RF.3.4a

Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.

 
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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
   

Point of View: Black or white? Prove it

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

Assessing the concept of Point of View

 
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Metacognition: Tuning in to the little voice inside your head

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

Understanding the act of thinking.

 
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Poetry: Reading Fluently

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

One way to quickly see improvement in students' reading fluency is to practice using short texts, such a poems. Students practice with a partner and observe how their fluency improves after each read.

 
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Point of View: You see black, I see white

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

Introducing the concept of Point of View

 
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Predictions: Look into my crystal ball

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

Introducing the concept of Predictions

 
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crystal ball picture 2
   

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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bookrecsboard
   

Author's Purpose: Why did they bother writing this?

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Author's Purpose Unit
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Author's Purpose Unit
Melody Arabo
West Bloomfield, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Introducing the concept of Author's Purpose

Standards:
 
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Author's Purpose: The PIE reflections

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Author's Purpose Unit
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Author's Purpose Unit
Melody Arabo
West Bloomfield, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Reflecting on the concept of Author's Purpose

Standards:
 
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Author's Purpose: The proof is in the PIE

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Author's Purpose Unit
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Author's Purpose Unit
Melody Arabo
West Bloomfield, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Assessing the concept of Author's Purpose

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

Understanding that characters, settings, and events in a story either could happen in real life or could never happen in a million years!

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

Understanding the act of thinking while reading.

 
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Point of View: They all see black and white on their own

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

Independent practice with the concept of Point of View

 
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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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thomas edison in lab
   

Author's Purpose: Trying PIE together...mmmmmm

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Author's Purpose Unit
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Author's Purpose Unit
Melody Arabo
West Bloomfield, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Scaffolding the concept of Author's Purpose

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Common Core ELA
 
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