Third grade literacy instruction consists of reading, writing, and word study.  Your child will be part of a Balanced Literacy Program. The Five Main Components are:

Phonemic Awareness

Throughout the year, your child will be immersed in reading independently, with partners, and in small group settings. Students are taught to read in their "just right" reading zone, so that they can build reading skills, read for meaning, and ENJOY what they are reading!

Students will also use the Writing Process to publish personal narratives, how-to projects, realistic fiction stories, research reports, persuasive letters and a variety of creative writing projects. 

In addition, students will study spelling patterns using the Words Their Way program.