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Welcome to Mrs. Holland’s 3rd Grade Classroom

 

I teach Reading, Language Arts, and Social Studies. I am looking forward to a great year!

 

First Six Weeks

This unit bundles student expectations that address the literary elements of fiction in order to examine the narrative subject as a primary means of expression in oral and written communication. Genre study connects reading and writing throughout the year to allow students to become better writers and strategic readers who approach text meaningfully and purposefully, while optimizing understanding and communication. Students are immersed in a variety of fiction to comprehend and communicate authentically about reading and in their writing. Traditional, historical, and contemporary fictional texts provide the avenue for students to learn how to make inferences, summarize, analyze characters, and provide textual evidence during their reading experiences.  Understanding is communicated through oral and written expression. Students examine teacher-selected and self-selected literature and media based on individual interest and abilities providing opportunities to make important personal and world connections within and across different contexts.

 

Second Six Weeks

This unit bundles student expectations that address the literary form and elements of literary nonfiction, poetry, and drama. Genre study connects reading and writing to allow students to become better writers and strategic readers who approach text meaningfully and purposefully, while optimizing understanding and communication. Students are immersed in the structure of literary works to comprehend text they read and communicate authentically about their reading and within their writing. Poetry, drama, biography, and autobiography provide the avenues for students to learn how to make inferences, draw conclusions, summarize, analyze characters, and provide textual evidence during their reading experiences. Students continue to examine teacher-selected and self-selected literature and media based on individual interest and abilities providing opportunities to make important personal and world connections within and across different contexts

 

Third Six Weeks

This unit bundles student expectations that focus on a variety of forms of expository text in order for students to understand and use text structures and features to facilitate in the identification of multiple purposes and details. Students examine the structure and features of a variety of expository text to establish a purpose for their reading and writing in order to increase comprehension and more clearly organize their thoughts and gain meaning. Processes are used to interact with the text by making connections, comparisons, and forming questions in order for ideas and perspectives to become more than just facts. Expository text and media provides the avenues to allow students to learn how to make inferences, draw conclusions, and provide textual evidence during their reading experiences. Students continue to examine teacher-selected and self-selected literature and media based on individual interest and abilities providing opportunities to make important personal and world connections within and across different contents.  They continue to communicate understanding of text through oral and written expression.

In Grades 01 and 02, students explored expository texts for the purpose of communication. During this unit, students examine expository text by identifying the main ideas and the supporting facts and details through the use of text features such as bold print, captions, italics, and key words. They identify cause and effect relationships between ideas in texts and draw conclusions from the facts presented in expository text. They continue to compose text using the fundamentals of the writing process to communicate their own understanding. Students explore language by identifying and applying playful language while continuing to build on the principles that vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, and grammar are critical to the ability to comprehend and communicate effectively. Students write with increased complexity of written conventions. Word study is inclusive of genre specific vocabulary, literary terms, and appropriate vocabulary from literature and is experienced before, during, and after reading. In Unit 04, students utilize skills and process learned to continue the exploration of informational text by focusing on the features and organization of procedural texts and documents.

 

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.

Feel free to contact me for questions, concerns, or conferences anytime: 

mholland@kountzeisd.org

 

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