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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  

Write a Recipe

Write a Recipe

Use recipes to help children practice reading and writing step-by-step instructions. Have them sample the results to see how they did.

 

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  

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  

Swing, Jitterbug, and Sing the Blues

Swing, Jitterbug, and Sing the Blues

Music provides the perfect introduction and accompaniment to this collection of books including Jazzy Miz Mosetta, Sweethearts of Rhythm, and Boycott Blues.

 

 

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