Third Grade Reading News

Third Grade is Buggy About Books!

Mrs. Kaltenbaugh’s Reading News!

We Are Reading:
*Students are reading the novel
The tale of Peter rabbit
the tale of benjamin bunny


Students are comparing and contrasting the plot, characters, and setting of both stories.

We are working hard on finding and citing our evidence. Students are answering open ended evidence response questions with the "RACER" paragraph format
C=Cite evidence-provide at least 2 examples from the text
E-EXplain and Extend

*WE will work daily on strategies to help build comprehension, fluency, and vocabulary.

Students are checking their own fluency weekly, by reading with a partner or teacher for one minute. Students then graph the number of words they read in a minute. They are trying to increase their number each week. The fluency goal for the middle of the year is 86 words read in a minute. Increasing reading fluency also increases comprehension! It is important for third graders to read for understanding!