Reading is fun! We read many different kinds of texts in third grade. We read for information and for fun, to expand our knowledge of the world and to learn about the lives of others.Accelerated Reader is our program for encouraging reading and showing progress. Every student is expected to read 25 minutes per day in books at their ZPD, or the level at which they can read with some support. When we read, we reflect, or think about our reading. We read over parts to make sure we have a clear idea of what is going on. We look for text features such as pictures and captions, diagrams and maps. We keep a reading log and track progress on quizzes that we take after reading and reflecting on the reading.