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WINTER BREAK PACKETDecember 23, 2013- January 1, 2014NAME:TEACHER:Prince George’s County Public SchoolsDivision of AcademicsDepartment of Curriculum and InstructionThird Grade Winter Break Homework Activities for Reading and Social Studies
THIRD GRADE WINTER BREAK HOMEWORKDIRECTIONSComplete each activity in the Winter Break Packet.Write your responses in the spaces provided.Students are encouraged to return the completed packet and reading log to their teachers onJanuary 2, 2014.Parents are encouraged to assist in the following ways:¯Make a plan to complete the activities during the Winter Break.¯Provide a quiet space and time for your child to work on the homework.¯Help your child with the directions and completing the activities.¯Review and discuss your child’s responses. Provide positive feedback and praise forsincere effort and independence.¯Encourage daily reading of 20 -30 minutes of a self-selected book. Read to your child,listen to him/her read, or share the reading.Encourage fact practice and assist as needed.¯Ensure that the completed packet is returned to school on January 2, 2014, so that it ison time!Thank you for helping your child to succeed!Winter Break Homework Packet-Grade 3Prince George’s County Public Schools 3
STUDENT RESPONSES AND THE MSA READING RUBRICWriting is a performance activity that allows students to reflect and elaborate on howthey think and what they know. It is important to extend student understanding of theexpectations of the rubric with repeated opportunities to write 5-7 minute Brief ConstructedResponses (BCRs).The MSA Reading Rubric is one that many schools are using not only inReading/English/Language Arts but across the curricula. Your teacher uses the MSAReading Rubric to score BCRs.As you complete your BCR response, you should refer back to this page so that youcan check your response against Questions to Remember When Answering BriefConstructed Responses.Questions to RememberWhen AnsweringBrief Constructed Responses1)Can my teacher tell that I read the passage?2)Did I answer the question?3)Did I support my answer with information (details) fromthe text?Did I make a relevant inference or interpretation whenanswering my question?Adapted from Maryland State Department of EducationJune 2006Winter Break Horeework Packet-Grade 3Prince George’s Counly Public Schools4
Vocabulary ActivitiesD~rections As you read each sentence, use theother words in the sentence to help you figure outwhat the underlined word means. Then circle theanswer you have chosen.

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