• 3rd Grade Reading: Non-Fiction: Check-in 

    Overview: Identifying facts within a non-fiction text

    Estimated Time: 20-25 minutes 

    Explanation: You will choose a non-fiction text (magazine, newspaper, chapter book, short story, etc.) to complete the check-in below

    Things to Know: Sit with a parent, guardian, sibling, or adult to practice identifying facts, stretching sounds, and reading words accurately. Non-fiction text can be a little more challenging to read, do your best and stretch out and tap out all the sounds within the words that you are unsure about. 


    • Pick a non-fiction text
    • Read for 15 minutes
    • Identify the story elements outlined on the check-in card
    • Place the card in your envelope when completed 

    3rd Grade Reading: Reading A-Z: Grab Bag

    Overview: Read independent level book 

    Estimated Time: Approximately 20 minutes 

    Explanation: You will choose one of your independent leveled books that is in your grab bag, and then complete one activity that goes with your reading.  

    Things to Know: Sit with a parent, guardian, sibling, or adult to practice reading fluently and accurately. Directions should be read allowed to student to ensure they know the expectation of the activity. 


    • Pick 1 book from grab bag 
    • After book has been chosen, pick 1 activity to go along with your reading
    • Read book silently to self, pointing to ever word
    • If adult or sibling is available read to them, showing them your best reading skills (pointing to all words, turning pages, stretching words by sounds, and fluently reading the text)
    • Then complete the activity that you have chosen

    ***Note: Students should read the book each time before completing the activity for that day. Read the same book each day until all activities have been complete. Then move on to another book. Skipping around from book to book before completing all activities can confuse students and cause them to mix up events, characters, and other story elements.

Nonfiction check-in
  • 3rd Grade Math: Chapter 4 Activity 1: Grab Bag:

     Overview: Using bar models with addition and subtraction 

    Estimated Time: Approximately 20 minutes 

    Explanation: Use part-whole in addition and subtraction 

    Things to Know: Check-in with a parent, guardian, sibling, or adult. Use your strategies that we have learned, in order to solve these problems presented. Use the bar modeling poster to guide you through the steps. 


    • Read all directions, if you do not know what something says skip and come back to it or ask an adult 
    • Read the problem
    • Highlight the important information 
    • Place the numbers in the correct places within the bar model 
    • Solve the problem 
    • Fill in your answer statement 
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