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NYC Core Curriculum 3rd - ELA

Description: The New York City Core Curriculum program aims to provide a high-quality curricula to NYC students through a seamless instructional program across grades and subjects. This list has been curated by NYCDOE for 3rd Grade English Language Arts materials.


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Around Our Way On Neighbors' Day

by Charlotte Riley-Webb and Tameka Fryer Brown

Neighbors gather on a hot summer day for a joyful block party: Kids play double Dutch; men debate at the barber shop and play chess; mothers and aunts cook up oxtail stew, collard greens, and other delicious treats; and friends dance and sway as jazz floats through the streets.

A rhythmic tale that celebrates the diversity of a close-knit community, Around Our Way on Neighbors' Day will excite readers and prompt them to discover the magic of their own special surroundings.

Date Added: 07/06/2018


At the Root of It

by Robert Newell

What grow underground and are strong enough to break through rock? The answer is roots. Roots are an amazing part of plants and trees. At the Root of It explains how roots work hard so plants and trees survive and grow.

Date Added: 07/06/2018


The Boy Who Loved Words

by Roni Schotter and Giselle Potter

In this Parents' Choice Gold Award-winning book, Selig collects words, ones that stir his heart (Mama!) and ones that make him laugh (giggle). But what to do with so many luscious words? After helping a poet find the perfect words for his poem (lozenge, lemon, and licorice), he figures it out: His purpose is to spread the word to others. And so he begins to sprinkle, disburse, and broadcast them to people in need.

Date Added: 07/06/2018


Brave Girl

by Michelle Markel

From acclaimed author Michelle Markel and Caldecott Honor artist Melissa Sweet comes this true story of Clara Lemlich, a young Ukrainian immigrant who led the largest strike of women workers in U. S. history.

Date Added: 07/06/2018


Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle

by Deborah Dennard

Bullfrog is ready to find a calling site, a spot of his own where he will use his deep, croaking song to attract a mate. But Bullfrog will face many challenges in his search. He must stay alert for danger and may have to do battle with his rivals for a place to call his own.

Date Added: 07/06/2018


The Case of the Gasping Garbage (and Other Super-Scientific Cases)

by Michele Torrey

Fourth-graders Drake Doyle and Nell Fossey combine their detective and scientific investigation skills to solve a variety of cases, involving a noisy garbage can, endangered frogs, a stuck truck, and a mysterious love letter. Includes a section of scientific experiments and activities.

Date Added: 07/06/2018


Deadly Poison Dart Frogs

by Lincoln James

Poison dart frogs are cute and tiny. They come in many eye-catching colors. These colors, however, aren't meant to make them attractive. The bright colors tell other animals that they shouldn't try to eat them. These vibrant amphibians are covered with a deadly poison that makes predators very sick. Its so strong that some Native American tribes even used it to make poison darts for hunting. Readers will surely enjoy getting up close to these small but deadly poison dart frogs.

Date Added: 07/06/2018


Detective [Grade 3]

by Scott Foresman

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 07/06/2018


Everything You Need to Know About Frogs and Other Slippery Creatures

by Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

Everything You Need to Know about Reptiles and Amphibians looks at the lives and times of the amazing world of our cold-blooded friends from all angles. A fascinating read packed with information on habitats, breeding habits, as well as oddities, shocking facts and anatomy, this information is presented through close ups, quizzes, games, engaging text and innovative, high quality design, making it perfect for in depth research or a quick dip for fast facts.

Date Added: 07/06/2018


Explore American History

by Judi Kinney

The Student Book has 9 chronological chapters from Early Years to A New Century. These follow a consistent format: Anticipatory Set, Vocabulary, History Stories, and Quiz. Twenty-five one-page biographies with corresponding comprehension exercises are also aligned to the curriculum's chronology.

Date Added: 07/06/2018


The Incredible Book Eating Boy

by Oliver Jeffers

Like many children, Henry loves books. But Henry doesn't like to read books, he likes to eat them. Big books, picture books, reference books . . . if it has pages, Henry chews them up and swallows (but red ones are his favorite). And the more he eats, the smarter he gets—he’s on his way to being the smartest boy in the world! But one day he feels sick to his stomach. And the information is so jumbled up inside, he can’t digest it! Can Henry find a way to enjoy books without using his teeth? With a stunning new artistic style and a die-cut surprise, Oliver Jeffers celebrates the joys of reading in this charming and quirky picture book. It’s almost good enough to eat.

Date Added: 07/06/2018


Let's Classify Organisms

by Kelli Hicks

'Let's Classify Organisms' classifies living organisms into six kingdoms with great detail along with interesting facts for students.

Date Added: 07/06/2018


The Librarian of Basra

by Jeanette Winter

"In the Koran, the first thing God said to Muhammad was 'Read.'"* --Alia Muhammad Baker Alia Muhammad Baker is a librarian in Basra, Iraq. For fourteen years, her library has been a meeting place for those who love books. Until now. Now war has come, and Alia fears that the library--along with the thirty thousand books within it--will be destroyed forever. In a war-stricken country where civilians--especially women--have little power, this true story about a librarian's struggle to save her community's priceless collection of books reminds us all how, throughout the world, the love of literature and the respect for knowledge know no boundaries. Illustrated by Jeanette Winter in bright acrylic and ink. Includes an author's note. *From the New York Times, July 27, 2003

Date Added: 07/06/2018


Living Through a Natural Disaster

by Eve Recht

Complete Classroom Library includes one each of the following: Math Library Science Library Social Studies Library Content Area Classroom Libraries include: 1 display box containing 10 6-packs (60 little books) 1 Teacher Resource Portfolio 1 Assessment Book (where available) Classroom Library Add-on Packs include 1 copy of each title from the social studies, science, and math libraries. Add-On Packs include 1 copy of each title.

Date Added: 07/06/2018


My Librarian Is a Camel

by Margriet Ruurs

When we think of a library, we picture a building on a street or perhaps a room in a school. But some libraries aren't kept behind four walls. Some move from place to place in the most remarkable ways: by bus, by boat, by elephant, by donkey, by train, even by wheelbarrow. These unusual mobile libraries are often the only way that books can be brought to people in remote areas, such as the mountains of Thailand, the Gobi Desert of Mongolia, or rural areas of Zimbabwe. In places such as these, the arrival of the libraries is a major and much anticipated event. But the books would never reach the people without the hard work of dedicated librarians and volunteers. Margriet Ruurs, writer and educator, contacted librarians around the world and asked them to share stories about their libraries. In many cases, volunteers and librarians took camera in hand to photograph their mobile libraries and to record the happy faces of children receiving books. The result is this inspiring photo essay, which is a celebration of books, readers, and librarians. Why would librarians go to the trouble of packing books on the backs of elephants or driving miles to deliver books by bus? Because, as one librarian in Azerbaijan says, "the mobile library is as important as air or water." This text is listed as an example that meets Common Core Standards in English language arts in grades 4-5 at http://www.corestandards.org.]

Date Added: 07/06/2018


Nasreen's Secret School

by Jeanette Winter

Based on a true story. After her parents are taken away by the Taliban, young Nasreen stops speaking. But as she spends time in a secret school, she slowly breaks out of her shell.

Date Added: 07/06/2018


One Well

by Rochelle Strauss and Rosemary Woods

Seen from space, our planet looks blue. This is because almost 70 percent of Earth's surface is covered with water. Earth is the only planet with liquid water -- and therefore the only planet that can support life. All water is connected. Every raindrop, lake, underground river and glacier is part of a single global well. Water has the power to change everything -- a single splash can sprout a seed, quench a thirst, provide a habitat, generate energy and sustain life. How we treat the water in the well will affect every species on the planet, now and for years to come. One Well shows how every one of us has the power to conserve and protect our global well. One Well is part of CitizenKid: A collection of books that inform children about the world and inspire them to be better global citizens.

Date Added: 07/06/2018


Peter Pan

by J. M. Barrie and Dan Andreasen and Arthur Pober and Tania Zamorsky

“All children grow up. All except one. ”That special child is Peter Pan, and since making his debut on the stage in 1904, this eternal youth has carried boys and girls off to magical, marvelous Neverland. It’s a trip that all kids want to make, and with this easy-to-read version of the classic, everyone can fly “second to the right, and straight on till morning” with Peter. Along with Wendy, John, and Michael Darling, they’ll meet the fairy Tinkerbell, the Lost Boys, and the menacing Captain Hook.

Date Added: 07/06/2018


Poison Dart Frogs Up Close

by Carmen Bredeson

Why are they called poison dart frogs, anyway? Learn the answer to this question and more in this exciting installment in the ZOOM IN ON ANIMALS! series. Colorful, up-close photos of these beautiful, tiny frogs in their native habitats give readers a stunning view of these fascinating creatures.

Date Added: 07/06/2018


Rain School

by James Rumford

It is the first day of school in Chad, Africa. Children are filling the road. "Will they give us a notebook?" Thomas asks. "Will they give us a pencil?” "Will I learn to read?" But when he and the other children arrive at the schoolyard, they find no classroom, no desks. Just a teacher. "We will build our school," she says. "This is our first lesson. " James Rumford, who lived in Chad as a Peace Corps volunteer, fills these pages with the vibrant colors of Africa and the spare words of a poet to show how important learning is in a country where only a few children are able to go to school.

Date Added: 07/06/2018


ReadyGEN Reader's and Writer's Journal, Grade 3

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NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 07/06/2018


ReadyGEN Reader's and Writer's Journal, Grade 3

by Scott Foresman

NIMAC-sourced textbook

Date Added: 07/06/2018


The Ride

by Kitty Griffin

One brave girl, one strong pony, one desperate ride to deliver a crucial message that would change the course of American history. Betsy is the girl power answer to Paul Revere.

Repeated for over two hundred years as an oral tradition, the legend of Betsy Dowdy is a classic American tale of a girl who simply believed she could be free. Inspired by the danger and daring of this ordinary North Carolinian girl, THE RIDE is a story about stepping up to help the cause you believe in, doing even what little you can, and building the United States of America.

Date Added: 07/06/2018


Right On Reader 1

by Diane M. Browder and Pamela J. Mims and Angel Lee and Tracie-Lynn Zakas and Jo Reynolds and Beverly Potts and Linda R. Schreiber

Right On Readers - provides 16 popular works of literature commonly used in the general education classroom, adapted with simplified text, repeated storylines, and symbol supports. The adapted literature includes fiction and nonfiction stories, poetry, theatrical scripts, and research endeavors.

Date Added: 07/06/2018


Right On Reader 2

by Diane M. Browder and Pamela J. Mims and Angel Lee and Tracie-Lynn Zakas and Jo Reynolds and Beverly Potts and Linda R. Schreiber

A systematic language arts curriculum for middle and high school studentsResearch has shown Teaching to Standards: English Language Arts to be highly effective in teaching skills that align to grade-level standards.

Date Added: 07/06/2018



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