Ten activities based on The Harvest Birds (compatible with 3rd Grade Journeys) to reinforce Common Core standards. Activities include opinion writing, using text evidence, characterization, definitions, syllable sorts, use of commas, adding ed to make adjectives or verbs, literal and non-literal language, and words with silent consonants.
Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them).
Use glossaries or beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.
Choose words and phrases for effect.
Use conventional spelling for high-frequency and other studied words and for adding suffixes to base words (e.g., sitting, smiled, cries, happiness).
Use commas in addresses.