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Resources for Grades 3-4


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Readers Theatre

Students develop scripts, perform, and use their voices to depict characters from texts, giving them the opportunity to develop fluency and further enhance comprehension of what they are reading.

 

Student Interactives

 

Alphabet Organizer

Alphabet Organizer

Students use this online tool to create an alphabet chart or pages for an alphabet book.

 

 

Can You Convince Me? Developing Persuasive Writing

Through a classroom game and resource handouts, students learn about the techniques used in persuasive oral arguments and apply them to independent persuasive writing activities.

 

 

Theme Poems

Theme Poems

Formerly known as Shape Poems, this online tool allows elementary students to write poems in various shapes.

 
 

 

What Makes Poetry? Exploring Line Breaks

Students read various poems and explore why lines are broken where they are and how they affect rhythm, sound, meaning, and appearance in poetry.

 

 

Timeline

Timeline

Students generate descriptive timelines and can include images in the description.

 
 

 

Creating Classroom Community by Crafting Themed Poetry Collections

Students create poetry collections with the theme of "getting to know each other." They study and then write a variety of forms of poetry to include in their collections.

 

 

Crossword Puzzles

Crossword Puzzles

This tool allows students to complete crossword puzzles on a variety of grade-appropriate topics, and also create and print their own crossword puzzles.

 
 

 

Professional Development  

ROOTing Out Meaning: More Morphemic Analysis for Primary Pupils

ROOTing Out Meaning: More Morphemic Analysis for Primary Pupils

Help students learn to construct meaning from word parts.

 

Teaching Vocabulary to Improve Reading Comprehension

Teaching Vocabulary to Improve Reading Comprehension

Nagy describes the three methods of vocabulary instruction that most effectively improve comprehension and the teaching methods that employ them.

 

 

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Tiffany Clark

ReadWriteThink: A Framework for Success

Tiffany Clark | 3rd/4th Grade Teacher | Urbana, IL

Many teachers feel like thereís just not enough time in the day to craft profound lessons, answer all the questions, squeeze in all the state standards, and differentiate the curriculum for every studentís needs