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Third Grade Reading and Writing Calendar

Great Readers See Themselves as Readers

Shared:  Unit One
Readers know how to choose and care for books.

Units One and Two
Launching the Writing Workshop/
Descriptive Writing

Launching and Writing Workshop with Personal Narrative

Great Readers Make Sense of Text

Shared:  Unit Two
Active reading helps readers gain deeper understanding.

Unit Two
Personal Narrative/Writing to a Prompt/Writing for Tests

Realistic Fiction

Great Readers Use What They Know

Shared:  Unit Three
Readers make connections, activate prior knowledge, build vocabulary, and make inferences.

Unit Three
Response to Reading/Summary of Fiction and Nonfiction Books/Writing for Tests

Informational Writing

Great Readers Understand How Stories Work

Shared:  Unit Four
Readers use their knowledge of story grammar, literary devices, and text features to enhance their reading.

Unit Four
Creative Writing: Realistic Short Story/Free Verse Poetry/Imaginative Story


Great Readers Read to Learn

Shared:  Unit Five
Readers set a purpose for reading and identify text features and structures for nonfiction books

Unit Five
Informational Writing/Report Writing

Persuasive Reviews and Writing About Reading

Great Readers Monitor and Organize Ideas and Information

Shared:  Unit Six
Readers know how to monitor and organize ideas presented in fiction and nonfiction.

Unit Six
Writing to Explain and Learn/How-To/Letter to Editor/Test Preparation

Test Preparation

Great Readers Think Critically About Books

Shared:  Unit Seven
Readers know how to look for and discuss aspects of fiction and nonfiction to help them evaluate books

Unit Seven
Persuasive Writing/Persuasive Poster/Test Preparation

Writing to Make a Real World Difference

Great Readers Think Critically About Books

Readers know how to look for and discuss aspects of fiction and nonfiction to help them evaluate books

Persuasive Writing/
Persuasive Speech/
Informational Writing

Informational Writing: Reading, Research, and Writing in the Content Areas