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.

 
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Dark Day in the Deep Sea: Day One of Five, Diving In!

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Ocean Inspired Unit
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Ocean Inspired Unit
Nicole Prejna
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Dive in, and kick off Dark Day in the Deep Sea today! Your crew will assemble a flip book to cover standards this week, gain background information about the HMS Challenger, learn about their new skills and vocabulary, and begin the novel.

 
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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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Character Traits: What's your character?

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

Introducing the concept of Character Traits

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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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Using Video Shorts: Point of View Practice (Day 3/5)

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Mastering Fiction Elements through Photos, Videos, and Text
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Mastering Fiction Elements through Photos, Videos, and Text
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

To begin thinking about how point of view changes a story, students put themselves in the shoes of four characters at specific moments in a film and record what they might be thinking.

 
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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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Character Traits: Describe them together

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

Scaffolding the concept of Character Traits

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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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Reviewing with a Sub: Character Traits (Day 1/4)

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Mastering Fiction Elements through Photos, Videos, and Text
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Mastering Fiction Elements through Photos, Videos, and Text
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students are given two character traits which they must support with proof from the text. Then they must come up with their own trait for the character, support with evidence, and explain.

 
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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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My Brother, The Pain

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:

In day three of this fictional skill unit, we will re-read the second part of the text, "The Pain and the Great One," which focuses on the younger brother. We examine his character: traits, actions and words, and whether he changes in the story.

 
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Character Traits: The trait reflections

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

Reflecting on the concept of Character Traits

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