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Reading Grade 3

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Grade 3 Distant Learning Week 9 5/18/20 - 5/21/20

GRADE 3  UNIT 6 WEEK 1

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to Week 9 of Distant Learning!  It was nice to "see" you all last Friday for our Zoom call.

I am glad everyone seemed to be feeling well! 

We had some hot weather on Friday afternoon and more sunny days are ahead of us!

Just remember to keep washing your hands, eating healthy and spend some time outdoors getting plenty of exercise. These will help you keep your body strong.


HOMEWORK:

DON’T FORGET TO READ FOR 15 MINUTES EACH DAY AND FILL IN YOUR READING LOG TOO!

Don’t forget to snap a photo to send to me with your completed work by the end of the week.  Thank you for all your hard work! 

My email is:   mharshberger@olmacademy.org


MONDAY MAY 18, 2020

ESSENTIAL QUESTION: How do you decide what is important?

What are some treasures in your life?


Things we value are things that we feel are important.

  • Spending time with people and learning new things can be more valuable than treasure to many people.
  • Wealth is not always money or jewels.  Sometimes wealth is the people we know and the things we learn.
  • Healthy habits and sharing with others are important. 

VOCABULARY

  • alarmed - afraid or frightened
  • anguish - great suffering of the mind, or agony
  • necessary - needs to be done or is required.
  • obsessed - you think about one thing all the time and nothing else.
  • possess - to have or own something
  • reward - something given or received in return for something done.
  • treasure - can be money, jewels, or other things that are valuable.
  • wealth - a great amount of money or valuable things.

Complete Practice Book Page 251

TUESDAY MAY 19, 2020

Click on or paste the link below in your web browser to read ALL the stories for the next two weeks so don't delete the information:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1QXNNWFXXr8e5sBR2R1OXoq_gaXRtT0slpvkb4OMP_C8
 

Read the Story “Athena and Arachne” that follows and answer the following questions.

1. Why is Diana worried?

 

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2. What happens in Scene 2?

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3. How kind of trouble does Arachne’s boasting cause?

 

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4. What does Athena threaten?

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This story is based on a Greek myth.  Athena is a Greek goddess of wisdom and the arts. She is known for her weaving.

In Greek mythology, gods and goddesses were worshiped by humans.  However Greek gods and goddesses interacted with humans and displayed human qualities such as anger, envy and jealousy.


WEDNESDAY MAY 20, 2020


Features of a myth:

  • Tells how something came to be
  • Occurs in an ancient time and place
  • Often teaches a lesson or explains something in nature
  • May use gods and goddesses as characters, and well as humans

Making predictions will help you better understand what is happening in the story.

  • Good readers know how to find clues in the story's text and its illustrations to make a prediction.
  • You may stop to confirm or revise your predictions if necessary.
  • Making predictions will help you understand why a character says certain things and acts in certain ways.

Theme is the message for the reader.  It tells what the author thinks is important to learn from the story.

  • To identify the theme, look for details in the actions and words of the characters.
  • Recount the story to determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through details in the text.
  • Make inferences about the theme based on details in the text.

Complete Practice Book Pages 253-255.


THURSDAY MAY 21, 2020

 

Characteristics of a drama:

  • Tells a story through dialogue and can be performed.
  • Is divided into parts called acts or scenes.
  • Provides stage directions that tell the actors what to do.

Complete Practice Book Page 256.

 

A root word is the simplest form of a word.

No prefixes, suffixes, or inflectional endings have been added to the root word.

Knowing the meaning of a root word can help clarify the meaning of an unfamiliar word.  Underline the root word in the following words.

precook                     cooking                    unlucky

unhappy                   review     viewing

Complete Practice Book Page 257.

 Enjoy your long Memorial Day weekend!

 

 

Last Modified: Friday, May 15 5:07 PM

Due:

Distant Learning Week 10 - Grade 3 - Mrs. Harshberger's Reading Group

GRADE 3  UNIT 6 WEEK 1 - (continued)

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to Week 10 of Distant Learning!  I hope you had an awesome Memorial Day weekend and that you are feeling well!  

Hope you are enjoying many beautiful, warm, sunny days outdoors.

Just remember to keep washing your hands, eating healthy and getting plenty of exercise. These will help you keep your body strong.


HOMEWORK:

DON’T FORGET TO READ FOR 15 MINUTES EACH DAY AND FILL IN YOUR READING LOG TOO!

Don’t forget to snap a photo to send to me with your completed work by the end of the week.  Thank you for all your hard work! 

You can take your spelling test on Spelling city with the link I sent you on the OLMA website.  Just your handwriting needs to be sent to me if you take your test on the Spelling City website.

My email is:   mharshberger@olmacademy.org


WEDNESDAY MAY 27, 2020

Review Vocabulary:
  • alarmed - afraid or frightened
  • anguish - great suffering of the mind, or agony
  • necessary - needs to be done or is required.
  • obsessed - you think about one thing all the time and nothing else.
  • possess - to have or own something
  • reward - something given or received in return for something done.
  • treasure - can be money, jewels, or other things that are valuable.
  • wealth - a great amount of money or valuable things.
Click the link below  or paste it in your web browser to reread “The King Midas and the Golden Touch” selection:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1QXNNWFXXr8e5sBR2R1OXoq_gaXRtT0slpvkb4OMP_C8

 THURSDAY MAY 28, 2020

Complete the Graphic Organizer on Practice Book Page 252.

Detail

King Midas loves gold.  His daughter thinks he spends more time with his gold than with her/

Detail

Marigold gives King Midas a stone in the shape of a heart so that he will be reminded that she loves him.

Detail

Marigold turns to gold.

Theme

Life is more precious than gold, and each living thing has its own value.

 


FRIDAY MAY 29, 2020


Complete Practice Book Page 256.

Review prefixes: Underline the root word in the words below.

unfold             rebuild       prepay disappear         misspell          


 unkind reread      preheat         dislike     misbehave


re = again

pre = before

mis = wrong

dis = not

un = not

 

Complete Practice Book Page 258.


Read the story “Carlos’s Gift” and then answer the questions about the story.

Copy and paste the link below in your browser to read Carlos's Gift:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1VFmWSM8EO_j8qpRvzSFeYwCQdaJoA5lqYn7EUF231Vk/edit?usp=sharing
  • What is a synonym for the words crestfallen and optimistic on page 478?

 Use  a dictionary to help you as well as text evidence.


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2. What context clue can help you find the meaning of volunteers?  Where does Carlos volunteer?

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3. What did Carlos’s parents want him to do before he could get a dog?

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4. How does his work at the shelter help him get Pepper, even though he isn’t paid for working there?

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5. Does Carlos still want a bulldog puppy?

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Please remember to send a picture of your completed assignments to me at mharshberger@olmacademy.org.

Enjoy your weekend!!!

Last Modified: Tuesday, May 26 5:44 PM