I am the lucky teacher of 45 incredible 3rd graders! I teach ELA (Reading and Writing) at a public school in the community of Englewood, on the South Side of Chicago. The school currently serves 410 students grades K-8. 100% of the students live in the surrounding Englewood community.
My 3rd grade students are bright, curious, and incredibly hard working.
They are going to change the world.
I am committed to providing every single one of my 3rd graders with the tools and skills they need to succeed in reading and writing- and to become college bound and ready.
The materials in this project are all books. As 3rd graders make the transition from 2nd grade, they are now reading to learn, not learning how to read.
Independent reading is an absolutely critical part of my 3rd grade classroom.
It is an opportunity for my students to practice reading habits and text analysis skills with book reports and writing responses, and to build content knowledge around our current unit of study.
The texts my students read during this time must be rigorous. They also must provide my students with the opportunity to engage in standards-based analysis and discussion about the text.
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