Homework

Third Grade Students are recommended to spend the maximum of 30 minutes a night on homework. If a child is spending more than 30 minutes, please stop the child and I will review with them in class. 

Schedule: Mondays- Thursdays
Purpose: Practice skills taught in the classroom and to reinforce concepts. 

Reading

Orange Group- Sight Words: These lists contain words 600 to 1,000 from the Fry Instant Word Lists (1980).The students will be required to know how to read the words on each set. The daily practice is designed to help the students build reading fluency. The students will be tested weekly for mastery. Mastery is being able to read each word in a second (see it, say it). The student will move on to the next set when at least 75% (20 words) has been mastered. When the child moves into the next set please continue to review any words that have not been mastered from the previous sets. This is part of the daily homework. Please help your child to achieve this goal. These words may be written on sentence strips to be practiced at home.

Red Group-Sight Word Phrases: These phrases contain the word from 600 to 1,000 Fry Instant Word List (1980). Repeated reading of a few phrases per week gives students practice reading high-frequency words and developing fluency and general proficiency. These phrases may be written on sentence strips to be practiced at home.

ALL STUDENTS: Reading Passages: The same story will be read 3 times per evening, Monday-Thursday for homework. Your child’s Homework Log will indicate which story is to be read each week.

  1. Your child will read the 1st time to build accuracy. It should be timed for 1 minute. Count the number of words read correctly and record the words per minute (wpm) in the Home Practice section.

  2. Your child will read the story a 2nd time to practice using punctuation when reading and to develop expression.

  3. Your child will read the story a 3rd time to develop comprehension.

  4. In addition to fluency practice, your child will answer one to two questions per night from the passage using the RACE Strategy. This will help to enhance comprehension and vocabulary development. Orange and Red group will complete one question nightly.

Math
1. For 10 minutes, complete 1 math worksheet. For all word problems, students are to use RACE strategy. 

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