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Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons.

 
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What's your opinion? Plan it out!

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

In this lesson, students will utilize a graphic organizer to create a logical argument, or the "blueprint", for their opinion writing piece.

 
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Writing an Opinion - Planning

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Fact and Opinion
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Fact and Opinion
LaTonya Jones
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Students will begin the planning process of writing their opinion of the best movie by generating reasons.

 
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Biomes Experts

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

Often times in science, elementary students need exposure to conceptual topics before they can be asked to experiment. This lesson allows children to explore and research various biomes with the intention of teaching others.

 
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Temperatures Effect on Physical Properties Assessment

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Temperatures Effect on Physical Properties
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Temperatures Effect on Physical Properties
Chaunetta Anderson
Silver Spring, MD
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Students will complete a unit assessment about temperature and changes to observable properties.

 
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Let Them Know!

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:

The science and engineering practice 8 (Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information) is critical in the growth of scientific thinkers. This lesson will blend the content and the communication standards.

 
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African Elephant vs. Woolly Mammoth

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Elephants an Adaptation Project
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Elephants an Adaptation Project
Marybelle Espin
Roselle, NJ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

A combination of behaviors and structures, instead of any single characteristic, enables an animal to survive in a particular habitat.

 
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Cast Your Vote: Polishing Up Our Opinions

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

In this lesson, students will work on writing their final draft paragraph all about who they think would make a good president.

 
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Cast Your Vote: Making Our Opinions Known

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

In this lesson, students will use their planning to start their opinion rough draft paragraph and will get the support of editing from peers and adults.

 
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Problem, Importance, Solutions

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:

The science and engineering practice 8 (Obtaining, evaluating, and communicating information) is critical in the growth of scientific thinkers. This lesson will blend the content and the communication standards.

 
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Cast Your Vote: Selecting Our Candidates

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

In this lesson, students will choose a person they feel would make a good president, identify character traits possessed by the person, and support their opinion with reasons.

 
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Drafting Your Message

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Persuasive Writing through Websites
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Persuasive Writing through Websites
Deborah Blackley
Atlanta, GA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

How do I use persuasion to make my message more convincing?

 
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How Will You Organize Your Website

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Persuasive Writing through Websites
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Persuasive Writing through Websites
Deborah Blackley
Atlanta, GA
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

How does the writing process help me in organizing a website?

Standards:
 
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