# This Week in Third Grade

Week 14

## Thanksgiving Word Practice

Using descriptive language with adjectives and adverbs in writing makes it stronger and more detailed. Use these resources to help your child work on enhancing their word choice.
Using descriptive language with adjectives and adverbs in writing makes it stronger and more detailed. Use these resources to help your students work on enhancing their word choice.
Thanksgiving Grammar
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Thanksgiving Grammar
Children practice grammar with a holiday theme in this Thanksgiving worksheet.
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Worksheet
Gobble, gobble! Find the Thanksgiving nouns and adjectives in these sentences, and learn a bit of history in the process.
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Worksheet
Children work on identifying adjectives and nouns in this Thanksgiving-themed worksheet.
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Describing the Perfect Thanksgiving Feast
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Describing the Perfect Thanksgiving Feast
Gobble, gobble! With this resource, your students will identify the adverbs that describe the perfect Thanksgiving meal.
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Showing Our Gratitude Towards Nature
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Showing Our Gratitude Towards Nature
Children will go on a nature walk and observe their surroundings, then write a letter to nature, in this two-page writing and mindfulness worksheet.
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How, When, and Where Adverbs 1
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How, When, and Where Adverbs 1
Students will be able to explain a situation clearly after completing this educational exercise on how, when, and where adverbs.
Exercise

## Multiplication in Equal Groups

Take the time to review the foundation of multiplication with your child and make it visual. Use these worksheets to practice creating equal groups while solving multiplication problems.
Be sure to take the time to review that multiplication involves equal groups. This is key to students' overall understanding of the concept.
Multiplication: Star Arrays
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Multiplication: Star Arrays
Children will use star arrays to solve 11 single-digit multiplication problems.
Math
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Multiplication: Equal Group Problems (Part One)
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Multiplication: Equal Group Problems (Part One)
Calling all math-bots! Use the equal group drawings to solve the multiplication problems shown here.
Math
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Multiplication: Equal Group Problems (Part Two)
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Multiplication: Equal Group Problems (Part Two)
Review how to label the different parts of a multiplication sentence, then practice writing multiplication sentences to find the total.
Math
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Slap and Roll Timed Multiplication
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Slap and Roll Timed Multiplication
Students will "roll" to this quick game and "slap out" multiplication facts to reinforce multiplication skills and beat their own scores!
Math
Lesson plan
Lesson plan
It's not enough to just memorize the multiplication table! It helps students to know how to explain their strategy to find the product too. Teach this lesson on its own or use it as support for the lesson Slap and Roll Timed Multiplication.
Math
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One-Digit Multiplication and Arrays
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One-Digit Multiplication and Arrays
Visual learners will appreciate the one digit arrays that make multiplication practice easier in this exercise.
Math
Exercise

Teach your students to include the most important information in a summary, rather than a complete retelling of the text. Utilize graphic organizers and short texts to give them practice mastering this important reading strategy.
Short and Sweet Summaries
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Short and Sweet Summaries
Children learn to use the "Somebody Wanted But So Then" method to write a short summary in this literacy worksheet.
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Summary High Five
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Summary High Five
Children are introduced to a helpful, five-word mnemonic device for remembering what to include in a fiction summary.
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Storyboard Summary
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Storyboard Summary
With this storyboard, students will draw and write about events in a chronological order.
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Chapter Summaries
Worksheet
Chapter Summaries
Tuck this chapter summary chart into reading workshop folders to help students keep track of longer chapter books. When they finish the book, have them look back at this to create a whole-book summary!
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Simple Summaries
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Simple Summaries
Keep it simple! Teach your students to write a summary using the Somebody-Wanted-But-So-Then frame for analyzing a story.
Lesson plan
A Simple Summary
Lesson plan
A Simple Summary
Use this lesson to help your ELs learn how to create a simple summary, paying attention to the sequence in a story. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the Simple Summaries lesson.
Lesson plan

## Thanksgiving Writing

This Thanksgiving, have your child respond to these fun and thoughtful prompts.
This Thanksgiving, have your students respond to these fun and thoughtful prompts.
Thanksgiving Writing Ideas
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Thanksgiving Writing Ideas
In this writing exercise, children write a descriptive paragraph or two about the colors that surround them in autumn.
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Thanksgiving Writing Activity #2
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Thanksgiving Writing Activity #2
Children reflect on the significance of this holiday with this thoughtful writing prompt.
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Thanksgiving Writing Activity #3
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Thanksgiving Writing Activity #3
In this creative writing prompt, children recall a past Thanksgiving and describe what made it so memorable.
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Thanksgiving Creative Writing #1
Worksheet
Thanksgiving Creative Writing #1
Children use their creative writing skills with this Thanksgiving prompt.
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Thanksgiving Creative Writing #2
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Thanksgiving Creative Writing #2
Children write about how they would care for a pet turkey in this creative writing exercise.
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Thanksgiving Creative Writing #3
Worksheet
Thanksgiving Creative Writing #3
Children are invited to plan their ideal Thanksgiving in this creative writing exercise.
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Send home these fun free resources to help reinforce the skills you're teaching in the classroom.