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Spencer Pointe
Elementary School
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Ms. Shileny
3rd Grade - Spencer Pointe
jshileny@nlsd122.org

We use the Storytown reading series.  Below you can access spelling, vocabulary, and skills information for each of the stories we cover.  Click on each story for details on skills taught and the vocabulary list for that story.  Click on the Spelling section to see the spelling list for each week's lesson. Happy reading!

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Lesson 1: 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

Vocabulary:  CCSS  L.3.4.a,b, L.3.6

pleasant - something that is pleasant is enjoyable and makes you happy.
coincidence - a coincidence is when two things happen that seem to fit together but are not connected.
modeled -  if you modeled something, you showed it so that other people could see it.
loyal-  someone who is loyal stands by you in good times and bad.
recited-  if you recited something, you memorized it and then spoke it aloud.
 murmur-  when people murmur, they speak so softly that they can hardly be heard. 
trudged-  if you walked slowly as though your feet were stuck in mud, you trudged.
 frustratedwhen you try and try to do something and cannot, then you might feel frustrated.
imitated-  if you copied what someone did or said, you imitated him or her.
gushedwhen you were excited about something and talked a lot about it, you gushed.

Phonics: short vowels 
            CCSS  L.3.2f

Grammar- statements and questions
             CCSS L.3.1i, L.3.6, W.3.4

Lesson 2: 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

Vocabulary:   CCSS  L.3.4.a,b, L.3.6

assembly-  an assembly is a group of people who have gathered for a reason.
plenty-  if you have plenty of something, you have more than enough.
dismiss-  to dismiss is to give permission to leave. 
squirmedif you squirmed in your seat, you kept wriggling around as if you were uncomfortable.
patchwork-  patchwork is cloth made by sewing together small pieces of different fabrics.
autographed- if you autographed something, you signed your name on it.
conquer- when you conquer something, such as a problem or a fear, you win against it and over come it.
resistance- when you feel resistance, you do not want something to happen.
ponderwhen you ponder, you take time to think about an idea.
anticipationwhen you feel anticipation, you feel excited because something is about to happen.

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

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

Lesson 3: Schools Around the World

Skill: locating information, using prior knowledge, using a dictionary
     CCSS RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.3, RI.3.5, RF.3.4b, L.3.2g, L.3.4d

 Vocabulary:    CCSS L.3.4a,b, L.3.6
chore- chores are small jobs that you need to do but may not enjoy.
certain- a certain thing is one particular thing.
resource- resources are materials, money, and other things that can be used.
culture- a culture is made up of a group’s customs and traditions.
tutor-  a tutor is someone who helps another person with schoolwork.
uniform- uniforms are clothes that all the people in a group wear so they are dressed alike.
proper- something that is proper is the way it is supposed to be, or correct.
boarding- when you are boarding someone, you are giving that person a place to live for a while.
literacy- literacy is the ability to read and write.
diverse- if a group of things is diverse, then the individual things in the group are different from each other.

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

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

VocabularyCCSS L.3.4a,b, L.3.6
talented- a talented person has the special ability to do something very well.
apply- when you apply for a job, you are asking for work.
research- research involves getting information about a question or topic.
invention- an invention is something completely new that someone has made.
hinder- when you hinder someone, you make it difficult or impossible for them to do something.
disappointed- you are disappointed if you are unhappy about the way something turned out.
persevere- you persevere when you keep trying to do something without giving up.
confidence- if you are sure that everything will work out, you have confidence.
ambitious- an ambitious person is eager to reach a goal.
attain- when you reach a goal, you attain it.

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

This week's lesson reviews skills taught in lessons 1-4.

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

 Vocabulary: CCSS L.3.4a,b, L.3.6
viewersviewers are people who watch something.
survive- to survive is to remain alive, even after great difficulties.
camouflage- when something has camouflage, it blends into its surroundings.
concealed- something that is concealed is covered up so it can’t be seen.
independent- a person who is independent is someone who does things on his or her own.
donated- something that has been donated has been given away for free.
media- the many ways that people communicate, including newspapers, magazines, and television, are
            all part of the media.
feature- when reporters do a special report on a topic, the report is called a feature.
image- an image is a picture of something or someone.
popular- something that is popular is something that many people like.

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

Grammar: review
     CCSS L.3.1i, L.3.6, W.3.5, W.3.6

Lesson 6: The Babe and I

Skill: fact or opinion, reread
     CCSS Rl.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RI.3.3, RI.3.6, L.3.5c, RF.3.4b

Vocabulary:  CCSS L.3.4a,b, L.3.6
skim- If a boat moves swiftly over the water, it skims the surface.
span- If the bridge spans meet, they come together.
contribution- If you help your family reach its goal, you make a contribution to your family.
initiative- When you take initiative, you make the first step in doing something.
midst- If you are in the midst of something,, you are in the middle of it.
shabby- Shabby things look old and worn out.
dazed- If you are dazed, you are confused and cannot think properly.
elevated- Something that is elevated is lifted up.
embarrass- If you embarrass someone, you make that person feel uncomfortable or ashamed.
collapses- When something collapses, it falls down because it is not well supported.

 

Phonics: Compound words 

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

synonyms, antonyms 
     CCSS RF.3c

Lesson 7: Aero and Officer Mike

Skill: fact/opinion, reread, synonyms, antonyms 
     ccss RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.7, RF.3.4b, L.3.5c

Vocabulary:   CCSS L.3.4a,b, L.3.6
babbleIf you babble, you say words that cannot be understood.
suspiciousIf you think someone cannot be trusted, you are suspicious of him or her.
accompany-   When you accompany someone, you go someplace with him or her.
competentIf you are competent, you’re good at what you are doing.
scentA scent is what something smells like.
wandersA person who wanders travels without planning where he or she is going.
whinedIf someone or something whined, it gave a long, high cry.
obeyWhen you obey, you do what you are told to do.
demonstrate- When you demonstrate something, you show how it works or how it is done.
patrol- People patrol an area when they go through it with the purpose of guarding it.


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

Skill: main ideas and detailssummarizingreference skills  
     CCSS RI.3.1, RI.3.2, RI.3.4, RI.3.5, RI.3.7, RF.3.4b, L.3.2g

Vocabulary CCSS L.3.4a,b, L.3.6
charging- If an animal is charging, it is rushing or moving quickly towards something or someone.
ferociousA ferocious animal looks angry and wild.
dominant- If someone or something is the strongest, it is dominant.
conflict- If two animals are fighting, they are in a conflict.
communicate- When two people or animals communicate, they share information.
flickWhen you flick something, you move it or snap it quickly.
alert- If you alert people to something, you get their attention and let them know to be careful.
signalA signal is a sound or an action that sends a message.
chatterWhen animals chatter, they repeat their sounds quickly.
groom- When an animal grooms itself, it makes itself neat and clean.  

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

Grammar: abbreviations 
     CCSS L.3.2a

Lesson 9: Stone Soup

Skill: main ideas and details, summarizing, reference skills  
     CCSS RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.3.7, RF.3.4b, L.3.2g

VocabularyCCSS L.3.4a,b, L.3.6 
denseWhen something is made of things that are very close together, it is dense.
reaction- A response to something that happens is a reaction.
ingredients- Ingredients are all the foods and spices that you use to make a certain kind of food.
graciousWhen you try to make a guest comfortable in your home, you are being gracious.
famine- When there is a famine, there is not enough food to feed everyone.
generous- People who are generous are happy to share with others.
curiosity- Something that is called a curiosity is something odd or unusual that interests people.
gaze- A gaze is a long look at something.
agreeable- Something that is agreeable is pleasing to the senses.
banquetIf you are going to a banquet, you are going to a special meal that will have a large amount
           of food.

 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

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

Vocabulary:     CCSS L.3.4a,b, L.3.6
investigateWhen you investigate something, you try to find out the truth about it.
expert- An expert is someone who knows a lot about a certain job.
laboratory- A place where experiments are done is a laboratory.
various- When there are various objects, there are objects of different types.
suspect- When you suspect someone of doing something; you think that person has done it.
confess- When you confess, you tell the truth about something you did wrong.
perplexed- When you are perplexed about something, you are confused about it.
inquisitive- If you are inquisitive about something, you are curious about it.
inviting- If something looks inviting, you want to take part in it or have something to do with it.
amusing- If something is fun or funny, it is amusing.

Phonics: review
      L.3.1a,b,i,L.3.2a

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

Lesson 11: Loved Best

Skill: plot, context clues, story structure  
     CCSS RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.5, RL.3.6, RL.3.7, RF.3.4b,c

Vocabulary:    CCSS L.3.4a,b, L.3.

swooned- If you had a terrible shock or surprise that made you faint or fall, you might have swooned. astonished- When you are amazed and surprised by something, you are astonished.
encouraging-An encouraging word from a friend can make you feel that you can do something well.
brief- If something is brief, it does not take much time.
chuckling- If you are chuckling, you are laughing quietly to yourself.
soothing- Something that is soothing makes you feel calm.
sobbed- Someone who sobbed cried very hard.
praised-If you praised someone, you told that person that he or she did something well.
envious- If you feel envious, you want something that someone else has.
rivalry- People who have a rivalry are competing against each other for something.

 

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

Grammar: possessive nouns 

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

Vocabulary:   CCSS L.3.4a,b, L.3.6

decipheredIf you have figured out a message that is difficult to understand or that is written in 
     code, then you have deciphered it.
mistaken- If you are wrong about something, you are mistaken.
translateIf you translate something, you say or write it in another language.
repairsWhen something needs repairs, it needs to be fixed.
heavingHeaving is throwing something heavy with great effort.
bothersomeWhen something is bothersome, it bothers you and causes problems
dinIf there is a din, there is so much noise that it is hard to hear anything over it.
dodgingWhen you are dodging something, you avoid something that is coming toward you.
catastrophe- A catastrophe is something really terrible that has happened.
fortunate- If you are fortunate, you are very lucky.
 

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 purpose, ask 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

Vocabulary:    CCSS  L.3.4a,b, L.3.6

tugged- If you tugged something, you pulled it hard.
pausedIf you paused, you stopped what you were doing for just a moment.
columns- A column is a tall, circular structure that holds up part of a building.
absorb- Something absorbs a liquid if it soaks up the liquid.
protects- When you protect something, you keep it safe.
rustlingWhen objects are rustling, they are moving and making soft sound.
dissolve- When something dissolves, it mixes completely with a liquid.
particlesTiny pieces of something are called particles.
scavengerAn animal is a scavenger if it collects leftover and unwanted objects.
self-sufficient- If something is self-sufficient, it makes everything it needs.

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

Skill: author’s purpose, ask questions, graphic 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

Vocabulary:    CCSS L.3.4a,b, L.3.6

sprout-  When something sprouts, it begins to grow.
damp- If something is damp, it is a little bit wet.
suppose- When you suppose something, you think that it is happening or that it is going to happen.
roostA bird will try to roost, or settle, in trees or on branches.
spears- If someone spears something, he or she sticks something sharp through it.
strikes-When something strikes people, it hits them or happens to them.
glimpse- When you get a glimpse of something, you get only a quick peek at it.
maze- If you are in a maze, you are in winding paths that are like a puzzle.
transformation- If someone or something has gone through a transformation, it has been changed.
harmonyIf two things are living in harmony, they are living in agreement, living peacefully.

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

Skill: review skills  

     CCSS RF.3.4a,b,c, RF.3.10, L.3.3b

Vocabulary:  CCSS L.3.4a,b, L.3.6

luscious- Something that is luscious appeals to your senses, such as your sense of taste.
expertise- If someone has expertise, he or she knows a lot about a particular topic or skill
issue- An issue is an edition of a newspaper or magazine.
advice- If you give someone advice, you tell what you think the person should do.
consult-  When you consult someone, you ask him or her for information.
recommend- When you recommend something, you tell someone that you think it is good.
sensible- Someone who is sensible makes good decisions and judgments.
devise- To devise is to figure out a way to do something.
correspondence- If you send correspondence, you are communicating in writing.
shudderIf you shudder, you are trembling from fear or from being cold.

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

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

Vocabulary:   CCSS L.3.4a,b, L.3.6

charmingIf you are charming, you have a way of pleasing people with what you say and how you act.
racket- If you make a lot of noise, you are making a racket.
ingenious- If you do something clever or imaginative, you are ingenious.
outwitIf you trick someone by doing something clever you outsmart, or outwit, them.
tender- Something like food, that is tender is soft and easy to chew or cut.
delighted- When you are very happy about something, you are delighted.
brittle- Things that are brittle are so stiff and hard that they break easily.
embraced- If you hugged someone, you embraced that person.
cunning- Someone who is cunning uses smart and tricky ways to get what he or she wants.
disguised- If you are disguised, you are wearing something that keeps people from knowing who you are.

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

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

Lesson 17: Two Bear Cubs

Skill: compare and contrast, read 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

Vocabulary: CCSS L.3.4a,b, L.3.6

aweIf something fills you with awe, you are amazed by it.
concentration- Concentration is focusing your attention on a single thing.
dilemma- A dilemma is a problem or a difficult situation.
commendable- If something is commendable, it is worthy of attention and praise.
glancingWhen you are glancing at something, you are taking a quick look at it.
scoldingIf you are scolding someone, you are angrily pointing out that person’s mistake.
consoleWhen you comfort or cheer someone up, you console him or her.
heroicSomeone who is heroic is brave and acts like a hero.
drowsyWhen you are drowsy, you feel sleepy.
burdenA burden is a heavy load that is difficult to carry.

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


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

Vocabulary:  CCSS L.3.4a,b, L.3.6

dull- When something is not shiny, it is dull.
towersSomething that is very tall towers over shorter things.
masterpieceA great piece of art can be called a masterpiece.
heritage- Memories and traditions of your family’s past are part of our heritage.
glorious- If something is so wonderful that you can hardly believe, it is glorious.
memory- A memory is something you remember.
ruined- If something is ruined, it is destroyed.
streakTo streak is to move very fast from one place to another.
crept- If you crept, you moved slowly and carefully so that you wouldn’t be seen or heard.
yankedWhen something is yanked, it is given a quick, hard pull.

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

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

Vocabulary:   CCSS L.3.4a,b, L.3.6

deliberately-  If you move slowly and carefully you move deliberately.
composed- If you made up a song,, you composed it.
suggested- If you suggested something, you gave someone an idea.
enormousSomething that is enormous is very big.
exclaimed- If you exclaimed something, you said it excitedly.
swift- Something that is swift moves very quickly.
vain- If you are vain, you think very highly of yourself.
overheard- If you overheard what people said, you heard it without them knowing that you were listening.
gratitude- If you thank someone for something, you are showing gratitude.
compassionIf you are kind to someone, you are showing compassion.

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

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

Lesson 20: Backstage with Chris and Casey

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

VocabularyCCSS L.3.4a,b, L.3.6
versions- If there are different versions of a story, the story is told in different ways.
rehearse- To rehearse is to practice for a performance.
mandatory- Something that is mandatory is required.
criticize-When you criticize something, you tell what you think is wrong with it.
immerse- To immerse oneself is to become very involved in something.
dialogue- Conversation between people is called dialogue.
camaraderie- People have camaraderie when they are comfortable with each other and spend a lot of
     time together.
flawless- If a performance is flawless, there are no mistakes in it.
tragic- A tragic event is something that is horrible and hard to forget.
limpWhen something is limp, it is too weak to move or support itself.

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

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

VocabularyCCSS L.3.4a,b, L.3.6
conservedIf something is rare or important, you protect  or conserve it.
strict- If you are stern and demand obedience, you are strict.
absence- An absence means that something or someone is not present.
sheltersSomething that shelters you protects you and keeps you safe.
permanently- If something stays one way forever, it stays that way permanently.
drifts- When something drifts, it moves along without direction.
scarce- Something is scarce if there is not much of it to be found.
dim- It is dim when there is not much light.
harsh- If something is hard to stand up to, like a blizzard, it is harsh.
bleak- If something is cold and gloomy, it is bleak.

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

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

PENGUIN FACTS       
PENGUIN CAM  AT SEAWORLD 

Is, Am, or Are

Verb Viper

More "be" verb practice

Fill in the blank with the correct form of the "be" verb


Lesson 22: 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

Vocabulary:   CCSS L.3.4a,b, L.3.6
blanketedIf an area is blanketed in fog or snow, it is covered.
surroundingsThe area around you is your surroundings.
nocturnal- If an animal is nocturnal, it sleeps during the day and is active at night.
effort- When you work hard, you put out effort.
dozes-  Someone who dozes takes short naps.
swoopsWhen something moves through the air lightly and quickly, it is fluttering.
detailA detail is a small feature.
flutteringWhen something moves through the air lightly and quickly, it is fluttering.
plummetIf you drop suddenly from a great height, you plummet.
invertedSomething that is turned upside down or is inside out is inverted.

 

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

BAT FACTS

Lesson 23: Chestnut Cove

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, L.3.4a, RF.3.4b,c

Vocabulary:  CCSS L.3.4a,b, L.3.6
eagerly- If you are waiting eagerly for something, you are excited or anxious for it to happen.
transferredIf you transferred something, you moved it from one place to another.
fondnessIf you like something very much, you have a fondness for it.
emotion- An emotion is a feeling such as happiness.
ridiculous- Something that is very silly is ridiculous.
disgraceful- If something is disgraceful, it is shocking and acceptable.
decent- Someone who is decent is good and fair.
inheritWhen you inherit something, you have been given something by someone who used to own it.
contented- If you are contented, you are happy with the way things are.
collaborateIf you are going to work with others on a project, you are planning to collaborate.

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

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

Lesson 24: 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

Vocabulary:    CCSS L.3.4a,b, L.3.6
affordable-  If you have enough money to buy something, that thing is affordable.
individually- If you speak to your friends one at a time, you speak to them individually.
clutter- If a place such as your desk or your room has clutter, it is messy and full of things you do not
     really need.
visibleWhen something is visible, you can see it.
mentioned- If you mentioned something, you talked about it briefly.
beckoned- If you beckoned to someone, you used your hand to signal him or her to come to you.
flustered- If something flustered you,  it made you forget what you were saying or doing.
remark- A remark is something that is said about something.
presentation- If you describe or perform something in front of a group of people, you are putting on a 
     presentation.
effectiveWhen you get the result you want, then your actions have been effective.

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: 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

Vocabulary:  CCSS L.3.4a,b, L.3.6

required
-
 Something that is required is needed.
functional- Something that serves a purpose is functional.
inhabitants- The people or animals that live in a certain place are the inhabitants of that place.
amazement- Amazement is a feeling of great wonder and surprise.
ample- An amount that is ample is enough or more than is needed.
responsibility- A responsibility is something you are excited to do.
futuristic- A futuristic story tells how things might be in the future.
realistic- A book that is realistic describes things as they really are.
confused- A confused person is mixed up.
shiftingIf air is shifting, it is moving or changing

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

Skill: inferences,  multiple 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

Vocabulary:    CCSS L.3.4a,b, L.3.6
bristlyIf something is bristly, it is covered with short, stiff hairs.
dreadful- If something is dreadful, it is scary or terrible.
adamant- If someone is adamant, he or she is very determined or stubborn.
inevitableIf something is inevitable, it cannot be avoided or stopped.
nuisance- Something or someone that bothers you can be a nuisance.
boasting- Someone who is boasting is telling other people wonderful things about himself or herself
sway- When things sway, they swing slowly back and forth.
oblige- When you oblige someone, you help the person.
summoning- If you are summoning someone, you are calling for the person to come.
sedentary- If you have a sedentary job or lifestyle, you are sitting down most of the time.
 

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

Grammar: irregular verbs 
     CCSS L.3.1d, L.3.1a,i, L.3.6, W.3.10

SPIDER FACTS 

Lesson 27: Spiders and their Webs

Skill: make inferences, multiple 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

Vocabulary:   CCSSL.3.4a,b, L.3.6
justiceIf you treat others fairly, you are showing justice. 
taskWhen you finish your work, you have completed a task.
elaborate- If many details decorate something, it is elaborate. 
inventive- A person who creates or solves something in a new way is inventive. 
preyPrey is an animal that is hunted for food.  
shallowSomething shallow is not very deep. 
reelsA person reels something in by winding up a line attached to it.
strandsLong, thin pieces of something are called strands.
socialA social animal is one that lives in a group with other animals of the same kind. 
spiralA spiral shape curls around and around in a circle.

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

Lesson 28: The Science Fair

Skill: make predictions, homographs 
     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

Vocabulary:   CCSS L.3.4a,b, L.3.6
humor- When you have a sense of humor, it means you enjoy telling and hearing about things that are funny.
abroadIf you go abroad, you go overseas to a different country.
preparationPreparation is everything you do to get ready for something.
gimmick- A gimmick is a trick or a way to grab people’s attention.
sprinkled- If something is sprinkled, it means tiny pieces of something else have been scattered over it.
expand- When things expand, they get bigger.
erupt- Something that erupts breaks out of its bounds.
thoroughIf you do something in a thorough way, you do a careful and complete job.
deliberation- When something takes a  lot of deliberation, it takes a great deal of thought.
grainyIf something is grainy, it is not smooth but has many small, hard pieces.

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

Skillmake 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

Vocabulary:   CCSS L.3.4a,b, L.3.6

distinct
When there are several similar but separate objects, they are said to be distinct.
slightly- When something happens slightly, you can barely tell it happened.
infinite- When there is so much of something that it cannot be measured, its size it infinite.
expansiveSomething that is expansive covers a lot of space.
rotate- Something that rotates spins like a top.
steady- A light that is steady always looks the same and does not change or go out.
reflect- When something reflects, light bounces off its surface instead of passing through it.
surface- The surface of something is the top part of it.
evidence- Evidence is proof of what has happened.
appearHow something appears is the way it looks or seems to be.

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

Grammarpunctuation
      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

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

Vocabulary:   CCSS L.3.4a,b, L.3.6

magnifyWhen you magnify something, you make it look larger than it actually is. 
observed- If you observed something, you watched it carefully to learn more about it.  
generate-To generate something is to produce it. 
confirm- When you can prove something is correct, you can confirm it.
picturesque- Something that is picturesque is pretty enough to be in a picture.
safeguard- To safeguard something is to protect and guard it. 
expedition- An expedition is an adventure or a journey to a new place. 
uncharted- If an area is uncharted, there are no maps of that place.  
aligned- When two things are aligned, they match up perfectly.
occurWhen something occurs, it happens.

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

Spelling

Short Vowels
     CCSS  L.3.2f
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1.
clock
   
2.
tell
   
3.
sunset
   
4.
jump
   
5.
felt
   
6.
basket
   
7.
stop
   
8.
stand
   
9.
dust
   
10.
lamp
   
11.
still
   
12.
muffin
   
13.
drop
   
14.
went
   
15.
shut
   
16.
pumpkin
   
17.
drink
   
18.
this
   
19.
last
   
20.
hidden
Spelling

Root word and ending – ed and ing
     CCSS L.3.2.e,f

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1.
waking
   
2.
folded
   
3.
riding
   
4.
baking
   
5.
picked
   
6.
taking
   
7.
equipped
   
8.
moved
   
9.
hopped
   
10.
having
   
11.
running
   
12.
letting
   
13.
happening
   
14.
shopped
   
15.
dancing
   
16.
quitting
   
17.
freezing
   
18.
saved
   
19.
drawing
   
20.
pulled
Spelling

Long Vowel Digraphs
CCSS L.3.2e

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1.
team
   
2.
layer
   
3.
daydream
   
4.
stain
   
5.
slow
   
6.
glow
   
7.
dream
   
8.
speed
   
9.
speedboat
   
10.
play
   
11.
sweet
   
12.
cocoa
   
13.
raise
   
14.
wheelbarrow
   
15.
away
   
16.
trail
   
17.
lean
   
18.
freedom
   
19.
deep
   
20.
toast
Spelling

Plurals s and es
     CCSS L.3.1b
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1.
babies
   
2.
flies
   
3.
wishes
   
4.
dishes
   
5.
lines
   
6.
ants
   
7.
ladies
   
8.
toys
   
9.
bushes
   
10.
libraries
   
11.
glasses
   
12.
things
   
13.
brothers
   
14.
puppies
   
15.
games
   
16.
rocks
   
17.
boxes
   
18.
packages
   
19.
families
   
20.
melodies
Spelling

Review
CCSS L.3.1b, L.3.2e, L.3.2f
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1.
clock
   
2.
ladies
   
3.
stain
   
4.
waking
   
5.
bushes
   
6.
hopped
   
7.
team
   
8.
moved
   
9.
games
   
10.
slow
   
11.
layer
   
12.
folded
   
13.
drink
   
14.
flies
   
15.
toast
Spelling


Compound Words

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1.
notebook
   
2.
sunshine
   
3.
airplane
   
4.
sidewalk
   
5.
classroom
   
6.
sandpaper
   
7.
pickup
   
8.
playground
   
9.
cannot
   
10.
hallway
   
11.
raindrop
   
12.
mailbox
   
13.
upstairs
   
14.
bedroom
   
15.
something
   
16.
thumbtack
   
17.
outside
   
18.
teaspoon
   
19.
baseball
   
20.
homework
 
Spelling

Digraphs
CCSS L.3.2f
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1.
wash
   
2.
wheat
   
3.
chin
   
4.
friendship
   
5.
cashier
   
6.
sharp
   
7.
machine
   
8.
children
   
9.
finished
   
10.
push
   
11.
peach
   
12.
child
   
13.
pitch
   
14.
when
   
15.
itch
   
16.
chef
   
17.
where
   
18.
much
   
19.
hatched
   
20.
chance
Spelling

Diphthongs   /ou/ ou, ow /oi/ oi, oy
CCSS RF.3.2f
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1.
loud
   
2.
moist
   
3.
clown
   
4.
growl
   
5.
house
   
6.
gown
   
7.
bounce
   
8.
avoid
   
9.
round
   
10.
foil
   
11.
boiling
   
12.
mouse
   
13.
cloudy
   
14.
cowboy
   
15.
eyebrows
   
16.
annoy
   
17.
enjoy
   
18.
spoil
   
19.
coil
   
20.
voyage
Spelling

Consonant blends  Str, scr, spr

     CCSS L.3.2e,f

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1.
scream
   
2.
strength
   
3.
stray
   
4.
spray
   
5.
scratch
   
6.
sprout
   
7.
string
   
8.
screen
   
9.
strike
   
10.
sprint
   
11.
destroy
   
12.
instruct
   
13.
strangers
   
14.
street
   
15.
spring
   
16.
describe
   
17.
strong
   
18.
stripe
   
19.
stream
   
20.
spread
Spelling

Review
     L.3.1a,b,i,L.3.2a
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1.
scratch
   
2.
clown
   
3.
sprint
   
4.
street
   
5.
chef
   
6.
moist
   
7.
enjoy
   
8.
chance
   
9.
something
   
10.
push
   
11.
wheat
   
12.
airplane
   
13.
itch
   
14.
loud
   
15.
upstairs
Spelling

C-le syllable
     L.3.2e,f, RF.3.3c
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1.
uncle
   
2.
scribble
   
3.
beetle
   
4.
title
   
5.
scrambled
   
6.
purple
   
7.
saddle
   
8.
apple
   
9.
simple
   
10.
twinkle
   
11.
cable
   
12.
rattle
   
13.
middle
   
14.
tablecloth
   
15.
buckled
   
16.
table
   
17.
little
   
18.
sprinkle
   
19.
bubble
   
20.
trouble
Spelling

Digraphs -  kn and sn
     CCSS  L.3.2e,f, RF.3.3d
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1.
gnat
   
2.
sign
   
3.
write
   
4.
knight
   
5.
wrinkle
   
6.
wrist
   
7.
laughter
   
8.
wrench
   
9.
knew
   
10.
knees
   
11.
wring
   
12.
known
   
13.
cough
   
14.
kneel
   
15.
unknown
   
16.
knob
   
17.
gnaw
   
18.
rough
   
19.
knitting
   
20.
playwright
Spelling

Consonants s/j/dge
     CCSS L.3.2f
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1.
judge
   
2.
office
   
3.
ceiling
   
4.
strange
   
5.
ice
   
6.
imagine
   
7.
bridge
   
8.
stage
   
9.
recent
   
10.
difference
   
11.
edge
   
12.
age
   
13.
range
   
14.
rice
   
15.
central
   
16.
giant
   
17.
ledge
   
18.
margin
   
19.
celery
   
20.
police
Spelling

V/CV and VC/V Syllable
     CCSS L.3.2e,f
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1.
music
   
2.
solid
   
3.
colony
   
4.
hotel
   
5.
visiting
   
6.
regret
   
7.
cabin
   
8.
given
   
9.
wagon
   
10.
robin
   
11.
recital
   
12.
broken
   
13.
final
   
14.
vanish
   
15.
seven
   
16.
pupil
   
17.
total
   
18.
taken
   
19.
color
   
20.
petal
Spelling

Review
     CCSS L.3.2e,f RF 3.3c,d 

1.
rattle
   
2.
giant
   
3.
wrench
   
4.
knight
   
5.
police
   
6.
seven
   
7.
hotel
   
8.
title
   
9.
taken
   
10.
broken
   
11.
gnat
   
12.
rough
   
13.
saddle
   
14.
edge
   
15.
judge
Spelling

R-controlled vowel or/ore/our/oar/ar
     CCSS L.3.2.e,f 

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1.
sport
   
2.
before
   
3.
form
   
4.
swarm
   
5.
warm
   
6.
soar
   
7.
forest
   
8.
warn
   
9.
course
   
10.
wore
   
11.
force
   
12.
explorer
   
13.
coarse
   
14.
fourth
   
15.
seashore
   
16.
story
   
17.
bore
   
18.
fourteen
   
19.
scoreboard
   
20.
glory
Spelling


R-controlled vowel er, ir, ur, or, ear
     CCSS L.3.2e,f

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1.
perfect
   
2.
purse
   
3.
answer
   
4.
creature
   
5.
pearl
   
6.
mixture
   
7.
return
   
8.
hurt
   
9.
verse
   
10.
uncurled
   
11.
thirsty
   
12.
word
   
13.
Earth
   
14.
work
   
15.
curtain
   
16.
clerk
   
17.
person
   
18.
burn
   
19.
girl
   
20.
first
Spelling

Suffixes er, est, ly, ful
     CCSS RF.3.3, L.3.1.g, L.3.2e,f 

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1.
bigger
   
2.
faster
   
3.
doubtful
   
4.
slowly
   
5.
gently
   
6.
lonely
   
7.
playful
   
8.
careful
   
9.
really
   
10.
biggest
   
11.
finally
   
12.
smaller
   
13.
quickly
   
14.
nicest
   
15.
useful
   
16.
thankful
   
17.
forgetful
   
18.
nicer
   
19.
delightful
   
20.
finest
Spelling

Prefixes un, re, dis
     CCSS RF.3a, L.34b,c 

1. undo

2. redo

3. dislike

4. react

5. refill

6. uneasy

7. reread

8. unlike

9. remove

10. dishonest

11. unhappy

12. rebuilt

13. displease

14. uncover

15. rewrite

16. recycle

17. disagree

18. review

19. unclear

20. disorder 

Spelling

Vowels oo, ew, ue, ui
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1. threw
2. cool 
3. foot 
4. cook 
5. bruise
6. hook 
7. tool
8. brook 
9. booth 
10. school

11. choose
12. balloon
13. cartoon
14. afternoon 
15. understood

16. loosely
17. cocoon
18. raccoon
19. cookbook
20. neighborhood 

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Vowel variants o, au, aw, a, ought
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1. ought

2. soft
3. yawn 
4. walk 
5. long

6. also

7. thaw 
8. lost
9. cause 
10. taught
11. pause 
12. straw 
13. false 
14. author 
15. almost

16. swallow
17. naughty
18. somersault 
19. sprawling 
20. faucet 

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Prefixes pre-, mis-, in-
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1.
input
   
2.
indoors
   
3.
misspell
   
4.
misuse
   
5.
incorrect
   
6.
preview
   
7.
misplace
   
8.
misread
   
9.
incomplete
   
10.
pretest
   
11.
misbehave
   
12.
preset
   
13.
preschool
   
14.
mistaken
   
15.
mismatch
   
16.
invisible
   
17.
preheat
   
18.
inside
   
19.
mislead
   
20.
misprint
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Schwa /e/
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1.
alike
   
2.
upon
   
3.
across
   
4.
apart
   
5.
ahead
   
6.
either
   
7.
above
   
8.
amount
   
9.
applause
   
10.
agree
   
11.
cover
   
12.
about
   
13.
among
   
14.
ever
   
15.
again
   
16.
around
   
17.
alive
   
18.
awake
   
19.
afraid
   
20.
appear
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Review

1. choose
2. booth 
3. foot
4. bruise 
5. threw

6. soft
7. cause
8. thaw
9. false
10. preschool

11. misspell 
12. indoors 
13. apart
14. across 
15. around

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Suffixes -tion, -sion

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1.
action
   
2.
station
   
3.
vision
   
4.
decision
   
5.
session
   
6.
nation
   
7.
definition
   
8.
caution
   
9.
section
   
10.
mention
   
11.
collection
   
12.
attention
   
13.
fiction
   
14.
discussion
   
15.
motion
   
16.
admission
   
17.
vacation
   
18.
portion
   
19.
description
   
20.
question
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v/v syllable pattern

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1.
idea
   
2.
science
   
3.
create
   
4.
piano
   
5.
loyal
   
6.
reality
   
7.
cereal
   
8.
fluid
   
9.
video
   
10.
quiet
   
11.
radio
   
12.
area
   
13.
neon
   
14.
triumph
   
15.
lion
   
16.
poetry
   
17.
stereo
   
18.
scientific
   
19.
dial
   
20.
pliers
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suffixes -able, -ible, -less, -ous

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1.
famous
   
2.
valuable
   
3.
remarkable
   
4.
reliable
   
5.
terrible
   
6.
useless
   
7.
nervous
   
8.
endless
   
9.
helpless
   
10.
countless
   
11.
powerless
   
12.
washable
   
13.
dangerous
   
14.
suitable
   
15.
restlessly
   
16.
flexible
   
17.
various
   
18.
careless
   
19.
responsible
   
20.
doable
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Prefixes bi-, non-, over-

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1.
nonstick
   
2.
overdue
   
3.
overnight
   
4.
overtaken
   
5.
overcoat
   
6.
overboard
   
7.
nonfat
   
8.
overlook
   
9.
nontoxic
   
10.
nonfiction
   
11.
biweekly
   
12.
overhead
   
13.
oversee
   
14.
biplane
   
15.
nonstop
   
16.
overheat
   
17.
overflow
   
18.
overdone
   
19.
bicycle
   
20.
nonsense
 
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