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Reading and ELA Skills and Practice

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Reading - Select a Fable, this is a short story with a lesson.  Create a page, summarize the lesson taught in the fable. Can you relate this lesson to your own life?  Why or why not? Draw a new cover for this story book and post it to your page.


Check the readability level of your writing. Just copy and paste your writing into the window and press calculate.  It will tell you the grade level of your audience based on the words you have chosen to use. Be sure to spell check first!

The sentence in yellow is rated at a 7th grade level! What do you think?  

Could you understand it?

Should I rewrite it and try to get it to a 3rd grade level?



Daily Assigned Tasks - Rotation

Suggested Daily Computer Activities

Monday -           Post 2 comments - ICQ (I statement, positive comment and a question)

Tuesday -           Create a new page called - Story Title , student number (Balto2) Summarize the plot in 3-5 complete sentences.

Wednesday -      List 3 main characters by name and describe each of them in 1 sentence. Name the setting of the story on the same page.

Thursday -          Grammar Games from the Thursday LA Links page. Free Choice, when finished with previous assignments.

Friday -               Type final draft of writing assignment on Neo and post to available computer on a new page in your own folder.


GRAMMAR GAMES - Practice makes permanent!

A great collection of 3rd Grade Skill/Activities

List of pdfs for LA

Additional Activities

During Reading/ELA rotations, when you complete assigned tasks, you may explore these sites.

READING - Story Maker

The English Zone - Grammar


Internet4Classrooms - Grammar and Reading Links

Literacy Games - Loads of them!



Cause and Effect
Fact or Opinion
Eye on Idioms
Step with Idioms

Parts of Speech - Nouns

Parts of Speech - Adjectives

Context Clues and Animal Adaptation
Main Idea


Fish tank (prefix, base, suffix) 
Prefix match 
Prefix jig-words 
Prefix MatchWord
Crystal Castle (in- and im-) 
Flamingo (-y and -ly) 
im- prefix
Prefix quiz 
Latin and Greek roots and prefixes 
 Rooting out Words 
Suffix quiz
-less or -ment 
Suffixes - -less, -ness, -ly, -ful

List of links to ELA Practice from Maize Elementary


Comments (1)

varun said

at 3:54 pm on Nov 5, 2010

That's a lot of stuff I have to remember.

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