RL.3.5

Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.

 
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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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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Day 1 of 8: Chapters 1-3

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Out of this World! Exploring Enriching Literature and Cosmically Cool Informational Text
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Out of this World! Exploring Enriching Literature and Cosmically Cool Informational Text
Nicole Prejna
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

The journey begins! The students embark on a journey of understanding how a novel builds as they meet characters and are introduced to the setting in chapters 1-3 in The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.

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

Your crew begins their pirate week by receiving pirate talk bookmarks, previewing, and beginning the story How I Became a Pirate, by Melinda Long.

 
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Poetry: An Inquiry (Day 1)

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

To begin the unit, students conduct a quick inquiry contrasting the design of a poem with a story or text.

 
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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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Poetry: Summative Assessment

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

After weeks of learning poetry characteristics and several types of figurative language, students compare and contrast two poems during an end of the unit test.

 
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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: Ocean Inspired Unit
Nicole Prejna
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Your landlubbers practice many Common Core skills as they read fictional pirate stories at their own level, complete a comparison to the shared reading selection earlier this week, and compose a paragraph to express their ideas.

 
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The Main Idea of a Poem

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Exploring Poetry
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Exploring Poetry
LaTonya Jones
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students select poems to read and complete a graphic organizer as they identify the main idea.

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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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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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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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Poetry: Idiom

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Poetry and Figurative Language
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

After learning the definition of idiom, students practice reading examples in a short poem, and use it in their writing.

 
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