NYS ELA Module Materials Grade 3
Module 3A (Units 1, 2 & 3)
Classic Starts: Peter Pan Retold from the J.M. Barrie Original (350350)
J.M. Barrie; multiple books, PI, AMAZON.COM, 2009
All children grow up. All except one.” That special child is Peter Pan, and since making his debut on the stage in 1904, this eternal youth has carried boys and girls off to magical, marvelous Neverland. It’s a trip that all kids want to make, and with this easy-to-read version of the classic, everyone can fly “second to the right, and straight on till morning” with Peter. Along with Wendy, John, and Michael Darling, they'll meet the fairy Tinkerbell, the Lost Boys, and the menacing Captain Hook
Grade 3 Module 3A, Unit 1: Recommended Texts
Grade 3 Module 3A, Unit 2: Recommended Texts
The Tale of Despereaux
Kate DiCamillo; Lexile: 670L; multiple books, I, AMAZON.COM, 2003
The first book of four tells Despereaux's sad story, where he falls deeply in love with Princess Pea and meets his cruel fate. The second book introduces another creature who differs from his peers--Chiaroscuro, a rat who instead of loving the darkness of his home in the dungeon, loves the light so much he ends up in the castle& in the queen's soup. The third book describes young Miggery Sow, a girl who has been "clouted" so many times that she has cauliflower ears. Still, all the slow-witted, hard-of-hearing Mig dreams of is wearing the crown of Princess Pea. The fourth book returns to the dungeon-bound Despereaux and connects the lives of mouse, rat, girl, and princess in a dramatic denouement.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (350456)
Roald Dahl; Lexile: 810L; multiple books, IJ, FOLLETT LIBRARY RESOURCES, 1964
What happens when the five luckiest children in the entire world walk through the doors of Willy Wonka's famous, mysterious chocolate factory? What happens when, one by one, the children disobey Mr. Wonka's orders? In Dahl's most popular story, the nasty are punished and the good are deliciously, sumptuously rewarded.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (350629)
J.K. Rowling; Lexile: 880L; multiple books, IJ, 1999
Rescued from the outrageous neglect of his aunt and uncle, a young boy with a great destiny proves his worth while attending Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (350301)
C.S Lewis; Lexile: 940L; multiple books, IJS, 1950
Narnia...a land frozen in eternal winter...a country waiting to be set free. Four adventures step through a wardrobe door and into the land of Narnia- a land enslaved by the power of the White Witch. But when almost all hope is lost, the return of the Great Lion, Aslan, signals a great change…and a great sacrifice.
The Phantom Tollbooth (350143)
Norton Juster; Lexile: 1000L; multiple books, IJ, 1989
For Milo, everything's a bore. When a tollbooth mysteriously appears in his room, he drives through only because he's got nothing better to do. But on the other side, things seem different. Milo visits the island of Conclusions (you get there by jumping), learns about time from a ticking watchdog named Tock, and even embarks on a quest to rescue Rhyme and Reason! Somewhere along the way, Milo realizes something astonishing. Life is far from dull. In fact, it's exciting beyond his wildest dreams.