This Week in Third Grade

Week 3

Exploring Syllables

At this time of year, your kid's class will cover breaking words down into individual syllables—or syllabication. For a fun learning game, have everyone in the family clap along to the syllables in their name.
Watch some short syllabication videos with your class. Pause the video periodically to have students write down the rules of syllabication for future use, or write them on a large piece of paper to display in the classroom.
Separating Syllables: V/CV Pattern
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Separating Syllables: V/CV Pattern
Children practice dividing up V/CV words by syllables in this spelling and grammar worksheet.
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Separating Syllables: VC/V Pattern
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Separating Syllables: VC/V Pattern
Children practice dividing up VC/V words by syllables in this spelling and grammar worksheet.
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Separating Syllables: VC/CV Pattern
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Separating Syllables: VC/CV Pattern
Children practice dividing up VC/CV words by syllables in this spelling and grammar worksheet.
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Syllable Practice Worksheet
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Syllable Practice Worksheet
This syllable worksheet guides children through syllable counting practice. This syllable worksheet presents learning in a fun way, with coloring and pictures.
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R-Controlled Syllables
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R-Controlled Syllables
Sometimes the letter "R" can be a bit bossy. Find out how with cut-and-paste worksheet!
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Syllable Rules
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Syllable Rules
Teach your students how to navigate syllabus rules so they will be able to sound out words much easier.
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Breaking Down Large Numbers & Practicing Place Value

Breaking down large numbers, or understanding place value, is a key math skill. Practice taking a large number like 3,429 and breaking it down to 3 thousands, 4 hundreds, 2 tens, and 9 ones.
Help students gain a firm understanding of how to decompose numbers by reviewing place value. Give your students practice taking a large number like 3,429 and breaking it down to 3 thousands, 4 hundreds, 2 tens, and 9 ones.
Place Value: Expanding Numbers #1
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Place Value: Expanding Numbers #1
Children practice writing numbers from expanded forms, and expanded forms from numbers.
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Hundreds, Tens, and Ones
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Hundreds, Tens, and Ones
Try this tens, ones, and hundreds worksheet for extra place value practice
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Learning Place Value
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Learning Place Value
Put your child's understanding of place value to the test with this challenging math worksheet. Your child will write the place values of each number two ways.
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Number Challenge
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Number Challenge
Unscramble the numbers to answer each clue. Strengthen those place value and logic skills as you mix the numbers around according to the clues given.
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Write It & Round It
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Write It & Round It
This exercise will help your students strengthen their number sense by reviewing the basics of place value to round numbers correctly.
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What is My Place Value?
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What is My Place Value?
Expand on your students' knowledge of base ten numbers with this lesson that introduces the students to the place and value of digits within a number.
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Place Value and Rounding
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Place Value and Rounding
Build your students' number sense regarding place value by facilitating discussion! Use this as a stand alone lesson or alongside What is My Place Value?
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3-Digit Place Value Machine
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3-Digit Place Value Machine
Kids make three-digit numbers with hundreds, tens, and ones in this game.
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Reading Strategies: Comprehension with Evidence

Work with your child to improve reading comprehension! When you ask them questions, have them go back to the text to point out where they found their answers.
Improve your students' reading comprehension by emphasizing the importance of text evidence. After each comprehension question, have them go back to the text and underline or highlight the text evidence that helped them answer the question.
Reading Comprehension: The Ice Cream Disaster
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Reading Comprehension: The Ice Cream Disaster
This passage will challenge your 3rd graders to think deeper into the text to strengthen their comprehension skills.
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Reading for Comprehension: Jason and the Game Show
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Reading for Comprehension: Jason and the Game Show
Get your third grader in the habit of reading closely with this multi-page story featuring questions on the main character, sequencing, and recalling details.
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This exercise will strengthen your students' reading comprehension.
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Reading Comprehension: The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
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Reading Comprehension: The Man, the Boy, and the Donkey
In this worksheet, children read a classic fable about a man and his son who get too much advice!
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Reading Comprehension and Evidence-Based Terms
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Reading Comprehension and Evidence-Based Terms
The proof is in the pudding! Use this lesson to teach your students how to use text evidence as proof when answering questions after reading. They will use evidence-based terms as they answer basic comprehension questions.
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Prove it With Evidence
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Prove it With Evidence
Use this lesson to teach your students to cite evidence from the text with introductory phrases. This lesson can stand-alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the Reading Comprehension and Evidence-Based Terms lesson.
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Story Writing Just for Them

Make writing fun for your child with creative prompts. This will keep your child engaged and excited.
Thinking outside the box with creative prompts is a great way to get your students engaged. Support your reluctant writers by giving them graphic organizers and a choice between two prompts.
Make a Comic Strip
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Make a Comic Strip
Your cartoon-crazed creative kid gets to decide what the cool cartoon characters say.
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Write a Descriptive Paragraph
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Write a Descriptive Paragraph
Help your budding writer learn to "show, not tell" with this creative writing exercise.
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Learn about story progression and story organization with this ladder graphic organizer.
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Creative Writing: What Do You Love to Do?
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Creative Writing: What Do You Love to Do?
In this creative essay-writing prompt, children identify something they love to do, then write the ways that they might turn this pastime into a vocation.
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Friendship Writing Prompt
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Friendship Writing Prompt
Hold on to your extra eyes and slimy green ooze -- this isn't your average creative writing prompt!
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