Third Grade Reading News

Third Grade is Buggy About Books!

Mrs. Kaltenbaugh’s Reading News!

We Are Reading:

*Each class has started a novel study. Throughout the reading students are asking and generating questions. They are collaborating through discussions and different literature circle roles. We are working on skills to increase fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary.

Frogs-Charlotte’s Web E.B. White  or Fudge-a-Mania by Judy Blume

Ladybugs/Monkeys-The Chocolate Touch by Patrick Skene Catling

Bees-Magic Treehouse Ghostown at Sundown by Mary Pope Osborne


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!