Guided Reading

  • Please talk with your student about Expository text and the different types:

    1. Procedural (How-tos)

    2. Descriptive Expository (All About)

    3. Problem/Solution (Question and Answer)

    4. Cause and Effect (If Then)

    They should be able to identify text structures and not only read these but write as well.  Reading and writing are heavly intergrated, so with each next concept please know they will have to demonstrate mastery using it in reading and writing.







    Your Third grader is learning a lot about reading.  They have discovered recipes to make up Fairy Tales, Fables, Myths, and Folktales.   They should be able to tell you why an author wrote a story-this is called Author's Purpose.  It usually falls into these categories- Inform, Persuade, or Entertain.  We need to be able to say why they fit into one of those. 

          P.O.V. point of view in stories

    Sequencing events.  We have been using story mountains.  Also we are identifying character feels and how they change through a story.  This is also plotted on their story mountain.  Character traits are what is gathered from character actions.  Very different from character feelings.

    Please continue to Discuss story elements such as character, Setting, Problem and solution.  Your student should be able to write a summary over a story with Title at the top and indent first line of new paragraphs.

    Finding answers!   I have been teaching them to read the questions FIRST, then go back and read the passage.  This will help KEY things stand out.  After that, go back, read question, find answer in passage, underline it and write which number question it belongs to.

    Non-Fiction- we are getting ready to begin Non-fiction stories and how they are to read to FIND OUT FACTS.


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