W.3.4

With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1-3 above.)

 
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Dark Day in the Deep Sea: Day One of Five, Diving In!

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

Dive in, and kick off Dark Day in the Deep Sea today! Your crew will assemble a flip book to cover standards this week, gain background information about the HMS Challenger, learn about their new skills and vocabulary, and begin the novel.

 
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prejna fix
   

Narrative Poetry Day Two: Planning a Narrative Poem of Your Very Own!

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:

Brainstorm ideas for a narrative poem

 
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narrative poems day two
   

Poetry: An Inquiry (Day 1)

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

To begin the unit, students conduct a quick inquiry contrasting the design of a poem with a story or text.

 
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rhyme
   

Native American Research Project: The First Steps (Lesson 1 of 8)

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Generational Stories, Favorites that are Retold, and Native American Unit
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Generational Stories, Favorites that are Retold, and Native American Unit
Nicole Prejna
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Hello fellow teacher! Are you shopping for a Native American Research Project for your tribe? Look no further! You'll pre-assess Native American schema, give background knowledge, and take notes from a digital source in this first lesson of eight!

 
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Narrative Poetry Day One: What is a Narrative Poem?

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:

Learn about the narrative poem genre to prepare to create their own

 
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narrative poems day one
   

Poetry: Summative Assessment

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

After weeks of learning poetry characteristics and several types of figurative language, students compare and contrast two poems during an end of the unit test.

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

In this lesson, students will write their own folktales after selecting a few key components.

 
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folktales lesson image
   

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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Poetry: Idiom

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

After learning the definition of idiom, students practice reading examples in a short poem, and use it in their writing.

 
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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
   

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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prev345p1
   

Dark Day in the Deep Sea: Day Three of Five Look Out for a Squall!

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

You're full speed ahead as your crew reads chapter four and five in Dark Day in the Deep Sea. They'll show and share what they know about asking and answering questions and character traits and emotions in their flip book.

 
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dark day in the deep sea vocab bookmarks
   

Poetry: Alliteration

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

After learning the definition of alliteration, students practice reading examples in a short poem, and use it in their writing.

 
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Choosing Structure and Design for Informational Writing Projects (Day 7 of 15)

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Informational Writing Project
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Informational Writing Project
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

After reviewing the five types, students will select the NF structure that is most appropriate for their topic, explain why this is the best choice, and begin to identify the best text features to include with their projects.

 
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Native American Research Project: Pop-up Class Book Publishing (Lesson 7 of 8)

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Generational Stories, Favorites that are Retold, and Native American Unit
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Generational Stories, Favorites that are Retold, and Native American Unit
Nicole Prejna
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Your researchers transform into authors and illustrators, as they publish their Native American Research pop-up page. They draft their final copy and add illustrations meaningful to their text.

 
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native american book page sample
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