W.3.8

Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.

 
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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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Biomes

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

Students will need some background knowledge of biomes before we can begin to discuss organisms that survive well, or not well, in those environments. This lesson will build motivation and provide an opportunity to build background schema.

 
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The Titanic: First Class Passengers

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

Today students read short biographies about several notable first class passengers and record pertinent facts.

 
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2010 titanic museum at night pigeon forge tn
   

Focus on Research

2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Text Features in Informational Text
2nd Grade ELA » Unit: Text Features in Informational Text
Dr. Miranti Murphy
Hollywood, FL
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Text features have an important role in locating text evidence for research. Students will apply knowledge of the purpose of text features to find and organize key information.

 
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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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Native American Research Project: Ready, Set, Research! (Lesson 3 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 teachers! Your tribe is ready to dig into informational Native American texts, read, take notes, and collaborate with others.

 
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native american research project note taking page
   

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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2010 titanic museum at night pigeon forge tn
   

Fossil Webquest

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Fossils, Evidence of Organisms That Lived Long Ago
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Fossils, Evidence of Organisms That Lived Long Ago
Marybelle Espin
Roselle, NJ
Environment: Urban
 
Big Idea:

Scientists research fossils in order to provide evidence of the organisms and the environments in which they lived long ago.

 
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Native American Research Project: Ready, Set, Research, Take Two! (Lesson 4 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:

Today is take two of our research days! Your students continue researching and note taking to gather information about their tribe's topic.

 
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native american research take two
   

Informational Writing: Time to Dig In! (Day 5 of 15)

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

In this lesson, students participate in whole group internet research in order to learn appropriate search methods. Then, they begin digging into the research process themselves!

 
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digging in permafrost
   

The Titanic: Opinion Practice One

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

Today's prompt is, "Was the Titanic prepared to set sail?". Students must use what they know about the disaster to decide if, in fact, the Titanic was really ready for her first voyage.

 
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2010 titanic museum at night pigeon forge tn
   

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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Winter Holidays: Collecting Information (Day One)

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

After choosing a winter holiday, students work with their groups to collect information about their holiday and begin to learn what makes it important.

 
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copy of lights
   

Biography Research: Kick Off Day! (Day 2 of 11)

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Creative, Inventive, and Notable People of the Turn-of-the-Century
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Creative, Inventive, and Notable People of the Turn-of-the-Century
Nicole Prejna
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

It's kick off day! Your researchers are introduced to their unit materials, and begin reading, researching, and taking notes. Go team!

 
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biography research
   

Informational Writing: It's Tool Time! (Day 4 of 15)

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

In order to be successful at any job, you need the right tools. Before we start collecting information, we need an organizational tool - the research notebook. Students learn how to use it correctly and avoid common research mistakes.

 
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Common Core ELA
 
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