Letterland Grade Three facilitates students growth in word knowledge by building on previous learning in phonics, spelling, and word structure and applying that knowledge to learning more sophisticated words that occur in academic subjects across the curriculum, fostering a greater interest in words and language.
Essential previous Grades phonic and word recognition concepts (e.g. Syllabification) are reinforced from the start. Reminders of the Letterland characters and stories are provided for those who have used Letterland at previous Grade Levels, but the Grade Three teaching does not rely on previous knowledge of Letterland.
The weekly Unit passages provide vital reading practice and allow children to see and use their word study and spelling skills in a wide range of subjects across the curriculum.
The pull-out Blueprints form the framework of your daily lessons and allow you to match your student’s needs. The Blueprints include brief instruction for each activity and include scaffolding suggestions to provide more support when needed and more challenge when children are ready.
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Letterland instruction in Grade Three is devoted in much larger measure to deepening and broadening children’s vocabulary through research-based teaching. This teaching provides varied contexts for discussing and using new words. Students gain an understanding of the multiple meanings of many words, and a greater interest in words and language.
Copymasters provide daily activities, Posters reinforce learning for easy visual reference, Word Study Cards are used to introduce new concepts and are carefully designed to provide quick visual reminders with Key Words and Phrases.
6 Syllable types and Syllable Division: Syllable Division vccv, vcccv, vcv, Open, Closed, Magic e, Vowel Team,
R-controlled, Consonant -le
8 Latin roots: tract, rupt, spect, port, form, meter, photo, graph
20 prefixes: in-, im-, mis-, un-, dis-, in-, il-, im-, ir-, pre-, re-, trans-, non-, en-, em-, uni-, bi-, tri-, cent-, centi-
19 suffixes: -s, -es, -ly, -ed, -ing, -ic, -y, -er, -or, -tion, -ion, -ation, -ition, -able, -ible, -ous, -ious, -ment, -ness
30+ Spelling patterns: Short Vowels, Digraphs (th, th, ch, sh, ph, wh), Schwa, o/u/, Long Vowels, Magic e (a_e, e_e, i_e, o_e, u_e), Soft c (ce, ci, cy), Soft g (ge, gi, gy), Long Vowel Teams (ee, ea, ai, ay, igh, ow, oa, ew, oo, o_e, ou, ough, eigh) R-controlled Vowels (ar, or, ore, ur, ir, er, ear, air, are, ear) Burnt out e, Contractions, Possessive Pronouns, Spelling with ie or ei, Sounds of y, changing y to i.
Spelling rules: Drop e rule, 1-1-1 rule
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