Third Grade Newsletter
March 21, 2016
We just completed writing persuasive letters on recycling. Each student did some research on recycling either glass, paper, aluminum, or plastic. Following this the students were introduced the format of a business or friendly letter. They used this knowledge to write a letter about the reasons to recycle.
Now we are working on personal narratives. We will spend time developing the important moment that helps define the narrative. This will include expanding the idea, adding details, and using fantastic words.
We are currently in Unit 5 Week 5
Essential Question: What are different kinds of energy?
Genre: Expository Text
Comprehension Strategy: Ask/Answer Questions
Comprehension Skill: Cause and Effect
Vocabulary Strategy: Homophones
Vocabulary Words: energy, natural, pollution, produce, renewable, replace, sources, and traditional
Spelling: Open Syllables with a consonant/vowel/consonant pattern
Next week is Week 6 and the students will focus on the Unit 5 test.
The next unit is a review of place value and number relationships.
Being a wise consumer
Being an active community member
Health helpers in the community
The environment and protecting it.