Besides using the traditional reading basal, students will explore reading using a variety of different formats. Some of these include: guided reading, literature circles, reading independently, reading with a partner, listening to books on CD or tape, and journaling about what they are reading. Students will grow tremendously as readers in the third grade and big part of this is reading at home. I recommend 30 minutes each night to help students with this growth.
Gamequarium - This site has great math, reading, and language arts activities, give it a try!
Website list and descriptions adapted from: http://families.owc.edu/Children/reading_lang.htm#elementary
Help your child pick books that are "just right" for them using the I PICK method:
1. I choose a book.
2. Purpose - Why do I want to read?
3. Interest - Does it interest me?
4. Comprehend - Am I understanding what I am reading?
5. Know - I know most of the words.
Using these strategies, you can help your child be a better reader by reading books at their level.
Taken from The Daily 5 by Boushey and Moser