Based on the STAR and WRAT tests, most of my students in Grade 3 are
not able to read words and comprehend material on their level. According
to the TN Curriculum Frameworks Content for Reading for Grade 3-5, the
students will develop the reading skills necessary for word recognition,
comprehension, interpretation, analysis, evaluation, and appreciation of
the written text. A learning expectation for this standard is: Students will
apply a variety of reading strategies. Another expectation is: The students
will develop reading skills necessary for interpretation of the printed text.
The Computer Technology: Literacy & Usage, Grades 3-5 Standard #6
states that the student will use technology as a tool to conduct and
evaluate research and to communicate effectively information and ideas.
A learning expectation for this standard states the student will use a variety
of computer technologies to access, analyze, interpret, synthesize, apply
and communicate information. This unit includes reading, research, writing, and art activites to accompany the
reading of the book Stone Fox. In addition, my students will spot the
important facts, concepts and vocabulary when they are learning something
new (Teacher Survey Profiler #9). My students use Internet in my class to
research topics. (Teacher Survey Profiler #20).