Our third grade reading program follows the Reading Workshop Model. Each day, our Reading time will begin with a mini-lesson. These lessons will begin with setting the expectations for our reading time and progress to include comprehension strategies. Students will learn about the importance of doing “real reading” where their mind is active while they read the words and pictures in a book.
This model allows for more differentiation of instruction. Students see, talk and hear about Reading strategies as a whole group. Then, they practice the strategy while reading a book at their independent reading level. Teachers will spend this time listening to students read and working with small groups. Our small group time will work with students who are working to strengthen comprehension, accuracy, fluency and vocabulary. We will track these strategies in our Reading Journals.
Helpful Links to support student literacy.
Scholastic Book Wizard - This site offers Guided Reading levels on books to help students make "just right" book choices.
RAZ Kids - Students will be assigned usernames and passwords to visit this site and read leveled books online.
Brain Pop - This site offers videos about reading topics and various genres of literature.
Scholastic News - This site offers online versions of our Scholastic News issues used in class.