Third Grade

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Tips, ideas, lessons, and activities for third grade. Includes blog posts geared toward 3rd grade teachers and resources for 3rd grade students.

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Setting the Tone in the First 10 Minutes of the First Day of School - Back to School Team Building - Education First Day Of School Activities, 1st Day Of School, Beginning Of The School Year, School School, High School, Morning Activities, School Goals, Middle School, 2nd Grade Classroom

Setting the Tone in the First 10 Minutes of the First Day of School

A blog to help elementary teachers build readers and writers who think boldly and deeply.

Back to School Activities “Get To Know You” First Week of School - Education & Career First Week Of School Ideas, First Day Of School Activities, Back To School Night, Beginning Of The School Year, High School, School Week, School School, 2nd Grade Classroom, Future Classroom

Back to School Activities "Get To Know You" First Week of School

Begin the year with some fun and fresh back to school activities to help your students get to know each other during the first weeks of school! These seven back-to-school activities, geared toward students in grades 3 through 5, are engaging and interactive! Includes all the descriptions, printables...

40 anything-but-ordinary story starters for August and September. 10 compelling photos, each with 4 carefully crafted and engaging writing prompts. Includes printable and digital versions (using Google Slides), perfect for distance learning. For Grades 3-5. (from The Thinker Builder) 5th Grade Writing, Third Grade Reading, Pre Writing, Fifth Grade, Teaching Writing, Writing Process, Writing Skills, Writing Conferences, Digital Story

Digital Story Starters for August & September

Engaging story starters paired with compelling photographs: these are not your ordinary writing prompts! Includes Digital Version (using Google Slides) and Printable Version. Perfect for distance learning!Each of the 10 photographs, chosen for the months of August & September (with themes of sum...

Keeping track of your students' reading progress can so easily get overwhelming and cumbersome. Read about a streamlined system that actually helps you move your readers forward. And grab the record-keeping forms, too! (The Thinker Builder) 5th Grade Reading, Student Reading, Guided Reading, Teaching Reading, Reading Record, Reading Groups, Reading Intervention Classroom, Teaching Ideas, Teaching Displays

Tracking Readers In a Sustainable, Simple, & Significant Way

A blog to help elementary teachers build readers and writers who think boldly and deeply.

Lost At Sea! At-Home Simulation for Distance Home Learning, Learning Resources, Elementary Teacher, Elementary Education, Art Education, Sea Activities, Teacher Organization, Project Based Learning, First Day Of School

Lost At Sea! At-Home Simulation (Distance Learning) Google Slides and Printable

"Lost At Sea" is an at-home simulation for students, perfect for distance learning! The student will spread a blanket on the floor to use as their life raft and bring just a few supplies aboard before being set adrift in the ocean. The items needed are common things the student should be able to fin...

Make Words! Word Work - Word Study Activity An engaging, hands-on word work activity! Pre Writing, Teaching Writing, Writing Skills, Teaching Ideas, Student Teaching, Teaching Tools, Teaching Resources, Word Study Activities, Spelling Activities

Make Words! Word Work - Word Study Activity

"Make Words!" is a fun way to incorporate word work into your daily or weekly routine, and gives students valuable word study practice. Students cut apart a group of letters and use them to form words.The resource includes 28 activity sheets, each with a different set of focus spelling patterns and ...

Student Led Research Projects: Moving Students Toward Independence Using an inquiry approach to student research is a great way for students to design and lead their own projects. This Wonder, Find, Share organizer helps keep them on track! (The Thinker B Teaching Strategies, Teaching Writing, Teaching Science, Teaching Ideas, Science Inquiry, Teaching Gifted Students, Science Experiments, Gifts For Students, Student Gifts

Student Led Research Projects: Moving Students Toward Independence

A blog to help elementary teachers build readers and writers who think boldly and deeply.

Fun, easy, concrete ways to help motivate students to read more at home. classroom Concrete Ways to Get Students Reading at Home 6th Grade Reading, 4th Grade Writing, Middle School Reading, Student Reading, Teaching Reading, Guided Reading, Fourth Grade, Third Grade, Learning

Concrete Ways to Get Students Reading at Home

An Upper Elementary Collaborative blog written by 13 teachers. Includes teaching ideas and resources for grades 3, 4, and 5.

Tons of tips for teachers to help the "reading relationship" between parent and child. Plus a handy parent brochure for reading with their child, perfect to pass out at a Meet-the-Teacher-Night or parent - teacher conferences. From The Thinker Builder Kids Reading, Teaching Reading, Guided Reading, Teaching Tips, Learning, College Teaching, Shared Reading, Reading Conference, Parent Teacher Conferences

Show Parents How to Read with their Child Productively

A blog to help elementary teachers build readers and writers who think boldly and deeply.

When students write fiction, creating a strong character can be a real challenge. Get lots of ideas, tips, and engaging activities to help students develop fictional characters for narrative writing. (The Thinker Builder) 4th Grade Writing Prompts, Writing Mini Lessons, Fourth Grade Writing, Narrative Writing, Fiction Writing, Kids Writing, Teaching Writing, Writing Skills, Writing Activities

Developing a Character for Fictional Narrative Writing

A blog to help elementary teachers build readers and writers who think boldly and deeply.

Read about five types of cause and effect to teach to upper elementary students. Help students use the cause - effect text structure to dig deeper into their reading. Reading Strategies, Reading Activities, Teaching Reading, Reading Comprehension, Teaching Ideas, Teaching Career, Steam Activities, Comprehension Strategies, Guided Reading

5 Types of Cause and Effect You Should Teach

An Upper Elementary Collaborative blog written by 13 teachers. Includes teaching ideas and resources for grades 3, 4, and 5.

Using Text Features to Understand Text Structures Understanding an informational text's structure can be hard. Find out how to take advantage of text FEATURES to help understand text STRUCTURE. (The Thinker Builder) Reading Lessons, Reading Skills, Teaching Reading, Teaching Ideas, Guided Reading, Math Lessons, Reading Tips, Library Lessons, Reading Resources

Using Text Features to Understand Text Structures

A blog to help elementary teachers build readers and writers who think boldly and deeply.

STUDENT LED VOCABULARY WORK - Vocabulary development is an important component of any balanced literacy program. Use student-led activities, like "Words for Life," to help keep vocabulary an important part of your reading block. Vocabulary Instruction, Teaching Vocabulary, Vocabulary Activities, Teaching Language Arts, Teaching Reading, Teaching Ideas, Vocabulary Strategies, Teaching Literature, Reading Tips

Student Led Vocabulary Work

An Upper Elementary Collaborative blog written by 13 teachers. Includes teaching ideas and resources for grades 3, 4, and 5.

Memory Twists is a free writing center in which students begin writing a personal narrative and then "twist" the memory into fiction! Differentiated for grades Part of the "Keep It Fresh! Writing Centers" line of writing center resources. Second Grade Writing, Pre Writing, Writing Lessons, Writing Practice, Teaching Writing, Writing Skills, Writing Activities, Writing Centers, Writing Ideas

A 'Twist' on Personal Narrative Writing

A blog to help elementary teachers build readers and writers who think boldly and deeply.

Learn twelve "big impact" revising strategies for students to use to improve their writing. (The Thinker Builder) Writing Strategies, Writing Lessons, Teaching Writing, Writing Skills, Writing Activities, Writing Ideas, Writing Resources, Writing Process, Teaching English

"Big Impact" Revising Strategies for Student Writers

A blog to help elementary teachers build readers and writers who think boldly and deeply.