Advanced Reading-3rd Grade

About Advanced Reading

Your student will come to me twice a week for a reading group. I see the students twice for shorter times because I feel this gives us space to make more reading progress than a single group a week would allow us.Your student will often be responsible for doing his or her reading outside of the group. There may be classroom time for this but you can help by checking with them to be sure they have done their assignment each week.

Journeys and Destinations

We have begun a unit from the William and Mary Center for Gifted Education titled Journeys and Destinations. It is designed specifically to meet the needs of high ability students.


The goals of the unit are:

-to develop analytical and interpretive skills in literature.

-to develop linguistic competency.

-to develop listening/oral communication skills.

-to understand the concept of change.


A variety of literature will provide the context for our exploration of change. In our group we will read and discuss short pieces of literature-poems, short stories, fables, and essays. As we read the literature, we will respond to it and think critically by analyzing ideas, vocabulary, and structure. Specifically, we will look for insight into the concept of change.


Today we began by brainstorming things that change. I challenged the students to think of some things that do not change. Some ideas I've heard from them already include history and numbers. This can be great car time or meal time discussion for families.

You are Invited to a Parent Information Session!

When: Tuesday March 8 at 8:15 am OR Wednesday, March 9 at 5:15 pm


Where: Room 309-Mrs. Hunt's room-across from elevator on 3rd floor


Come learn more about AIG services in Asheville City Schools.

I will be out on Thursday, March 3

I will be attending and presenting at the North Carolina Association of Gifted Teachers Conference next week in Winston-Salem. I will be leaving after school on Wednesday, March 2 so my Thursday groups will not meet. I apologize for missing so soon after we are starting groups but this is an awesome professional opportunity for me to grow my ability as an AIG Specialist.

Shannon Hunt

Thank you for supporting your student. Please let me know if you have any questions.