## Fractions Text Set Morgan Koblitz

This text set provides third grades students with a variety of texts that introduce fractions to students through fictional stories, non-fiction, and illustrative text.

Rationale: Students will be able to view a variety of texts and describe vocabulary being used and how fractions are used in our everyday lives.

**Fiction Texts**

- Publisher - Square Fish
- ISBN - 1250003369
- Number of pages - 144
- Summary : In this book the main character, Wilson, is struggling with math in his third grade class. Through the help of a tutor, Wilson becomes more confident in himself and becomes better at math. This is a great book for students to read to gain confidence in themselves and their skills in the classroom.
- Teaching Points - Comprehension could be worked on in this book because students would be thinking about what is happening in the story and what the point of the story is.
- Critical thinking could be taught along with this book. Students could be asked to think critically about what the character in the book is going through and how this may be similar to a situation they may have experienced in their own life.
- Objective – RL.2.3 – Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges.
- • Students will be able to explain the obstacles the main character faced and find ways to overcome obstacles and build confidence in real life.
- This book could be used in the classroom to teach students how to overcome obstacles they face in school and how to gain confidence in themselves. Students would be strengthening their comprehension skills through this story as well as critically thinking of how to apply problem solving skills in to their own lives.

- Publisher - Henry Holt and Co.
- ISBN - 0805076654
- Number of Pages - 32
- Summary - In this story, four siblings make wishes on a star, but end up only getting a fraction of the wish granted. The siblings work together to get a solution to their problems, combining their fractions of wishes together to make one whole wish.
- Teaching Points - Fluency could be addressed with this book. Students could be asked to read aloud to read the conversations between characters and comprehend the point of the text.
- Speaking and viewing could both be addressed in this book. Students could be asked to speak the conversations that occur between characters. Since this is a picture book, illustrations in the book will allow the reader to better create a visual representation of what is happening in the book.
- Objective - RL.3.3 – Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
- Students will be able to think about the story and describe the order in which events occurred leading up to the conclusion of the story.
- This book would be a great book to relate a fun story to math. Students would be able to see that each of the characters had a fraction of a wish that ended up making a whole wish. Students would be able to describe the events in this book to explain how a whole wish was made.

- Publisher - Sylvan Dell Publishing
- ISBN - 1934359297
- Number of Pages - 32
- Summary - This is a fun story for students to read about a boy who goes through explain crazy fractions of his day. First waking up with half a head of hair and continuing his day with friends at camp. This book provides students will a silly way to get familiar with fractions while telling a funny story.
- Teaching Points - Comprehension and vocabulary would be addressed in this book. Students would be reading about fractions and comprehending how they are related and used in the story.
- This book uses great visual representations of fractions in fun ways and is a great way for students to see fractions.
- Objective - RL.3.7 – Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).
- Students will be able to use illustrations in the text to describe what fractions are being portrayed.
- • This book is a really funny story to read. Students would find this book really humorous all while learning about different fractions through the main character’s crazy day.

**Nonfiction Books**

- Publisher - Capstone Press
- ISBN - 0736808175
- Number of Pages - 24
- Summary - This book shows children different fractions and how the fractions equal a whole. Students can use this book to relate to real-life situations and ways they can make equal shares or fractions in their own lives.
- Teaching Points - Students could use this book and the pictures to determine what fractions look like and comprehend how they are used in our everyday lives.
- Visual representations are used in this book to show fractions that are used in real life and where students might see these fractions in their own lives.
- • RI.3.7 – Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text
- Students will be able to explain how fractions can be used in their every day lives after reading this story and viewing the pictures.

- Publisher - Holiday House
- ISBN - 0823423549
- Number of Pages - 32
- Summary - In this book, students are able to explore the relationship between fractions, decimals, and percents by looking at places these number might appear in real life.
- Teaching Points - Students could read this book to build on vocabulary and comprehend places these numbers occur.
- This book would help students become better readers, while also becoming more knowledgeable in math
- RI.3.7 – Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text
- Students will be able to explain how fractions can be used in their every day lives after reading this story and viewing the pictures.

- Publisher - Enslow Elementary
- ISBN - 1464404372
- Number of Pages - 48
- Summary - This books shares vocabulary about fractions as well as how students can change fractions in to decimals and percents. This book also shares strategies students can use to add fractions and rewrite fractions.
- Teaching Points - This book is full of vocabulary and would be a great book for students to use when getting introduced to fractions.
- This book would help students to start thinking about fractions with a more critical lense and help students grow as readers.
- RF.3.2a – Read on-level text with purpose and understanding.
- Students will be able to read the book and explain specific vocabulary they learned and communicate their understanding of fractions.

**Illustrative Text**

- Publisher - Learner Publications
- ISBN - 1467713805
- Number of Pages - 32
- Summary - This bright colored book explains to students how fractions work with the help of fun characters and illustrations. This book is a fun read for students that is attracts the attention of students and shows how fractions make a whole.
- Teaching Points - Vocabulary would be a key point in this book. Students would be able to read this book and view fun pictures all while learning vocabulary and how fractions work.
- This book would be great to allow students to actually see fractions with the colorful pictures and fun characters.
- RI.3.1 – Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
- Students will be able to explain what a fraction is as well as name a variety of fractions and how they relate to a whole.

- Publisher - Holiday House
- ISBN - 0823413411
- Number of Pages - 32
- Summary - Fraction Fun is a book full of bright, exciting illustrations that catch the eye of the reader while introducing ways that fractures are used in our lives. With the bright colors in this books and the exciting illustrations, the author makes fractions seem less intimidating and appear fun!
- Teaching Points - Students would be working on their comprehension of the text and their understanding of fractions through fun illustrations.
- This book would be great to allow students to actually see fractions with the colorful pictures and fun characters.
- RL.3.7 – Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story
- Students will be able to share fractions they viewed in the text and how those fractions related to the story.

- Publisher - Scholastic Press
- ISBN -0590437704
- Number of Pages - 32
- Summary - Eating Fractions is a book that provides pictures of food that are divided in to different fractions. This book allows students to see how food, something they have in their every day lives, can be viewed in fractions and the fractions relate to a whole.
- Teaching Points - This book would discuss different fractions by using illustrations of food and help students build their fraction vocabulary.
- This book would allow students to look at fractions in colorful illustrations of food that they eat every day!
- RL.3.7 – Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story
- Students will be able to describe fractions of food they viewed in the text

**Fraction Song**

- Fractions-Fractions is a catchy song students can learn to remember how parts of fractions add up to equal a whole.
- Teaching Points - This song could be used to help students with their vocabulary about fractions
- This song provides a video with it that would be a great visual representation of how fractions add up to make a whole.
- RL.3.1 – Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers
- Students will be able to use the video to identify fractions that make a whole.