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# This Week in Third Grade

Week 15

A comparative adjective is used when comparing two nouns. A superlative adjective is used when comparing three or more nouns. Discuss the comparative and superlative forms of adjectives with your child. Challenge them to spell the words aloud to see if they have a grasp on the spelling rules!
Be sure to teach your students the spelling rules that accompany correct usage of comparative and superlative adjectives. This will help them make the connection between spelling and writing skills.
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Itâ€™s Super to be Superlative
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Itâ€™s Super to be Superlative
Use this grammar exercise to practice using the superlative form of adjectives in sentences.
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Use this grammar exercise to practice using the comparative form of adjectives in sentences.
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Learn all about superlatives -- words like good, best, yummy and yummiest -- that work great at comparing three or more things.
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Comparatives and Superlatives
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Comparatives and Superlatives
Get into the nitty gritty of grammar with this worksheet that explains comparatives and superlatives.
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Who is Santa Claus? An Adjective Activity
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Who is Santa Claus? An Adjective Activity
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## 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.
Animal Spots: Multiplication Practice
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Animal Spots: Multiplication Practice
Animals and spots are used to make multiplication interesting! In this lesson, students will practice multiplying one digit numbers.
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Picture Multiplication
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Picture Multiplication
Count up the shapes to solve each multiplication equation! This worksheet is a great way to help a visual learner nail down the concept of multiplication.
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Multiplication: Star Arrays
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Multiplication: Star Arrays
Arrays are useful representations of multiplication concepts. Use an array to draw and solve each multiplication problem in this worksheet.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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!
Chapter Summary
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Chapter Summary
Here's a chapter summary guide where your child can jot down the characters in a chapter, his favorite character and even predict what will happen next.
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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.
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Summary High Five
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Summary High Five
This exercise gives your students practice writing their own fiction summaries.
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A Simple Summary
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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.
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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
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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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Short and Sweet Summaries
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Short and Sweet Summaries
Use this resource with your students to practice writing concise fiction summaries.
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## Main Idea & Supporting Details

Learning to identify the main idea and supporting details in text is important because it translates to being able to write good paragraphs. Help your student identify the main idea and supporting details in text he reads as well as his own writing. This is a skill that needs a lot of practice!
The topic of Main Idea and Supporting Details is found in both Reading and Writing. Help your students make the connection between the two subjects by reading texts and identifying the key components. Then with scaffolding, have your students fill in missing components of paragraphs. Finally, give your students the freedom to write paragraphs with a clear main idea and strong supporting details.
Super Hero Supporting Details
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Super Hero Supporting Details
Super powers and saving the world will make any child want to write! Your third grader will learn about adding supporting details to his main idea.
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Strong and Supportive Details in Informational Texts
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Strong and Supportive Details in Informational Texts
Use this resource to give your students practice choosing strong, fact-based supporting details for a main idea.
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My Perfect Pet
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My Perfect Pet
In this lesson, your students will go through the writing process to write about their perfect pets and then make a 3-D version of this pet, mount the final draft, and display it.
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Strong and Supportive Details in Opinion Texts
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Strong and Supportive Details in Opinion Texts
Use this resource to give your students practice choosing strong, fact-based supporting details for an opinion in a persuasive text.
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Get Focused: Writing Topic Sentences
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Get Focused: Writing Topic Sentences
As students read the supporting details and concluding sentence for a specific topic, they will learn how to write an appropriate topic sentence.
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