3rd Grade March Daily Language Review
With the implementation of the new ELA TEKS this year, having a daily spiral review in your toolbox that reviews all the TEKS for language, spelling, and writing is a MUST!! DAILY WRITING READY© is a standards-based program that follows a research-based model of continuous, systematic instruction, building from simple to complex to help students learn and retain skills. In this 3rd grade unit for March, students practice language & writing skills in 10-15 minute daily lessons. Skills taught in this unit include:
- revising & editing drafts
- writing compositions (correspondence, personal narrative, expository/informational)
- introductory sentences
- supporting sentences
- concluding statements
- capitalization (proper nouns, holidays, months, days of the week, titles of people, geographical names & places, beginning of sentence)
- simple & compound sentences
- homophones (knew/new, weak/week)
- parts of speech (article adjectives, comparative/superlative adjectives, plural/possessive nouns, prepositions/prepositional phrases, pronouns, proper nouns, verbs)
- punctuation (apostrophes in possessives & contractions, commas in a series, comma in compound sentence, ending punctuation)
- spelling (adding prefixes/suffixes, compound words)
- In the March-May/June sets, on Monday – Thursday, students will read a short STAAR-formatted passage with 2 revising & editing multiple-choice questions & complete 1 exit ticket (a short formative assessment or quick write linked to the objective of that day’s lessons).
- On Friday, students will read a slightly longer STAAR-formatted passage with 10 revising & editing multiple-choice questions and complete an optional writing prompt. A 26-lined written composition paper is included, as well as a rubric for scoring the essay.
*This unit is part of our full-year DAILY WRITING READY© growing bundle (34 weeks of daily lessons & weekly assessments). The program is designed so that all ELA TEKS are covered during the first 20 weeks (August – February week 2) of instruction. In week 21 (February week 3), to begin preparing students for the 4th grade expectations, the daily lessons will evolve into short STAAR-formatted passages with 2 revising & editing multiple-choice questions each day on Monday-Thursday. The Friday assessments for weeks 21-34 will include a slightly longer STAAR-formatted passage with 10 revising & editing multiple-choice questions and an optional writing prompt.