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Resources for Grades 3 - 4

Third and fourth grade mean full days with lots of reading and writing! The materials here can help you make the most of the time outside of school.

Activities & Projects  

Digging for Answers: Become a Dinosaur Word Detective

Digging for Answers: Become a Dinosaur Word Detective

Scientists have been making dinosaur discoveries for a long, long time. Explore this mysterious world by reading about dinosaurs, solving a crossword puzzle, and building your own puzzle.

 

Write "Moving" Sports Poetry

Write "Moving" Sports Poetry

We've all heard the expression "poetry in motion"-this activity gets children writing poems about grace and movement using photos of athletes.

 
 

 

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Games & Tools  

Mystery Cube

Mystery Cube

The Mystery Cube asks children to separate a mystery into six distinct elements. Using it, children begin to see how a writer constructs a mystery—and can try writing their own.

 

 

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Tips & How To's  

Help a Child Choose a Book

Help a Child Choose a Book

Help children pick books that spark their interest, leave them feeling accomplished, and ready to hunt for their next book!

 

 

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Printouts  

My Nature Story

My Nature Story

Encourage children to ask questions about the natural world, to make observations, and to use their imaginations. They use their findings to create their own book.

 

 

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Podcasts  

Well-Read Weather

Well-Read Weather

In this episode Emily shares picture books and novels that stir things up with weather-filled action.

 

 

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