Thursday, July 11, 2013

Third Grade Language Arts Morning Work

I was working on my language arts visual pacing guide and realized that there were a couple products on the guide that I haven't shared yet, so I wanted to take a second to tell you about one of my newest creations.  I've made an entire year's worth of morning work to help students practice basic language skills.  I feel like my students need more consistent practice in math skills and language skills that anything else, so I try to fit it in as many different ways as possible.

The pictures below shows the format of the morning work.  There are 36 weeks of morning work, and each week is broken into five sections (one for each day of the week).  I tried to limit the amount of paper and copies I need as much as possible!  I really focused on the skills that give my students the most trouble, like dictionary skills and parts of speech.
    






This is a spiral review, so students will practice these skills on a weekly basis, which always helps my students retain the information so much better.  I'll keep these in my students' morning work folder and probably add a month's worth of work at a time.  You can check them out {here}.


For our math morning work, I'll continue to use my Number of the Day and Weekly Word Problems.  I've had too much success with them to change anything! I have created a new form for the Number of the Day with a little larger font and text boxes.  I've also made a few minor changes to the Weekly Word Problems, just to keep everything up-to-date and Common Core aligned.  Every year it amazes me to see how good my students become at word problems.  The first couple months are hard, but with the daily practice they can do it!

3 comments:

Daisy said...

Will you be creating a 4th grade form of the daily language work?

~Lynn~ said...

LOVE your language spirals!! Already had one, just added this one to my cart for this years!! Would you be willing to share an editable version of your binder cover sheet??

JanCT said...

Ashleigh... If I keep reading your blog and checking out all of your products, two things will happen. First, my students will be getting some amazing reinforcement. Second, I'll need another job because I'm buying everything you've made. :) Thanks for the great resources.

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