Student text units are divided into weeks, each with a theme, that includes specific phonic, comprehension, vocabulary, writing, interdisciplinary reading, and "Let's Learn It" exercises that highlight fluency, vocabulary, and listening & speaking skills. The unit ends with a separate poetry section. Stories have important words highlighted with "Let's Think about it" questions in the margins, helping kids to think critically about what they've read. The beginning of each unit features objectives, phonics in the lesson, words to blend, and sentences students can already read. 561 and 553 pages, hardcover, 2 volumes.
The teacher's resource DVD-ROM includes all the instruction materials you'll need to teach your students, with the home page providing access to printable resources. Activities and worksheets by unit and subject (such as vocab practice books with matching daily activities), teaching guides for each unit with blank lesson planners and writing rubrics, and vocabulary resources that include multiple word card sets (all of which have the unit and weekly lesson correlation on them) are included among the reproducibles.
The ExamView Assessment Suite CD-ROM lets you create, customize, and print your own tests, then analyzes the results and prescribes reteaching activities. Baseline tests, fresh reads, weekly tests, and unit/end-of-year benchmark tests are included.
The Guide on the Side guidebook is designed for the 3rd grade reading teacher. It provides a framework of routines and example activities, mini-lessons, a writing workshop, and guidance for assessing and monitoring progress. Family resources are also included for pacing instruction, instruction strategies, lesson planning templates, and other types of helpful teacher information. Tabs make it easy to navigate to the skill you're looking to teach, including oral language, fluency, vocabulary, writing, genre, concept development, ELL, and more. 384 pages, spiralbound, soft frontcover, hard backcover.
This Grade 3 kit includes:
Mac Users, please note: the Teacher's Resource DVD-ROM will only work on PowerPC & G4 Macs, and is not supported for new versions.