Third Grade – Second Semester

Information Literacy – What are healthy screen habits?

Students continued their research on healthy screen habits by gathering information from various sources, summarizing their findings and working collaboratively to create a poster that communicated their findings. These posters were displayed in the fourth floor hallway.

 

Literature Unit – What makes a tall tale unique?

Students listened to, and read, various American tall tales. They analyzed the attributes of each story and identified examples that made the story a tall tale.

 

Literature Unit – How can a story reveal aspects of a culture?

Students listened to and discussed three versions of several stories and identified how the story changed as different cultures adapted the story.

 

Critical Thinking Unit – How do we solve problems?

Students were introduced to a selection of stories that solved problems by using logic, reasoning and creative problem-solving skills. They practiced their creative problem-solving skills and logic skills with riddles and puzzles.

 

Literature Unit – Washington Children’s Choice Picture Book Nominees

Students read the nominees for this years’ Picture Book Award. After reading, and discussing the 20 nominees, students voted for their favorite. The winner is, The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Drew Daywalt.

 

Summer Reading Suggestions

I have compiled four lists of new titles and award winners for a range of grade levels. The titles on each list include a variety of genres and have been selected to appeal to a wide range of reading abilities and interests. All four lists can be found on my website. http://kstrand.thevilla.org/

 

The Seattle Public Library at www.spl.org and King County Library at www.kcls.org offer summer reading programs to keep kids involved with books. Visit their websites or a branch to learn details of the programs.

 


2019 First Semester – Third Grade

The goal of the Villa Library Program is to develop in students an enjoyment of reading, an appreciation of learning and to ensure that students can apply the skills, strategies and processes to be effective users and producers of information and ideas.

 

Library Responsibilities

Students reviewed the use and location of resources in the fiction and non-fiction sections of the library and practiced using the online search stations to locate books using the call number.

 

Literature Appreciation

Students were introduced to the books on this year’s “Fifty Nifty” recommended list. They have been encouraged to read books from these lists for pleasure.

 

Information Literacy and the Research Process

Using the topic of “Healthy Screen Habits”, students developed a central question exploring how children can develop healthy habits with the use of screens. Using discussion, expert information, and online resources, students began gathering information about the research question.