Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Pearson Reading Street Grammar skills for 3rd grade

Do you use Pearson's Reading Street with your third graders?  We've used it for years, and I really do like the series.  I hear lots of negative stuff about using a basal, but I like the stories, the kids seem to enjoy most of them and the majority of the accompanying resources are really strong.  In Indiana, the Pearson company also makes our end of year state test, so the curriculum is lined up really nicely to prepare the kiddos for that.   It doesn't matter how much you like or dislike using a basal, state testing, or following a more strict schedule for teaching, they are facts of life for many of us.   We do throw in 4 novels through the year, but that's another post.  

I created a series of worksheets to accompany each of our stories with the assigned grammar lesson for the week.  Even if you don't use Pearson Reading Street, these are appropriate grammar skills for 3rd graders and you could use them supplementary to any series or novel studies you might use. 


Find Unit 1 here
When Charlie McButton Lost Power- Complete Sentence
All About Me- Subjects and Predicates
Kumak’s Fish-Declarative and Interrogative Sentences
Supermarket- Imperative and Exclamatory Sentences
My Rows and Piles of Coins- Compound Sentences


Penguin Chick- Common and Proper Nouns
I Wanna Iguana- Singular and Plural Nouns
Prudy’s Problem and How She Solved It- Irregular Plural Nouns
Tops and Bottoms- Singular Possessive Nouns
Amazing Bird’s Nests- Plural Possessive Nouns


How Do You Raise A Raisin- Action and Linking Verbs
Pushing Up the Sky- Main and Helping Verbs
Seeing Stars- Subject Verb Agreement
A Symphony of Whales- Past, Present, and Future Tense
Around One Cactus- Irregular Verbs

The Man Who Invented Basketball- 
Singular & Plural Pronouns
Hottest, Coldest, Highest, Deepest-
Subject & Object Pronouns
Rocks in His Head- Possessive Pronouns
America’s Champion Swimmer: Gertrude 
Ederly- Contractions
Fly, Eagle, FLy- Prepositions

Suki’s Kimono- Adjective and Articles
I Love Saturdays y Domingos- Adjectives That Compare
Good-Bye, 382 Shin Dang Dong- Adverbs
Jalapeno Bagels- Adverbs that Compare
Me and Uncle Romie-Conjunctions



The Story of the Statue of Liberty- Capital Letters
Happy Birthday Mr. Kang- Abbreviations
Talking Walls: Art for the People- Combining Sentences
Two Bad Ants- Commas
Atlantis: The Legend of a Lost City- Quotations and Parentheses





Each unit comes with a  worksheet for each of the grammar skills for the five stories in that particular unit. 


Answer keys are included, although there is usually an open ended skill application piece towards the end. 



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