3rd Grade News: 11/11

Skills for November 14-18:

ELA: Outer Space

Central Text: Starry Messenger

Through a mixture of powerful prose, elegant illustrations, and quotations, students discover Galileo’s brilliance was we read Peter Sis’s Starry Messenger.


– Write an explanatory essay to demonstrate understanding of the relationship between a series of scientific ideas about space found in Starry Messenger.
– Use information from quotations and illustrations to determine an essential idea.
– Demonstrate knowledge of sequence words, cause-and-effect words, and context clues.

Math: Solving Two-Step Problems


– Connect two-step word problems, diagrams, and equations with a symbol for the unknown quantity.
– Analyze written statements and other representations and make connections among them both quantitatively and abstractly.

Science: Planetary Objects

Use data to categorize the planets in the solar system as inner or outer planets according to their physical properties.

Social Studies: The 50 States
– Identify and locate the fifty states of the United States.
– Identify the regions of the United States and be able to describe each region’s climate, industries, major bodies of water, and important landmarks.

Have a great weekend!

The 3rd Grade Team

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