Third Grade Reading News

Third Grade is Buggy About Books!

Mrs. Kaltenbaugh’s Reading News!


We Are Reading:
*The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
By: Barbara Robinson


Comprehension skills/strategies:
*Character Traits
*Comparing and Contrasting Characters
*Point of View-Who is telling the story
Problems and Solutions
Predictions
Summarizing
Generating Questions
Plot
Theme
Cause and Effect
Sequence
Context Clues


Vocabulary Words:
contagious
penitentiary
privet
sentiment
barge
vengeance
villain
hustle
congregation
milling
charitable
confer


*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!