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English Language Arts


#1 – read at least 15 minutes a day (books, Sora, apps, etc.)

#2 – write a little bit everyday

    • watch the writing mini-lessons (VIDEO) 
    • write paragraphs, short stories (fiction/non-fiction), or an information piece of your choice
    • write a Valentine-s card/letter to Veterans


Mini-Lesson 1: writing a paragraph (following your hamburger plan)



Mini-Lesson 2: writing a Valentine’s letter/card to Veterans






HOME LEARNING – January 17-21, 2022

#1 – read at least 15 minutes a day (books, Sora, apps, etc.)

#2 – write a little bit everyday

    • watch the writing mini-lessons (VIDEO) 
    • write paragraphs, short stories (fiction/non-fiction), or an information piece of your choice
    • choose writing activities from your Reading and Writing Tic-Tac-Toe Choice Boards sent last week


Mini-Lesson 1: Writing Rubric


Mini-Lesson 2: What is a paragraph? What does planning a paragraph look like?

This mini-lesson models how to plan a paragraph. There will be a 3rd mini-lesson coming soon that will explore how to go from your plan to writing your paragraph.




HOME LEARNING – January 11-12, 2022

#1 Mini-Writing Lessons

Watch this first introduction video explaining the reading and writing tasks. Keep checking throughout the week as I will be posting little mini-writing lessons related to the reading and writing tic-tac-toe choice boards on a regular basis.


#2 Tic-Tac-Toe Reading/Writing Choice Boards






































HOME LEARNING – Week 3 (Nov. 15-19, 2021)

Tic-Tac-Toe Choice Board

Choose 3 activities to complete to create a tic-tac-toe line. You can also challenge yourself and choose 6 activities to create 2 tic-tac-toe lines.

(A PDF copy of the choice board was also emailed to all families.)


















HOME LEARNING – Week 2 (Nov. 8-12, 2021)

Today, we will read the book, “Never Tickle a Tiger” to explore how the author plays with words. Then, we will take a look at the -ING word family and talk about how the author played with word choice. Last, you will get try playing with words too in your own writing. You can either choose to write the next chapter of this book, “What can be the harm of prodding a polar bear?” or you can write on any topic of your choice.

First, listen to the read aloud of, “Never Tickle a Tiger”. (next two videos)


Second, let’s review the -ING word family and what the author did.

Please share your writing if you can! Take a picture and send it to me by email! Merci! 🙂




HOME LEARNING – November 2nd, 2021

Choose one of the following books for a read aloud that are related to our monthly theme of RESPECT. After listening to the book of your choice, answer the question that goes along with the story in your notebook or on paper.

HEY, LITTLE ANT.…”Should the ant get squished or should the ant go free? What do you think and why?”

CHRYSANTHEMUM.…” What happened in the story to change Chrysanthemum’s feelings to love her name again?”







Lesson for November 1st, 2021

  • Multiple-Meaning Word Review Lesson
  • Introduce our monthly theme: RESPECT

Here are some ideas for the weeks of May 25th- June 12th. Try to do 2-3 activities each week.

Some sites/apps that you can use to access books are:






Contact your teacher for your classroom code.







Use your username and password that your teacher gave you.


Click on the following links to practice the grade 3 No Excuse Word List and High-Frequency Word List through various online games. Click on the list of words you want to practice and then select which game you want to play. Select spelling games from easier, harder to hardest.

No Excuse Word List (A to Z)

No Excuse Word List (Days of the Week)

No Excuse Word List (Seasons)

No Excuse Word List (Weather)

– No Excuse Word List (Connecting Words)

High-Frenquency Word List (A to Z)


Nouns, Verbs and Adjectives!!! Click here to play the game.

nouns verbs adjectives

Compound Words!!! Click here to play games.

Compound Words


Similes!!! Sing along to review what is a simile.

Contractions!!! Sing along to review what is a contraction.


Prefixes and Suffixes!!! Click to practice with this activity! 🙂 Do you want MORE games? Click here!!!

Prefix and Suffix









One way to learn how to write legends is to read a lot of different legends! Reading for learning! 🙂 Here’s a couple of great site with lots of great legends, myths and folktales!

Long Long Time Ago

Myths and Legends


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