RI.3.9

Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.

 
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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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Presidential Prose: Comparing and Contrasting Two President-Themed Texts

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Comparing & Contrasting Similar-Themed Texts Unit
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Comparing & Contrasting Similar-Themed Texts Unit
Sara Hesemann
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students compare and contrast the components of two texts on the same topic by completing a Venn diagram.

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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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Compare and Contrast Informational Text

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

Students use a Venn diagram to keep track of key details that are alike and different in two articles.

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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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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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Presidential Prose: Reading President-Themed Texts Closely (Part 1)

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Comparing & Contrasting Similar-Themed Texts Unit
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Comparing & Contrasting Similar-Themed Texts Unit
Sara Hesemann
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students start out comparing and contrasting the components of two texts on the same topic by reading the first text closely and identifying text components.

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The Titanic: The Ship Day One

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

Today's focus is learning details about the construction of the ship itself. Through the use of a teacher created website, students read preselected passages about the ship and record pertinent facts.

 
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Who Is the Little Brown Bat, Anyway?

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Engineering and Design: Saving the Little Brown Bat
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Engineering and Design: Saving the Little Brown Bat
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students need to know about the bat as an animal, what it's environment was and how this environment met specific needs, so that they can design a house that meets the bat's environmental needs.

 
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Teaching Is Learning, Visual and Auditory Research, Day 1

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

These 3 lessons focus on the development of scientific process skills while exploring the content.

 
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Presidential Prose: Writing to Compare and Contrast President-Themed Texts

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Comparing & Contrasting Similar-Themed Texts Unit
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Comparing & Contrasting Similar-Themed Texts Unit
Sara Hesemann
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students will write to show how they’ve compared and contrasted two texts on the same topic.

 
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Active Engagement on Presidents' Day

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Celebrations throughout the Year
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Celebrations throughout the Year
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

While reading independently, students will code two short texts on Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. After sharing their work with partners, students will then complete a 3-2-1 activity to show what they learned from the passages.

 
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Skill Practice with Robots Day Three

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:

In CCSS assessments, students must be able to read a passage and answer layered questions that represent multiple skills. These lessons help prepare students to look at an article through more than one lens.

 
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Winter Holidays: Pulling it all Together

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Winter Holidays: Discovering Commonalities
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Winter Holidays: Discovering Commonalities
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

After researching a winter holiday, students will work independently, in partners, and small groups to determine how their chosen holiday is similar to four others.

 
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Electromagnets (2/3)

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

Students have learned and experimented with both magnetism and electricity. It is now time, during these 3 lessons, to put that information together and explore the concept of electromagnets!

 
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