Reading practice is important for improving fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary. Our goal in third grade is to transition from "learning to read" to "reading to learn". We will spend quality class time achieving this goal. Students also need additional independent reading practice outside of the classroom. Each evening students can expect to read 20 minutes. We will read a story from the reading book each week. Please refer to this page for upcoming stories. Students are encouraged to read and discuss the weekly story with an adult throughout the week. Our reading test will be every Thursday, unless there's a change in schedule. The test will cover vocabulary, comprehension questions, and targeted reading skill questions. Happy reading!
Vocabulary – Week of November 13
Story - How Do You Raise a Raisin?
area - a space used for a special purpose
artificial - made by humans, not by nature
grapevine - a woody vine on which grapes grow
preservative - a substance used to keep foods from spoiling
proof - anything that can be used to show that something is true or real
raise - to lift
raisin - a dried grape