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Kaleidos 3

Kaleidos 3 is full year's language arts program for third graders. With an emphasis on literature and writing, it provides a comprehensive set of language arts skills in reading, writing, spelling, grammar, computer, and speaking.

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The Year At A Glance

Year At A Glance Chart

You can print The Year At A Glance chart that gives a concise overview of the program.

There are 15 three-week modules which include:
  • 10 Full Modules = 3 weeks each (Literature, Writing, Spelling, Grammar, Phonics Reader, Computer)
  • 2 Research Writing Modules - 6 consecutive weeks
  • 3 Literature Only Modules - weeks
This is a total of 45 weeks which can be a year round 12 month curriculum. For those who prefer a nine-month, thirty-six week curriculum, instructions are provided on how to combine the research and literature modules.

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Literature

Your kids will love the variety in this line-up of great kids books for third graders:
  • Aesop's Fables
  • Bears on Hemlock Mountain
  • The Courage of Sarah Noble
  • The Story of Harriet Tubman
  • Light at Tern Rock
  • The Cabin Faced West
  • A Lion to Guard Us
  • Soft Rain: A Story of the Cherokee Trail of Tears
  • Charlotte's Web
  • Rabbit Hill
  • Robin Hood
  • The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog
  • Tales of Uncle Remus
You can read the description of the third grade literature books to discover the adventure awaiting your child.


Writing

Write On #1

An exciting way to turn your child on to writing is with Write On, The Kid-Friendly, Mother Pleasing, Gentle Way to Learn to Write. In the third grade Kaleidos students will doing Write On 1 though Write On 22.

As the picture above shows, each lesson of Write On includes a non-intimidating student sample that dominates the page. The objectives, teacher's directions, and idea clouds are included on the same page.

Your third grade writer will be writing:
  • Colorful adjectives and short stories
  • Acronyms
  • Riddles
  • Descriptive Paragraphs
  • 3 Paragraph Essay about animals
  • The 5 W's (who, what, when, where, why) of events
  •               AND MORE
At the end of the year, your student will have written eight 3-paragraph essays, two stories, one larger report, and many short bi-weekly activities that stretch their writing ability.


Syllable Savvy 3

Syllable Savvy 3


Kaleidos 3 uses the third grade level of Syllable Savvy Spelling

Syllable Savvy boasts of the simple-to-use, three-column method of learning spelling. Students focus on how letters interact to form syllables using common spelling patterns.

Syllable Savvy 3 is filled with common words and household words to familiarize the students with frequently encountered and written words.



Syllable Savvy Three Columns

The diagram above (from Syllable Savvy 5) shows how it works. The student studies from the middle column. The left column shows the pronunciation (and can be used by independent learners to self-study. Not all third graders are ready for this step, however.)

It's in the right column that the focus for student success occurs. They see the word broken down by syllables, and note the number of letters in each syllable. As they write the word on their own, they focus on the correct letters in each syllable. Even the largest, most fearsome looking word is made out of syllables that usually are only 1 to 4 letters each. Whose afraid of four letters?

Grammar

Punctuation With A Punch teaches basic punctuation rules in third and fourth grade. Acting Out the Parts of Speech teaches the parts of speech in relation to each other in a sentence.

Both programs are included in the Kaleidos 3 guide for no additional charge.

Both of these resources apply grammar and punctuation to the literature books the student is reading.

Nature Readers

Kaleidos 3 incorporates readings from Christian Liberty's 3 grade Nature Reader. This phonics based program provides practice in graded reading.

Because quality literature does NOT have a controlled basal vocabulary, it is helpful to have a reader that does start slowly and progress to larger words. These Nature Readers were chosen because they are widely availabe, are economical, and provide non-fiction reading selections. The non-fiction passages provide variety in reading material as the literature books are story-based.

Third grade students who are reading two years or more above grade level may not need this supplement.

Computer

We list on-line lessons that are free to students and provide an introduction to Powerpoint, Word, Excel, Windows, and Internet Safety.

In addition, students practice keyboarding two times a week to strengthen those widely required skills.


Hands On Units

While Kaleidos is not a full hands-on unit study, we embrace the hands-on method of learning and incorporate multi-dimensional strategies.

In addition, our third and fourth grade curriculum provide suggestions for making a hands-on unit corresponding to the literature books.

The first week of the module, we list a number of ideas that are not specifically scheduled on the weekly lesson plans, so that you can incorporate the ideas when it fits your family's schedule.

Here are the unit study themes:
  • Aesop's Fables - Ants and ant farm
  • Bears on Hemlock Mountain - Stew and Dutch Ovens
  • The Courage of Sarah Noble - Woods
  • The Story of Harriet Tubman - Underground Railroad and Negro Spirituals
  • Light at Tern Rock - Lighthouses
  • The Cabin Faced West - Log Cabins
  • A Lion to Guard Us - Jamestown
  • Soft Rain: A Story of the Cherokee Trail of Tears - Beadwork
  • Charlotte's Web - Spiders and Webs
  • Rabbit Hill - Garden Box
  • Robin Hood - Archery
  • The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog - Cowboys
Your whole family will have fun with the suggested activities related to the themes. And we welcome suggestions of your ideas for activities for the themes.


Buy Kaleidos

Kaleidos 3 Kaleidos is a soft cover manual that will be shipped to you within two business days.

$12.99 Includes full year schedule and Instructor's Guide


Learn More About Kaleidos

Get more information about Kaleidos Language Arts and the other grade levels.




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