Reading Update: Feb. 24th – 28th

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. The library will be closed for checkout the week of March 2nd for the book fair.

**Just a reminder that the February Reflection is due on Tuesday, March 10th. Students need to make sure they’re reading each question carefully on the Reflection before responding.

Third quarter button day is quickly approaching. All completed genres for this quarter are due on Thursday, March 5th. Button Day (the day I hand out buttons) will be Friday, March 13th.

Arizona Coyote Reading Program

Students should be reading at least 20 minutes every day and recording those minutes in their Coyote log. One of the best ways that you can help your child be successful on the AZMerit is to make sure they are completing their 20 minutes reading homework. It makes a huge difference in their vocabulary and comprehension understanding.

February Coyote minutes are due on Wednesday, March 4th. Please sign and add the monthly minutes for verification.

Curriculum Focus:

Comprehension: Generalizations

This week:

  1. We will be learning about Generalizations and what makes them either valid or invalid (faulty)
  2. We will also begin reading chapter 4 in our novel student of In the Year of the Boar and Jackie Robinson. Students will be answering comprehension questions in their Google Classroom.

AZMerit Practice

Students received their new paired passages last week in reading. As I mentioned in the AZMerit meetings, I strongly urge parents to review these stories and questions with their child. These questions are written very similar to the types of questions that the students will see on the AZMerit. Students must be reading carefully to fully understand not only the story, but also the questions that they’re being asked to answer. For your reference, these passages should be behind the skills tab in their binder.

The two biggest challenges I see third grade students struggling with include the following:

  • reading directions carefully
  • finding the evidence in the story to support their answers

Word Masters Challenge

This past week’s analogy was: room : corridor :: garage : driveway. Our winner was Nyana!

Lunch Bunch Book Club with Mrs. Thompson

Each week, the lunch bunch group reads two new books and votes on the one that should move on in our March Book Madness bracket. This year’s books center around the theme of being bold and brave.

Last week’s group read, Nobody Likes a Goblin and Penguin Flies Home. The group overwhelming voted for Nobody Likes a Goblin to move on to round 2. This week’s group will be reading It’s Not Hansel and Gretel and The Princess and the Pit Stop.

This Week:

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

Upcoming Reading Dates:

  • March 5th – Third Quarter Buttons Due
  • March 10th – February Reading Reflection Due
  • March 13th – Third Quarter Button Day

Happy Reading!

Mrs. Thompson

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