Welcome to Mrs. Holland’s 3rd Grade Classroom
I teach Reading, Language Arts, and Social Studies. I am looking forward to a great year!
6th Six Weeks
ELA—This unit bundles student expectations that address research skills and processes in order to support the organization and presentation of ideas. Students plan, gather sources, draw conclusions, and summarize multiple sources related to a specific topic. They continue to examine a variety of teacher-selected and self-selected texts that provide opportunities to make important personal and world connections within and across different contexts. This unit, students examine informational texts by locating and using specific information provided through the identification and utilization of relevant sources. Students generate an idea, develop a plan, and gather information from experts, reference texts, and online searches. Information is collected using skimming, scanning, and note taking techniques. Students organize data and write brief explanations differentiating between paraphrasing and plagiarism while using the writing process to communicate their understanding. Students explore language while continuing to build on the principles that vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, and grammar are critical to the ability to comprehend and communicate effectively. Word study is inclusive of genre specific vocabulary, literary terms, and appropriate vocabulary from texts and is experienced before, during, and after reading. In Unit 06B, students examine messages in media. This unit bundles student expectations that focus on the messages conveyed in media in order to identify the impact of media form and design on communication. Students continue to use comprehension processes to make inferences, summarize, and provide textual evidence to support interpretation in media. During this unit, students examine multiple media forms with the same message to determine different types of media use techniques to impact meaning. Students compare written conventions used in digital media, such as, language in an informal email vs. a web-based news article. Students also explain the impact of design techniques such as shape, color, and sound in multiple media forms. Using the fundamentals of the writing process students create original text by selecting a genre that is appropriate for the audience and purpose. Students continue to explore language, building on the principles that vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, and grammar are critical to the ability to comprehend and communicate effectively. Word Study is inclusive of genre specific vocabulary, literary terms, and appropriate vocabulary from texts and will be experienced before, during, and after reading. In Grade 04, students will continue to explore media by explaining the positives and negatives of advertising techniques used in media.
Social Studies— In Social Studies we’ll be using Social Studies Weekly-famous Americans, good citizens, government, communities and education, and communities- civic virtue and engagement and how communities thrive when citizens participate.
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