3rd Grade Weekly Language Review is an entire year of spiral review (36 weeks). Your students will continually review common core standards of: grammar, spelling, figurative language, and vocabulary skills. I created this product out of frustration with my students' lack of retention of previously taught grammar skills. Every year we teach the basic parts of speech, types of sentences, subjects, predicates, etc., and every year my students seem to only vaguely remember learning/hearing the words. I believe this is due in part to the way our textbooks introduce a skill for a week or 2 at best and then move on too quickly. With this product, my students have gained confidence and mastery of difficult grammar concepts with ease.
I use these pages as part of my students' morning work, but I don't expect them to do these pages independently. Then, I project the page, and we have a brief tutorial. Usually this takes about 10 minutes of my 60 minute language block. I'm thrilled with the results...hopefully you will be too.
This product provides weekly practice of language and grammar skills in a spiral review format that promotes mastery. Common Core Standards: L.3.1, L.3.2, L.3.3, L.3.4, L.3.5, L.3.6
Included in the “Weekly Language Review”:
Grammar: Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs, Pronouns, Conjunctions, Common & Proper, Singular & Plural Nouns, Past, Present, & Future Tense Verbs, Linking & Helping Verbs
Types of Sentences: (Statement, Question, Command, Exclamation)
Subjects & Predicates, Fragment and Complete Sentences
Proofreading sentences: Noun/Verb Agreement, Dialogue ~ Quotation Marks
Capitalization & Punctuation ~ Rules for Commas, Friendly Letter Writing
Alphabetical order, contractions, spelling patterns
Vocabulary Development: Antonyms, Synonyms, Homophones, Analogies, Multiple Meaning Word, Prefixes, Suffixes, Greek & Latin root words, Base (root) words
Reference Materials & Parts of a Book: atlas, almanac, dictionary, thesaurus, phone book, table of contents, glossary, index
Figurative Language: idioms, similes, metaphors, alliteration
The vocabulary words and skills used in this product follow the McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders Program.