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August 19-23 Assignment Sheet

5 days ago

By Vanessa Justus

Weekly Assignments for Third Grade Students:  

August 19-23


Math:          Place Value: Ones through one hundred thousands



Science:      Unit 1: Lessons 1–2   How Do Scientists Investigate Questions?

                  TEST: TBA


History/Social Studies:Maps: title, compass rose, map key; grid map; 

hemispheres, equator, and prime meridian  

                     (continents and oceans will be tested on the second history test)

                  TEST: TBA


(We will begin our first reading story on Monday, August 19)

Reading:     Story: Marisol McDonald Doesn’t Match, pages 19-34

         Skill: Literary Elements, Point of View, Theme

Test: Friday, August 23

Spelling:    Short vowels a, e, I, o, u 

                  Test: Friday, August 23



1.    crop

2.    plan

3.    thing

4.    smell

5.    shut

6.    sticky

7.    spent

8.    lunch

9.    pumpkin










Reading Homework: Read story orally and study vocabulary words. 

1.    clash – colors or patterns that clash look strange or ugly together

2.    winking-quickly blink one eye at someone because you share a joke or secret

3.    suggest- give ideas or plans for someone to think about

4.    scrunches-squeezed or crushed into a different shape

5.    mushy- soft and squishy

6.    usual-the way something is done most often

7.    bilingual- people who can speak two languages 

8.    mismatched- things that do not fit or belong together






Reading Terms


  1. fiction – stories about characters and events that are not real

  2. nonfiction – writing that is not fiction, included information about real things, people and events.

  3. fairy tale – a children’s story about magic, fairies, giants, witches, etc. Usually begins with “once upon a time” and ends with “happily ever after”

  4. fable – a story that teachers a lesson. Fables often have animal characters that talk and act like people

  5. biography – a book that tells someone’s life story

  6. autobiography – a book in which the author tells the story of his or her own life

  7. thesaurus- a book containing lists of synonyms and antonyms

  8. encyclopedia – a book or set of books with information about many different subjects, usually arranged in alphabetical order

  9. dictionary – a book that explains the meanings of words

  10. glossary – found at the end of a book. A glossary gives the meanings of words found in a particular txt.

  11. atlas – a book of maps

  12. guide words – one of the words at the top of a page in a dictionary/glossary that shows the part of the alphabet included on that page

  13. synonym – a word that means the same or nearly the same as a another word

  14. antonym – a word that means the opposite of another word

  15. compound word – two words put together to make a new word (Ex. baseball; doghouse)

  16. contractions – two words combined with an apostrophe, such as can’t, wouldn’t, I’m, won’t

  17. homophones – one of two or more words that have the same pronunciation but different spellings and different meanings (Ex. too, two, to; whole/hole)

  18. root word – the word before the prefix or suffix have been added

  19. prefix – a word part added to the beginning of a word to change the meaning (ex. un-, re-, dis-)

  20. suffix – a syllable or syllables added to the end of a word that changes its meaning (ex. –less, -ly, -y)

  21. table of contents – found at the front of a book; gives the reader information such as the page number of certain chapters, stories, etc.

  22. index – found at the back of a book; an alphabetical list that shows you where to find things in a book

  23. flow chart – a diagram that shows how something progresses, step by step

  24. Venn diagram – a diagram that shows how things are alike and different

  25. possessives – form of a noun or pronoun that shows ownership (ex. Tom’s hat)