Reading Strategy - UNRAAVEL Underline the title. Now predict the passage. Run through & number the paragraphs. Are you reading the questions? Are the important words circled? Venture through the passage. Eliminate incorrect answers. Let the questions be answered.
What does it mean? Underline the title of the passage. Now write a sentence predicting what it will be about? Run through - number all paragraphs so you can easily refer to them later (questions will ask about specific paragraphs). Are you reading the questions - read the test questions BEFORE you read the passage. Now you know what to look for. Are the important words circled? Mark the questions - circle question words, key words so you understand the question. Venture through the passage - read the text, marking as you go. Underline main ideas, key details, circle important vocabulary words. Eliminate incorrect answers - read all the answer choices and cross out the ones you know are wrong. Let the questions be answered. Reread the question, the answer choices remaining, check back in the text and choose.
Tutorials: Informational Text: Exploring for Details:answer questions about informational text and refer to the text for answers. (LAFS.3.RI.1.1) Exploring the Main Idea:identify the main idea and supporting details of informational text and explain how the details support the main idea. (LAFS.3.RI.1.2) Exploring Sequencing in Text: identify the sequence of events or ideas in a text and make connections between the events or ideas. (LAFS.3.RI.1.3)
Literature: Detail Detectives: answer questions about a story and refer to the text. (LAFS.3.RL.1.1) Terrific Traits: describe characters in a story and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events. (LAFS.3.RL.1.3) Making Meaning: context clues, literal and non-literal language. (LAFS.3.RL.2.4)
SOCIAL STUDIES: Geography: Geography Spin: (Magazine by Scholastic) Click blue sign in button. Password: yeswecangeo3 Continents and Oceans game Map Skills: simple game to practice using a compass rose, grid references, symbols and keys and a scale. Reading a map: from the National Park Service. Uses topographical maps. Map Builder: choose a black and white map to decorate and label it. Regions of the U.S.: learn facts about states, cities and landmarks in each region. States: many different state games from Mr. Nussbaum. Tour the States Song: youtube video of the Tour the States song.
Resources: Compass Learning: This website connects directly with students performance on the STAR tests. It creates a path of learning activities and quizzes to move them along to fit their individualized needs. Moby Max: This website & app covers it all! It is adaptive, so it adjusts to be at your child's level. Each child can review, practice and improve their skills in reading, vocabulary and math. Students sign in with the same username and password that they use for STAR and AR tests. Newsela: Read current news articles written at a 3rd grade level (or higher). Epic: A website setup like Netflix but with eBooks! Educators get a free account. All students have been added, they just need to sign in. Scholastic News: Read Scholastic News articles, watch videos, complete activities. Click blue Sign In button. Password: yeswecan3 AR BookFinder: Look up a book to find the level (BL) and number of points it is worth. ABCya Reading Games: Spelling practice, parts of speech, word searches