This resource was developed prior to the curriculum redesign in 2015. While it does not align with current learning standards, it may have value as a content source. Teachers may need to make adjustments to ensure accurate alignment with current curriculum:

Module 8: Novel Study: Hang In There Oscar Martin!, Grade 03, version 02 (Print)

The short novel is about Oscar Martin, a reporter for a school newspaper. In this module your child will read the novel and produce his or her own newspaper. The novel consists of five short chapters and a variety of illustrations. The newspaper project will give your child an opportunity to write articles, want ads, headlines, and perhaps even an advice column.

REMEMBER to order the shared resources for the Grade 3 Program. They can be found under the separate heading titled, "Grade 3 Shared Resources".

PLEASE NOTE: References are made to web-based resources throughout the DES Primary Program materials. Access to these web resources is not available with the purchase of the DES Primary Program materials. To receive access to these web resources, students need to be registered with a BC Distance Education School.

PLEASE NOTE: The following textbook is required for this course, however, stock may be low or depleted already.Students need to purchase their own from local libraries, publishers, or online book stores.

Hang in There Oscar Martin!, Nelson Thomson Learning, (ISBN-10: 0-17-618637-9 or ISBN-13: 978-0-17-618637-1)

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** indicates a Print-on-Demand product. These items are non-returnable.

Product Code Quantity Price
Module 8 Guide, Grade 03, version 02 (JG3H2) ** 7540002259 $23.44EA
This guide, written to the Home Instructor, consists of lessons and activities related to the theme of the module for the home instructor and child to explore. ** This is a Print-on-Demand product; it is non-returnable.
Module 8 Student Book Sets 1 & 2, Grade 03, version 02 (JG3H2SB) ** 7540002260 $9.34EA
This book for students consists of theme-related activities that is sent to the teacher for assessment and evaluation. ** This is a Print-on-Demand product; it is non-returnable.
Module 8 Newspaper Template, Grade 03, version 02 (JG3HNT) ** 7540002262 $5.54EA
The newspaper template is used for one of the activities in the Student Book. ** This is a Print-on-Demand product; it is non-returnable.