These are a set of activities to use with Journeys 3rd grade Unit 6 Lesson 26 The Foot Race Across America.
I have created a range of activities for you to use throughout this lesson. Some of the activities may take more than one day (i.e. Comprehension Crafts).
Vocab Flip-Flap: Students practice writing the vocabulary words in sentences, and writing definitions. I suggest doing this activity prior to reading the story so when they see the vocabulary word in the reading they will have an understanding of it.
ABC Order Spelling Words: Print these pages two sided. One page they write the words in ABC order the other they pick 7 of the words to put into sentences. As an extra challenge you could always have them put two spelling words in each sentence.
Roll a Spelling word: Students will need dice for this activity. They roll a die to find out what word to write. This can also be done in partners as a game as a race to see who can finish first.
Interactive Journal Pages: There are 3 interactive Journal pages in this unit. One for the suffix ion, another for abbreviations, and finally main idea and details. The main idea page is a great activity for your students to do right after the story is read. Then you can bring them up to discuss together the Main Idea and Details.
Main Idea and Details Mobile: This is an adorable mobile that students make about the week’s selection and also map out the marathon on it.
Write a Letter to Andy: Letter writing pages are great fast finishers for those who get done early.
5 Fab Things About Andy Payne: Students write 5 facts about Andy Payne in the hands. Also another great fast finisher or also a homework option.
Spelling Writing Pages: Students practice tracing, writing, and rainbow writing the spelling words. This could be used during centers or as another homework option.
Comprehension Tri-Fold: I have provided you two comprehension Tri-Folds for this week’s selections. Students answer questions about the week’s selection. They could do this in small groups or individually as an informal assessment.
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