Understanding Sentences and Paragraphs: Literacy Unit 4- 3rd Grade January Reading Unit: Understanding Sentences in Reading and Paragraph Power Unit Targets: Comprehension Strategies: background knowledge; connections; predictions; retelling; visualizing; making inferences; questioning/wondering Genre Knowledge: (short stories and articles) problem/solution text structure Writing Unit: Strengthening Sentences in Writing and Paragraph Power Unit Targets: Process: collecting ideas; drafting; revising/rewriting; editing; publishing Trait: story ideas; organization; sentence fluency Craft: leads and endings Grammar and Usage: Unit Targets: Temporal words and phrases; Explain the function of transitions in general and in particular sentences Plural Subject/verb agreement; Explain the function of nouns and verbs in general and in particular sentences Simple, compound, and complex sentences Phonics/ Word Study Unit Targets: Homographs Past tense Forming words by adding –er Words with silent letters Prefixes and suffixes Spelling Unit Targets: Follow Sitton Spelling Units *Targets reflect the explicit teaching that will occur during the unit and opportunities for student application and practice. Teachers should look for evidence of previously taught target goals in ongoing student work. **Use Fountas & Pinnell’s The Continuum of Literacy Learning to provide further specifics in regards to the above targets. Refer to the Grade 3 tab to inform your whole group mini-lessons. Refer to the Guided Reading Level tab to inform your small group and individual teaching.