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Writing about Reading

Across the year children have been writing about reading in a variety of ways. Here are how a few children chose to track their reading thinking today.

Making a character web that includes specific evidence for your observation.

Making notes about the major events in a fiction chapter book.

Recording the authors use of figurative and what the author actually meant.

Recording what you know and wonder while reading.

Array Cards

We’ve started learning division! In grade three children explore all the different contexts that require division and even try creating their own division stories. To practice solving division equations we use multiplication. Division is the inverse of multiplication and can be seen as a “missing factor” problem. For example 35/7 = ? is the same as 7 x ? = 35.

In these images children practice playing a missing factor game that uses array cards.


Kids practice their multiplication fact cards  – the expression is on one side, the product on the other. By the end of third grade all students should have their facts memorized from 0 x 0 to 10 x 10!


Kids in 324 enjoy reading, and writing about reading, in their newly expanded reading nook!

Math at Home

All kids could use some extra math practice at home, particularly with their basic facts which should be memorized. These include addition and subtraction single-digit facts (such as 7 + 8 and 15 – 8) and multiplication (from 1 x 1 to 10 x 10).

Use the attached sheets to learn more about how to work with your kids at home. The first page suggests activities and resources. The second page shows addition and subtraction strategies and the third page shows multiplication and division strategies.

Math at Home – Activities and Strategies