Pasadena Plus Instructional Focus

Grade 3 Grammar & Writing

First Nine Weeks

Grammar Focus

Writing (Ongoing)

Print Materials

Target Test

Internet Resources

Sentences


TE and SE pages 24-32

Chapter 6
Expressive/Narrative
Chapter 3 Personal Voice

Harcourt Chapter 1 Page 5

Wacky Web Tales

Subject/Nouns


TE and SE pages 34-43

Chapter 6
 Expressive/Narrative
 Chapter 3 Personal Voice

Harcourt Chapter 2 Page 10

Nouns

Writer's Craft: Personal Voice

TE and SE pages 44-50

Chapter 6
Expressive/Narrative
Chapter 3 Personal Voice

Harcourt Chapter 3  

 

Predicates

TE and SE pages 52-59

Chapter 6
Expressive/Narrative
Chapter 3 Personal Voice

Harcourt Chapter 4 Page 15

Predicates

Simple/Compound Sentences

TE and SE pages 62-69

Chapter 6
Expressive/Narrative
Chapter 3 Personal Voice

Harcourt Chapter 5 Page 20 Compound Sentences

Writing Workshop: Personal Narrative and Story

TE and SE pages 72-83

Chapter 6
Expressive/Narrative
Chapter 3 Personal Voice
Harcourt Chapters 6, 36 Prompt: TAAS Prep Book, pp. 19, 87 Model for Narrative
About Nouns

TE and SE pages 92-99

Chapter 6
Expressive/Narrative
Chapter 3 Personal Voice
Harcourt Chapter 7 Page 25 Nouns

Nouns

Singular/Plural Nouns

TE and SE pages 102-109

Chapter 6
Expressive/Narrative
Chapter 3 Personal Voice

Harcourt Chapter 8 Page 30 Singular and Plural Nouns
Week 9

Review and Reteach

Chapter 6
Expressive/Narrative
Chapter 3 Personal Voice

     
Reading Focus - Hidden Surprises Story Practice Book Target Test Internet Resources
Intro: Prefixes/Suffixes

Focus: Make and Confirm Predictions
Arthur Writes a Story (page T12) (3-1)
p. 5-6
 

Prefix Skills
Vocabulary Powerpoint

Intro: Facts/Details

Focus: Word Identification Strategies/Syllabication
Marta's Magnets (page T62)   TAAS Prep Book p. 24-25
(Prefixes/Suffixes)
Vocabulary Powerpoint
Intro: Summarization

Focus: Predict Outcomes
Ronald Morgan Goes to Camp (page T110) (3-1)
p. 21-23
TAAS Prep Book p. 44-45
(Predict Outcomes)
Vocabulary Powerpoint
Intro: Multiple Meaning Words

Focus: Summarization
Allie's Basketball Dream (page T152)     Vocabulary Powerpoint
Intro: Cause/Effect

Focus: Elements of Nonfiction
Water Woman (page T200)   TAAS Prep Book p. 42-43
(Cause/Effect)
Vocabulary Powerpoint
Intro: Setting/Story Elements

Focus: Facts/Details
Officer Buckle and Gloria (page T266) (3-1)
p. 46-47
TAAS Prep Book p. 36-37 (Setting)  
Intro: Draw Conclusion

Focus: Context Clues
Turtle Boy (page T314) (3-1)
p. 54-55
Tested with Inference (2nd Nine Weeks) Context Clues
End of 1st Nine Weeks        

Second Nine Weeks

Grammar Focus Writing (Ongoing) Print Materials Target Test Internet Resources
Writer's Craft: Paragraphing
Writer's Craft: Organizing Information

TE and SE pages (Ch9) 112-119
(Ch27) 328-335

Ch9-Paragraph
Ch27-Organ. Info
Ch12-How To
Ch15-Word Ch.

Harcourt Chapters 9, 27    
Possessive Nouns

TE and SE pages 120-129

Ch9-Paragraph
Ch27-Organ. Info
Ch12-How To
Ch15-Word Ch.

Harcourt Chapter 10 Page 35

Possessive Nouns

Action Verbs and the Verb Be

TE and SE pages 130-139

Ch9-Paragraph
Ch27-Organ. Info
Ch12-How To
Ch15-Word Ch.

Harcourt Chapter 11 Page 40

Verbs
Action Verbs

Writing  Workshop: How-To Essay

TE and SE pages 140-153

Ch9-Paragraph
Ch27-Organ. Info
Ch12-How To
Ch15-Word Ch.

Harcourt Chapter 12 Prompt: TAAS Prep Book, pp. 19,87

Model for How-to

Main Verbs and Helping Verbs

TE and SE pages 166-175

Ch9-Paragraph
Ch27-Organ. Info
Ch12-How To
Ch15-Word Ch.
Harcourt Chapter 13 Page 45

Helping Verbs and Main Verbs

Present-Tense Verbs

TE and SE pages

Ch9-Paragraph
Ch27-Organ. Info
Ch12-How To
Ch15-Word Ch.
Harcourt Chapter 14 Page 50

Present Tense Quiz

Writer'sCraft: Word Choice


TE and SE pages 186-193

Ch9-Paragraph
Ch27-Organ. Info
Ch12-How To
Ch15-Word Ch.
Harcourt Chapter 15    
Past-Tense and Future-Tense Verbs

TE and SE pages 194-203

Ch9-Paragraph
Ch27-Organ. Info
Ch12-How To
Ch15-Word Ch.
Harcourt Chapter 16 Page 55 Past Tense On-line Activity
Simple Past Quiz
Week 9


Review and Reteach

Ch9-Paragraph
Ch27-Organ. Info
Ch12-How To
Ch15-Word Ch.
     
Reading Focus - Hidden Surprises Story Practice Book Target Test Internet Resources
Intro: Technical Vocabulary

Focus: Elements of Nonfiction
Wild Shots, They're My Life (page T362) (3-1)
P. 63-64
TAAS Prep  p. 26-27; P. 28-29
(Context Clues)
Vocabulary Powerpoint
Intro: Inference

Focus: Graphic Aids
Balto, the Dog Who Saved Nome (page T400) (3-1)
P. 73
  Inferences
Vocabulary Powerpoint
Intro: Reality and Fantasy

Focus: Inferences
Little Grunt and the Big Egg (page T444)   District Prepared Test (Draw Conclusions also)  
Intro: Synonyms and Antonyms

Focus: Sequence
The Stories Julian Tells (page T516) (3-1)
P. 88-89
  Synonyms
Antonyms
Vocabulary Powerpoint
Intro: Locating Information

Focus: Synonyms/Antonyms
The Talent Show (page T558)   District Prepared Test (Synonyms/Antonyms)

Locating Specific Information
Vocabulary Powerpoint

 

Intro: Main Idea

Focus: Context Clues

Rosie, A Visiting Dog's Story (page T604) (3-1)
P. 106-107
 

Context Clues
Vocabulary Powerpoint
 

Intro: Homographs/Homophones

Focus: Main Idea

Centerfield Ballhawk (page T648)   TAAS Prep  p. 38-39 (Main Idea) Main Idea
Intro: Author's Purpose

Focus: Facts/Details

Ramona Forever (page T694)   TAAS Prep  p. 30-31 (Facts/Details)

 

 

End of 2nd Nine Weeks        

Third Nine Weeks

Grammar Focus Writing (Ongoing) Print Materials Target Test Internet Resources

Irregular Verbs
 

 

 

 

 

TE and SE pages 204-213

Chapter 18
Persuasive Paragraph

Harcourt Chapter 17 Page 60

On-line Game

ESL Quiz Center

On-line Quiz

Irregular Verbs

 

Writing Workshop: Persuasive Paragraph
 

 

TE and SE pages 214-225

Chapter 18
Persuasive Paragraph

Harcourt Chapter 18 Prompt: TAAS Prep Book, pp. 19, 87

Writing Exercise
Model for Argument (Persuasive Writing)

 

Pronouns

 

 

 

TE and SE pages 234-243

Chapter 18
Persuasive Paragraph

Harcourt Chapter 19 Page 65

Pronoun Quiz
Possessive Pronoun Quiz
Pronoun Crossword

Pronouns

Subject and Object Pronouns

 

 

TE and SE pages 244-252

Chapter 18
Persuasive Paragraph

Harcourt Chapter 20 Page 70

Subject Pronouns
Object Pronouns

More About Pronouns

 

TE and SE pages 262-271

Chapter 18
Persuasive Paragraph

Harcourt Chapter 22

Page 75

What is a Pronoun?

Writer's Craft: Effective Sentences

 

TE and SE pages 254-261

Chapter 18
Persuasive Paragraph

Harcourt Chapter 21

   

Adjectives

 

TE and SE pages 272-281

Chapter 18
Persuasive Paragraph
Harcourt Chapter 23 Page 80 Adjective or Noun

Adjectives

More About Adjectives

 

TE and SE pages 308-317

Chapter 18
Persuasive Paragraph
Harcourt Chapter 25 Page 85 Adjectives Worksheet
Week 9
Review and Reteach
Chapter 18
Persuasive Paragraph
     
Reading Focus - Journeys of Wonder Story Practice Book Target Test Internet Resources
Intro: Test Taking Strategies

Focus: Sequence

Coyote Places the Stars (T12) (3-2)
p. 6-7
 

Sequencing

Intro: Test Taking Strategies

Focus: Sequence

Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People's Ears (page T52)   TAAS Prep  p. 32-33 (Sequence)

 

 

Intro: Test Taking Strategies

Focus: Fact/Opinion

A Bookworm that Hatched (page T104) (3-2)
p. 21-22
  Identifying Opinion Sentences

Fact or Opinion Exercise

Intro: Test Taking Strategies

Focus: Fact/Opinion

The Crowded House (page T188)   District Prepared Test (Fact/Opinion) Identifying Facts and Opinions

Fact or Opinion Exercise

Intro: Test Taking Strategies

Focus: Cause/Effect

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (page T144)    

 

 

Intro: Test Taking Strategies

Focus: Character's Feelings/Emotions

Leah's Pony (page T254) (3-2)
p. 48-49
TAAS Prep  p. 46-47 (Feelings/Emotions) Feelings Worksheet (pdf)
Intro: Test Taking Strategies

Focus: Compare/Contrast

The Three Little Javelinas (page T296) (3-2)
p. 57-58
District Prepared Test (Compare/Contrast) Compare/Contrast
Intro: Test Taking Strategies

Focus: Summarization

Cocoa Ice (page T338) (3-2)
p. 65, 66, 67
TAAS Prep  p. 40-41 (Summarization) How to Summarize
Intro: Test Taking Strategies

Focus: Graphic Sources

Yippee-Yay! (page T398) (3-2)
p. 75, 79
District Prepared Test (Graphic Sources)  
End of 3rd Nine Weeks        

Fourth Nine Weeks

Grammar Focus Writing (Ongoing) Print Materials Target Test Internet Resources
Adverbs

TE and SE pages 318-327

Chap 24 Classificatory
Chap 33 Elaboration
Harcourt Chapter 26 Page 90 Adverbs
Adverbs
More About Adverbs and Adjectives

TE and SE pages 336-345

Chap 24 Classificatory
Chap 33 Elaboration
Harcourt Chapter 28 Page 95 Adjectives
Writing Workshop: Advantages and Disadvantages (Classificatory)

TE and SE pages 282-293

Chap 24 Classificatory
Chap 33 Elaboration
Harcourt Chapter 24 Prompt: TAAS Prep Book, pp. 19, 87  
Negatives

TE and SE pages 378-387

Chap 24 Classificatory
Chap 33 Elaboration
Harcourt Chapter 31 Page 105  

Commas

TE and SE pages 388-397

Chap 24 Classificatory
Chap 33 Elaboration
Harcourt Chapter 32 Page 110

Commas

Writer's Craft: Elaboration

TE and SE pages 398-405

Chap 24 Classificatory
Chap 33 Elaboration
Harcourt Chapter 33    

Quotation Marks

TE and SE pages 406-415

Chap 24 Classificatory
Chap 33 Elaboration
Harcourt Chapter 34 Page 115

Quotation Marks

Titles

TE and SE pages 416-425

Chap 24 Classificatory
Chap 33 Elaboration
Harcourt Chapter 35 Page 120  
Week 9
Review and Reteach
Chap 24 Classificatory
Chap 33 Elaboration
     
Reading Focus - Journeys of Wonder Story Practice Book Target Test Internet Resources
Review TAKS Reading Skills If You Made a Million (page T446) (3-2)
pp. 82-91
   
Review TAKS Reading Skills I'm in Charge of Celebrations (page T528) (3-2)
pp. 92-100
   
Review TAKS Reading Skills Alejandro's Gift (page T572) (3-2)
pp. 101-108
   
Review TAKS Reading Skills Rocking and Rolling (page T616) (3-2)
pp. 109-118
   
Review TAKS Reading Skills The Armadillo from Amarillo (page T660) (3-2)
pp. 119-127
   
Review TAKS Reading Skills Visitors from Space (page T710) (3-2)
pp. 128-135
   
End of 4th Nine Weeks