Third Grade | Prairie Hills Elementary

Welcome to Third Grade!

Mrs. Fitzgibbons, Mrs. Reed, Ms. Henning

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Reading: Literacy Structure: The Daily Five

The Daily Five is a way of structuring the reading block so every student is independently engaged in meaningful literacy tasks. These research based tasks are ones that will have the biggest impact on student reading and writing achievement, as well as help foster children who love to read and write. Students receive explicit whole group instruction and then are given independent practice time to read and write independently while I provide focused, intense instruction to individuals and small groups of students.

When it is up and running smoothly, students will be engaged in the Daily Five, which are comprised of:

  • Read to Self
  • Work on Writing
  • Read to Someone
  • Listen to Reading
  • Word Work

Literacy Strategies: CAFE
CAFE is the organization of the reading strategies taught during the Daily 5 time. CAFE is the acronym for four major components of reading:

  • C for Comprehension: I understand what I read.
  • A for Accuracy: I read the words as they are written in the text.
  • F for Fluency: I read accurately with expression and understand what I read.
  • E for Expanding Vocabulary: I know, find, and use interesting and academic words.  

Your child will learn reading strategies within each category. 


Q1 Literacy Learning Targets 3rd.docx


​We will be working on writing persuasive essays and using our opinions and evidence to support our claims.   See the link for this quarter's writing targets. 

3rd Grade Narrative Writing Checklist.pdf

3rd Grade Informational Writing Checklist.pdf

3rd Grade Opinion Writing Checklist.pdf

​Math​Multiplication and Division -
We are looking into the connection between multiplication and division. We are also working hard on problem solving and fact fluency.

Click on the link below for more information. Learning Targets for math Module 1.pdf  Learning Targets for math Module 3.pdfLearning Targets for math Module 4.pdf Learning Targets for math Module 5.pdf Learning Targets for math Module 6.pdf Learning Targets for math Module 7.pdf
​Social Studies
​Geography - Mapping Skills
​Students will learn Spalding spelling skills weekly. They will then incorporate those into their writing.
​Science​Earth Movements -
We will be studying the Rock Cycle as well as volcanoes.
​How can I support at home?
​You can support at home by working on math facts through xtramath, real world math application, Typing Club (access through your child's Google Drive), and reading to and with your child.