Literature: Opal, Grade 3, Teacher Textbook
This two book set integrates language arts and literature with Lessons in Literature that precede each prose selection and teach a progression of language arts skills that build, one on the other. These lessons are specifically geared towards the 3rd grader. The book is replete with short stories, a complete chapter book, drama, poetry, and nonfiction. Opal has a wonderful selection of poetry-more than 15 poems follow prose selections with which they are thematically linked.