3rd Grade ELA and Math Morning Work and Weekly Assessments Bundle

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This is a bundle of the following companion resources:

MATH MORNING WORK

This resource is a unique way to get your students warmed up in the morning. The math is aligned to 3rd grade Common Core Standards and a great way to review critical Math standards throughout the year.

Each month contains 4-5 (except for August) weeks of Math morning work, which will have a theme around the season, national holidays, or events associated with that particular month. The morning work is focused on Math with a sprinkle of Science, a pinch of grammar, and a dash of Daily/Weekly Updates to keep your students engaged and open doors for conversations. At the beginning of the year, the math will be mostly 2nd grade review and increase in difficulty throughout the year.


The morning work is intended to be a review to keep students engaged, build confidence, and ensure they can complete with independence.

Each week follows the same routine. The focus for each day was created based on fundamental needs I noticed in my own classroom:

  • Multiplication & Division
  • Number Sense
  • Fractions (including Fractions & Decimals).

While these are not the only areas addressed, they are the main focus. Each week follows the same routine and structure:

  • Multiplication Monday- Multiplication & Division problems, including problems that scaffold these concepts
  • Base Ten Tuesday- All about the Base of our Number System. These problems are centered around our number system and place value.
  • Wordless Wednesday- No Word Problems! Students have 3 problems without words.
  • Throwback Thursday- Review Day! Other days may offer a review problem, but Thursdays have problems that may come from 2nd grade or the beginning of the year. Thursdays also include problems from other standards such as Measurement, Data, and Geometry.
  • Fraction Fun Friday- Nothing says Fun Friday like Fractions! There is always a need to review fractions. By keeping it short, sweet and including a fun personal question, this may help build your students’ confidence in fractions while also keeping it fresh.

I created this resource in my classroom because I saw a need to continuously review these key areas. By following this same structure each week, students know what to expect while they are also building their confidence in these essential math areas. I have also found several other benefits from this morning work routine:

*Routine!-My students knew exactly what to do when they come in the classroom.

*Short & Sweet- There are only a few problems so it shouldn’t take longer than 10 minutes. This will also let you know if students are still having difficulty with a certain skill.

Fewer Copies- Only one sheet of paper for the whole week! (Copy front and back)

*A Weekly Grade-My students know this and do not want to do the work for homework or have a poor grade. This helped get them started right away in the morning. I also go over the problems each morning and allowed students to fix their work before turning it in. In my opinion, this is beneficial because it keeps the students engaged as we go over it, ESPECIALLY if they had difficulty with it. This was also beneficial for students because if they paid attention and “added on to their thinking,” they will earn a good grade that will be added weekly. For students that already struggle, this is confidence building and motivating.

 

MATH WEEKLY ASSESSMENTS

GOOGLE FORMS: All months have been updated to include self-grading Google Forms.

You asked, I answered. This resource is a result of multiple requests from 3rd grade teachers that have been using the Math Morning Work. These teachers wanted a way to assess the skills practiced throughout the week.

These weekly assessments are a companion for the 3rd Grade Math Morning Work. The morning work is available in a bundle or individual months. 

The Math Morning Work covers critical language, grammar, and comprehension skills over the year. The suggested way to use this resource is by reviewing the skills throughout the week with the morning work, and then giving the assessment on Friday for a weekly quiz grade.

Not only will this hold your students accountable, but this also serves as a gauge for students' learning. Plus, it's a consistent weekly quiz grade with a streamlined answer key to be easy on your teacher eyes!

ELA MORNING WORK

GOOGLE SLIDES AND FORMS: All months (Aug-June) have been updated to include Google Slides and self-grading Google Forms.

How can you cover a LOT of critical content in a LITTLE amount of time? This ELA morning work is a unique way to get your students warmed up in the morning that helps incorporate the 3rd Grade Language Standards, Grammar, Vocabulary Practice, and Reading Comprehension skills. 

What is included? 

ELA morning work for the months of August - June.

The morning work is focused on ELA 3rd Grade Common Core Standards. Each day has a thematic structure to cover Language Standards, Grammar, as well as enhance Vocabulary and Comprehension skills. 

Meaningful Monday: Monday is focused on making meaning. Tasks will focus on synonyms, antonyms, vocabulary words, and context clues. Some tasks may require students to make meaning in the text (inference, message, adages, proverbs, etc.) or build vocabulary skills. 

Text Structure Tuesday: Tuesdays will have a paragraph that requires students to identify the text structure, signal words, and a question or two related to the main idea, author's perspective, or vocabulary. 

Wordy Wednesday: Wednesday is all about working with words. Tasks include working spelling sorts, phonics activities, homophones, and other word work.

Throwback Thursday: Thursday is all about grammar usage and conventions. 

Fluency Friday: Friday is dedicated to building fluency. In upcoming months, Fluency Friday may become Figurative Friday. These tasks include working with various types of figurative language including similes, metaphors, idioms, and more!


ELA WEEKLY ASSESSMENTS


You asked, I answered. This resource is a result of multiple requests from 3rd grade teachers that have been using the 3rd Grade ELA Morning Work. These teachers wanted a way to assess the skills practiced throughout the week.

These weekly assessments are a companion for the 3rd Grade ELA Morning Work. The morning work is available in an ELA bundle. Click the link below to view the bundle.

The ELA morning work covers critical language, grammar, and comprehension skills over the year. The suggested way to use this resource is by reviewing the skills throughout the week with the morning work, and then giving the assessment on Friday for a weekly quiz grade.

Not only will this hold your students accountable, but this also serves as a gauge for students' learning. Plus, it's a consistent weekly quiz grade with a streamlined answer key to be easy on your teacher eyes!



🛑 Are you a member of the TLL Membership? These materials are already included. If you are not a member, click here to learn more. The TLL Membership gives you an all-access pass to hundreds of ELA resources for teachers in Grades 3-5.

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please email me at help@theliteracyloft.com.

Happy Teaching!

Jessica 

 

This ELA + Math Morning Work is available for the following grade levels:

ELA + Math Bundles

ELA Bundles

ELA Weekly Assessments

Math Bundles

 

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