This Must Do May Do assignment is similar to the ones I've created for 4th grade using the Journey's curriculum.
In this 3rd grade version, students:
* work with 5 vocabulary words (picture, definition, synonym and antonym)
* practice writing a paragraph in response to a prompt
* complete a main idea assignment. This assignment contains a detailed example of how to successfully communicate the main idea. Students will need a leveled reader (from a curriculum or from the class library) to complete this assignment. You could also have them use a story from their reading book.
*** This assignment is completed independently over a week. It's designed to help students practice and solidify their understanding of the previous week's reading strategy. It would be an excellent for sub plans.
Included in this download:
Must Do/May Do project cover sheet, main idea assignment, vocabulary graphic organizer