Third Grade Literacy Centers for August and September
This school and apple 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:
Riding with Verb Tenses ~ Students sort word cards into the correct categories (past, present, and future tense). Students record their sort on an answer sheet.
A Bushel of Prefixes and Suffixes ~ Students read sentence cards and choose the correct prefix or suffix to complete the word. Students write the correct word on a recording sheet.
Irregular Plural Nouns ~ Students will read task cards and choose the correctly spelled plural noun. Students will write their answer on a recording sheet.
Picking out the Details ~ Students can read two different nonfiction passages. With each passage, students will sort the supporting details to match the main topic. Students will record the details and main topic on their recording sheet.
Taking Notes on Context Clues ~ Students will complete task cards by reading sentences and choosing the correct meaning of an underlined word. Students will record their answer on their answer sheet.
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:
Form and use regular and irregular plural nouns.
Form and use the simple (e.g., I walked; I walk; I will walk) verb tenses.
Use sentence-level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
Identify and know the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes.
Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known affix is added to a known word (e.g., agreeable/disagreeable, comfortable/uncomfortable, care/careless, heat/preheat).
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 is a link to the third grade set for April/May:
More monthly theme packs coming soon for October/November, December/January, and February/March.