Ideal for preparing your third-grade students for state writing assessments and meeting new standards, this series offers scaffolded text-based writing practice with essential nonfiction writing forms, such as:
� Compare and contrast
� Cause and effect
The 15 units provide activities that prepare students to complete text-dependent writing prompts.
Each unit begins with a unit focus and lesson checklist to guide students through the learning path, which includes:
� a dictionary page that introduces content words
� close reading of a leveled nonfiction article
� text-dependent comprehension questions to support understanding
� a graphic organizer to help students organize information from the article and plan their writing
� a text-dependent writing prompt
Teachers will appreciate these additional resources and features!
� Downloadable home–school connection activities and projects help teachers encourage learning at home.
� Common Core State Standards correlations are located on each unit for easy reference.
� The reading level is provided to help identify appropriate texts.
� The suggested learning path helps teachers pace the lesson, and makes scaffolding easy!
The leveled nonfiction reading selections cover:
� Health articles
� Science articles
� Social studies articles