April 23-27

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Foundation Standard 3.4b: Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

Following last week’s lesson on poetry, partners choose from among several books in order to find and read a poem aloud.


April 16-20

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Foundation Standard 3.4b: Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

Students perform a reader’s theatre version of “The Spider and the Fly.”


April 2-6

Learning Target: Common Core 21st Century Skill 4.1.1: 4.4.6: Evaluate own ability to select resources that are engaging and appropriate for personal interests and needs.

Students complete goal reflections and share progress.


March 26-30

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Information Standard 3.2: Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.

We read third and final story for “Biography March Madness.” Students compare/contrast using Venn Triple Diagram. Students then vote for favorite.


March 19-23

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Information Standard 3.2: Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.

We read a second story for “Biography March Madness.” Students begin comparing/contrasting using Venn Triple Diagram.


March 12-16

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Information Standard 3.2: Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.

We begin our “Biography March Madness.” Third graders hear four biographies, compare, and vote for their favorite.


February 26-March 9

Learning Target: Common Core Speaking and Listening Standard 3.4: Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.

Partners present their topic sentence to class.


February 12-16

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Information Standard 3.2: Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

In following classroom lessons around Black Lives Matter, we read The Case for Loving. Students identify evidence to support points.


February 5-9

Learning Target: Common Core Writing Standard: Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.

Partners apply previous week’s key word note-taking to formulating a topic sentence.


January 29-February 2

Learning Target: 21st Century Skill 4.1.1: Read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth.

Students self-assess and report progress on reading goal.


January 22-26

Learning Target: 21st Century Skill 1.4.1: Monitor own information-seeking processes for effectiveness and progress, and adapt as necessary.

Partners practice using key word note-taking with Britannica School Online Encyclopedia.


January 16-19

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Information Standard 3.9: Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.

After we read to versions of Ivan the gorilla, students compare/contrast key details, including point of view,


January 8-12

Learning Target: 21st Century Skill 4.1.1.1: Set reading goals.

Students determine what constitutes goal achievement: what does succeeding look like?


January 2-5

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 4.1.1: Read, view, and listen for pleasure and personal growth.

We read selections from Mac Barnett in preparation for his author visit on January 11.


December 4-8

Learning Target: 21st Century Skill 4.1.1.1: Set reading goals.

Students share ideas for reading goals and submit one for approval.


November 28–December 2

Learning Target: 21st Century Skill 4.1.1.1: Set reading goals.

Students review Reading Interest Inventory in order to determine a reading goal.


November 13-17

Learning Target: 21st Century Skill 4.4.1: Identify own areas of interest.

Students consider areas of reading interest in order to prepare a reading goal.


November 6-10

Learning Target: Washington Educational Technology 1.3.4a: Compare results to evaluate the best solution.

Partners compare results when executing a keyword versus subject search. They draw conclusions as to which is most appropriate in certain information seeking situations.


October 30-November 3

Learning Target: Washington Educational Technology 1.3.2a: Gather information using selected digital resources.

Partners continue familiarizing themselves with Britannica School in order to use independently.


October 23-27

Learning Target: Washington Educational Technology 1.3.2a: Gather information using selected digital resources.

We introduce students to Britannica School. Partners will take turns “driving” the program to find and record information.


October 16-20

Learning Target: Washington Educational Technology 1.3.2a: Gather information using selected digital resources.

Partners use our online catalog to find books, followed by Fiction scavenger hunt!


October 9-12

Learning Target: 21st Century Learning Standard 3.3.5: Contribute to the exchange of ideas within and beyond the learning community.

Students exchange ideas for great reads.


October 2-6

Learning Target: Common Core Speaking and Listening Standard 3.1: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.

Partners respond to an online Kahoot quiz about Bryant Library’s policies and procedures.


September 25-29

Learning Target: Common Core Reading Foundation Standard 3.4b: Read on-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.

Students perform a Reader’s Theatre on The Library Dragon and review library etiquette.


September 18-22

Learning Target: Common Core Speaking and Listening Standard 1d: Explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.

We brainstorm ideas for making library run smoothly. Students and Ms. Aliverti share ideas for great reads.

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