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Third Grade Literacy Centers for February and March
This themed literacy activity set contains activities that focus on third grade literacy standards. These activities can be used as literacy centers or for small group instruction, or individual practice. The activities in this set include:
A Sweet Batch of Conjunctions ~ Students read task cards with sentences and choose the correct conjunction to complete the sentence. Students record their sort on an answer sheet. Students will also complete questions at the bottom of recording sheet.
Sugary Sweet Context Clues ~ Students read sentence cards and decide the correct meaning of the underlined word. Students record answer on a recording sheet.
Sweet on Sentence Types~ Students will read task cards and choose the correct type of sentence. Students will also read sentences on task cards and combine sentences. Students will write their answer on a recording sheet.
Lucky Word Connections~ Students will read heading cards with specific vocabulary words. Students will sort word cards that go along with each vocabulary word. Students will write their word sort on their answer sheet and then add an additional word to connect with the others for that category.
A Lucky Find! Finding Supporting Details ~ Students will read 4 different nonfiction passage cards. With each passage, students will write the main topic of the passage and two supporting details for the main topic on their answer sheet.
Follow the Recipe Rainbow! ~ Students will read 4 different recipes and answer questions about specific steps and procedures for the recipe. Students will write their answers on their recording sheet for each recipe.
Writing Prompts ~ 6 writing prompts included with writing paper (2 opinion, 2 expository, and 2 narratives).
Graphic Organizers ~ 2 graphic organizers that can be used with independent reading books or books read aloud. A page with QR code listening centers to use with the graphic organizers is included as well.
The standards covered in this set include:
Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.
Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.
Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
I hope you enjoy using these activities to help teach these literacy standards!
If you like this set of literacy activities, here are links to the third grade sets for August/September, October/November, December/January, April/May, and June/July (summer themed):