1. Skills and writing activities

      1. Becoming a close reader and writing to learn

        1. Collaborative discussion skills

          1. Speaking and listening skills

        2. Close reading and powerful note-taking skills

        3. Answering text dependent questions

      2. Researching to build knowledge and teaching others 

        1. Informational paragraphs

        2. Reading to capture key details

        3. Research-based informational paragraphs

        4. Book discussions and text dependent questions

        5. The Writing Process

          1. Drafting, revising, and editing

      3. Analyzing narratives and Supporting Opinions

        1. Character analysis

        2. Opinion writing

        3. Reading fluency

        4. On demand book summary

        5. Selected response and short answer questions

        6. Revising story plan

          1. Using a graphic organizer

      4. Gathering evidence and speaking to others

        1. On demand informational paragraph

        2. Comparing and contrasting two texts

    2. Resources

      1. Grade 3 ELA Workbook 

      2. Free graphic organizers

        1. https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Writing-Graphic-Organizers-FREEBIE-427690 

        2. https://www.engageny.org/resource/grades-3-5-ela-curriculum-appendix-2-graphic-organizers/file/147551 

    3. Activity Ideas

      1. Have your student read a passage. Then, have your student answer questions about it. Use the 5Ws and how, have them describe the setting, characters, and plot, ask them about the meaning of certain words, etc. Encourage your student to use evidence from the text when answering questions.

        1. Reading is Fundamental has reading out loud videos and passages you can use.

      2. Have your students plan writing a summary or informational paragraph. Use graphic organizers to organize their arguments and help them through the writing process.

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