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    The 3rd Grade Team

    Mrs. Formentin - Room 14


    Mrs. Martin - Room 15


    Mrs. Zavitz - Room 17


    Ms. Winogradow - Room 19


    Ms. Keegan - Room 23


    Mrs. Beckett - Room 25

    3rd Grade Curriculum

    Reader’s Workshop

    • To improve individual reading, writing, and critical thinking skills
    • To model the use of reading strategies
    • Provide opportunities to read daily using “Just Right” books 
    • To provide opportunities to  respond to reading through writing and discussion
    • To increase the level of reading fluency and comprehension.
    • To develop a greater appreciation of literature and the language expressed there-in
    • To challenge each student appropriately
    • To develop an enthusiasm for reading


    Writer’s Workshop

    • To develop and improve overall writing skills
    • Utilizing the writing process by teaching strategies for planning, revising, editing, and publishing 
    • To organize ideas into paragraphs
    • To elaborate upon ideas composing pieces that have a beginning, middle, and end


    Reading & Writing Units

    • Foundations
    • Author Study (Allen Say)
    • Nonfiction Genre Study (Report writing)
    • Poetry
    • Narrative  


    Word Work

    • Phonemic Awareness
    • Phonics
    • Spelling
    • Vocabulary
    • Grammar/Mechanics
    • Punctuation
    • Syntax


    Everyday Math

    • Rigorous math program
    • CMT based standards embedded into program
    • Enhances problem solving skills
    • Concepts spiral from K-5
    • Incorporates real life situations and examples
    • Be sure to read Unit Family Letters on details and information on how to help your child learn the concepts in the units


    Social Studies Units

    • Geography
    • Northeast Native Americans
    • Southwest Native Americans
    • Immigration


    Science Units

    • Measurement
    • Chemical Tests
    • Soggy paper
    • Rocks & Minerals
    • Animal Studies


    Connecticut Mastery Tests

    Third graders take the CMTs in March.

    • DRP (Degrees of Reading Power)
    • Reading: comprehension & open ended questions
    • Math: application & computation problems
    • Writing: narrative writing prompt
    • Editing & Revising

    *Children will practice with sample test questions and learn test-taking strategies throughout the school year.