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Spencer Pointe
Elementary School
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Mrs. Mack
3rd Grade - Spencer Pointe

Our reading series is called Storytown.  Below are the skills we will cover throughout the year.  You can look at the links to review or practice.  Please remember to ask Mom or Dad before you visit any website.  

Click here to read the story in your Storytown reading book.  Read your weekly story on your eBook, tablet, computer, or iPod.  Turn up the volume and the story will be read to you.

Lesson 1 Ruby the Copycat

Lesson 1:  Story- Ruby the Copycat          

Skill: character and setting, using graphic organizers, alphabetical order

CCSS RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.6, RL.3.7, L.3.5a,b, RF.3.4b

Phonics: short vowels CCSS  L.3.2f

Grammar- statements and questionsBuild a Sentence CCSS L.3.1i, L.3.6, W.3.4

Lesosn 2 The Day Eddie Met the Author

Lesson 2:  Story- The Day Eddie Met the Author

Skill: characters and setting, using graphic organizers, alphabetical order 

CCSS RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.6, RL.3.7, L.3.4a,b

Phonics: root words and suffixes, -ed, -ing CCSS L.3.2.e,f

Grammar: commands and exclamationsSentence Jeopardy  CCSS L.3.1i, L.3.6, W.3.3b

Lesson 3 Schools Around the World

Lesson 3:  Story: Schools Around the World       

Skill: locating informationusing prior knowledgeusing a dictionary

CCSS RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.5, RF.3.4b, L.3.2g, L.3.4d 

CCSS L.3.4a,b, L.3.6

Phonics: ee, ea; ai, ay; oa, ow  CCSS L.3.2e

Grammar: complete and simple subjects  CCSS L.3.1i, W.3.2a,b

Lesson 4 Ellen Ochoa Astronaut

Lesson 4:  Story: Ellen Ochoa, Astronaut            

Skill: locating information, using prior knowledge, using a dictionary 

CCSS RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.5, RF.3.4b, L.3.2g, L.3.4d

Phonics: suffixes -s, -es  CCSS L.3.1b

Grammar: compound subjects and predicates CCSS L.3.1i, W.3.2a,b,c,d


Lesson 5 School News

Lesson 5:  Story: The School News, I Live in a Town              

Comprehension Strategy: review skills  CCSS RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.6, RL.3.7, RL.3.10, RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.5, RF.3.4b, L.3.1i, L.3.2g, L.3.3b, L.3.4a,b,d, L.3.5a,b, L.3.6

Phonics: review CCSS L.3.1b, L.3.2e, L.3.2f

Grammar: comma reviewcomma millionaireFind the Commas 

CCSS L.3.1i, L.3.6, W.3.5, W.3.6

Dictionary SkillsDictionary MillionaireDictionary Review

Lesson 6 The Babe and I

Lesson 6:  Story: The Babe and I

Skill: fact or opinionrereadSolar System Facts 

CCSS Rl.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RI.3.3, RI.3.6, L.3.5c, RF.3.4b

Phonics: Compound word games: game 1, game 2, game 3, game 4

Grammar: compound sentences CCSS L.3.1i, W.3.2a, L.3.1h,i

synonyms 1synonyms 2antonyms 1antonyms 2antonym 3 


Lesson 7 Aero and Office Mike

Lesson 7:  Story: Aero and Officer Mike

Skill: fact/opinion1fact/opinion2fact/opinion3reread, synonyms, antonyms 

ccss RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.7, RF.3.4b, L.3.5c

Phonics: ch, sh, wh digraphs  CCSS L.3.2f

Grammar: common and proper nouns CCSS L.3.1a,i, L.3.2a, W.3.2a, L.3.1h,i

Lesson 8 How Animals Talk

Lesson 8:  Story: How Animals Talk

Skill: main ideas and detailssummarizing activityreference skills  

CCSS RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.4, RI.3.5, RI.3.7, RF.3.4b, L.3.2g

Phonics: dipthongs ou, ow, oi, oy CCSS RF.3.2f

Grammar: abbreviations CCSS L.3.2a

Lesson 9 Stone Soup

Lesson 9:  Story: Stone Soup

Skill: main ideas and details, summarizingreference skills  

CCSS RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.3.7, RF.3.4b, L.3.2g

Phonics: str-, spr-, scr-, consonant blends CCSS L.3.2e,f

Grammar: plural nouns CCSS L.3.1b, L.3.3a, W.3.2a,b,c,d

Lesson 10 The Case of the Three Bears' Breakfast

Lesson 10:  Story: The Case of the Three Bears’ Breakfast,How Things Survive

Skill: review skills CCSS RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.3.7, RL.3.10, RF.3.4a,b,c, L.3.2g, L.3.3b, L.3.5c

CCSS L.3.4a,b, L.3.6

Phonics: review L.3.1a,b,i,L.3.2a

Grammar: possessive reviewquiz  CCSS L.3.1a,b,i, L.3.2a

Lesson 11 Loved Best

Lesson 11:  Story: Loved Best

Skill: plot, context clues1Context Clues2Context Clues3story structure  

CCSS RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.3.7, RF.3.4b,c

Phonics: -le syllable L.3.2e,f, RF.3.3c

Grammar: possessive nouns CCSS L.3.1a, L.3.2a, W.3.1a, b,c,d

Lesson 12 A Pen Pal for Max

Skill: plot, context clues, story structure CCSS RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RF.3.4b,c

Phonics: consonant digraphs kn, gn, wr, gh CCSS  L.3.2e,f, RF.3.3d

Grammar: singular and plural pronouns CCSS  L.3.1b, W.3.3a,b,c,d

Lesson 13 A Tree is Growing

Skill: author’s purposeask questions, graphic aides 

CCSS RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.5, RI.3.7, RI.3.9, RF.3.4b

Phonics: -dge, -ge, soft c and g CCSS L.3.2f

Grammar: subject and object pronouns CCSS L.3.1a,f, W.3.2a,b,c,d

Lesson 14 One Small Place in a Tree

Lesson 14:  Story: One Small Place in a Tree

Skill: author’s purposeask questionsgraphic aides 

CCSS RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.5, RI.3.7, RI.3.8, RF.3.4b

Phonics: V/CV and VC/V syllables CCSS L.3.2e,f

Grammar: pronouns CCSS L.3.1a,f,  RI.3.9, W.3.2a,b,c,d

Lesson 15 Ask the Experts

Lesson 15:  Story: Ask the Experts, Iris and Walter, True Friends

Skill: review skills  CCSS RF.3.4a,b,c, RF.3.10, L.3.3b

Phonics: review CCSS L.3.2e,f, RF.3.3c,d

Grammar: review CCSS L.3.1a,b,f, L.3.2a, L.3.4a,b, L.3.6, 

Lesson 16 Lon Po Po

Lesson 16:  Story: Lon Po Po

Skill: compare and contrast, read ahead 

CCSS RL.3.1, RL.3.2, Rl.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.3.7, RF.3.3a, RF.3.4b, RF.3.9

Phonics: r controlled vowels, prefixessuffixes CCSS L.3.2e,f

Grammar: adjectivesadjectives game CCSS L.3.1a, L.3.5b, W.3.3a

Lesson 17 Two Bear Cubs

Lesson 17:  Story: Two Bear Cubs

Skill: compare and contrastread ahead CCSS RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.6. RL.3.7, RF.3.3a, RF.3.4b

Phonics: r controlled /u/, prefixes and suffixes CCSS L.3.2e,f

Grammar: adjectives that compare CCSS L.3.1a,g, W.3.3, L.3.2c, L.3.6

Lesson 18 Me and Uncle Romie

Lesson 18:  Story: Me and Uncle Romie

Skill: theme, following directions, story structure 

CCSS RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, Rl.3.6, RL.3.7, RF.3.4b, RI.3.7

Phonics: suffixes -er, -est, -ly, -ful CCSS RF.3.9, L.3.1g, L.3.2e,f

Grammar: articles CCSS L.3.1a, L.3.2c, L.3.6, W.3.3

Lesson 19 Half Chicken

Lesson 19:  Story: Half Chicken

Skill: theme, following directions, story structure 

CCSS RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.7, RI.3.7, RF.3.4b

Phonics: prefixes un-, re-, dis- CCSS RF.3.a, L.3.4b,c

Grammar: action verbsverbs game CCSS L.3.1a,d,e, W.3.3a,b,c,d

Lesson 20 Backstage with Chris and Casey

Lesson 20:  Backstage With Chris and Casey, The Cracked Chinese Jug

Skill: review skills CCSS RF.3.4a,b,c, RL.3.10, L.3.3b

Phonics: review CCSS RF.3.3a, L.3.1g, L.3.2e,f, L.3.4b,c, RF.3.9

Grammar: review CCSS L.3.1a,d,e,g, W.3.4, W.3.5, W.3.6, W.3.10

Lesson 21 Antarctic Ice

Lesson 21:   Story: Antarctic Ice

Skill: sequencing, author's message CCSS RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.5, RI.3.6, RI.3.7, RI.3.8, RF.3.4a,b

Phonics: vowel variants -ew, -ui, -oo, -ue CCSS L.3.2e

Grammar: verb besubject verb agreement CCSS L.3.1a, L.3.1i, L.3.6, W.3.2

Lesson 22 Bat Loves the Night

Lesson 22:  Story: Bat Loves the Night

Skill: sequencing, author's message CCSS RI.3,1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.5, RI.3.6, RI.3.7, RI.3.8, RF.3.4b

Phonics: vowel variants au, aw, ough CCSS L.3.2f

Grammar: main and helping verbs CCSS L.3.1a, L.3.1i, L.3.3a, W.3.a,b,c,d, W.3.10

Lesson 23 Chestnut Cove

Lesson 23:  Story: Chestnut Cove

Skill: cause and effectcause and effect 2homophones

CCSS RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.3.7, L.3.4a, RF.3.4b,c

Phonics: prefixes pre-, mis-, in-  CCSS RF.3.3a, L.3.2e, L.3.4b

Grammar: Ballon Verb Race CCSS L.3.1a,d,e, L.3.3a, L.3.6, W.3.3a,b,c,d

Lesson 24 Ramona Quimby, Age 8

Lesson 24:  Story: Ramona Quimby, Age 8

Skill: cause and effect, homophones 

 CCSS RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.3.7, RL.3.9, RF.3.4b,c, L.3.4a

Phonics: schwa vowel sound CCSS L.3.2e,,f,g

Grammar: past and future tense verbs CCSS L.3.1a,d,e, L.3.3a, L.3.6, W.3.1a,b,c,d

Lesson 25 The Robodogs of Greenville

Lesson 25:  Story: The Robodogs of Greenville

Skill: review skills CCSS RF.3.4a,b,c, RL.3.10, L.3.3b, RF.3.4b,c, L.3.4a

Phonics: review CCSS L.3.2e,f,g, L.3.4b, RF.3.3a

Grammar: review CCSS L.3.1a,d,e, W.3.4, W.3.5, W.3.6, W.3.10

Lesson 26 Charlotte’s Web

Lesson 26:  Story: Charlotte’s Web

Skill: inferences 1inferences 2inferences3inferences4multiple meaning words

CCSS RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.3.7, RF.3.4c, L.3.5c

Phonics: suffixes -tion, -sion CCSS RF.3.3a,b,c,d, L.3.4c

Grammar: irregular verbs 1Irregular Verbs 2Irregular Verbs 3Irregular Verbs 4Irregular Verbs 5 CCSS L.3.1d, L.3.1a,i, L.3.6, W.3.10

Lesson 27 Spiders and Their Webs

Lesson 27:  Story: Spiders and Their Webs

Skill: make inferencesmultiple meaning words 

CCSS RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.5, RI.3.6, RI.3.7, RI.3.8, RI.3.9, RF.3.4c, L.3.5c

Phonics: v/v syllable pattern CCSS L.3.2e, RF.3.3c

Grammar: adverbs CCSS L.3.1a, L.3.3a, W.3.2a,b,c,d

Spider Research

Lesson 28 The Science Fair

Lesson 28:  Story: The Science Fair

Skill: make predictionshomographs 

CCSS RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.3.7, RF.3.4b,c, L.3.4a

Phonics: suffixes -able, -ible, -less, -ous CCSS L.3.2e, L.3.3a,b,c,d, RF.3.3c

Grammar: contractions CCSS L.3.2f, L.3.3a, W.3.2a,b,c,d

Lesson 29 The Planets

Lesson 29:  Story: The Planets

Skill: make predictions homographs  

CCSS RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.4, RI.3.5, RI.3.6, RI.3.7, RI.3.8, RI.3.9, RF.3.4c, L.3.4a

Phonics: prefixes bi-, non-, over- CCSS L.3.2e, L.3.3a,b,c,d, RF3.3c

Grammar: punctuation CCSS L.3.2a,b,c,d, L.3.3a, W.3.2a,b,c,d, W.3.8

Lesson 30 Voyage Across the Solar System

Lesson 30:  Story: Voyage Across the Solar System, Energy

Skill: review skills CCSS RL.3.1, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.5, RL.3.7, RL.3.10, RF.3.4a,b,c

Phonics: review CCSS RF.3.3a,b,c,d, L.3.2e, L.3.3a,b,c,d, L.3.4c

Grammar: review CCSS RF.3.3a,b,c,d, L.3.2e, L.3.3a,b,c,d, L.3.4c, W.3.4, W.3.5, W.3.6, W.3.10