RI.3.2

Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.

 
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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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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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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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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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Main Idea and Supporting Details

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Informational Text
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Reading Informational Text
LaTonya Jones
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students work together to identify the main idea and supporting details and explain the connection.

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

Ahoy, Captain! Your crew is full speed ahead while traveling aboard the RMS Titanic, learning about reading informational text, and recording main ideas and supporting details.

 
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Hydroponics Vs. Soil Planting

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

In order to compare and contrast two growing methods, students must come to understand what each require to be successful. This lesson is the beginning of that data gathering.

 
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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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The Titanic: Forming an Opinion

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

After weeks of research, students have decided that three main factors contributed to the tragedy of the Titanic. They will analyze their data to determine which factor contributed the most and support their opinion with evidence.

 
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2010 titanic museum at night pigeon forge tn
   

Structure and Features Assessment (Day Two of Two)

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

After identifying the structure types of five texts, students work together to determine which text features would best support each type.

 
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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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Adaptations

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems and Biological Evolution
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Ecosystems and Biological Evolution
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students are given a reason for learning about the biomes and their organisms. By the end of the lesson sequence, they will create a mythical animal or plant that could survive in all 6 biomes!

 
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Thomas Edison: What Did He Teach Us?

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

Reading informational text, making sense of it, and connecting learning gleaned from the information is heavy duty for third graders. This lesson explores a step by step strategy to combine science, reading, and writing.

 
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3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Determining Importance
Deborah Blackley
Atlanta, GA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

How can I determine what is important and what is not when I read nonfiction text?

 
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