Third Grade Reading

Unit 1: Building a Reading Life
Skills: Summary, context clues
Texts: James and the Giant Peach

Unit 2: Following Characters into Meaning
Skills: Prediction, character analysis, connections
Texts: Because of Winn-Dixie

Unit 3: Biography
Skills: Biography analysis
Texts: Who is Malala?, Who Was Gandhi?​

Unit 4: Historical Fiction
Skills: Infer, literary analysis
Texts: Toliver’s Secret

Unit 5: Social Issues
Skills: Distinguish own point of view from that of narrator or other characters
Texts: Runaway Home

Unit 6: Poetry
Skills: Poetry analysis, figurative vs. literal language
Texts: Selected works