This spring-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. The activities in this set include:
Shades of Meaning - Students practice reading sentences and choose the correct word to complete the sentence. Students record their answers on an answer sheet.
Springin’ for Clues (context clues)- Students read sentence cards and choose the correct meaning for an underlined word using context clues. Students write their answers on a recording sheet.
Sorting the Facts - Students will read 2 passages on Earth Day. After reading, students sort detail sentence cards under the correct passage heading. Recording sheet is included.
Digging into Root Words - Students read cards with root word definitions, and choose the correct meaning for new words. Students will record answers on an answer sheet.
Hoppin’ with Suffixes - Students will sort sentence cards under the correct suffix heading. Students will record words with suffixes on a recording sheet.
Commas and Quotation Marks - Students will choose the correctly punctuated sentence using commas and quotation marks. Students will record answers on a recording sheet.
Writing Prompts - 6 writing prompts included with writing paper (2 opinion, 2 expository, 2 personal narrative).
Graphic Organizers - 3 graphic organizers that can be used with independent reading books or books read aloud. Here is a link to FREE Listening Center QR Code read aloud books that I created to correlate with these graphic organizers.
The standards covered in this set include:
Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
Use commas and quotation marks in dialogue.
Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Use a known root word as a clue to the meaning of an unknown word with the same root (e.g., company, companion).
Distinguish shades of meaning among related words that describe states of mind or degrees of certainty (e.g., knew, believed, suspected, heard, wondered).
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.
Decode words with common Latin suffixes.
I hope you enjoy using these activities to help teach these literacy standards!