RL.3.7

Explain how specific aspects of a text's illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).

 
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Fictional Elements in Video Shorts (Day 1/5)

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:

Students continue their understanding of fictional elements through use of a short film. Today's focus is on one character's physical description and character traits.

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

The crew completes their close reading, presentation, and notes for How I Became a Pirate. They reread to answer questions inferring about the text and it's structure.

 
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how i became a pirate sheet
   

Poetry: Alliteration

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 alliteration, students practice reading examples in a short poem, and use it in their writing.

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

Your landlubbers continue to 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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day 2 compare and contrast
   

Folktales: Determining 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:

After reading a story several times, students should have an idea of its genre. Today they examine the text for evidence of its genre and proof for their ideas.

 
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Poetry: Sensory Poems

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

After discussing the five senses, students practice reading poems that appeal to the five senses, and use it in their writing.

 
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