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# This Week in Third Grade

Week 11

## Compound Words

Challenge your child to identify compound words. Discuss the meaning of the separate word parts and see how meanings change when the compound word is formed.
It is important to teach students the two different types of compound words, open and closed. Be sure to explain the differences so your students use them correctly in their writing.
Identify & Use Compound Words
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Identify & Use Compound Words
Use this resource to practice determining which words are compound words.
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Compound Word: Match, Meaning, & Draw
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Compound Word: Match, Meaning, & Draw
Use this resource to practice forming and illustrating compound words in order to better understand their meaning.
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Compound Words in Context
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Compound Words in Context
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Compound Creations
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Compound Creations
Your third grader will enjoy putting their artistic skills to use by illustrating the two parts of a compound word.
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Compound Words: Creating Words & Sentences
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Compound Words: Creating Words & Sentences
Use this exercise for students to practice putting word parts together to form compound words.
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Meaning of Compound Words 1
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Meaning of Compound Words 1
Develop studentsâ€™ skill at applying prefixes and suffixes with this exercise that demonstrates how compound words are formed.
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## Properties of Multiplication

Understanding the different multiplication properties can be tricky for children, but it is important! Support your child by going over the properties and discussing similarities and differences. Challenge them to complete a single problem using each of the properties!
Use the different properties of multiplication to deepen students' understanding of the concept. Viewing one math process in different forms enhances overall conceptual understanding.
Properties of Multiplication: Commutative
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Properties of Multiplication: Commutative
Is your child familiar with the commutative property of multiplication? Help him understand this important math concept with this fill in the blank worksheet.
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Properties of Multiplication: Distributive
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Properties of Multiplication: Distributive
Help your child wrap his head around the distributive property by challenging him to complete the equations in this worksheet according to this concept.
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Properties of Multiplication: Identity
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Properties of Multiplication: Identity
Help the identity property of multiplication sink with this complete the equation worksheet all about the identity property.
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Associative Property of Multiplication
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Associative Property of Multiplication
Teach your students to recognize and use the associative property of multiplication.
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Explore the Associative Property of Multiplication
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Explore the Associative Property of Multiplication
Use this lesson with your students to allow them to explore the associative property of multiplication by having deep discussions in small groups. Use this as a stand alone lesson or alongside *Associative Property of Multiplication*.
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One-Digit Multiplication and the Commutative Property
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One-Digit Multiplication and the Commutative Property
Explain to students how the commutative property plays out in multiplication problems with this exercise.
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## Main Idea and Supporting Details

It can take children a while to get the hang of identifying the main idea and supporting details. Make sure to practice with your child by reading paragraphs and discussing what they are mostly about. Then, ask them what details helped them know.
Identifying the main idea and supporting details is a reading skill that must be practiced again and again. It is a difficult one for students to grasp, so be sure to teach them a process to help them identify these important parts of any text!
Main Idea: Working Dogs
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Main Idea: Working Dogs
With this helpful resource, your students will use a graphic organizer to record the main idea and supporting details of a short text.
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Main Idea: The Wright Brothers
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Main Idea: The Wright Brothers
This exercise gives your students practice using a graphic organizer to record the main idea and supporting details of a short text.
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Main Idea Multiple Choice
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Main Idea Multiple Choice
This exercise gives your student practice identifying a main idea and supporting details in short texts.
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Writing Workout: Supporting the Main Idea
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Writing Workout: Supporting the Main Idea
Help your third grader stretch his writing muscles by selecting sentences that support a main idea, then penning a few of his own.
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In Search of the Main Idea
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In Search of the Main Idea
Young learners will love finding the main ideas in short informational texts. Featuring a bunch of fun worksheets, this lesson will help students learn about different topics while improving their reading skills.
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Main ideas and Details
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Main ideas and Details
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand main idea and supporting details. They'll analyze non-fiction word, sentence, and paragraph structures. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to the In Search of Main Ideas lesson.
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## Introduction to Opinion Writing

Introduce your child to the wonderful world of persuasion! Discuss the different types of writing that they see in books, newspapers, and magazines. Talk to them about what makes a good opinion, and give them examples of how to back up their opinion with reasons and evidence.
Introduce your students to the wonderful world of opinion writing! Discuss the different types of writing that they see in books, newspapers, and magazines. Talk to them about what makes a good opinion, and give them examples of how to back up their opinion with reasons and evidence.
Opinion Graphic Organizer
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Opinion Graphic Organizer
Looking for an opinion graphic organizer for your 1st grader? Check out this worksheet template that helps your child list an opinion, reasons, and conclusion.
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Writing an Opinion
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Writing an Opinion
Challenge your outspoken third grader to put his opinions down on paper, and practice writing persuasive text while he's at it.
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A Persuasion for the Persuasive
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A Persuasion for the Persuasive
Looking for a worksheet to help your kid with his persuasive writing? This printable will help him with his writing skills.
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Tell Me About It! Writing Opinion Essays
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Tell Me About It! Writing Opinion Essays
Do your students have strong opinions? This lesson, which features a bunch of fun essay-building exercises, provides an outlet for young writers to express their opinions.
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Does your class enjoy watching movies? In this action-packed lesson, students will state their opinion on G vs. PG-rated movies in schools, and share three reasons to support it. No silent films here, as students will have a lot to say.
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