their groups to compose a paragraph expressing the main idea and key details of their chapters.
 

Due:

Wednesday

Standards:
3.RI.KID.2 Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
 
Guidebooks:
"Because of Winn Dixie" Lesson 16: Jigsaw groups and understanding the main idea and details
 
In this lesson, students will reread their chapters. They will meet in their groups to identify the main idea and details. 
 

Due:

Tuesday

Quiz 1 

The Icicle Symphony with text-dependent questions 

Due:

Monday

Standards:
3.RI.KID.2 Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
 
Guidebooks:
"Because of Winn Dixie" Lesson 13: Main Idea and Key Details
 
In this lesson, students will read "Owen and Mzee: The True Story of a Remarkable Friendship," a nonfiction text about unlikely friends, and practice identifying the main idea and key details.
 

Due:

Thursday

Standards:
3.RL.KID.1: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as a basis for the answers.
 
Guidebooks:
"Because of Winn Dixie" Lesson 12: Support Thinking with Evidence
 
In this lesson, students will review Chapter 9 and learn how to support their thinking with text evidence.
 

Due:

Wednesday

Standards:
3.RL.KID.3: Describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events. 
 
Guidebooks:
"Because of Winn Dixie" Lesson 11: Chalk Talk
 
In this lesson, students will engage in a "Chalk Talk" to prepare for a class discussion about Miss Franny's actions and their contributions to the forward movement of the story.
 

Due:

Tuesday

Standards:
3.RL.KID.3: Describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events. 
 
Guidebooks:
"Because of Winn Dixie" Lesson 10: Analyzing characters
 
In this lesson, students will read chapter 8 of "Because of Winn Dixie," choose another character to analyze and create character posters to display around the classroom.
 

Due:

Monday

Standards:
3.RL.KID.3: Describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events. 
 
Guidebooks:
"Because of Winn Dixie" Lesson 9: Notice and note to analyze characters' actions
 
In this lesson, students will practice using the "Notice and Note" strategy as they partner read Chapter 6 of "Because of Winn Dixie." They will analyze how Opal's actions move the plot forward. 
 

Due:

Friday

Standards:
3.RL.KID.3: Describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events. 
 
Guidebooks:
"Because of Winn Dixie" Lesson 10: Analyzing characters
 
In this lesson, students will read chapter 8 of "Because of Winn Dixie," choose another character to analyze and create character posters to display around the classroom.
 
 

Due:

Thursday

Standards:
3.RL.KID.3: Describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events. 
 
Guidebooks:
"Because of Winn Dixie" Lesson 9: Notice and note to analyze characters' actions
 
In this lesson, students will practice using the "Notice and Note" strategy as they partner read Chapter 6 of "Because of Winn Dixie." They will analyze how Opal's actions move the plot forward. 
 
 

Due:

Wednesday

Standards:
3.RL.KID.2: Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral, and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text. 
 
Guidebooks:
"Because of Winn Dixie" Lesson 8: "Say something," signposts, and summarizing
 
In this lesson, students will use the "say something" strategy to read and examine chapter 5 of "Because of Winn Dixie." Students will then summarize their reading on a Somebody-Wanted-But-So-Then graphic organizer. 
 
 

Due:

Tuesday

Standards:
3.RL.KID.3: Describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events. 
 
Guidebooks:
"Because of Winn Dixie" Lesson 6: Analyzing how characters interact and change
 
In this lesson, students will examine how the interactions between Mama and Chester the cricket change Mama's feelings toward Chester. 
 
 

Due:

Monday

Standards:
3.RL.KID.3: Describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events. 
 
Guidebooks:
"Because of Winn Dixie" Lesson 5: Character interactions "The Cricket in Time Square"
 
In this lesson, students will learn about character interactions, then use the gradual release model to examine and discuss three different character interactions in The Cricket in Times Square.
 
 

Due:

Friday

Standards:
3.RL.KID.3: Describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events. 
 
Guidebooks:
"Because of Winn Dixie" Lesson 5: Character interactions "The Cricket in Time Square"
 
In this lesson, students will learn about character interactions, then use the gradual release model to examine and discuss three different character interactions in The Cricket in Times Square.
 

Due:

Thursday

Standards:
3.RL.KID.3: Describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events. 
 
Guidebooks:
"Because of Winn Dixie" Lesson 4: Character traits
 

Students first learn about character traits and then analyze Opal’s character traits.  Students also compare and contrast the character traits of the preacher and the store manager.

 
Foundational Literacy:
Review Sounds and Syllables with -le

Due:

Wednesday

Standards:
3.RL.CS.6: Distinguish reader perspective from that of the narrator or the perspectives of the characters and identify the point of view of a text.
 
Guidebooks:
"Because of Winn Dixie" Lesson 3: Shades of meaning and point of view
 
Students will investigate shades of meaning among synonyms from the text Because of Winn Dixie.  Students will examine a character’s point of view within the text, and identify how their point of view is the same or different
 
Foundational Literacy:
Long Vowel Review and Multisyllabic Words

Due:

Tuesday

Standards:
3.RL.KID.3: Describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
 
Guidebooks:
"Because of Winn Dixie" Lesson 2: Reading dialogue with fluency
 
Students will practice reading dialogue with fluency, and identify how dialogue can move a story forward.
 
Foundational Literacy:
Long Vowel Review and Spellings for Different Vowel Sounds

Due:

Monday

Standards:
3..RL.KID.2 Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
 
Guidebooks:
"Because of Winn Dixie" Lesson 1: Introducing "Because of Winn Dixie"
 
Students begin reading Because of Winn Dixie and identify important vocabulary.  Students will also summarize their reading.
 
Foundational Literacy Skill:
Long Vowel Review and Multisyllabic Words
 
 

Due:

Wednesday

Guidebooks:

Lesson 29: Cold Read Task Part 2
 
Students read part 3 of the chapter “I Learn Firefighting”—”Huey Makes the Leap”—independently and answer multiple choice questions to demonstrate understanding of the text.

Due:

Thursday

Guidebooks:
 
Lesson 30: Cold Read Task Part 3

Students will answer remaining grammar questions on the task and write an essay response to the written response question.

Due:

Tuesday

Guidebooks:
 
Lesson 28: Cold Read Task Part 1
 
Students read part 2 of the chapter “I Learn Firefighting”—”Superboy and Me”—independently and answer multiple choice questions to demonstrate understanding of the text.

Due:

Monday

Guidebooks:
 
Stories Julian Tells-Lesson 34: Editing and publishing opinion essays (Day 2)
 
Students complete the writing process to answer the prompt: What is a central message that is conveyed through Julian, Huey, and Father's actions in The Stories Julian Tells?

Due:

Friday

Guidebooks:
 
Stories Julian Tells-Lesson 34: Editing and publishing opinion essays
 
Students complete the writing process to answer the prompt: What is a central message that is conveyed through Julian, Huey, and Father's actions in The Stories Julian Tells?

Due:

Thursday

Guidebooks:
 
Stories Julian Tells-Lesson 33: Drafting a conclusion and revising 
 
Students will draft a conclusion and revise the first draft of their essay.

Due:

Wednesday

Guidebooks:
 
Stories Julian Tells-Lesson 32: Writing the first draft of the culminating writing task
 
Students will craft their opinion statements and outline their essay using their lessons brainstorming chart for support. Then they will draft the first draft of their essays using their prewriting graphic organizer as a guide.

Due:

Tuesday

Guidebooks:
 
Stories Julian Tells-Lesson 31: Brainstorming for the culminating writing task

Students will begin brainstorming for the culminating writing task

Due:

Friday

Standards:
RL.CS.5: Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part of a text builds on earlier sections.
 
RL.KID.3: Describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
 
SL.CC.1: Prepare for collaborative discussions on 3rd grade level topics and texts; engage effectively with varied partners, building on others' ideas and expressing their own ideas clearly. 
 
Guidebooks:
"More Stories Julian Tells" Lesson 26 & 27: Read "I Learn Firefighting: I Wish for Smokey the Bear" independently and answer questions and literal vs. non-literal language.
 
Students will read "I Learn Firefighting: I Wish for Smokey the Bear" independently and discuss how characters contribute to events and how events build off of each other throughout the chapter. Students will also participate in a classroom discussion where we differentiate literal and non-literal language. 
 

Due:

Thursday

Standards:
W.TTP.3: Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using an effective technique, such as descriptive details and clear event sequences. 
 
Guidebooks:
"Stories Julian Tells" Lesson 25: Sequence of events
 
Students will also brainstorm the narrative writing process by planning the sequence of events of their story and adding dialogue. 
 

Due:

Wednesday

Standards:
3.RL.IKI.7 Explain how illustrations in a text contribute to what is conveyed by the words.
 
Guidebooks:
"Stories Julian Tells" Lesson 24: Brainstorming story elements 
 
Students will practice the first step of the narrative writing process by brainstorming the elements of their own imagined story that is based on an image. 

Due:

Tuesday

Standards:
3.RL.IKI.7 Explain how illustrations in a text contribute to what is conveyed by the words.
 
Guidebooks:
"Stories Julian Tells" Lesson 24: Brainstorming story elements 
 
Students will practice the first step of the narrative writing process by brainstorming the elements of their own imagined story that is based on an image. 

Due:

Monday

Standards:
RL.KID.2: Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
 
Guidebooks:
"Stories Julian Tells" Lesson 23: "Gloria Who Might Be My Best Friend" and point of view
 
Students will prepare for the cold reading task by reading "Gloria Who Might Be My Best Friend" independently. Then they will differentiate their point of view from Julian's and have a formal class discussion about the chapter, leading up to the chapter's central message.
 
Fundations/Grammar:
Suffix Shuffle Game
Cursive: u & w

Due:

Friday

Standards:
RL.KID.3: Describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events. 
 
Guidebooks:
"Stories Julian Tells" Lesson 21: Tracking character contributions and changes across chapters
 
Students will begin to track Julian's contributions to events across the chapters of the text. Then they will get ready to write an opinion essay for the following lesson by formulating an opinion statement and gathering reasons to support their opinion. 
 
Fundations/Grammar:
1-1-1 rule with x
suffixes -ment and -es

Due:

Thursday

Standards:
RL.KID.1: Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as a basis for the answers.
 
Guidebooks:
"Stories Julian Tells" Lesson 20: "Because of Figs" and answering questions in complete sentences
 
Students will begin to prepare for the cold reading task "Because of Figs" independently. Then, they will answer questions about the text in complete sentences. 
 
Fundations/Grammar:
Review 1-1-1 words and doubling consonants
Cursive: u & w

Due:

Wednesday

Standards:
W.TTP.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
 
Guidebooks:
"Stories Julian Tells" Lesson 19: Formulating an Opinion Statement and Gathering Reasons to Support it
 
Students will learn what an opinion statement is and begin gathering reasons to support an opinion statement.
 
Fundations/Grammar:
Word Talk
Cursive: r, s, & t

Due:

Tuesday

Standards:
RL.CS.5: Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part of a text builds on earlier sections.
 
Guidebooks:
"Stories Julian Tells" Lesson 18: "Our Garden": Identifying Connections Between Sections and Parts
 
Students will read along while teacher reads "Our Garden." They will discuss the function of adjectives and their effect on the story, and they will identify how parts of this chapter connect to and build off of sections from "Catalogue Cats."
 
Fundations/Grammar:
1-1-1 word detectives
Ending Sounds
/d/ -d, ed
/t/ -t, ed
/z/ -z, s

Due:

Monday

No School...Labor Day!

Due:

Friday

Standards:
RL.KID.2: Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
 
Guidebooks:
"Stories Julian Tells" Lesson 17: "The Pudding Like a Night on the Sea": Share Character Traits, Motivations, and Contributions & Central Message
 
Students will share the information from the previous lesson. Then, students will discuss the central message of "Catalogue Cats" in a whole-group discussion.
 
Fundations/Grammar:
Review 1-1-1 words
Doubling consonant before adding suffixes (running, swimming. etc.)

Due:

Tuesday

Standards:
RL.CS.5: Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part of a text builds on earlier sections. 
RL.KID.3: Describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events. 
 
Guidebooks:
"Stories Julian Tells" Lesson 16: "The Pudding Like a Night on the Sea" and "Catalogue Cats" Tracking Character Traits, Motivations, and Contributions Across Stories
 
Students will begin tracking character traits, motivations, and contributions in "The Pudding Like a Night on the Sea" and "Catalogue Cats." 
 
Fundations/Grammar:
1-1-1 Spelling Rule
Suffixes -ful and -ing
Cursive: r, s, & t

Due:

Monday

Standards:
3.FL.VA.7a: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on 3rd grade reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. 
 
Guidebooks:
"Stories Julian Tells" Lesson 15: "The Pudding Like a Night on the Sea" Multiple Meanings of Words and Central Message
 
Students will recount the story "The Pudding Like a Night on the Sea." They will discuss the multiple meanings of the words "beat" and "whip" and discuss the central message of the chapter. 
 
Fundations/Grammar:
1-1-1 Words: 1 syllable, 1 vowel, 1 consonant
 
Cursive letters: r, s, & t

Due:

Friday

Standards:
RL.CS.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language. 
RL.KID.3: Describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events. 
 
Guidebooks:
"Stories Julian Tells" Lesson 14: "The Pudding Like a Night on the Sea"
 
Students will listen to a read aloud of the chapter, "The Pudding Like a Night on the Sea." Then they will analyze the meaning of nonliteral language in the form of comparisons and discuss how character motivations in the text lead to character actions. 
 
 

Due:

Thursday

Standards:
RI.IKI.9: Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two tests on the same topic.
 
Guidebooks:
"Stories Julian Tells" Lesson 13: "Comparing and Contrasting"
 
Students will compare and contrast two different countries' library systems using a venn diagram. Then they will practice writing a brief compare-contrast essay about the two library systems. 
 
 

Due:

Wednesday

Standards:
W.PDW.4: With guidance and support, produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
RI.IKI.9: Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
 
Guidebooks:
"Stories Julian Tells" Lesson 12: "My Librarian is a Camel"
 
Students will learn how to give an oral presentation. Students will also learn how to take notes.  
 
 

Due:

Tuesday

Standards:
W.RBPK.7: Conduct short research projects that build general knowledge about a topic.
W.TTP.2: Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information. 
 
Guidebooks:
"Stories Julian Tells" Lesson 11: "My Librarian is a Camel"
 
Students and teacher will organize the research notes onto presentation note cards. We will talk through what a strong presentation looks and sounds like and practice presenting information about or country of research.  
 
 

Due:

Monday

Standards:
RI.CS.5: Use text features to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.
W.RBPK.7: Conduct short research projects that build general knowledge about a topic.
 
Guidebooks:
"Stories Julian Tells" Lesson 10: "My Librarian is a Camel"
 
Students will reread their chosen section of "My Librarian is a Camel". Students and teacher will discuss the meaning of text features and how they help the reader better understand the story.  
 
Grammar/Fundations:
-Warm Up: Drill short vowel sounds and -tch 
-New Concepts: scoop sentences
-Unit Assessment

Due:

Friday

Standards:
RI.KID.2: Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea. 
W.RBPK.7: Conduct short research projects that build general knowledge about a topic.
 
Guidebooks:
"Stories Julian Tells" Lesson 9: "My Librarian is a Camel"
 
Students will follow along with a read aloud of "My Librarian is a Camel". Students will identify main idea and key details of "Australia" chapter. Students will choose a chapter from the book and begin their own research. 
 
Grammar/Fundations:
-Warm Up: Drill short vowel sounds and -tch 
-New Concepts: syllable game
-Practice -tch and -ch words

Due:

Thursday

Standards:
RL.KID.2: Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
 
 
Guidebooks:
"Stories Julian Tells" Lesson 8: "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore"
 
Students will follow along with a read aloud of "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore". Students will identify details that help support the central message. 
 
Grammar/Fundations:
-Warm Up: Drill short vowel sounds and -tch 
-New Concepts: marking words
-Cursive Letters b, f, and k

Due:

Wednesday

Standards:
RL.KID.2: Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
RL.KID.3: Describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
 
 
Guidebooks:
"Stories Julian Tells" Lesson 7: "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore"
 
Students will follow along with a read aloud of "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore". Students will look closely at the changes in the characters to help determine the central message of the story.
 
Grammar/Fundations:
-Warm Up: Drill short vowel sounds and -tch 
-New Concepts: glued sounds
-Cursive Letters b, f, and k

Due:

Tuesday

Standards:
RL.KID.3: Describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
RL.IKI.7: Explain how illustrations in a text contribute to what is conveyed by the words.
 
Guidebooks:
"Stories Julian Tells" Lesson 6: "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore"
 
Students will follow along with a read aloud of "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore". Students will look closely at the images to better understand the story's meaning. 
 
Grammar/Fundations:
-Warm Up: Drill short vowel sounds and -tch and -all
-New Concepts: homophones which/witch
-Cursive Letters b, f, and k

Due:

Monday

Standards:
RL.KID.3: Describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
FL.VA.7ai: Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
 
Guidebooks:
"Stories Julian Tells" Lesson 5: "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" and Using Context Clues to Determine Meaning
 
Students will follow along with a read aloud of "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore". Students will determine the meanings of unfamiliar vocabulary using context clues and practice sequencing the major events and character contributions to events in partnerships.
 
Grammar/Fundations:
-Warm Up: Drill short vowel sounds and -tch
-New Concepts: Closed syllables-Syllable Hunt
-Cursive Letters l, e, and h

Due:

Friday

Standards:
RL.KID.3: Describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
 
Guidebooks:
"Stories Julian Tells" Lesson 4: Character Traits and Feelings
 
Students will begin to track the characterization of Mary Ellen and Grampa through their traits, feelings, and contributions to events on a character chart. Students will identify the evidence from the text that supports their understanding. 
 
Grammar/Fundations:
-Warm Up: Drill short vowel sounds and -tch
-New Concepts: Closed syllables 
-Cursive letters l, e, and h

Due:

Thursday

Standards:
RL.KID.3: Describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
FL.SC.6i: Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences.
 
Guidebooks:
"Stories Julian Tells" Lesson 3: Writing with Conjunctions and Character Contributions to Actions
 
Students will practice combining sentences about "The Bee Tree" using subordinating conjunctions. Students will add character contributions to their sequence of events graphic organizer handout.
 
Grammar/Fundations:
-Warm Up: Drill short vowel sounds and -tch
-New Concepts: homophones (write/right, know/no)
-Practice dictation

Due:

Wednesday

Standards:
RL.CS.4: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
RL.KID.3: Describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events. 
 
Guidebooks:
"Stories Julian Tells" Lesson 2: Literal vs. Nonliteral Meanings and Sequencing Events
 
Students will be learn the difference between literal and nonliteral language. Students will reread "The Bee Tree" and sequence the story's events using temporal phrasing.
 
Grammar/Fundations:
-Warm Up: drill short vowel sounds
-New Concepts: /k/, /ck/, and /ch/
-Review Trick Words

Due:

Tuesday

Standards:
3.FL.F.5b: Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension. Read grade level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings. 
3.FL.VA.7: Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade level 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies. 
 
Guidebooks:
"Stories Julian Tells" Lesson 1: The Bee Tree and Semantic Maps
 
Students will be introduced to the story "The Bee Tree" by listening to the read aloud. Students will practice reading aloud fluently and filling out a semantic map. 
 
Grammar/Fundations:
-Warm Up: Drill sounds 
-New Concepts: Closed syllables
-Cursive Letters e and h