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Learning resources brought to you by Tucson Unified's Curriculum and Instruction

We've provided a rich selection of free, fun online learning sources in English language arts (ELA), math, science, and visual arts to supplement your learning. These are organized by grade level. Click the grade level for your child to get started!

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Learn from Home - Grades 9-12

How to Use This Page

This page contains a "menu" of lessons and activities for this week's learning at home. You will find the objectives: the specific skills that your child will be able to do. Then you will find a selection of lessons and activities which help your child master those skills. If you run into technical issues or other difficulties with any of these, simply move on and choose another. These activities fit into the Sample Dailly Schedule.

Please keep the following in mind:

  • Your child DOES NOT have to complete all activities listed for each subject.
  • Activities have been identified to give your child choice and variety.
  • Your child's teacher may suggest other activities more appropriate for your child.


Please email or call your teacher.

Grade 3 Literacy - Week Three

Printable Version of this lesson board in PDF format

3rd Grade Literacy

Week 3 April 20-26

Literacy Objectives: Students will be able to:

  • use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently
  • write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.

Objetivos: Los estudiantes podrán:

  • usar las funciones de texto y las herramientas de búsqueda (por ejemplo, palabras clave, barras laterales, hipervínculos) para encontrar la información relevante para un tema determinado de manera eficiente
  • escribe textos informativos/explicativos parea examinar un tema y transmitir ideas e información con claridad

Logging into Benchmark
Go to Clever and select the Benchmark app.
Go to your inbox and click on assignments.
Your teacher can assign you books and different assignments.
Entrar a Benchmark Adelante
Vaya a Clever y seleccione la aplicación Benchmark.
Vaya a su bandeja de entrada y haga clic en las tareas.
Tu maestro/a te pueden dar varios trabajos.
Benchmark Reading Selection
Why Polar Bears Like Snow
Habitats of South America
Kanchil and the Crocodiles
The Everglades
Adelante selección de lectura
Por qué hay osos polares en la nieve
Los hábitats de América del sur
Como los animales se adaptan al medio
Las pieles de los animales

K.1 Text Features
N.1 Passages about animals
P.3 Choose Topic Sentences for Expository Texts

SuccessMaker K-8
Go to Clever and select the SuccessMaker app.
Practice 20 minutes each day.

Achieve 3000
Vaya a Clever and seleccione la aplicación Achieve 3000
Practica leyendo a lo mínimo 20 minutos cada día.

YouTube Videos
Using Text Features
Introduction to Reading Skills
Nonfiction Text Features
Usando función de texto

Read the text and complete the activities by clicking on the blue arrow. The activities are Power Words, Write, and Quiz.
“Endangered Species: The African elephant”
“Endangered Species: The Polar Bear”
“In cold weather, animals have ways of staying warm”
“Big Questions: How do animals sleep?”

Newsela español
Lea el texto y termine las actividades haciendo clic en la flecha azul.
“Cuando hay temperaturas frías, los animales tienen maneras de mantenerse calientes”
“Grandes preguntas: ¿Cómo duermen los animales?”
“Un zoológico manda a hacer unos zapatos para una elefanta”
“Grandes preguntas: ¿Por qué el pelo del oso polar es tan blanco?”

Handwriting Practice

Writing Activities

Informative writing prompt: Write an informative essay in which you explain how the polar bear survives in its habitat. Use details from the Newsela articles “In cold weather, animals have ways of staying warm” and “Endangered Species: The Polar Bear.”

Write and present a 3-minute news story based on one of the Newsela resources or a topic that interests you that includes where, when, why, and how key events occurred. Ask your parents to record you on video!

Benchmark Universe Assessments

Go to Clever and select the Benchmark app.

Go to your inbox and click on assignments.

Take the assessment assigned to you.

Pruebas de Adelante

Vaya a Clever y seleccione la aplicación Adelante.

Vaya a su bandeja de entrada y haga clic en las tareas.

Tome la evaluación que le fue asignada.

Actividades de escribir

Escritura informativa: Escribe un ensayo informativo que explique cómo los animales sobreviven en un hábitat frio. Usa detalles del artículo de Newsela “Cuando hay temperaturas frías, los animales tienen maneras de mantenerse calientes.

Escribe y presenta una noticia de 3 minutos sobre uno de los recursos de un Newsela o un tema interesante que incluye donde, cuando, por qué y cómo ocurrieron los eventos clave. Pregúntale a sus padres o tutores si te pueden grabar en video sobre tu presentación de 3 minutos.

Links and Apps


Scholastic Learn At Home
Scholastic at Home

Log-In Questions? See instructions on our Learn From Home page.

Free Meals for Kids!

TUSD Grab And Go Meals for Students
Grab-And-Go Info

Grab-And-Go Meal Routes resume Jan. 4. If you have questions or want information about alternative pick-up options, please email


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