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# This Week in Third Grade

Week 9

## Spelling Patterns

Help your child practice their spelling words by quizzing them out loud. Then, ask them if they can think of other words that fit the same pattern. This will help your child make connections between words and have a deeper understanding of spelling patterns.
Be intentional when choosing your spelling words so students learn to make connections between words with the same patterns. For fun practice in the classroom, play spelling games in small groups or as a class.
Long and Short /oo/ Visuals
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Long and Short /oo/ Visuals
Use this resource with your students to practice spelling words with the short and long /oo/ sound.
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Word Sort: Long and Short /oo/
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Word Sort: Long and Short /oo/
Use this spelling exercise with your students to sort words with the long and short /oo/ sounds.
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Circle & Sort: Long and Short /oo/
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Circle & Sort: Long and Short /oo/
This resource gives your students practice finding and sorting words with the long and short /oo/ sound.
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Use this exercise with your students to practice identifying and correcting misspelled words with the short /oo/ sound.
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This resource will give your students practice identifying and correcting misspelled words with the long /oo/ sound.
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## Multiplication and Division Strategies

It is important that your child knows how to use different multiplication strategies. This foundation will make your child a stronger mathematician as they move into the stage of rote memorization.
Before students reach instant recall of multiplication facts, they must understand how to use different strategies. This will increase their foundational understanding of what the numbers really mean.
Multiplication Strategy Shake Up
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Multiplication Strategy Shake Up
Use this resource to shake it up and use different strategies to solve multiplication problems.
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Skip Your Way Through Multiplication
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Skip Your Way Through Multiplication
This resource gives your students practice using the skip counting strategy to solve multiplication problems.
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Skip Your Way Through Division
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Skip Your Way Through Division
This resource gives your students practice using the strategy of skip counting to solve division problems.
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Division with Repeated Subtraction
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Division with Repeated Subtraction
This resource gives your students practice with division by using the strategy of repeated subtraction.
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Division Drawings
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Division Drawings
Use this resource to give your students practice using the strategy drawing pictures to better understand the operation of division.
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Skip Counting to Understand Multiplication
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Skip Counting to Understand Multiplication
Teach your students to use skip counting as a strategy to multiply two single-digit factors.
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Ways to Represent Skip Counting
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Ways to Represent Skip Counting
There are many ways to represent skip counting, so help students find their chosen method! Use this as a stand alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for *Skip Counting to Understand Multiplication*.
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Multiplication and Repeated Addition
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Multiplication and Repeated Addition
This exercise teaches students a new trick by using repeated addition to achieve the same result as multiplication.
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## Building Vocabulary

Support your child in building a robust vocabulary! The next time your child asks you about a new word, show them how you figured out what the definition is rather than just telling them. Engage your child in conversations about new words and have them talk through the process of figuring out the meanings.
Help your students' develop a robust vocabulary! Model how to identify and understand new vocabulary with your students. Talk about the new words and engage your students in conversations with the new vocabulary.
Graphic Organizer Template: Frayer Model
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Graphic Organizer Template: Frayer Model
Your students will use this resource to analyze their vocabulary words and relate them to other ideas and concepts. It is a great graphic organizer for all content areas.
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Vocabulary Practice: A Whale of a Problem
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Vocabulary Practice: A Whale of a Problem
Use this reading comprehension passage with your students to practice determining the meaning of unfamiliar words.
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How the Camel Got His Hump
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How the Camel Got His Hump
Make reading practice fun with this reading comprehension packet, based on Rudyard Kipling's "How the Camel Got His Hump".
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The Beginnning of the Armadillos
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The Beginnning of the Armadillos
Enjoy Rudyard Kipling's story "The Beginnings of the Armadillos", where your little one will answer questions and enjoy some coloring pages!
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The Sing Song of Old Man Kangaroo
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The Sing Song of Old Man Kangaroo
Read about why kangaroos hop on two legs, in Rudyard Kipling's "The Sing Song of Old Kangaroo." Your kid will answer reading questions and color illustrations.
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Vocabulary Practice: Armandoâ€™s Goal
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Vocabulary Practice: Armandoâ€™s Goal
Use this reading comprehension exercise with your students to practice determining word meaning.
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Vocabulary Flash Cards
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Vocabulary Flash Cards
Making flash cards is something done by students of all ages. Help your kids develop good study habits with this lesson plan, which will teach them how to use flash cards and a dictionary to learn new vocabulary.
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Vocabulary Practice
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Vocabulary Practice
Use this lesson to help your ELs learn about words and what they mean. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Vocabulary Flash Cards* lesson.
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## Descriptive Writing

For a fun activity that will get your child writing with description, follow these steps! Give your child three pictures of something they are interested in, such as dogs or flowers. Have your child secretly choose one picture and then write a descriptive paragraph about the subject in the photo, using both adjectives and adverbs. Then, have them read the paragraph to you and see if you can guess what picture the paragraph is about.
Teach your students to add details to their writing by first letting them improve yours. Create a list of adjectives and adverbs for them to choose from, and discuss the best placement of the additional words in order to enhance the writing.
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This exercise will help your student learn to add descriptive details to improve sentences.
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Use your descriptive and mystery-solving skills to write adjectives to solve a mystery.
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Get your child familiar with adverbsâ€”descriptive words that tell how, where, or whenâ€”with this parts of speech worksheet.
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Practice using and identifying adverbsâ€”Â—descriptive words that tell how, where, or when action occurs!
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Exercise
Expand your studentsâ€™ vocabulary with this exercise that teaches adjectives that add detail to descriptions.
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