RL.3.2

Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.

 
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Folktales: Exploring the Genre

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Folktales: Fables, Tall Tales, and Fairy Tales
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Folktales: Fables, Tall Tales, and Fairy Tales
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In this unit, students will explore three types of folktales while practicing their critical thinking skills. In day one, students work in two groups to analyze texts, determine commonalities, and label their learning.

 
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3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Folktale Unit
Sara Hesemann
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students will be introduced to the genre of folktales and gain an understanding of the basic components of a folktale, as well as how the illustrations in a text can contribute to characters, setting, mood, etc.

 
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Sootface & The Rough-Face Girl: A Comparison of Native American Cinderellas Day 3 of 5

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Generational Stories, Favorites that are Retold, and Native American Unit
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Generational Stories, Favorites that are Retold, and Native American Unit
Nicole Prejna
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Your tribe will continue to build their knowledge of Native American storytelling. They'll read Sootface: An Ojibwa Cinderella Story, and compare and contrast it to The Rough-Face Girl from yesterday.

 
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Myth Madness: Medusa & Athena

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Greek Mythology Unit
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Greek Mythology Unit
Sara Hesemann
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students will read the Greek myth of Medusa & Athena and complete a story map on the myth.

 
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Summary Strategy: SWBST

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Skill and Strategy Practice with Fiction Texts
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Skill and Strategy Practice with Fiction Texts
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

To end the seven day unit on fictional elements, students will write a short summary of our second text by answer the prompts: Someone, Wanted, But, So, Then.

 
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Myth Madness: Introducing Greek Mythology

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Greek Mythology Unit
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Greek Mythology Unit
Sara Hesemann
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students will be introduced to Greek Mythology and gain an understanding of why myths were written by the Ancient Greeks.

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Having a friend is better than those …

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Getting to Know You with Literature
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Getting to Know You with Literature
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students discuss things they really, really want. Then decide how, when compared with having a good friend, that object just isn't important.

 
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Folktales: Learning a Lesson

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Folktales: Fables, Tall Tales, and Fairy Tales
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Folktales: Fables, Tall Tales, and Fairy Tales
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students examine a character's actions throughout a text to determine if a lesson was learned and then support their thinking with specific examples from the text.

 
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Folktales: Character's Response to Conflict

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Folktales: Fables, Tall Tales, and Fairy Tales
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Folktales: Fables, Tall Tales, and Fairy Tales
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

After determining the conflict in the story, students work together to determine evidence of how that character will respond to his or her problem.

 
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3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Folktale Unit
Sara Hesemann
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students begin to work toward independence when identifying the components of a folktale as well as begin to discuss what the lesson of a folktale might be by making inferences.

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Books We Could Read Again and Again

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Reading in the Classroom and at Home
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Reading in the Classroom and at Home
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Teachers shouldn't be the only ones in the classroom recommending books to students. Students can do just as great of a job - maybe even better - when suggesting books to their peers!

 
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Myth Madness: Arachne & Athena

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Greek Mythology Unit
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Greek Mythology Unit
Sara Hesemann
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students will read the Greek myth of Arachne & Athena and complete a story map on the myth.

 
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Myth Madness: Pandora's Box

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Greek Mythology Unit
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Greek Mythology Unit
Sara Hesemann
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students will read the Greek myth of Pandora’s Box and complete a story map on the myth.

 
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Folktales: Locating the Introduction

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Folktales: Fables, Tall Tales, and Fairy Tales
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Folktales: Fables, Tall Tales, and Fairy Tales
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

After learning the purpose of an introduction, students work in partner to read a preselected text, locate the introduction, underline important evidence, and label their learning with brackets.

 
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Summarizing: Get to the point

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Summarizing Unit
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Summarizing Unit
Melody Arabo
West Bloomfield, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Scaffolding the concept of Summarizing

 
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