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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         A-The New House              vowels (a, e, i, o, u) and Questions            Structure       Plot                    Compound Words                 L/O: Read the
                                  Fiction                  O-The New Kid                 L/O: Read words to a                                           L/O: Describe the              L/O: Read a list   passage silently and
                                                           B-The New Hometown           partner and match with                                          setting of the story    of compound words.        then, reread chorally.
                                                           ELL-The First Day            words that have the                                             to a partner, record    Write the parts on                          ELD
                                                                                        same vowel sound (TE                                            this information on     index cards. Pair the     3.1.7
                                                                                        10R). ELD 3.1.3                                                 your story map.         word parts. Say the
                                                                                                                                                        ELD 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       A-The E-Mail Pals            Pattern (long vowels a, and Exclamations        Structure       Plot                    Sentence Clues            marks
                                  Fiction                  O-Dear Ghana                 i, o spelled late, kite,                                        L/O: Tell the                                                     L/O:
                                                           B-Far Away Home              hope)                                                           beginning, middle                                 Listen to passage being
                                                           ELL-Letters to Africa                                                                        and end. Describe                                 read fluently, and orally
                                                                                                                                                        main character and                                echo the passage.
                                                                                                                                                        setting to a partner.
       2                                                                                                                                                ELD 3.2.4                                         ELD 3.1.7
           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                               other hard words
                                  Article                  B-The Deep Green Forest                                                                      the story with a
                                                           ELL-The Rainforest                                                                           partner. Write the                                L/O: With a partner,
                                                                                                                                                        main idea and four                                identify common roots
                                                                                                                                                        details on the story                              and write word parts.
       3                                                                                                                                                web. ELD 3.2.2                                                    ELD 3.1.5
           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                                       L/O: Listen to
                                                          Antarctica                                                                                    to the story. Record                              the cd and reread orally
                                                          B-The Wandering Albatross                                                                     the main idea and                                 along with cd.
                                                          ELL-The Weddell Seals                                                                         three details on the
                                                                                                                                                        T chart. ELD 3.2.2                                ELD 3.1.7
       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                          Emotional and       Read Aloud Ramona Quimby, Age 8 by Beverly
                                          may 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                    Line
                                        a friendly letter 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                                        PowerPoint Animal Report
                                             questions to
                                             community members
                                             about development
                                             projects in your
                                             neighborhood.
                                                             ELD
Antarctic Anthem        Literary Elements: Poem                     Word Choice      Science: Ecology Penguin Art
                        Rhythmic Patterns                  L/O:                                       Acrostic Poem
                        and Imagery          Write an acrostic poem                                   March of the Penguins Movie.
                                             about an animal.
                                             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   A-The Rescue                 i, ie, y, igh child, lie,                          Structure     Solution               Meaning Words
                                   Fiction               O-Charlie's Pet Problem      fly, slight,)                                                           L/O: Read                              L/O: In small groups,
                                                         B-Dan's Idea                                                                                  "The Perfect Pet."                            repeat reading orally as
                                                         ELL- Charlie Has a Problem                                                                    Tell the problem and                          modeled by teacher
                                                                                                                                                       solution to a partner.                        using the correct
                                                                                                                                                        ELD 3.2.4                                    inflection.
       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
Pets True or False?   Text Feature:        Personal Narrative        Ideas and Content N/A               Humane Society Website:
                      Diagram                       L/O: Discuss                                         www.hsus.org (go to Pet Care)
                                           the 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                                          L/O: Listen to
                                                          O-Clever John                                                                                               what happens at the                  L/O: Write teacher read with
                                                          B-Dorje and the Lost Treasure                                                                               beginning, middle       pairs of antonyms on    expression, repeat
                                                          ELL-John's Plan                                                                                             and end of the story.   index cards and play    reading orally as
                                                                                                                                                                       Describe main          memory a game. Read modeled by teacher.
                                                                                                                                                                      character and           each card aloud.        ELD 3.1.7
       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,                                      Questions        L/O: Listen to story,   Words                  in intonation     L/O:
                                                          O-Katie and the Wolf              final with ch,                                                            sort reality and                          L/O: Listen to a partner read a
                                                          B-A Dog's Life                    tch—peach, patch,                                                         fantasy and record    Use the dictionary to passage. Reread adding
                                                          ELL-The Wolf                      teacher, beach ball,                                                      on T-Chart. ELD       read and discuss         intonation.
                                                                                            cheese)                                                                   3.1.2                 multiple definitions of                ELD 3.1.7
                                                                                                                                                                                            vocabulary words.
       2                                                                                                                                                                                                   ELD
           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   Endings                  vocabulary words and
                                Genre: Non-Fiction        Everyday Wonders                  unvoiced th, beginning,                                                   the story and state                            other hard words
                                Article                   O-Incredible Inventions:          medial, final)                                                            three facts and                                       L/O: With a
                                                          Computers                                                                                                   opinions to a partner                          partner, identify common
                                                          B-Incredible Inventions: On the                                                                             and record on T                                roots and write word
                                                          Move                                                                                                        chart.         ELD                             parts.
       3                                                  ELL-The Incredible Invention                                                                                1.1.2                                          ELD 3.1.5
           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                                    L/O: Chorally read
                                Genre: Information Non-   O-The International Space                                                                             L/O: partner, identify the                            a section of the story.
                                Fiction                   Station                                                                                   Partner read the main idea and three                              Pay special attention to
                                                          B-Exploring Space                                                                         story. Write five supporting details.                             pronunciation.
                                                          ELL-Living on a Space Station                                                             questions and     Write on the T-chart.                                   ELD 3.1.7
                                                                                                                                                    discuss answers.    ELD 3.2.2
       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                                                                          Clues                   multiple clauses
                                                      O-E.B. White, Writer            sign)                                                                           L/O: State the three                                          L/O: Listen
                                                      B-Sequoyah: The Gift of Writing                                                                                 purposes for writing                            to a sentence with a slow
                                                      ELL-A Great Writer                                                                                              to your partner.                                tempo and a fast tempo,
                                                                                                                                                                      Listen to the story,                            reread chorally to
                                                                                                                                                                      orally share the                                practice fluency.
       5                                                                                                                                                              author's purpose.                                  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


Behind the Scenes     Text Feature:        Persuasive Paragraph   Organization        N/A               Story: Two Bad Ants by Chris VanAllsburg
at a Play             Photos with                                                                       Magic 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
Prep)                                     toys or new electronic                                        technology 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                      Time Line         www.scils.rutgers.edu/~kvander/authorsite/
                      Repetition           a book 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                                                     L/O: Listen to             L/O: Write       L/O: Orally read select
                                                                O-The Fox's Banquet             or, ore as in north,                                              "Family Feast"        synonyms and                 sentences with
                                                                B-The Duke's Banquet            store)                                                            p.284-285. With a     illustrate.                  emphasis.
                                                                ELL-The Fox's Dinner                                                                              partner, Write 2                   ELD 3.1.6                     ELD 3.1.7
                                                                                                                                                                  clues that tell what
                                                                                                                                                                  the class is like.
       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:          Words                     in intonation
                                     Genre: Fairytale           O-Magpie's Mystery              bare, fair, bear)                                                 Describe the setting                               L/O: Listen to the cd.
                                                                B-Adding with Kevin                                                                               of the story to a                                  Read the passage orally
                                                                ELL-The Mystery of the Magpie                                                                     partner, record this                               adding intonation.
                                                                                                                                                                  information on your                                                     ELD
                                                                                                                                                                  Setting Web. ELD                                   3.1.7
       2                                                                                                                                                          3.2.4
           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        Words                     vocabulary words and
                                 Genre: Non-Fiction             Everglades                      (her), ir (fir) ear (learn),                                      the passage, ask                                   other hard words
                                 Article                        O-Water in the Desert           ur (burn)                                                         your partner, "What                                      L/O: With a
                                                                B-Estuaries: Where Oceans                                                                         happened?" and                                     partner, identify common
                                                                and Rivers Meet                                                                                   "Why?"                                             roots and write word
                                                                ELL-Life in the Desert                                                                                         ELD                                   parts.
       3                                                                                                                                                          2.1.1                                              ELD 3.1.5
           Making Journeys           Jones Family Express,      Realistic                       Words with /ü/, /u/     Future Tense Verbs        Visualize       Make Inferences          Homophones                Punctuation marks and
                                     The                        A-A Different World             (long u) and /u/ (one                                                            L/O:                                dialogue
                                     Genre: Realistic Fiction   O-Hurricane Holiday             small circle should be                                            Read with the story                                            L/O: Listen
                                                                B-A Long Way to Go              above the letter u)                                               with a partner,                                    to the way dialogue is
                                                                ELL-The Hurricane               (patterns oo (soon) and                                           discuss clues in the                               read on the cd. Reread
                                                                                                  ue (true), yoo (mule)                                           story, record                                      passages in pairs.
                                                                                                and oo (book)                                                     inferences on your T                                              ELD 3.1.7
       4                                                                                                                                                          Chart.
           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:       Clues                     pauses for punctuation
                                     Genre: Narrative/Non-      O-Drawing Faces                                                                                   Read clue words to                                 (within and at the end of
                                     Fiction                    B-Drawing Landscapes                                                                              identify story events.                             sentences) L/O: Read in
                                                                ELL-How to Draw Faces                                                                             Write the words.                                   pairs. Practice
                                                                                                                                                                                    ELD                              appropriate pauses and
                                                                                                                                                                  3.2.2                                              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:
                     Metaphor             Partner read a 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                        Geography            with the TE page 376 also see related materials
                                          family member and                                                  with video
                                          write the 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       Punctuation
                                                            Food's Great Journey           first syllable salt, false,                                         L/O: Read the main      and discuss different    L/O: With a partner,
                                                            O-OOPS! Yummy Food             lawn, sauce)                                                        selection and record    idioms in pairs. Draw    practice reading various
                                                            Surprises                                                                                          in a Venn diagram       and write the literal    sentences from the story
                                                            B-Follow the Pizza Trail                                                                           details about the       and nonliteral meaning   multiple times
                                                            ELL-Fun Food Surprises                                                                             Rooster and the         of the idiom and share   emphasizing different
                                                                                                                                                               Little Red Hen. ELD:    orally with the class.   parts.
                                                                                                                                                                3.2.4                  ELD: 3.1.6               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
                                                           O-A True Hero                                                                                       cards from the story,    L/O: Using a            follow along as the
                                                           B-The Lost Brocade                                                                                   and write an           dictionary, read and     selection is read on the
                                                           ELL-The Diamond                                                                                     appropriate             write the definitions.   CD. Reread the passage
                                                                                                                                                               conclusion.             Write sentences and      aloud, mimicking the
                                                                                                                                                               ELD 3.2.3               share with a partner.    reader's fluency.
       2                                                                                                                                                                               ELD: 3.1.6                ELD: 3.1.7
           Protecting Our Natural   Washington Weed          Informational                 Words with soft c and    Main and Helping Verbs   Monitor           Compare and             Contractions             Pronunciation of
           Resources                Whackers--TFK            A-Resources All Around Us     g (cent,                                          Comprehension     Contrast                 L/O: Generate a list    vocabulary words and
                                    Genre: Non-Fiction       O-Enjoying Our Natural        gym—beginning and                                                    L/O: Read the          of contractions aloud.   other hard words
                                    Article                  Resources                     final)                                                              main selection.         Write the two words        L/O: Use syllables to
                                                             B-Energy and Our Natural                                                                          Write the following     that make up the         orally decode difficult
                                                             Resources                                                                                         sentence "Spartina      contraction.             words in text.
                                                             ELL-Sky, Sea, and Earth                                                                           in the East and          ELD 3.1.5                             ELD 3.1.4
                                                                                                                                                               Washington are
                                                                                                                                                               similar/different
                                                                                                                                                               because___" and
                                                                                                                                                               fill in the blank.
       3                                                                                                                                                       ELD 3.1.5
           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 correct word.        slow and fast tempo
                                                                                                                                                               the author's purpose      ELD 3.1.6              ELD: 3.1.7
                                                                                                                                                               for this selection
       4                                                                                                                                                       ELD: 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     Pay attention to dialogue
                               Genre: Realistic Fiction   A-The Slightly Tipping   list: years, ponies,                               Comprehension Predictions            with -er and -est                   L/O: Listen
                                                          Treehouse                inches)                                                          L/O: With a partner,   L/O: Read and write   and follow along as the
                                                          O-A Winter Adventure                                                                      make predictions       sentences with the    selection is read on the
                                                          B-The Science Fair                                                                        while reading, write   correct comparative   CD. Reread the passage
                                                          ELL-Safe in the Storm                                                                     evidence to confirm    and superlative.      aloud, mimicking the
                                                                                                                                                    or revise              ELD 3.1.5             reader's fluency.
       5                                                                                                                                            predictions.                                      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:        Explanatory Paragraph Word Choice       Health: Chapter 4 Students draw their room from various
                     Guide words,                                                 Family and Social perspectives
                     headings, and                                                Health            Magic School Bus - Under Construction
                     captions




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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 themultiple 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?"                    word and share with a punctuation.
                                                                                                                                                             ELD: 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           Possessives             vocabulary words and
                                 Genre: Non-Fiction         O-Thrills and Chills                                                                             through a variety of        L/O: Pick an item     other hard words
                                 Article                    B-Up, Down, or Open-Moving                                                                       statements and tell       from the classroom.       L/O: Use syllables to
                                                            Machines                                                                                         a partner which are       Write and read a        decode difficult words in
                                                            ELL-What a Ride                                                                                  facts or opinions.        sentence using a        text.
                                                                                                                                                                         ELD:          student and the item to       ELD 3.1.4
                                                                                                                                                             1.1.2                     show possession.
       3                                                                                                                                                                               ELD 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
                                                            O-Hurricane Heroes             syllables) ( TE: embed                                            L/O: Make                 Personification         read text, emphasizing
                                                            B-Earthquake Heroes            counting syllables with                                           predictions while                        L/O: In  pitch with punctuation.
                                                            ELL-Keeping Us Safe            clapping here)                                                    reading, write            pairs read and discuss           ELD 3.1.7
                                                                                           (include words with                                               evidence to confirm       examples of
                                                                                           different consonants as                                           or revise                 personification. Draw
                                                                                           in basket and doublets                                            predictions.              and write the literal
                                                                                           as in summer)                                                     ELD 3.2.3                 and nonliteral meaning
                                                                                                                                                                                       of the sentence and
                                                                                                                                                                                       share orally. ELD:
       4                                                                                                                                                                               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


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
                      Nonfiction Article:                                                               en.wikipedia.org/wiki/carousel




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          L/O: Read and write    L/O: Listen to a piece
                               Non-Fiction            O-Amazing Bird Builders       and cabin,                                                    generate details    analogies from the      read with a slow tempo
                                                      B-Amazing Insect and Spider   planet—note that the                                          given a main idea   board and complete      and a fast tempo, read
                                                      Builders                      v/cv has a long vowel                                         and write a         them.       ELD 3.2.3   chorally a piece with a
                                                      ELL-Bird Builders             sound and the less                                            summary. ELD                                slow and fast tempo
                                                                                    common vc/c pattern                                           4.2.2                                       ELD: 3.1.7
                                                                                    has the short 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                         L/O:
                                                            B-New Neighbors                  and -le --angel, bottle)                                              from the text and       the sentence, circle      Orally read text, stopping
                                                            ELL-The Flood                                                                                          use them to select      the clue words and        at periods, pausing at
                                                                                                                                                                   the theme.              write the correct word.   commas, and raising
                                                                                                                                                                   ELD 3.2.3, 3.2.4             ELD 3.1.6            your pitch with
       1                                                                                                                                                                                                             punctuation.
           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
                                                           O-Mike's Surprise                                                                                       statements and          base words. Match         read text, emphasizing
                                                           B-The Grizzly and the Frigate                                                                           discuss and make        them with correct         pitch with question
                                                           Bird                                                                                                    judgments about the     prefix and definition.    marks.              ELD
                                                           ELL-Animal Friends                                                                                      behavior.               ELD 3.1.5                 3.1.7
                                                                                                                                                                   ELD 1.1.2 3.2.3
       2
           Good Citizens           An American Hero        Informational                     Words with final /?r/  Adverbs that tell "How"        Analyze Text    Problem and          Word Parts: Greek            Pronunciation of
                                   Flies 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 partnercommon Greek Root.           orally decode difficult
                                                                                                                                                                                 ELD:   Use web to draw a            words in text. Say each
                                                                                                                                                                   3.2.4                picture and write a          word three times.
       3                                                                                                                                                                                definition.                                   ELD
           Working Together        Mother to Tigers        Biography                         Words with suffixes -      Adverbs that tell "When"   Monitor         Author’s Purpose     Word Parts: Suffixes         Phrasing and Intonation
                                   Genre: Biography        A-"Painting Birds": John James    ful, -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         them with correct suffix     read the passage with
                                                           Chimpanzees                                                                                             purpose. Support     and definition. Read         teacher and small group
                                                           B-Gerald Durrell, Animals' Best                                                                         your answer. Share the new word orally.           focus on expression and
                                                           Friend                                                                                                  with a partner. ELD: ELD 3.1.5                    intonation
       4                                                   ELL-Jane Goodall-Life...                                                                                1.1.2, 2.1.2                                      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       read with a slow tempo
                                   Article                 Beautiful Invader                                                                                       conclusion to the    a 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
                                                                                                                                                                                        read to a partner.           ELD: 3.1.7
       5                                                                                                                                                                                ELD: 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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