This Week in Year three

Week 30

Use comparative and superlative adjectives when talking to your child about maths (e.g. longer, longest, taller, tallest, shorter, shortest).
Incorporate measurement and data maths activities when teaching comparative and superlative adjectives. Students can gather data, then use comparative and superlative adjectives to discuss the patterns they notice (e.g. longer, longest, taller, tallest, shorter, shortest).
Musical Superlatives
Worksheet
Musical Superlatives
Some common superlatives are tough and some are easy! This recital-themed worksheet combines both and can be used as an introductory activity or as an assessment.
Year 3
Worksheet
Sneaky Superlatives
Worksheet
Sneaky Superlatives
Does your child say “gooder”? Assess understanding of comparatives and superlatives with these common adjectives. See if they can find the rule-breakers!
Year 3
Worksheet
Superlative Patterns
Worksheet
Superlative Patterns
You’ve already introduced simple superlatives, now help your students see which words follow different patterns. Filling out this chart will help reinforce the rules, plus students will have a handy reference guide when they're done.
Year 3
Worksheet
Prove It!
Lesson plan
Prove It!
Let’s compare! Help kids learn about comparative and superlative adjectives through this hands-on lesson. Students will use real-world items and drawings to compare objects using a variety of adjectives.
Year 3
Maths
Lesson plan
The Very Best Superlatives
Worksheet
The Very Best Superlatives
In this worksheet, your student will convert words into their superlative forms by adding -est to the end or "most" to the beginning.
Year 3
Worksheet
Worksheet
Learn all about superlatives -- words like good, best, yummy and yummiest -- that work great at comparing three or more things.
Year 3
Worksheet

Recording Measurements

If your child has trouble measuring physical objects, have them trace the object on a piece of paper first, then measure the outline.
Encourage students who have trouble measuring objects to first draw a line the length of the object, then use a ruler to measure the line.
Measure Length: Cat!
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Measure Length: Cat!
This fluffy feline is here to help your child master his measuring skills. Whip out the ruler and measure the different parts of this kitty.
Year 3
Maths
Worksheet
Measure Length: Squirrel!
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Measure Length: Squirrel!
How long is this little squirrel's tail? Pop out the ruler and measure this feisty furball before he runs away!
Year 3
Maths
Worksheet
Measure Length: Giraffe!
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Measure Length: Giraffe!
How tall is this giraffe? Pick up a ruler and help your child measure Geoffry the Giraffe in inches. He'll even get a little intro to fractions.
Year 3
Maths
Worksheet
Measure Buildings with Super Floyd
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Measure Buildings with Super Floyd
Kids must use a ruler to identify buildings and help Super Floyd save the day.
Year 3
Maths
Game
Measuring Feet…in Feet!
Lesson plan
Measuring Feet…in Feet!
How big is a foot? Students find out to explore how to measure in feet by comparing their own feet to rulers. Then they set off to measure the length and width of the classroom!
Year 3
Maths
Lesson plan
Exploring Nonstandard Units of Length
Lesson plan
Exploring Nonstandard Units of Length
Encourage your students to develop their own approach to measuring length with nonstandard units of length. Use this engaging lesson as a stand-alone lesson or alongside Measuring Feet...in Feet!
Year 3
Maths
Lesson plan
Household Measurements
Activity
Household Measurements
Get your child excited about measuring with this fun and easy household measurements activity.
Year 2
Maths
Activity
Making Measurements: How Big is Your Hand?
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Making Measurements: How Big is Your Hand?
Here's a fun maths and science activity: help your child explore four different kinds of measurement, using their hand and a few simple household tools.
Year 2
Maths
Activity
Size Up Your Stuffed Animal: A Measurement Activity
Activity
Size Up Your Stuffed Animal: A Measurement Activity
In this activity, have your second grader practise measuring by finding the height, weight, and length of her most treasured toy!
Year 3
Maths
Activity

Comprehension: Taking Notes

Keep a pad of sticky notes and a pencil near your child's reading station. They can use them to jot notes, mark passages they have questions about, and keep their place.
Have students create a "Reading Emergency Kit" (a pencil and a small stack of sticky notes) to help them with common reading problems in longer books. Students can use the sticky notes to help them keep track of characters and important events, as well as to record how events fit together within the larger narrative.
Chapter Questions
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Chapter Questions
Looking for a way to help kids keep track of the longer books they’re reading? Tuck this sheet into their reading folders! After completing each chapter students will use the who, what, where, when, why, and how questions to summarize their reading.
Year 3
Worksheet
Story Order: Case 2
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Story Order: Case 2
Help the Smith family summarize their family vacation with a main idea, details, and a conclusion. Kids will work on reading comprehension and summarizing.
Year 3
Worksheet
Character Butterfly
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Character Butterfly
Have students consider a character’s attributes and actions with this cute and memorable organizer! After reading a book, students will draw a picture and describe the characters. Then they'll summarize the beginning, middle, and end of the story.
Year 3
Worksheet
Character Actions
Worksheet
Character Actions
Have students think about each character’s journey with this character-specific beginning, middle, and end story map. Students can complete maps for different characters, then compare and contrast!
Year 3
Worksheet
Lesson plan
Everyone loves an intriguing introduction! Help your second graders hook their readers as they practise writing new and improved introductions to well-loved fictional stories in this fun writing lesson.
Year 3
Maths
Lesson plan
Story Hooks
Lesson plan
Story Hooks
Give your students an introduction to types of story hooks as they compose original story beginnings the help of a word bank. This can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson for the Capture That Reader! lesson plan.
Year 3
Maths
Lesson plan
Sticky Note Stop and Jot
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Sticky Note Stop and Jot
Use this reading strategy to help your students along in their reading comprehension skills. Students will respond to literature with Stop & Jots, with or without sticky notes.
Year 3
Worksheet
Stop & Jot Sticky Note Sequencing
Worksheet
Stop & Jot Sticky Note Sequencing
Then what happened? In this activity, students will choose stop and jot sticky notes from different parts of the story to practise their sequencing and summarizing skills as they respond to questions about the literature.
Year 3
Worksheet
I Hate Spiders: Level N
Story
I Hate Spiders: Level N
In this interactive text, advancing readers can learn about all the good things spiders do for nature, and practise age-appropriate reading skills, too.
Year 3
Story
Note-Taking from a Text
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Note-Taking from a Text
Guide students to get the most out of non-fiction texts by thinking about their previous knowledge, what they learn, and what they still want to know. When they finish, they can trim it to paste into a spiral-bound notebook.
Year 3
Worksheet

Editing Poetry

Punctuation can offer readers clues about how a poem should be read. Have your child read one of their own poems aloud, paying attention to places where they pause or change their tone of voice.
Because poems are often meant to be read aloud, a poem's punctuation, grammar, word choice, and spelling are chosen with intention. Encourage students to find words in their own poems that don't seem right, then spell them two or three different ways, circling the best attempt. After that, students can consult dictionaries or texts to identify the correct spelling. (A fun way to familiarize students with dictionaries is with dictionary scavenger hunts!)
Revising Spelling
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Revising Spelling
What do your students do after they circle tricky words in their writing? Help them keep track of the revision process with this handy worksheet.
Year 3
Worksheet
Dictionary Skills: Alphabetizing Guide Words
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Dictionary Skills: Alphabetizing Guide Words
Students will practise using dictionary guide words by matching words to the pages they would appear on.
Year 3
Worksheet
Dictionary Skills
Worksheet
Dictionary Skills
Dictionary skills are an important part of learning to read and write. Help your little learner understand the different parts of a dictionary entry.
Year 3
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Dictionary Detective
Worksheet
Dictionary Detective
Use this resource to give your students practise using a dictionary’s guide words to correctly locate a word.
Year 3
Worksheet
Painting Poetic Pictures with Words!
Lesson plan
Painting Poetic Pictures with Words!
Do your students struggle with word choices? In this lesson, students will learn strategies for choosing vivid words for their poetry. Although the “persona poem” is used as a model, any type of poetry can be used!
Year 3
Maths
Lesson plan
Street Sign Poetry
Worksheet
Street Sign Poetry
Use words from street signs and billboards to create poetry. Pick four words, use one word per line in a four-line poem. Don't be afraid to get creative!
Year 3
Worksheet
Write a Seasonal Alphabet Poem
Activity
Write a Seasonal Alphabet Poem
Year 3
Activity
Write an "I Used To, Now I" Poem
Activity
Write an "I Used To, Now I" Poem
In this writing activity, let your child reflect on the past and practise his writing skills and word usage as he creates an "I Used to, Now I" poem.
Year 3
Activity
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