Mrs. Roberts 3rd Grade
7:50- 8:00 Breakfast
8:00- 9:00 Reading
9:00- 10:05 Mrs. Parson for Math
10:05- 11:05 Activity
11:05- 12:10 Mrs. Burns for English and Social Studies
12:15 Return to homeroom, get ready for lunch
1:05-2:05 Tutorials (pull outs classes, enrichment)
2:05- 2:35 Science
2:35-2:55 Study Hall/ detention/ enrichment
I am the reading teacher for my homeroom, Mrs. Parson's class, and Mrs. Burns' class. Each week we will read a story from our basal reader, learn new vocabulary, and apply reading strategies. We have a new reading series this year. We will be reading from the textbook and doing comprehension activities in class. Each week we will have a quiz over the vocabulary and reading selection. We will use Accelerated Reader books for independent reading. Students are expected to read and test on books at their independent reading level. They have a goal of getting at least 10 points each 6 weeks. In third grade, we are preparing students to take the TAKS reading test for the first time. Therefore, at least one day a week will be devoted to comprehension strategies.
The best way for students to be successful and improve their reading is to practice. They are required to read at least 15 minutes every night. This can be independent silent reading, although I encourage parents to read with your children often and ask them questions about what they are learning.