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May 6-10 Assignment Sheet

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By Vanessa Justus


Weekly Assignments for Third Grade Students:  

May 6-10


Reading: No Reading Selection Test This Week: Reviewing for SOLs

          Reading grades will be given on in class assignments.     

Your child will be bringing home a list of vocabulary terms. These are terms which may be seen on the SOL test. Please study these terms nightly with your child.

Vocabulary terms 17-25 quiz on Tuesday, May 7

TEST: SOL Test will be given in 2 days: May 14 and May 15


Math: Review all skills

Homework: Will be assigned nightly. Homework will cover various topics for review.


Spelling: No Selection Spelling Test This Week: Reviewing for SOLs


Science: Please send a shoebox, if possible.

          Test:  NO TEST


History/Social Studies: Diversity Day

          Wednesday, May 8



*Just a reminder to get a good night’s rest and eat a good breakfast before testing. Always do your best.






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)