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# This Week in Third Grade

Week 8

Many students can listen to what sounds best when they're choosing adjectives for comparisons, but they do need to learn the rules. English language learners, especially, will have a hard time with this. Spend some extra time with these students to help them understand the correct usage of comparative adjectives.
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Better or best? Go for the gold in this Olympic adjectives worksheet. Your child will practice using comparative and superlative adjectives.
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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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-Er and -Est: Which is the Best?
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-Er and -Est: Which is the Best?
Do your students need extra practice forming words with the suffixes *-er* and* -est* depending on the context? With an abundance of words to explore, your students will learn how to determine which suffix is best for each individual context.
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This exercise teaches students how to compare objects and define outliers using comparative and superlative adjectives.
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## Multiplication Practice

To help strengthen your child's multiplication skills, drill them! Use flash cards or call out problems when you are cooking, cleaning, or driving somewhere. Challenge your child to give you the answers as fast as they can!
Make sure that your students have strong multiplication strategies that they use when practicing. Give them ample amounts of practice so they are comfortable and more automatic when multiplying!
1-Minute Multiplication
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1-Minute Multiplication
Multiply at the speed of lightning! This worksheet is full of multiplication problems that your child should try to solve in one minute.
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Multiplication Color by Number: Cake
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Multiplication Color by Number: Cake
In this color by number, kids practice their times tables as they color the cake.
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Multiplying by Seven
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Multiplying by Seven
Kids completing this third grade math worksheet multiply by 7 to solve each equation and also fill in a multiplication chart for the number 7.
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Multiplying by Eight
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Multiplying by Eight
Kids completing this third grade math worksheet multiply by 8 to solve each equation and also fill in a multiplication chart for the number 8.
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Hands-On Multiplication
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Hands-On Multiplication
Students get hands-on practice playing this math multiplication game with their hands!
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While memorization is important when it comes to multiplication facts, a foundation of understanding is key, too! Use this lesson on its own or as a pre-lesson for *Hands-On Multiplication*.
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Multiply by 7: Quiz
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Multiply by 7: Quiz
Count your lucky 7's in this multiply by 7 quiz game.
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Game

Reader's Theater is a really fun way to practice reading skills with your child. Model how to read with expression and challenge your child to do the same!
Get your students excited about reading by using fun Reader's Theater scripts. Not only are they engaging for students, they are useful for practicing fluency.
Reader's Theater: Casey at the Bat
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Reader's Theater: Casey at the Bat
Get caught up in the drama of "Casey at the Bat" with this reader's theater script.
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Thanksgiving readers theater is fun for the whole family. This Thanksgiving readers theater activity tells the true story of the first Thanksgiving.
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Dialogue & Drama
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Dialogue & Drama
Dialogue moves narratives along and can add much-needed drama to otherwise stagnant writing. In this worksheet, students get a chance to practice writing dialogue to add to their personal narratives.
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Make That Dialogue Pop!
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Make That Dialogue Pop!
As students write stories, encourage them to add dialogue to their writing with this fun worksheet. Students practice both correctly punctuating dialogue and adding details to make their writing pop!
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Students will have a blast turning a reading passage into a Reader's Theater skit. This lesson teaches them to use dialogue to help readers understand the experiences of different characters.
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Characters and Dialogue
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Characters and Dialogue
Help your ELs identify the characters and their dialogue in a story. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Action! Students Create Readerâ€™s Theater* lesson.
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Step Inside the Story!
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Step Inside the Story!
Let your child step into the main character's shoes as he keeps track of the setting, events, and names of characters in the story by keeping a journal.
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## Descriptive Writing

Adding descriptive details to students' writing is an important piece of the revision process. Model taking boring sentences and adding adjectives to spice them up. Give your students the opportunity to work together in small groups to improve sentences. Then, let them revise their own work by adding more detail.
Descriptive Adjectives: It's All in the Details
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Descriptive Adjectives: It's All in the Details
The sentences on this third grade reading and writing worksheet are pretty boring. Kids liven up the sentences by adding descriptive adjectives to the nouns.
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The sentences on this third grade writing worksheet are pretty boring. Kids liven up the sentences by adding descriptive adjectives to the fairy tale nouns.
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Young writers get a chance to practice finding just the right adjective to place in each sentence.
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Character Development
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Character Development
Conjure some creative characters with this worksheet that will help kids develop great descriptive writing skills.
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