Together Grade Three was developed to build on the fluency and
comprehension strategies of our second-grade program, or to intervene
with other students who are falling behind during this critical gateway
year. Grade Three contains a rich mix of literature from informational and procedural text to fiction and poetry. Writing
skills are enhanced through end-of-lesson activities and graphic
organizers. Lessons are grouped by theme, so tutees learn to synthesize
information from several tutorials. They also learn to form their own
questions, and find answers by rereading and using classroom resources.
See a sample lesson to preview the strategies used to promote fluency and comprehension.
Guided oral reading
Silent independent reading
Monitoring and correcting
Spelling is enhanced through multiple reading and writing activities in all lessons.
Setting a purpose
Text connections (text-to-self; text-to-world; text-to-text)
Vocabulary is built as students are exposed to authentic literature and actively participate in learning.
Writing is practiced in each lesson during post-reading activities (letters,
books, Venn diagrams, story maps, sequencing sentences, etc.). Students
are given many opportunities to practice text structure, and to compare
and contrast what they have read.
See how Reading Together helps students achieve end-of-grade expectations. Grade Three is part of a continuum that includes Grade Two and Intermediate (Grades Four, Five and Six).
Grade Three helps students progress to deeper understanding.