Third grade reading comprehension is the key component of third grade reading. In this series, we are covering all of the components of third grade reading. In previous posts, we have talked about fluency and teaching a new reading strategy or skill. Today, we are focusing on comprehension and how you help your students become better readers through reading comprehension practice. Constant Practice of Reading Comprehension This is key. You should be doing some sort of reading ... Read More about Components of 3rd Grade Reading: Comprehension
Play-Doh This is essential. On the first day of school leave Play-Doh on students' desks and allow them to play with it while they chat. Then, they can play with it throughout the day when you have downtime. At the end of the day, they take it home. It is the cheapest way to be less crazy on the first day of school. A GOOD Pencil Sharpener Is there anything more annoying than when your pencil sharpener is terrible? I buy a new one every year. The new one becomes MINE and ... Read More about Back to School Amazon Must-Buys
Third grade reading fluency is an essential part of teaching third grade reading! These simple reading fluency strategies will help your kiddos gain fluency skills quick and easily! In this series, I am covering the different elements of third grade reading! Head here to check out more from this series! Reading Fluency Strategies for Third Grade By the time students hit third grade, many of them are able to read, but not all of them are able to read accurately or quickly. ... Read More about Components of 3rd Grade Reading: Fluency
In the new series, Components of Third Grade Reading, I am going to be talking about each part of teaching reading in the third (or fourth) grade classroom. One of the main components is third grade reading comprehension. Reading comprehension is an essential part of teaching reading because it is a skill that they need throughout their whole lives. Today, I am going to talk about how I teach a brand new skill to my students. Teaching a New Skill Teaching a brand new skill (or ... Read More about Components of 3rd Grade Reading: Teaching Reading Skills
Using writing prompts in a common way to teach writing. Writing prompts can be valuable, but shouldn't be your entire instruction. Today, I am going to share with you three tips when it comes to use writing prompts, PLUS I am going to help you grab 60 free writing prompts for the entire year! Early Finishers When you are working on a masterpiece, or a long writing assignment, you will ALWAYS have students that get done early. Writing prompts can be perfect for that! So, let's say on ... Read More about Writing Prompts: When and How to Use Them!