3rd Reading Syllabus

Course Name:  Third Grade Reading

Instructor's Name: Connie Herrs

Contact Information: cherrs@usd223.org

Planning: Call 348-5769 to schedule conferences before or after school.

Course Description: Wwe are using Scott Foresman Reading Street Textbooks, CARS,    and STAR Program, and the Study Island Computer Program, and
novel units. This course is designed to introduce high-quality
literature to each student through comprehension skills and
strategies, vocabulary, writing, and spelling to prepare 3rd Grade
students for their reading state assessments.

Learning/Developmental Goals:

This course is designed to meet Kansas State standards for 3rd grade reading instruction. Kansas state standards may be found at:
http://www.ksde.org

Learning Outcome:  The student will demonstrate mastery of state standards using
formal and informal assessments along with teacher observation.

**All third grade reading objectives are met by some of the following instructional units and programs but are not limited to this list.

Unit 1: Dollars and Sense

Phonics:

Short Vowels
Long Vowels
Vowel Digraphs
Diphthongs
Base words and inflected endings
Blend syllables to decode multisyllabic words

Fluency:
Read aloud with accuracy, comprehension, and appropriate rate
Practice Fluency

Vocabulary:
word Structure
word Meaning
Context Clues
Summarizing

Skills:
Author’s Purpose
Main Idea and supporting details
Realism/Fantacy
Sequence of events   
   
Literary Elements:
Character
Setting

Unit 2: Smart Solutions

Phonics:
Consonant Blends
Short Vowels
Long Vowels
Diphthongs
Blend Syllables
Read aloud with accuracy
Read aloud with expression/intonation
Practice Fluency
Context Clues
word Meanings

Text Comprehension:
Make predictions
Summarization

Skills:
Author’s Purpose
Draw Conclusions
Follow Directions
Graphic Sources
Main Idea
Realism/Fantacy
Sequence

Literary Elements:
Character
Setting

Unit 3:People and Nature

Phonics:
Consonants
Consonant Blends
Base words

Fluency:
Read aloud with accuracy, comprehension, and appropriate rate
Read aloud with expression
Attend to punctuation and use appropriate phrasing
Practice Fluency

Vocabulary:
word Structure
Context Clues
word Meanings

Text Comprehension
Comprehension
Answer Questions
Generate Questions
Text Structure
Summarization


Skills:
Author’s Purpose
Cause/Effect
Compare/Contrast
Draw Conclusions

Literary Elements:
Plot and plot structure
Theme

Unit 4: One of A Kind
Phonics:
Consonants
Long Vowels
Base words
Suffixes and prefixes
Blend Syllables

Fluency:
Read aloud with accuracy
Attend to punctuation and use appropriate phrasing
Practice Fluency

Vocabulary:
word Structure
Context Clues
Use descriptive words

Strategies:
Make predictions
Comprehension
Answer questions
Text Structure
Summarization

Skills:
Cause/Effect
Compare and Contrast
Draw Conclusions
Fact and Opinion
Graphic Sources
Main Idea and Supporting Details
Sequence

Literary Elements:
Plot
Theme

Unit 5:  Cultures

Strategies:
Make Predictions
Graphic Organizations
Summarization

Skills:
Author’s Purpose
Compare and Contrast
Draw Conclusions
Fact and Opinion
Graphic Organizers
Sequence

Phonics:
Short Vowels
Other Vowel Patterns
Suffixes and Prefixes
Blend Syllables

Fluency:
Read Aloud with accuracy. Comprehension, and appr. Rate
Read Aloud with expression/intonation
Attend to punctuation and appropriate phrasing

Vocabulary:
Context Clues
word Structure
Descriptive words

Unit 6: Freedom

Phonics:
Other Vowel Patterns
Suffixes and Prefixes
Blend syllables to decode multisyllabic words

Fluency:
Read aloud with accuracy, comprehension, and appropriate rate
Practice Fluency

Vocabulary:
word Structure
Context Clues
word Meanings

Strategies:
Making Predictions
Generate Questions
Text Structure

Skills:
Cause and Effect
Fact and Opinion
Graphic Sources
Realism and Fantasy

Literary Elements
Plot
Theme

STARS Program Book 3 Concepts
Finding Main Idea
Recalling Fact and Details
Understanding Sequence
Recognizing Cause and Effect
Comparing and Contrasting
Making Predictions
Finding word Meaning
Drawing Conclusions
Distinguishing Between Fact and Opinion
Identifying Author’s Purpose
Interpreting Figurative Language
Distinguishing Between Real and Make Believe

Study Island Strategies
Vocabulary (Standard 1, Benchmark 3)

    Context Clues
    Root words, Prefixes and Suffixes

Comprehension (Standard 1, Benchmark 4)
    
Text Features
    Inferences
    Text Structure
    Compare and Contrast
    Cause and Effect
    Retelling Ideas and Events
    Graphic Organizers
    Main Idea and Supporting Details
    Literary Concepts
    Characters
    Setting

Possible Novel Units

    Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler warner
    Thankgiving on Thursday by Mary Pope Osborne
    How to Eat Fried worms by Thomas Rockwell

Grading Scale:

91%-100% - A
82%-90%   - B
73%-81%   - C
64%-72%   - D
0      -63%   -F

Homework Policy
Any homework not turned in on time will be counted off 10% for each day late. Homework not turned in within a week gets a 0.