3rd Grade English Language Arts

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Unit 1: Defining Identity: Dyamonde Daniel and My Name is María Isabel

Book: My Name Is María Isabel by Alma Flor Ada (Atheneum Books for Young Readers; Reprint edition, 1995)
Book: Dyamonde Daniel (series) by Nikki Grimes (Puffin Books; Illustrated edition, 2010)

Unit 2: Passing Down Wisdom: Hispanic and African American Folktales

Book: Tales of Uncle Remus: The Adventures of Brer Rabbit by Julius Lester (Puffin Books, 2006)
Book: Tales Our Abuelitas Told: A Hispanic Folktale Collection by F. Isabel Campoy and Alma Flora Ada (Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
Book: Her Stories, African American Folktales, Fairy Tales, and True Tales by Virginia Hamilton (Blue Sky Press, 1995)

Unit 3: Discovering Mythology: Roman Myths

Book: Classic Starts: Roman Myths by Diane Namm (Sterling Children’s Books, 2014)

Unit 4: Embracing Difference: The Hundred Dresses and Garvey's Choice

Book: The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes (HMH Books for Young Readers, 2004)
Book: Garvey's Choice by Nikki Grimes (WordSong, 2016)

Unit 5: The Power of Friendship: Charlotte's Web

Book: Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White (HarperCollins Publishers, 2012)

Science and Social Studies

Unit 1: Exploring Ancient Civilizations: Rome

Book: Ancient Rome and Pompeii: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #13 by Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce (Random House Books for Young Readers) (April 2006)
Book: Eye Wonder: Ancient Rome by DK Children (DK Children, 4th edition, 2004)

Unit 2: Rediscovering Thanksgiving: Fact vs. Fiction

Book: Pilgrims: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #27 by Mary Pope Osborne (Random House Books for Young Readers, 2006)
Book: The Wampanoag (A True Book: American Indians) by Kevin Cunningham and Peter Benoit (Children's Press, 2011)

Unit 3: Understanding the Animal Kingdom

Book: What is a Life Cycle? (The Science of Living Things) by Bobbie Kalman and Jacqueline Langille (Crabtree Pub Co, 1998)
Book: What is the Animal Kingdom? (The Science of Living Things) by Bobbie Kalman (Crabtree Pub Co, 1997)
Book: How do Animals Adapt? (The Science of Living Things) by Bobbie Kalman and Niki Walker (Crabtree Pub Co, 2000)

Unit 4: Honoring Indigenous Peoples

Book: The People Shall Continue by Simon J. Ortiz (Children's Book Press, 2017)
Book: Chester Nez and the Unbreakable Code, A Navajo Code Talker's Story by Joseph Bruchac (Albert Whitman & Company, 2018)
Book: Native Women of Courage by Kelly Fournel (7th Generation, 2007)

Unit 5: Exploring World Religions

Book: What Is Religion? by Bobbie Kalman (Crabtree Publishing Company 2009)
Book: One World, Many Religions: The Ways We Worship by Mary Pope Osborne (Knopf Books for Young Readers 1996)
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