RI.3.1

Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

 
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Thomas Edison: What it Takes to be a Scientist

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Light Energy
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Light Energy
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students explore and investigate naturally - as people. This literacy/science lesson is designed to help them notice the personality traits that they possess, and will need to continue to strengthen, as they become successful scientists.

 
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thomas edison
   

Flying Into a Problem (1/3)

3rd Grade Science » Unit: End of Year Activities
3rd Grade Science » Unit: End of Year Activities
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Flight Testing+Designing+Researching+Fun=SCIENCE!

 
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first model
   

Knowledge is Power (2/3)

3rd Grade Science » Unit: End of Year Activities
3rd Grade Science » Unit: End of Year Activities
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Science is guided by curiosity, research, and experiment. This lesson focuses on the second step-research-through an organized process.

 
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paper airplane by pfunked
   

What Is This For? Parts of a Seed

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Structures of Life: Seeds
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Structures of Life: Seeds
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Identifying and labeling seed parts is an age-old task. However, in this lesson, students will be in the driver's seat, as they create investigations, research, listen to music, and play a quiz game!

 
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bean and corn seed
   

Recognizing Cause and Effect Relationships

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Non-Fiction: Structures and Features
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Non-Fiction: Structures and Features
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In a unit about non-fiction structure, students will read a text, locate clue words, and determine its organization structure: cause and effect.

 
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cesandy
   

Finding the Main Idea Again

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

When things just don't quite go right, try again with a lesson that provides lots of support for students' success!

 
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nf practice
   

Determining Relationships through Sequence and Order

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Non-Fiction: Structures and Features
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Non-Fiction: Structures and Features
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In a unit about non-fiction structure and features, students will read a text and determine its organizational structure using supports such as teacher created charts and key words. This lesson focuses on the sequence and order structure.

 
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bisonsequence
   

Diving Deeper Into Asking & Answering Questions

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

In this lesson, students will get to delve into digital informational text to further explore finding answers for their own questions about oceans.

 
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diving deeper
   

Recognizing Relationships: Compare and Contrast

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Non-Fiction: Structures and Features
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Non-Fiction: Structures and Features
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In a unit about non-fiction structure, students will read a text, locate clue words, and determine its organization structure: compare and contrast.

 
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copy of ccexample
   

Questioning: I wonder...

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

Introducing the concept of Questioning

 
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question mark book picture wikipedia
   

Scholastic's Digital Tools

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Tips, Tricks, and Tools
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Tips, Tricks, and Tools
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

One way to extend students' reading skills is with digital text practice. Scholastic Magazine's website offers several tools that provide students with valuable practice perfect for lesson extensions.

 
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lesson pic
   

The Titanic: First Class Passengers

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: The Titanic
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: The Titanic
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Today students read short biographies about several notable first class passengers and record pertinent facts.

 
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2010 titanic museum at night pigeon forge tn
   

Magic Tree House Ancient Greece Dynamic Duo: Day 1 Let the Pair Begin!

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Ancient Greece, Dragons, Gods, and Giants!
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Ancient Greece, Dragons, Gods, and Giants!
Nicole Prejna
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students pair informational and fiction texts while reading and writing about ancient Greece

 
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ancient greece pic
   

Questioning: Thin vs. thick questions

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

Scaffolding the concept of Questioning

 
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question mark book picture wikipedia
   

Wondering About the Water (Day 1)

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

In this lesson, students will begin to think critically about the content by asking questions they’re curious about as well as finding answers for their questions explicitly in the text.

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wondering water
Common Core ELA
 
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