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					                                                                          Treasures Curriculum Matrix
                                                                                                             Grade 3
               Weekly Theme            Main Selection                 Leveled Text         Phonics/Spelling Skill     Grammar Skills and   Comprehension     Comprehension                Vocabulary                  Fluency
Week
                                                                                                                      Mechanical Usages       Strategy           Skill

   Grade 3 Unit 1
           New Beginnings         First Day Jitters       Realistic                        Words with short       Sentences: Statements    Analyze Story   Character, Setting,       Word Parts /             Commas and Ellipses
                                  Genre: Humorous Fiction A-The New House                  vowels (a, e, i, o, u) and Questions            Structure       Plot                      Compound Words           L/O: Read the passage
                                                          O-The New Kid                    L/O: Read words to a                                            L/O: Describe the         L/O: Read a list of      silently and then, reread
                                                          B-The New Hometown               partner and match with                                          setting of the story to   compound words.          chorally.
                                                          ELL-The First Day                words that have the                                             a partner, record this    Write the parts on       ELD 3.1.7
                                                                                           same vowel sound (TE                                            information on your       index cards. Pair the
                                                                                           10R). ELD 3.1.3                                                 story map. ELD            word parts. Say the
                                                                                                                                                           3.2.4                     words.. ELD 3.1.5

       1
           Keeping In Touch       Dear Juno                  Realistic                     Words with the CVCe Sentences: Commands         Analyze Story   Character, Setting,       Context Clues /          Dialogue and question
                                  Genre: Realistic Fiction   A-The E-Mail Pals             Pattern (long vowels a, and Exclamations        Structure       Plot                      Sentence Clues           marks
                                                             O-Dear Ghana                  i, o spelled late, kite,                                        L/O: Tell the                                      L/O: Listen to passage
                                                             B-Far Away Home               hope)                                                           beginning, middle                                  being read fluently, and
                                                             ELL-Letters to Africa                                                                         and end. Describe                                  orally echo the passage.
                                                                                                                                                           main character and                                 ELD 3.1.7
                                                                                                                                                           setting to a partner.
       2                                                                                                                                                   ELD 3.2.4
           Building Communities   Whose Habitat Is It?--     Informational                 Words with /a/ (long a) Subjects                Summarize       Main Idea and             Dictionary: Unfamiliar   Pronunciation of
                                  TFK                        A-A Year at the Pond          (ai, ay train, play)                                            Details                   Words                    vocabulary words and
                                  Genre: Non-Fiction         O-Saving the Rainforest                                                                       L/O: Read the story                                other hard words
                                  Article                    B-The Deep Green Forest                                                                       with a partner. Write                              L/O: With a partner,
                                                             ELL-The Rainforest                                                                            the main idea and                                  identify common roots
                                                                                                                                                           four details on the                                and write word parts.
                                                                                                                                                           story web. ELD                                     ELD 3.1.5
       3                                                                                                                                                   3.2.2
           Antarctic Life         Penguin Chick              Informational                 Words with /o/ (long o) Predicates              Summarize       Main Idea and             Dictionary:              Pace and speed of
                                  Genre: Narrative Non-      A-Blue Whales of Antarctica   (o, ow, oa—grow, road)                                          Details                   Homographs               reading
                                  Fiction                    O-The Weddell Seals of                                                                        L/O: Listen to the                                 L/O: Listen to the cd and
                                                             Antarctica                                                                                    story. Record the                                  reread orally along with
                                                             B-The Wandering Albatross                                                                     main idea and three                                cd.
                                                             ELL-The Weddell Seals                                                                         details on the T                                   ELD 3.1.7
                                                                                                                                                           chart. ELD 3.2.2
       4




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                                                                           Treasures Curriculum Matrix
                                                                                                               Grade 3
  Paired Selection     Paired Selection         Writing Mode           Writing Trait    Science/Social                  Extra Resources
        Title          Strategy & Skill                                                 Studies/Health


Making New Friends Text Feature: Bar       Personal Narrative L/O Organization         Health: Chapter 3 All About Me Booklet or Poster
                   Graph                   Write a poem. You may                       Emotional and       Read Aloud Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly
                                           use the following                           Intellectual Health Cleary
                                           format:
                                           Friends are ___.
                                           Friends ___.
                                           Friends ____.
                                           They make me
                                           __________.       ELD
                                           4.1.1
How We Keep in        Text Feature: Time Personal Narrative         Sentence Fluency   Social Studies:   United Streaming: Children of Other Lands:
Touch                 Lines              L/O:                                          Mapping, Time     Georgina Williams of Ghana
                                         Write a friendly letter                       Line
                                         and read the letter
                                         aloud to a partner.
                                         ELD 4.2.1


All Are Equal: It's the Study Skill: Using a Report                  N/A               N/A               Zoo Books: Use with Expository Writing Create
Law! (Test Prep)        Dictionary           L/O: Write questions to                                     PowerPoint Animal Report
                                             community members
                                             about development
                                             projects in your
                                             neighborhood.
                                             ELD 4.2.2

Antarctic Anthem      Literary Elements:   Poem                   Word Choice          Science: Ecology Penguin Art
                      Rhythmic Patterns    L/O: Write an acrostic                                       Acrostic Poem
                      and Imagery          poem about an animal.                                        March of the Penguins Movie.
                                           Read the poem to the
                                           class.
                                           ELD 4.2.1




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                                                                       Treasures Curriculum Matrix
                                                                                                                Grade 3
               Weekly Theme            Main Selection               Leveled Text        Phonics/Spelling Skill             Grammar Skills and   Comprehension   Comprehension              Vocabulary               Fluency
Week
                                                                                                                           Mechanical Usages         Strategy          Skill
           People and Their Pets   Perfect Pet, The        Realistic                    Words with /i/ (long i) (        Compound Sentences     Analyze Story Problem and            Dictionary: Multiple   Question marks
                                   Genre: Humorous Fiction A-The Rescue                 i, ie, y, igh child, lie, fly,                          Structure     Solution               Meaning Words          L/O: In small groups,
                                                           O-Charlie's Pet Problem      slight,)                                                              L/O: Read "The                                repeat reading orally as
                                                           B-Dan's Idea                                                                                       Perfect Pet." Tell the                        modeled by teacher using
                                                           ELL- Charlie Has a Problem                                                                         problem and solution                          the correct inflection.
                                                                                                                                                              to a partner. ELD                             ELD 3.1.7
                                                                                                                                                              3.2.4
       5




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                                                                    Treasures Curriculum Matrix
                                                                                                      Grade 3
 Paired Selection      Paired Selection       Writing Mode         Writing Trait   Science/Social               Extra Resources
        Title          Strategy & Skill                                            Studies/Health
Pets True or False?   Text Feature:     Personal Narrative      Ideas and Content N/A             Humane Society Website:
                      Diagram           L/O: Discuss the                                          www.hsus.org (go to Pet Care)
                                        writing prompt, "Caring
                                        for someone else's
                                        pet." Write about
                                        caring for a pet.
                                        ELD 4.2.1




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                                                                       Treasures Curriculum Matrix
                                                                                                                    Grade 3
               Weekly Theme         Main Selection                 Leveled Text             Phonics/Spelling Skill           Grammar Skills and   Comprehension          Comprehension              Vocabulary                    Fluency
Week
                                                                                                                             Mechanical Usages       Strategy                Skill

   Grade 3 Unit 2
           Putting on a         The Strongest One         Play                              Words with /e/ (long e) Common and Proper             Generate             Summarize               Antonyms                  Exclamation points
           Performance          Genre: Play               A-How Fly Saved The River         (ee, ea, week, bean)    Nouns                         Questions            L/O: Write what         L/O: Write pairs of       L/O: Listen to teacher
                                                          O-Clever John                                                                                                happens at the          antonyms on index         read with expression,
                                                          B-Dorje and the Lost Treasure                                                                                beginning, middle       cards and play memory     repeat reading orally as
                                                          ELL-John's Plan                                                                                              and end of the story.   a game. Read each         modeled by teacher. ELD
                                                                                                                                                                       Describe main           card aloud.               3.1.7
                                                                                                                                                                       character and           ELD 3.1.6
       1                                                                                                                                                               setting. ELD 3.2.4
           Wolves               Wolf!                     Fantasy                           Words with /ch/           Singular and Plural Nouns Generate               Fantasy and Reality     Multiple Meaning          Punctuation and changes
                                Genre: Fantasy            A-Running With Wolves             (beginning, medial, final                           Questions              L/O: Listen to story,   Words                     in intonation    L/O:
                                                          O-Katie and the Wolf              with ch, tch—peach,                                                        sort reality and        L/O: Use the dictionary   Listen to a partner read a
                                                          B-A Dog's Life                    patch, teacher, beach                                                      fantasy and record      to read and discuss       passage. Reread adding
                                                          ELL-The Wolf                      ball, cheese)                                                              on T-Chart. ELD         multiple definitions of   intonation.
                                                                                                                                                                       3.1.2                   vocabulary words.         ELD 3.1.7
                                                                                                                                                                                               ELD 3.1.6
       2
           Past, Present, and   What's in Store for the   Informational                     Words with th, ph, wh, Irregular Plural Nouns         Summarize            Fact and Opinion      Word Parts: Plural          Pronunciation of
           Future               Future?--TFK              A-Incredible Inventions!          sh (voiced and                                                             L/O: Listen to the    Endings                     vocabulary words and
                                Genre: Non-Fiction        Everyday Wonders                  unvoiced th, beginning,                                                    story and state three                             other hard words
                                Article                   O-Incredible Inventions:          medial, final)                                                             facts and opinions to                             L/O: With a partner,
                                                          Computers                                                                                                    a partner and record                              identify common roots
                                                          B-Incredible Inventions: On the                                                                              on T chart.                                       and write word parts.
                                                          Move                                                                                                         ELD 1.1.2                                         ELD 3.1.5
       3                                                  ELL-The Incredible Invention
           Out In Space         The Planets in Our        Informational                     Consonant Blends               Possessive Nouns       Generate             Summarize              Context Clues              Vocabulary Words
                                Solar System              A-What's in the Sky?              (/thr/, /spr/, /scr/, /str/)                          Questions            L/O: With a partner,                              L/O: Chorally read a
                                Genre: Information Non-   O-The International Space                                                               L/O: Partner read    identify the main idea                            section of the story. Pay
                                Fiction                   Station                                                                                 the story. Write     and three supporting                              special attention to
                                                          B-Exploring Space                                                                       five questions and   details. Write on the                             pronunciation.
                                                          ELL-Living on a Space Station                                                           discuss answers.     T-chart. ELD 3.2.2                                ELD 3.1.7
                                                                                                                                                  ELD 2.1.1
       4
           Being a Writer       Author: A True Story      Biography                       Words with /n/gn, kn;    Sentence Combining with Summarize                   Author’s Purpose        Context Clues / Word      Long sentences with
                                Genre: Autobiography      A-Laura Ingalls Wilder          /r/wr (knot, wrap, gnat, Nouns                                               L/O: State the three    Clues                     multiple clauses
                                                          O-E.B. White, Writer            sign)                                                                        purposes for writing                              L/O: Listen to a sentence
                                                          B-Sequoyah: The Gift of Writing                                                                              to your partner.                                  with a slow tempo and a
                                                          ELL-A Great Writer                                                                                           Listen to the story,                              fast tempo, reread
                                                                                                                                                                       orally share the                                  chorally to practice
                                                                                                                                                                       author's purpose.                                 fluency.             ELD
       5                                                                                                                                                               ELD 1.1.2                                         3.1.7


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                                                                          Treasures Curriculum Matrix
                                                                                                             Grade 3
  Paired Selection     Paired Selection        Writing Mode          Writing Trait    Science/Social                   Extra Resources
        Title          Strategy & Skill                                               Studies/Health


Behind the Scenes at Text Feature:         Persuasive Paragraph   Organization       N/A               Story: Two Bad Ants by Chris VanAllsburg Magic
a Play               Photos with                                                                       School Bus video - Gets Ants in its Pants
                     Captions




The Truth About       Text Feature:       Persuasive Paragraph    Word Choice        N/A               United Streaming: Aesop's Fables
Wolves                Italics, headings,                                                               Related stories: The Boy Who Cried Wolf and
                      pronunciation keys,                                                              Peter and the Wolf.
                      and bold or colored                                                              Research Wolves www.wolf.org
                      type



Will Robots Do All    Study Skill: Using Personal Narrative        N/A               Technology or     United Streaming: Simple Machines Website:
the Work? (Test       the Parts of a Book L/O: Write a list of new                   Simple Machines   www.sciencenetlinks.com then type in technology
Prep)                                     toys or new electronic                                       past, present, future
                                          devices that you have
                                          used and then choose
                                          one for your essay (TE
                                          222). ELD 4.2.1

Star Research         Text Feature:        Radio Ad               Voice              Science: Space    Magic School Bus Videos
                      Internet Article                                                                 United Streaming Space and Planets




Where I Sit Writing   Literary Elements:   Book Review            Sentence Fluency   Social Studies:   Learning about Author and Illustrator pages.
                      Alliteration and     L/O: Present a book                       Time Line         www.scils.rutgers.edu/~kvander/authorsite/
                      Repetition           review orally or in
                                           written form to
                                           persuade classmates to
                                           read that book.
                                           ELD 4.2.2



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                                                                            Treasures Curriculum Matrix
                                                                                                                    Grade 3
               Weekly Theme              Main Selection                 Leveled Text            Phonics/Spelling Skill      Grammar Skills and    Comprehension     Comprehension              Vocabulary                   Fluency
Week
                                                                                                                            Mechanical Usages        Strategy           Skill

   Grade 3 Unit 3
           Food Around the World Stone Soup                     Folk Tale                       Words with /är/, /ôr/ (ar Action Verbs            Visualize       Make Inferences         Synonyms                  Exclamatory Sentences
                                 Genre: Folktale                A-The Popcorn Dancers           as in bark, card and or,                                          L/O: Listen to          L/O: Write synonyms       L/O: Orally read select
                                                                O-The Fox's Banquet             ore as in north, store)                                           "Family Feast" p.284- and illustrate.             sentences with
                                                                B-The Duke's Banquet                                                                              285. With a partner, ELD 3.1.6                    emphasis.
                                                                ELL-The Fox's Dinner                                                                              Write 2 clues that tell                           ELD 3.1.7
                                                                                                                                                                  what the class is like.
                                                                                                                                                                  ELD 1.1.3
       1
           Solving Riddles           One Riddle, One            Fairy Tale                      Words with /âr/ (r-     Present Tense Verbs       Analyze Story   Setting and Plot        Dictionary - Unfamiliar   Punctuation and changes
                                     Answer                     A-The Monster's Riddle          controlled vowels as in                           Structure       L/O: Describe the       Words                     in intonation
                                     Genre: Fairytale           O-Magpie's Mystery              bare, fair, bear)                                                 setting of the story to                           L/O: Listen to the cd.
                                                                B-Adding with Kevin                                                                               a partner, record this                            Read the passage orally
                                                                ELL-The Mystery of the Magpie                                                                     information on your                               adding intonation.
                                                                                                                                                                  Setting Web. ELD                                  ELD 3.1.7
                                                                                                                                                                  3.2.4
       2
           Ecosystems In Balance Saving the Sand Dunes-- Informational                          Words with /ûr/ ( r-         Past Tense Verbs     Analyze Text    Cause and Effect       Multiple Meaning           Pronunciation of
                                 TFK                     A-Endangered Animals of the            controlled vowel er                               Structure       L/O: Read the          Words                      vocabulary words and
                                 Genre: Non-Fiction      Everglades                             (her), ir (fir) ear (learn),                                      passage, ask your                                 other hard words
                                 Article                 O-Water in the Desert                  ur (burn)                                                         partner, "What                                    L/O: With a partner,
                                                         B-Estuaries: Where Oceans and                                                                            happened?" and                                    identify common roots
                                                         Rivers Meet                                                                                              "Why?"                                            and write word parts.
                                                         ELL-Life in the Desert                                                                                   ELD 2.1.1                                         ELD 3.1.5
       3
           Making Journeys           Jones Family Express,      Realistic                       Words with /ü/, /u/ (long Future Tense Verbs      Visualize       Make Inferences       Homophones                  Punctuation marks and
                                     The                        A-A Different World             u) and /u/ (one small                                             L/O: Read with the                                dialogue
                                     Genre: Realistic Fiction   O-Hurricane Holiday             circle should be above                                            story with a partner,                             L/O: Listen to the way
                                                                B-A Long Way to Go              the letter u) (patterns oo                                        discuss clues in the                              dialogue is read on the
                                                                ELL-The Hurricane               (soon) and ue (true),                                             story, record                                     cd. Reread passages in
                                                                                                yoo (mule) and oo                                                 inferences on your T                              pairs.
                                                                                                (book)                                                            Chart.                                            ELD 3.1.7
       4                                                                                                                                                          ELD 3.2.3
           The Art of Illustrating   What Do Illustrators       How To                          Words with /oi/ (boy,     Sentence Combining with Analyze Text    Sequence              Context Clues - Word        Reading pace and
                                     Do?                        A-Drawing Animals               boil)                     Verbs                   Structure       L/O: Read clue        Clues                       pauses for punctuation
                                     Genre: Narrative/Non-      O-Drawing Faces                                                                                   words to identify                                 (within and at the end of
                                     Fiction                    B-Drawing Landscapes                                                                              story events. Write                               sentences) L/O: Read in
                                                                ELL-How to Draw Faces                                                                             the words.                                        pairs. Practice
                                                                                                                                                                  ELD 3.2.2                                         appropriate pauses and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    stops.
       5                                                                                                                                                                                                            ELD 3.1.7


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                                                                          Treasures Curriculum Matrix
                                                                                                                Grade 3
  Paired Selection    Paired Selection        Writing Mode          Writing Trait    Science/Social                       Extra Resources
        Title         Strategy & Skill                                               Studies/Health


What's For Lunch?    Text Feature: Chart Journal Entry            Voice             Health: Chapter 5 www.nutritionexplorations.org/kids/main.asp
                                                                                    Nutrition         www.ext.nodak.edu/food/kidsnutrition/kids-2.htm




Haiku                Literary Elements:   Character Sketch       Word Choice        N/A                  www.apples4theteacher.com
                     Consonance and       L/O: Partner read a
                     Metaphor             fairy tale and write a
                                          character sketch using
                                          a semantic map.
                                          ELD 3.2.4


Frog Frenzy! (Test   Study Skill: Using   Report                  N/A               Ecology              Magic School Bus: All Dried Up
Prep)                the Library          L/O: Ask peers and
                                          school employees what
                                          conservation efforts
                                          they are using. Write
                                          responses on note
                                          cards and share with
                                          class. ELD 2.1.2
Tips for Trips       Text Feature:        Dialogue                Conventions       Social Studies:      United Streaming: This Land is Your Land. Use
                     Directions           L/O: Talk with a family                   Geography            with the TE page 376 also see related materials
                                          member and write the                                           with video
                                          dialogue.
                                          ELD 4.2.1



Jobs in Animation    Text Feature:        Scene                   Word Choice       Art                  www.unclefred.com
                     Interview            L/O: Write one or two
                                          sentences that tell
                                          where the story takes
                                          place and illustrate.
                                          ELD 4.2.2




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                                                                         Treasures Curriculum Matrix
                                                                                                             Grade 3
               Weekly Theme             Main Selection               Leveled Text          Phonics/Spelling Skill     Grammar Skills and    Comprehension       Comprehension                Vocabulary                      Fluency
Week
                                                                                                                      Mechanical Usages        Strategy             Skill

   Grade 3 Unit 4
           What’s Cooking?          Cook-a-Doodle-Doo!      Informational                  Words with /ô/ (spelled Verbs: Be, Do, Have      Make Inferences   Compare and              Idioms:                      Echo Reading:
                                    Genre: Humorous Fiction A-From Farm to Dinner Table:   au, aw, al in accented                           and Analyze       Contrast                 L/O: Read and discuss        Punctuation
                                                            Food's Great Journey           first syllable salt, false,                                        L/O: Read the main       different idioms in          L/O: With a partner,
                                                            O-OOPS! Yummy Food             lawn, sauce)                                                       selection and record     pairs. Draw and write        practice reading various
                                                            Surprises                                                                                         in a Venn diagram        the literal and nonliteral   sentences from the story
                                                            B-Follow the Pizza Trail                                                                          details about the        meaning of the idiom         multiple times
                                                            ELL-Fun Food Surprises                                                                            Rooster and the          and share orally with        emphasizing different
                                                                                                                                                              Little Red Hen. ELD:     the class. ELD: 3.1.6        parts.
                                                                                                                                                              3.2.4                                                 ELD: 3.1.7
       1
           Getting Along            Seven Spools of Thread Folk Tale                       Words with /ou/ (ow,     Linking Verbs           Make Inferences   Draw Conclusions         Multiple Meaning             Semicolons and Periods
                                    Genre: Fable           A-Androcles and the Lion        ou, brown, cloud)                                and Analyze       L/O: Read sentence       Words                        L/O: Listen and follow
                                                           O-A True Hero                                                                                      cards from the story,    L/O: Using a                 along as the selection is
                                                           B-The Lost Brocade                                                                                 and write an             dictionary, read and         read on the CD. Reread
                                                           ELL-The Diamond                                                                                    appropriate              write the definitions.       the passage aloud,
                                                                                                                                                              conclusion.              Write sentences and          mimicking the reader's
                                                                                                                                                              ELD 3.2.3                share with a partner.        fluency.            ELD:
       2                                                                                                                                                                               ELD: 3.1.6                   3.1.7
           Protecting Our Natural   Washington Weed          Informational                 Words with soft c and g Main and Helping Verbs   Monitor           Compare and              Contractions                 Pronunciation of
           Resources                Whackers--TFK            A-Resources All Around Us     (cent, gym—beginning                             Comprehension     Contrast                 L/O: Generate a list of      vocabulary words and
                                    Genre: Non-Fiction       O-Enjoying Our Natural        and final)                                                         L/O: Read the main       contractions aloud.          other hard words
                                    Article                  Resources                                                                                        selection. Write the     Write the two words          L/O: Use syllables to
                                                             B-Energy and Our Natural                                                                         following sentence       that make up the             orally decode difficult
                                                             Resources                                                                                        "Spartina in the East    contraction.                 words in text.
                                                             ELL-Sky, Sea, and Earth                                                                          and Washington are       ELD 3.1.5                    ELD 3.1.4
                                                                                                                                                              similar/different
                                                                                                                                                              because___" and fill
                                                                                                                                                              in the blank.
                                                                                                                                                              ELD 3.1.5
       3
           Getting Involved         Here’s My Dollar         Informational                 Homophones (one          Irregular Verbs         Monitor           Author’s Purpose         Context Clues:               Tempo for nonfiction
                                    Genre: Expository Non-   A-City Gardens                syllable)                                        Comprehension     L/O: State the three     Examples                     L/O: Listen to a piece
                                    Fiction                  O-Patching a Playground                                                                          basic purposes for       L/O: Read the given          read with a slow tempo
                                                             B-Service Dogs in the                                                                            writing to your          sentence, circle the         and a fast tempo, read
                                                             Neighborhood                                                                                     partner, listen to       clue words and write         chorally a piece with a
                                                             ELL-Kids Make a Difference                                                                       short story, share the   the correct word.            slow and fast tempo ELD:
                                                                                                                                                              author's purpose for     ELD 3.1.6                    3.1.7
                                                                                                                                                              this selection ELD:
       4                                                                                                                                                      1.1.2 & 2.1.2



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                                                                        Treasures Curriculum Matrix
                                                                                                            Grade 3
 Paired Selection     Paired Selection        Writing Mode         Writing Trait    Science/Social                    Extra Resources
       Title          Strategy & Skill                                              Studies/Health


Welcome to the       Text Feature:        Explanatory Paragraph Organization       N/A                Students bring recipes and create a class
Bakery!              Diagram                                                                          cookbook
                                                                                                      Related Holiday: International Food Day




Our Class Newsletter Text Feature: Rules Poster                 Sentence Fluency   Social Studies:    United Streaming: Holiday Facts and Fun:
                                                                                   Communities        Kwanzaa
                                                                                                      www.holidays.caboose.com




Up a Creek (Test     Study Skill: Using   Magazine Article      N/A                Science: Ecology Field trip to Landfill or Guest Speaker
Prep)                Computer Search                                                                www.davidsuzuki.org/kids/
                     Engines




Helping; Recycling   Literary Elements:   Personal Essay        Voice              Social Studies: Have kids do various community service
                     Rhyme Scheme                                                  Community/Gover projects/recycle
                     and Repetition                                                nment




                                                                                                            Page 10 of 18
                                                                       Treasures Curriculum Matrix
                                                                                                      Grade 3
              Weekly Theme          Main Selection                 Leveled Text    Phonics/Spelling Skill     Grammar Skills and      Comprehension   Comprehension               Vocabulary                  Fluency
Week
                                                                                                              Mechanical Usages           Strategy           Skill
           A Place of My Own   My Very Own Room           Realistic                Plurals (see spelling    Contractions with "Not"   Monitor       Make and Confirm         Word Parts Ending with   Pay attention to dialogue
                               Genre: Realistic Fiction   A-The Slightly Tipping   list: years, ponies,                               Comprehension Predictions              -er and -est      L/O:   L/O: Listen and follow
                                                          Treehouse                inches)                                                          L/O: With a partner,     Read and write           along as the selection is
                                                          O-A Winter Adventure                                                                      make predictions         sentences with the       read on the CD. Reread
                                                          B-The Science Fair                                                                        while reading, write     correct comparative      the passage aloud,
                                                          ELL-Safe in the Storm                                                                     evidence to confirm      and superlative.         mimicking the reader's
                                                                                                                                                    or revise predictions.   ELD 3.1.5                fluency.
       5                                                                                                                                            ELD 3.2.3                                         ELD: 3.1.7




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                                                                     Treasures Curriculum Matrix
                                                                                                         Grade 3
  Paired Selection    Paired Selection       Writing Mode        Writing Trait    Science/Social                  Extra Resources
        Title         Strategy & Skill                                            Studies/Health
Frank Lloyd Wright   Text Feature: Guide Explanatory Paragraph Word Choice       Health: Chapter 4 Students draw their room from various
                     words, headings,                                            Family and Social perspectives
                     and captions                                                Health            Magic School Bus - Under Construction




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                                                                       Treasures Curriculum Matrix
                                                                                                             Grade 3
               Weekly Theme           Main Selection                Leveled Text           Phonics/Spelling Skill     Grammar Skills and   Comprehension       Comprehension                 Vocabulary                    Fluency
Week
                                                                                                                      Mechanical Usages       Strategy             Skill

   Grade 3 Unit 5
           Making Money          Boom Town                 Informational                   Compound Words           Pronouns               Summarize         Sequence          L/O:    Word Parts /               Echo Reading:
                                 Genre: Historical Fiction A-Children at Work: Colonial                                                                      Orally say the            Compound Words             Punctuation
                                                           America                                                                                           sequence of events        L/O: Match words with      L/O: With a partner,
                                                           O-Children at Work: On the                                                                        using first, second,      a partner to make          practice reading various
                                                           Frontier                                                                                          etc. for the story to a   compound words.            sentences from the story
                                                           B-The Work They Did: The                                                                          partner, write those      Write and illustrate the   multiple times
                                                           Immigrant Experience (1880-                                                                       events in a chart         words and compound         emphasizing different
                                                           1924)                                                                                             ELD 3.2.2                 words.       ELD 3.1.5     parts.
       1                                                   ELL-Frontier Children                                                                                                                                  ELD 3.1.7
           Making a Difference   Beatrice’s Goat           Biography                       Words with inflected     Subject and Object     Make Inferences   Cause and Effect       Word Parts / Word             Genre
                                 Narrative Non-Fiction     A-Henry Bergh and the ASPCA     endings (–s, -ed and     Pronouns               and Analyze       L/O: Read              Families                      L/O: Orally read text,
                                                           O-John Muir, Friend of Nature   –ing with                                                         "Beatrice's Goat."     L/O: Write words in a         stopping at periods,
                                                           B-Alexander Fleming and His     doubling—chops,                                                   Ask partner "What      word web given a              pausing at commas, and
                                                           Great Discovery                 chopping, chopped)                                                happened?" and         common base/root              raising your pitch with
                                                           ELL-Friend to Nature                                                                              "Why?"          ELD:   word and share with a         punctuation.
                                                                                                                                                             2.1.1                  partner.                      ELD 3.1.7
       2                                                                                                                                                                            ELD 3.1.5, 2.1.2
           In Motion             A Carousel of Dreams--     Informational                  Words with Endings y     Possessive Pronouns    Make Inferences   Fact and Opinion       Word Parts and                Pronunciation of
                                 TFK                        A-Making Waves                 to i                                            and Analyze       L/O: Read through a Possessives                      vocabulary words and
                                 Genre: Non-Fiction         O-Thrills and Chills                                                                             variety of statements L/O: Pick an item from         other hard words
                                 Article                    B-Up, Down, or Open-Moving                                                                       and tell a partner     the classroom. Write          L/O: Use syllables to
                                                            Machines                                                                                         which are facts or     and read a sentence           decode difficult words in
                                                            ELL-What a Ride                                                                                  opinions.              using a student and the       text.
                                                                                                                                                             ELD: 1.1.2             item to show                  ELD 3.1.4
                                                                                                                                                                                    possession. ELD
       3                                                                                                                                                                            4.3.3
           Heroes                Printer, The               Informational                  Words with VC/CV        Pronoun-Verb Agreement Make Inferences    Make and Confirm       Context Clues/                Exclamation Points
                                 Genre: Realistic Fiction   A-Blizzard Heroes              pattern (closed                                and Analyze        Predictions            Figurative/Language/          L/O: Orally read text,
                                                            O-Hurricane Heroes             syllables) ( TE: embed                                            L/O: Make              Personification               emphasizing pitch with
                                                            B-Earthquake Heroes            counting syllables with                                           predictions while      L/O: In pairs read and        punctuation.
                                                            ELL-Keeping Us Safe            clapping here) (include                                           reading, write         discuss examples of           ELD 3.1.7
                                                                                           words with different                                              evidence to confirm personification. Draw
                                                                                           consonants as in                                                  or revise predictions. and write the literal and
                                                                                           basket and doublets as                                            ELD 3.2.3              nonliteral meaning of
                                                                                           in summer)                                                                               the sentence and share
                                                                                                                                                                                    orally. ELD: 3.1.6

       4




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                                                                            Treasures Curriculum Matrix
                                                                                                              Grade 3
 Paired Selection      Paired Selection         Writing Mode          Writing Trait    Science/Social                   Extra Resources
       Title           Strategy & Skill                                                Studies/Health


How to Earn Money! Text Feature:            Comparison Piece        Organization      Social Studies:   hoover.archives.gov/ Then, click on link to go to
                   Calendar                                                           Early Boise       Laura Ingalls Wilder
                                                                                      History




Ugandan Girl          Text Feature:         Descriptive Paragraph   Ideas and Content N/A               Heifer.org/ go to Our work then Our Successes
Reaches Goal          Editorial




Getting a Free Ride   Study Skill: Skim     Brochure                N/A               Technology        Carousel Art Project - choose any animal to draw
(Test Prep)           and Scan a                                                                        en.wikipedia.org/wiki/carousel
                      Nonfiction Article:




Smokejumpers          Text Feature: Map     Speech                  Voice             Social Studies:   Focus on Hero Characteristics (responsible,
                                                                                      Boise             brave, honest…) United Streaming: Animated
                                                                                      History/Jobs      Hero Classics - Ben Franklin (25 min.)




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                                                                  Treasures Curriculum Matrix
                                                                                                       Grade 3
               Weekly Theme        Main Selection             Leveled Text          Phonics/Spelling Skill       Grammar Skills and   Comprehension   Comprehension             Vocabulary                 Fluency
Week
                                                                                                                 Mechanical Usages       Strategy            Skill
           Animal Architects   Animal Homes           Informational                 The V/CV and VC/V          Pronoun-Verb           Summarize     Description            Analogies               Tempo for nonfiction
                               Genre: Informational   A-Amazing Mammal Builders     Pattern (baby, wagon       Contractions                         L/O: Orally generate   L/O: Read and write     L/O: Listen to a piece
                               Non-Fiction            O-Amazing Bird Builders       and cabin, planet—note                                          details given a main   analogies from the      read with a slow tempo
                                                      B-Amazing Insect and Spider   that the v/cv has a long                                        idea and write a       board and complete      and a fast tempo, read
                                                      Builders                      vowel sound and the                                             summary. ELD           them.       ELD 3.2.3   chorally a piece with a
                                                      ELL-Bird Builders             less common vc/c                                                4.2.2                                          slow and fast tempo ELD:
                                                                                    pattern has the short                                                                                          3.1.7
                                                                                    syllable sound)
       5




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                                                                Treasures Curriculum Matrix
                                                                                                    Grade 3
  Paired Selection    Paired Selection      Writing Mode     Writing Trait    Science/Social                  Extra Resources
         Title         Strategy & Skill                                       Studies/Health
Home Sweet Home;     Literary Elements: Descriptive Poem   Word Choice       Science: Ecology United Streaming: Dr. Dad's PH3 Episode 10 -
Think of Darkness    Simile and                                                               Animal Architecture.
                     Rhythmic Pattern                                                         Related Story: A House is a House for Me by
                                                                                              Hoberman




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                                                                         Treasures Curriculum Matrix
                                                                                                                   Grade 3
               Weekly Theme            Main Selection                Leveled Text             Phonics/Spelling Skill       Grammar Skills and      Comprehension     Comprehension               Vocabulary               Fluency
Week
                                                                                                                           Mechanical Usages          Strategy           Skill

   Grade 3 Unit 6
           Helping Our Neighbors   A Castle on Viola Street Realistic                         Words with final           Adjectives and Articles   Analyze Story   Theme                   Context Clues/       Inflection and Pauses for
                                   Genre: Realistic Fiction A-Heat Wave                       /?l/(schwa-l) (final                                 Structure       L/O: Discuss and        Paragraph Clues      Punctuation Marks
                                                            O-Emergency!                      unstressed words -el                                                 write story elements    L/O: Read the        L/O: Orally read text,
                                                            B-New Neighbors                   and -le --angel, bottle)                                             from the text and use   sentence, circle the stopping at periods,
                                                            ELL-The Flood                                                                                          them to select the      clue words and write pausing at commas, and
                                                                                                                                                                   theme.                  the correct word.    raising your pitch with
                                                                                                                                                                   ELD 3.2.3, 3.2.4        ELD 3.1.6            punctuation.
       1                                                                                                                                                                                                        ELD 3.1.7
           Unusual Animals         Wilbur's Boast           Fantasy                           Prefixes re-, un-, dis-,   Adjectives that Compare   Monitor         Make Judgments      Word Parts: Prefixes     Question Marks
                                   Genre: Fantasy           A-The Elephant's Boasts           pre-                                                 Comprehension   L/O: Listen to      L/O: In pairs, read      L/O: Orally read text,
                                                            O-Mike's Surprise                                                                                      statements and      base words. Match        emphasizing pitch with
                                                            B-The Grizzly and the Frigate                                                                          discuss and make    them with correct prefix question marks.
                                                            Bird                                                                                                   judgments about the and definition. ELD ELD 3.1.7
                                                            ELL-Animal Friends                                                                                     behavior.      ELD 3.1.5
                                                                                                                                                                   1.1.2 3.2.3
       2
           Good Citizens           An American Hero Flies   Informational                     Words with final /?r/  Adverbs that tell "How"       Analyze Text    Problem and             Word Parts: Greek       Pronunciation of
                                   Again--TFK               A-Symbols of America              (schwa-r) (final                                     Structure       Solution         L/O:   Roots                   vocabulary words and
                                   Genre: Non-Fiction       O-Getting Out the Vote            unstressed -er spelled                                               Read selection, tell    L/O: Write words in a   other hard words
                                   Article                  B-Three Great Americans           er, ar, or--better,                                                  the problem and         word web given a        L/O: Use syllables to
                                                            ELL-Vote                          beggar, actor)                                                       solution to a partner   common Greek Root.      orally decode difficult
                                                                                                                                                                   ELD: 3.2.4              Use web to draw a       words in text. Say each
                                                                                                                                                                                           picture and write a     word three times.
       3                                                                                                                                                                                   definition.             ELD 3.1.4
           Working Together        Mother to Tigers         Biography                         Words with suffixes -ful, Adverbs that tell "When"   Monitor         Author’s Purpose        Word Parts: Suffixes    Phrasing and Intonation
                                   Genre: Biography         A-"Painting Birds": John James    -less, -ly                or "Where"                 Comprehension   L/O: Read the main      L/O: In pairs, read     L/O: Listen to passage
                                                            Audubon                                                                                                selection and record    base words. Match       being read, orally echo
                                                            O-Jane Goodall-Life Among the                                                                          the author's purpose.   them with correct suffixread the passage with
                                                            Chimpanzees                                                                                            Support your answer.    and definition. Read    teacher and small group
                                                            B-Gerald Durrell, Animals' Best                                                                        Share with a partner.   the new word orally.    focus on expression and
                                                            Friend                                                                                                 ELD: 1.1.2, 2.1.2       ELD 3.1.5               intonation
       4                                                    ELL-Jane Goodall-Life...                                                                                                                               ELD: 3.1.7
           Raising Butterflies     Home Grown               Informational                     Words with accented        Sentences Combining       Monitor         Draw Conclusions        Dictionary: Multiple    Tempo
                                   Butterflies              A-Curious World of Beetles        syllables                  with Adjectives and       Comprehension   L/O: Read and write     Meaning Words           L/O: Listen to a piece
                                   Genre: Non-Fiction       O-Purple Loose-strife, The                                   Adverbs                                   an appropriate          L/O: Using a            read with a slow tempo
                                   Article                  Beautiful Invader                                                                                      conclusion to the       dictionary, read and    and a fast tempo, read
                                                            B-Aliens in the Water                                                                                  sentence cards.         write the definitions.  chorally a piece with a
                                                            ELL-The March Monster                                                                                  ELD 3.2.3               Write sentences and     slow and fast tempo ELD:
                                                                                                                                                                                           read to a partner. ELD: 3.1.7
       5                                                                                                                                                                                   3.1.6


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                                                                  Treasures Curriculum Matrix
                                                                                                         Grade 3
 Paired Selection     Paired Selection       Writing Mode     Writing Trait     Science/Social                       Extra Resources
       Title          Strategy & Skill                                          Studies/Health


Homes for Families   Text Feature:       Business Letter    Conventions        N/A                Story: City Green by DyAnne DiSalvo-Ryan
                     Features in a
                     Textbook




Do Animals Have      Text Feature:       News Story         Sentence Fluency   N/A                Read Charlotte's Web
Personalities?       Directions                                                                   www.factmonster.com then search unusual
                                                                                                  animals




Who is Uncle Sam?    Study Skill: Use    Report             N/A                Social Studies:    United Streaming: Search Heroes
(Test Prep)          Functional                                                American History   www.heroesofhistory.com
                     Documents




The Lion and the     Literary Elements: Interview           Organization       N/A                United Streaming:
Mouse                Personification and                                                          Beyond the Bars: Zoo and Zoo Animals
                     Moral




Monarch Butterfly;   Literary Elements: Magazine Article    Word Choice        Science: Plants    www.billybear4kids.com/butterfly/flutter-fun.html
The Caterpillar      Personification and
                     Assonance




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