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: Charlotte’s Web, Because of Winn-Dixie

Unit 3: Speech & Biography
Skills: Speech analysis, synthesis, critique
Texts: 26 Fairmount Ave.

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

Unit 5: Social Issues
Skills: Descriptive language analysis: imagery and mood, synthesis: theme, literary analysis
Texts: Children of the Longhouse, Runaway Home

Unit 6: Poetry
Skills: Poetry analysis, critique, literary analysis