Reading Update: Feb. 10th – 14th

I’m ready for another great week in reading class!

Monthly Reading Reflection Due: March 10th

We will be going to the library this week, so please remind your child to return their books on Tuesday. Also, in honor of Random Acts of Kindness week, students will be placing kindness bookmarks in books. This simple gesture really does brighten a student’s day when they open up a book and find a bookmark.

Arizona Coyote Reading Program

Third grade has read over 240,000 minutes since October! Thank you for encouraging your child with their reading.

I am noticing some students are not writing down their daily reading minutes each month. Just a reminder that students should be reading at least 20 minutes every day and recording those minutes in their Coyote log.

Word Masters Challenge

This past week’s analogy was: melt : ice cube :: dilute : tea. Our winner was Alyssa! This week, not only will we be learning a new word, but we will also be reviewing the words we have learned so far. Be sure to check their binder to see their work.

Lunch Bunch Book Club with Mrs. Thompson

Starting this Wednesday, February 12th I will be hosting a weekly Lunch Bunch Book Club for interested third grade students.  This is a totally voluntary opportunity for students to meet and discuss some awesome books. Each week, 8 different students will meet to read books and eat their lunch in the classroom.  We will begin reading books from the March Book Madness list. If the interest is high (which I’m hoping it is), I will randomly draw names each week. It should be lots of fun!

Curriculum Focus:

Comprehension: Reviewing Differences Between Drawing Conclusions and Inferencing

What We Have Been Up To:

AZMerit Practice

While we have been preparing for the AZMerit all year long, this past week we began putting our skills to work as we read some paired passages about Peter Rabbit and answered comprehension questions pertaining to both stories.

You maybe wondering what’s so important about paired passages besides being the types of questions on the AZMerit. Well, when students are able to analyze these stories closer, they become critical readers and are more likely to understand what they’re reading. Which all leads to better comprehension.

I’m asking parents to please review these stories and questions with your child, by asking them the following questions:

  1. Why is it important to highlight certain sentences in the stories?
  2. Why did you number the sentences you highlighted?
  3. Does your answer support what’s being asked in the question?

For your reference, these passages should be behind the skills tab in their binder.

This Week:

  • Readbox is open Monday-Wednesday during recess
  • Tuesday – Library Day
  • Wednesday – Lunch Bunch Book Club with Mrs. Thompson

Upcoming Reading Dates:

  • March 10th – February Reading Reflection Due
  • March 13th – Third Quarter Button Day

Happy Reading!

Mrs. Thompson

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