W.3.1c

Use linking words and phrases (e.g., because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and 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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It's Only Temporary!

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

Students have a clear understanding at this point of magnetic force and magnetic and non magnetic items. Today they will explore using that knowledge to create magnets out of non magnetic objects.

 
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a temporary magent
   

Social Insects - The Many Talents of Ants

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Animal Groups
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Animal Groups
Jennifer Valentine
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Ants work in groups in many different ways.

 
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How Much Has It Really Rained?

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Weather Instruments
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Weather Instruments
Marybelle Espin
Roselle, NJ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Meteorologists use weather instruments to observe and document weather patterns leading to more accurate forecasts

 
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This Invertebrate is Clamtastic!

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Vertebrates and Invertebrates
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Vertebrates and Invertebrates
Marybelle Espin
Roselle, NJ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

In order to study organisms, scientists examine and observe live specimen. By having hands-on experiences with mollusks, one of the most common invertebrates,students become familiar with some of the many inherited characteristics of clams.

 
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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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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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Common Core ELA
 
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