Standards ELA 3R1The student demonstrates the ability to read orally with speed, accuracy and expression Elements The student… • Applies letter-sound knowledge to decode unknown words quickly and accurately. • Reads familiar text with expression • Reads third-grade text at a target rate of 120 WPM • Uses self-correction when subsequent reading indicates an earlier misreading within grade-level texts
Standards • ELA3R2 The student acquires grade level words to communicate effectively. Elements The student… • Reads literary and informational texts and incorporates new words into oral and written language. f. Determines the meaning of unknown words on the basis of context.
Standards • ELA3R3 The student uses a variety of strategies to gain meaning from grade-level text Elements The student… • Reads a variety of texts for information and pleasure. • Makes predictions from text. h. Interprets information from illustrations, diagrams, charts and graphic organizers. m. Recalls explicit facts and infers implicit facts.
A. patiently B. trained C. message D. litter . Dolphins can be __________ to jump out of the water and do tricks.
wise eager patiently message Someone left a ___________ for you on my phone.
We listen to our uncle’s advice because he is very ________. • A. litter • B. message • C. wise • D trained
There is a $50 fine for throwing ________ out of a car window. • A. litter • B. eager • C. patiently • D. wise
. A. trained B. litter C. message D. patiently Our family waited _______ for the movie to begin.
The students were _______ for the ITBS to be over. • A. litter • B. eager • C. wise • D. trained
The setting of this story is • In the past • In the present • In the future • In fantasyland
. A. informational fiction B. historical fiction C. realistic fiction D. science fiction What is the genre of this story?
Being old School His family Nature What are Jiro-San’s secrets about?
Why does Taro like Jiro-San? • Jiro-San teaches Taro things • He is funny • Taro enjoys sweeping the beach • Taro likes riding in Jiro-San’s boat
What does “calf” mean in THIS story? • A baby turtle • A baby dolphin • A baby swordfish • A baby whale
Why are the turtles Jiro-San’s old friends? • The turtles are old and wrinkled • They are his pets • The turtles are fun to play with • Jiro- San has been watching the turtles for many years.
How do you know Jiro-San is patient? • He rows out to see the turtles • He sweeps the beach • He waits for 4 nights on the beach. • The fish are his friends
Where does the female turtle lay her eggs? • Under rocks • On top of the sand • In a nest • In a hole she digs for them
Why does Jiro-San sweep the beach? • To collect shells and rocks • To make sand dunes • To make it clean and safe • To make turtle holes
What happens FIRST when the “old friends” arrive? • One comes to check for danger • They dig holes • They lay their eggs • They wait for the people to leave
What is this author’s purpose for writing this story? • To inform about turtle life. • To entertain you. • To persuade you to go to the beach and look for turtles. • To give directions about cleaning a beach
? Clever Shy Curious Weird Which adjective best fits Taro?
Why does one turtle come to the beach before all of the others? • The beach is too noisy • The beach is polluted • She is a faster swimmer • She wants to check the safety of the beach.
The author compared the swimming turtle to a __________. • A huge floating rock • An enormous cork bobbing in the water • An island in the sea • A small fishing boat
How are the turtles and Jiro-San alike? • They are hard headed • They are old and wise • They like children • They are good swimmers