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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  

Explore and Write About Nature

Explore and Write About Nature

In this activity, children look closely at living things in their natural environments and then make books about what they see.

 

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  

Graphic Map

Graphic Map

The Graphic Map allows children and teens to chart the significant points related to a particular item or group of items, such as chapters in a book, amounts of money spent, events during a day,
month, year, or life, or scenes in a play.

 

 

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Tips & How To's  

Read the World Around You

Read the World Around You

Encourage children to read print and pictures that are all around. Children feel pretty proud when they can read their street signs or the name of the store up the block. It’s part treasure hunt, part reading lesson.

 

 

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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  

Think Peace

Think Peace

Use these books as a springboard to discuss how children and adults alike can use peaceful, nonviolent methods to affect change in society.

 

 

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