Gati, Kristen


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Mrs. Gati's Class

The third marking period is an exciting time in third grade literacy!  

In Reader's Workshop, we are beginning a unit called, "Character Studies."  Students will learn to study characters in the books they read and think about what kind of people those characters are.  They will also begin to identify parts of a story: setting, problem, climax, resolution.  They will learn to look for the life lessons taught in the stories they read.

In Writer's Workshop, we will begin with a unit called, "Baby Literary Essays"  Students will begin by reading many short stories and thinking sharing their big ideas about the stories.  They will develop thesis statements based on these big ideas and identify evidence to support these statements.  They will learn to write an essay explaining their thesis and providing evidence for it.

This month is Black History month.  The children will explore concepts of diversity and inclusion.  By participating in different activities students will learn that Black History is American History and become advocates for racial justice and equality.

Here are the themes and quotes we will be focusing on this year:

1st  week - Civil Rights (Feb 1 - 5)
“The time is always right to do what is right.” – MLK, Jr.
2nd week – Education (Feb 8 – Feb 12)
“The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take that away from you.” – B.B. King
3rd  week -  Arts (Feb 15 – Feb 19)
“Don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do…” – Ella Fitzgerald 
4th week – Science (Feb 22 – Feb 26)
“Never be limited by other people’s limited imaginations.” – Dr. Mae Jemison

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