Instruction in our classroom meets or exceeds South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Standards. Third-grade students are enthusiastic and willing to try just about anything. Therefore, South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Standards use these characteristics to advance the reading, writing and inquiry skills of children. Learning to read fluently has a ripple effect. It stimulates future learning and offers important exposure to new words. Fluency allows the reader to focus on comprehending the text rather than figuring out the individual words. Achieving fluency is particularly essential at this age since the focus after the third grade is reading to learn not learning to read.
Please note: It is so important that a child read fluently and with understanding before entering the fourth grade that Act 284 of 2014 requires retention in the third grade unless certain reading requirements are met.
Summary: Air-raids over London during WWII compel four siblings - Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy - to be sent away from the city to the house of a kindly but remote Professor "who lived in the heart of the country." There is much to discover in the country: woods, mountains, owls, eagles, maybe even hawks and snakes. But the children will soon discover that the Professor's large house, staffed by three servants, holds even more mystery. It is a house filled with unexpected places, including a room which holds nothing but a large wardrobe, which Lucy opens one rainy day, never dreaming that the wardrobe is a passageway into Narnia.
This is the first installment of C.S. Lewis' renowned series, The Chronicles of Narnia. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, first published in 1950, has been enchanting the hearts and imaginations of millions for generations, with its story of four siblings who, with the help of a Lion named Aslan, must overcome their own failings to become heroes of a better world.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was the first book written by C.S. Lewis in the Chronicles of Narnia series, but it is considered to be the second in the series by those wishing to read the books in chronological rather than publishing order.
Author: C.S. Lewis
Language: English | Copyright: 1950
Collaborative Literacy is a comprehensive ELA curriculum designed to develop independent readers, writers, and critical thinkers using three components: Making Meaning, Book Clubs, and Being a Writer.
Making Meaning provides research-based, whole-class reading comprehension and vocabulary instruction using increasingly complex texts across a wide range of genres. Our 3rd grade program also offers complete support for daily independent reading, the development of social skills, and regular student-teacher conferences.
Unit 1: The Classroom Community (4 weeks)
Unit 2: Strategy Development and Generating Independent Thinking (5 weeks)
Unit 3: Fiction (5 weeks)
Unit 4: Narrative Nonfiction (4 weeks)
Unit 5: Expository Nonfiction (4 weeks)
Unit 6: Persuasive Nonfiction (4 weeks)
Unit 7: Drama (4 weeks)
Book Clubs utilize best practices for small-group reading with both teacher-led lessons and guidance for creating and sustaining student-led book clubs. Lessons are designed to deepen conversations through the development of social skills that facilitate small-group interactions.
Being a Writer intrinsically motivates students through choice and independence. Students are introduced to a wide range of genres through diverse text and exemplary writing. Integrated social skills development gives students the tools needed to respectfully confer with one another while developing ideas and sharing writing samples. Lessons in grammar, mechanics, and conventions occur during the revision and proofreading phases. By nurturing ideas and assisting with editing only as needed, Mr. Peltier is able to support students in the development of authentic writing pieces for various purposes and audiences.
Unit 1: The Writing Community (3 weeks)
Unit 2: The Writing Process (2 weeks)
Unit 3: Genre: Personal Narrative (4 weeks)
Unit 4: Genre: Fiction (6 weeks)
Unit 5: Genre: Expository Nonfiction (6 weeks)
Unit 6: Genre: Functional Writing (3 weeks)
Unit 7: Genre: Opinion Writing (3 weeks)
Unit 8: Genre: Poetry (2 weeks)
Unit 9: Revisiting the Writing Community
Note: Students should read AT HOME for at least 20 minutes EVERY DAY!
Welcome to Mr. Peltier's Scholastic Reading Club!
Students receive Scholastic Flyers periodically. You may order from them or shop online. Connect your child with their favorite books and help our classroom earn FREE Books with every purchase!
All Scholastic orders MUST be made online.
If delivered to River Ridge Academy, purchased items will be given to your child upon arrival.