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A FINE, FINE SCHOOL: READING/WRITING UNIT & MATH EXTENSION (JOURNEYS 3RD GRADE)

By: Elly Elementary

A Fine, Fine School (by Sharon Creech): Reading/Writing Unit & Math Extension is a comprehensive and engaging educational program designed for 3rd-grade students, part of the Journeys curriculum. The unit revolves around the captivating story of a school principal who, in his eagerness to make his already fine school even finer, inadvertently overwhelms his students and staff with excessive learning. Through this humorous narrative, students explore the themes of balance, moderation, and the importance of preserving time for creativity and play. The integrated approach of the program incorporates language arts, reading, and writing activities that promote critical thinking and foster a deeper understanding of the text. Additionally, the math extension activities challenge students to apply mathematical concepts encountered in the story, allowing them to further develop their analytical and problem-solving skills. Overall, “A Fine, Fine School” provides a well-rounded learning experience that nurtures both academic growth and the appreciation of a balanced and enriching educational journey.

 

This 35-page ready to use resource includes:

. book summary

. link to video read aloud

. vocabulary

. reading comprehension

. sequencing

. character traits/setting

. story summarizing

. main idea/details 

. theme 

. writing prompts

. Calendar math activities

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A Fine, Fine School (by Sharon Creech): Reading/Writing Unit & Math Extension is a comprehensive and engaging educational program designed for 3rd-grade students, part of the Journeys curriculum. The unit revolves around the captivating story of a school principal who, in his eagerness to make his already fine school even finer, inadvertently overwhelms his students and staff with excessive learning. Through this humorous narrative, students explore the themes of balance, moderation, and the importance of preserving time for creativity and play. The integrated approach of the program incorporates language arts, reading, and writing activities that promote critical thinking and foster a deeper understanding of the text. Additionally, the math extension activities challenge students to apply mathematical concepts encountered in the story, allowing them to further develop their analytical and problem-solving skills. Overall, “A Fine, Fine School” provides a well-rounded learning experience that nurtures both academic growth and the appreciation of a balanced and enriching educational journey.

 

This 35-page ready to use resource includes:

. book summary

. link to video read aloud

. vocabulary

. reading comprehension

. sequencing

. character traits/setting

. story summarizing

. main idea/details 

. theme 

. writing prompts

. Calendar math activities

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Elly Elementary

I am a retired elementary educator with over 25 years experience. Currently, I am a freelance curriculum designer and sell many of my resources through my store, Elly Elementary. My resources are mostly Elementary Level and in all subjects. I hope that they will help you in your classroom and in your home school. Please feel free to ask any questions or ask for resources you may not see here as I have many more that I am working on. Please email me at ellyelementary@gmail.com. Check out my instagram at: Https://www.instagram.com/ellyelementary

A FINE, FINE SCHOOL: READING/WRITING UNIT & MATH EXTENSION (JOURNEYS 3RD GRADE)