Language 4d

Alphabetical Order

3rd Grade

Alphabetical Order is ABC order.
Begin with fist closed and use the following pattern as you speak: {Alphabetical order is (thumb up) A, (forefinger up) B, (middle finger up) C order.

Reading: Informational 3

4d

Chronological Order
Chronological order is the order events happen in, first to last.

3rd Grade

Tap an imaginary watch on your wrist to symbolize time.

then make a comma in the air following the city.Language 2b Comma in City and State 3rd Grade A comma separates the city from the state. . Draw a {c| in the air to symbolize city.

3rd Grade . Draw a {d| in the air to symbolize the day. then draw a comma.Language 2 Comma in a Date A comma separates the day of the month from the year.

then raise them over your head to symbolize capitalizing them. . Hold up seven fingers to symbolize days of the week.Language 2 Days Of the Week 3rd Grade Capitalize the first letter of every day of the week.

Hold up an imaginary magnifying glass like a detective looking for facts. You can prove it. .Reading: Informational 8 Fact 3rd Grade A fact is a true statement.

. then raise one hand over your head to symbolize capitalization. Capitalize the first word of a sentence. Make sentence gesture (phone to ear).Language 2 First Word Of A Sentence 3rd Grade T he boy does his best.

Language 2 Names of Places 3rd Grade Capitalize the first letter of names of places. Point to places in the air as if there is an invisible map. . then raise them over your head to symbolize capitalizing them.

then turn pages until you reach the end. {Oh. Open an imaginary book. Say.Language 2g 4d Glossary 3rd Grade A glossary is a dictionary near the end of a book. a glossary!| .

Point to places in the air as if there is an invisible map. .Language 2 Holidays 3rd Grade Capitalize the first letter of names of places. then raise them over your head to symbolize capitalizing them.

.Language 4a Homographs bill 3rd Grade Homographs are words that are spelled the same but have different meanings. Make a bill (bird’s beak) in front of your face then hold a bill (from a restaurant) in front of your face and smack your forehead because it is so expensive.

.Language 4a Homophones 3rd Grade son sun Homographs are words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. Shade your eyes from the sun and pat a son on the head.

. it must be capitalized.Language 2 I 3rd Grade When {I| stands alone. Put hands by side (to show standing alone). then raise one hand over your head to show capitalization.

space. .Language 2 Indented Sentence 3rd Grade An indented sentence is the first sentence of every paragraph. It begins with a small Hold up two fingers together to symbolize a small space at the beginning of an indented sentence.

to find these words in the book. {Oh. It tells where Then say.Reading: informational 5 Index 3rd Grade An index is a list of important words found at the back of a book. the index!| . Open an imaginary book and turn pages until you reach the end.

) show one topic.Writing 4 Paragraph 3rd Grade A paragraph begins with an indented sentence and describes one topic. Hold a large imaginary block of text in the air (to symbolize a paragraph. Then hold up one finger to .

) . Hold hand palm-up and make a circle around the palm.Reading: informational 2 Main Idea 3rd Grade The main idea is what the text is all about. (The palm holds the fingers together like the main idea holds the details together.

Hold up 10 fingers the 2 fingers (to show the 12 months of the year). .Language 2 Months 3rd Grade The first letter of every month must be capitalized. then raise one hand over your head to show capitalization.

.Language 2 Names of People 3rd Grade The first letter of a person’s name must be capitalized. Point to your chest where a name tag would go then raise one hand over your head to show capitalization.

Reading: Literature 6 Writing 3a Narrator 3rd Grade The narrator is someone who tells a story. . Hold an imaginary book as if you are narrating a story.

Shrug your shoulders on the word believe to show that you are not sure. .Reading: informational 8 Opinion 3rd Grade An opinion is what someone believes is true.

Move fingers to show one {puppet| speaking. Hold up two hands like puppets. .Reading: Literature 2 Paraphrase Hello friend! Hi buddy! 3rd Grade To paraphrase means to explain one or more statements using your own words. then move fingers to show that the other {puppet| mimics to symbolize paraphrasing.

. Hold up three fingers on each hand (like a W) to symbolize {who| or {what|.Language 1 Subject of a Sentence What 3rd Grade Who The subject of a sentence is who or what the sentence is about.

the verb is singular.Language 1f Subject-Verb Agreement 3rd Grade If the subject is singular. When saying {singular. verb is plural.| wiggle fingers on each hand. the When saying {plural. . If the subject is plural.| hold up one finger on each hand.

Stroke your chin as if you are thinking of a topic. . 2a Topic Sentence What’s My Topic? 3rd Grade A topic sentence states the main subject of a paragraph or essay.Writing 1a.

Point over your shoulder (past). . or future. at your feet (present). and straight ahead (future). present.Language 1e Verb Tense past future 3rd Grade present The verb tense shows whether a sentence is about the past.

3rd Grade hog . Make a circle with your arms as if embracing a family.Foundational Skills 3 Word Family dog log A word family is a group of words that rhyme.

Foundational Skills 3a Prefix 3rd Grade A prefix is added to the beginning of a word and changes the meaning of the word. to symbolize a prefix. {Burst| your hand in front of the {word| . Draw an imaginary line with your finger to symbolize a word.

3b Suffix 3rd Grade A suffix is added to the end of a word and changes the meaning of the word.Foundational Skills 3a. {Burst| your hand behind the {word| to . symbolize a suffix. Draw an imaginary line with your finger to symbolize a word.

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