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# This Week in Third Grade

Week 12

## 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
Worksheet
Identify & Use Compound Words
Use this resource to practice determining which words are compound words.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compound Word: Match, Meaning, & Draw
Worksheet
Compound Word: Match, Meaning, & Draw
Use this resource to practice forming and illustrating compound words in order to better understand their meaning.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compound Words in Context
Worksheet
Compound Words in Context
Use this resource to help your students practice using compound words in context.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compound Creations
Worksheet
Compound Creations
Your third grader will enjoy putting their artistic skills to use by illustrating the two parts of a compound word.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compound Words: Creating Words & Sentences
Worksheet
Compound Words: Creating Words & Sentences
Use this exercise for students to practice putting word parts together to form compound words.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Meaning of Compound Words 1
Exercise
Meaning of Compound Words 1
Develop studentsâ€™ skill at applying prefixes and suffixes with this exercise that demonstrates how compound words are formed.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Exercise

## Properties of Multiplication

Using different strategies to solve problems is an important math skill. Give your child the chance to talk about their process while solving problems!
Utilizing and articulating properties is an important problem-solving math skill. Give your students the opportunity to discuss the process they use when practicing with different multiplication properties.
Distributive Property of Multiplication
Worksheet
Distributive Property of Multiplication
Multiplying large numbers can be intimidating! This helpful exercise reinforces how to simplify this task by breaking apart numbers with the Distributive Property.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Multiplication Strategy
Worksheet
Multiplication Strategy
Need a helpful strategy for multiplication? Try this "break down" strategy to split up the higher tables into more manageable equations.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Making 10
Worksheet
Making 10
Introduce your child to associative and commutative properties of multiplication and addition with this worksheet.
3rd grade
Math
Worksheet
Parking Lot Multiplication
Lesson plan
Parking Lot Multiplication
Help your students make sense of the commutative property of multiplication by relating it to arrangements of cars in parking lots.
3rd grade
Math
Lesson plan
Foundations of the Commutative Property
Lesson plan
Foundations of the Commutative Property
Let your students explore similarities and differences between arrays, and help them understand the commutative property of multiplication. Use this as a stand alone lesson or as a prelesson for *Parking Lot Multiplication*.
3rd grade
Math
Lesson plan
Multiplication and the Distributive Property
Exercise
Multiplication and the Distributive Property
As students grow more comfortable with the order of operations, theyâ€™ll need this exercise to introduce them to working with one digit distributive properties.
3rd grade
Math
Exercise

## Comparing and Contrasting Texts

Your child must not only be able to compare and contrast story elements within a single text but also across two texts. Encourage your child to actively read the texts, and to go back into both to identify information that is similar and different. Ask them about the books they are reading and how they relate to other books they've read.
Third graders must not only be able to compare and contrast story elements within a single text but also across two texts. Teach your students to actively read the texts, and to go back into both to identify information that is similar and different.
Comparing Two Fiction Texts
Worksheet
Comparing Two Fiction Texts
This resource gives your students the chance to read two fiction texts and compare and contrast the characters, setting, and plot.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Compare Similar Stories
Worksheet
Compare Similar Stories
Use this resource for your students to read two fiction texts and compare and contrast the characters, setting, and plot.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing Characters from Two Fiction Texts
Worksheet
Comparing Characters from Two Fiction Texts
This helpful resource gives your students practice comparing characters from two texts
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing Settings from Two Fiction Texts
Worksheet
Comparing Settings from Two Fiction Texts
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Comparing Story Elements in Two Fiction Texts
Worksheet
Comparing Story Elements in Two Fiction Texts
This helpful resource gives your students practice comparing story elements.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Finding Similarities and Differences
Lesson plan
Finding Similarities and Differences
Good readers analyze texts by looking at similarities and differences. Use this lesson to teach your students to compare and contrast the story elements of two fiction texts.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan
Focus on the Differences
Lesson plan
Focus on the Differences
Use this lesson with your students to teach them to describe the differences between stories with contrasting conjunctions. This lesson can stand-alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Finding Similarities and Differences* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson plan

## Using Commas in Writing

As your child becomes a more proficient writer, teach them about using commas to create more advanced sentences. Encourage them to expand simple sentences into compound or complex sentences.
As your students become more proficient writers, teach them about using commas to create more advanced sentences. Encourage them to expand simple sentences into compound or complex sentences.
Commas in a Sentence
Worksheet
Commas in a Sentence
Get familiar with commas in this worksheet all about non-identifying clauses! Your kid will use commas to offset the non-identifying clauses on this worksheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Great Grammar: Compound Sentences
Worksheet
Great Grammar: Compound Sentences
This compound sentences worksheet will get your child to review the concept. Try this compound sentences worksheet to help your child build grammar skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Sentence Combining Practice
Worksheet
Sentence Combining Practice
Can your child help Sarah make her writing less repetitive? This sentence combining exercise will help your child, too!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Conjunctions #1
Worksheet
Conjunctions #1
Conjunctions are words that link different parts of a sentence! Help your child learn to identify this part of speech in some sample sentences.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Conjunctions #3
Worksheet
Conjunctions #3
Conjunctions are words that join other words and phrases together! Help your beginning reader tackle conjunctions with this practice sheet.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
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