Grade 3/4 Ignited Literacy DECEMBER


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Ever wondered how to get your students to love reading and writing? Love Genius Hour or need a differentiated approach that gives students more voice and choice in what they read and write. Keep students engaged in writing all year long while meeting curriculum standards.

Ignited Literacy is your answer

Use research based strategies for teaching writing including

→ gradual release of responsibility

→ student led inquiry

→ teaching spelling and grammar in context

→ using mentor texts

→ teacher conferences which support the cycle of assessment

This is month 4 in this series

To get started please begin with month 1 (September)

This resources will:

  • ✐ Give you a detailed schedule of what to do in your literacy block, including reading and writing
  • ✐ Provides you with a read aloud guide that includes discussion and questioning prompts and teacher think aloud suggestions.
  • ✐ Includes original shared reading texts each week.
  • ✐ Teach spelling, grammar, and conventions in context with an ‘essential skills’ checklist
  • ✐ How to use mentor texts as models to support good writing
  • ✐ Writing mini-lesson guide that highlights effective instructional strategies
  • ✐Engage your students in reading and writing

December Activities

December for many teachers is a busy month full of interruptions. Minding the season, December is three weeks of lessons that focus on kindness.

This months unit is all about flexibility for the teacher!

Week #1 – Have you Filled a Bucket Today by Carol McCloud

Week #2 – Be Kind by Pat Zillow Miller

Week #3 – Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

Week #4 – N/A – Winter Break

Weekly Differentiated Readings

In each package, there are 3 different texts that can be used for shared, guided or independent reading. Each text is provided at three different reading levels from grade 3-6. With this resource, you can assign the same story for many different students who are all reading at different levels.

Original Differentiated Reading Texts Included in December:

  1. Safa’s Celebrations
  2. Top Tips for Interesting Interviews
  3. Tips for First Time Knitters
  4. N/A – Winter Break

✍ With ‘Ignited Literacy’ your students will finally cheer when it is language arts instead of groan. And you as the teacher will have a solid plan to teach language, and fit it all in. ✍


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Grade 3/4 Ignited Literacy DECEMBER