Third Grade Talent Development Literacy Block Resources

Achilles -2

Guidelines for punctuating dialogue This site also offers interactive practice exercises to check your understanding of the guidelines.
Robert Frost reads Stopping By Woods.  This page and audio reading demonstrates the poetry term meter.  
Learn about poetry from different poets and poetry formats, and  write and print your own poetry.
This film was created at a Children’s Poetry Workshop.  The Poem was composed by a student participant during the workshop. Talent Development Literacy students watched the film in class.
Fun!
This is a fun “old school” style cartoon classic by teaching the states and their capitols.
Myths and Planets
Rick Riordan  Website  Percy Jackson and the Olympian series
Windows to the Universe  This site is worth exploring. The site supports exploration of how myths and solar system are influence and effect culture through painting, food, beliefs and much more.
What might you see in the sky this week.

Check back for more fun sites referencing myths and the solar system soon.

Mayan

Thank you Sawyer for sharing your Mayan experience at the Museum of Science in Boston.
Explore the Mayan culture Learn more about the Maya (or Mayan)in this easy to use site.

 Tales of the Mayan Skies  Great mayan math game if you click “Online Activities” and then “Mayan Math”
Hans Christian Andersen

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

 The Chronicles of Narnia – List of books in the series.  Most experts agree it is best to read the books in the order in which C.S. Lewis wrote the books, the original release order rather than the chronological order.  Both orders are listed below.  The Magician’s Nephew which is the first in chronological order includes flashbacks and offers the reader revelations which are lost if the reader reads this book first.  Reading this book sixth as listed in the original release order ties the story in with previous events from books two through five like a neatly packaged Mr. Tumnus parcel. 

Original Release Order
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
Prince Caspian
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Silver Chair
The Horse and His Boy
The Magician’s Nephew
The Last Battle

Chronological Order
The Magician’s Nephew
The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
The Horse and His Boy
Prince Caspian
The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Silver Chair
The Last Battle

A wonderful Disney movie of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, produced in 2005,  is available through movie sites and movie rental kiosks. 

Another version  is available on YouTube.  This version is produced by the British Broadcasting Channel in 1988 as a TV mini-series and  is divided into Six Chapters.  Within each chapter, there are three parts.  This version is fun to watch. The   technology used in the movie is limited.   The first chapter is available at the following address.  The students viewed a few minutes of a few different scenes of this BBC version in class.                              BBC movie version of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Mr. and Mrs. Beaver’s cockney dialect can be viewed at this YouTube site.