SL.3.1a

Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.

 
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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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Using Video Shorts: Point of View Practice (Day 3/5)

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Mastering Fiction Elements through Photos, Videos, and Text
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Mastering Fiction Elements through Photos, Videos, and Text
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

To begin thinking about how point of view changes a story, students put themselves in the shoes of four characters at specific moments in a film and record what they might be thinking.

 
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Protect My Home!

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

Engineers use models to test their ideas before implementing them on a larger scale.

 
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An Animal That Can Survive In All Biomes: A Two Day Activity

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

Creativity breeds knowledge in this lesson.

 
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Fictional Elements in Video Shorts (Day 1/5)

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Mastering Fiction Elements through Photos, Videos, and Text
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Mastering Fiction Elements through Photos, Videos, and Text
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students continue their understanding of fictional elements through use of a short film. Today's focus is on one character's physical description and character traits.

 
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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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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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Dark Day in the Deep Sea: Day Four of Five Rescue!

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

Ahoy! The seas are getting quite rough as your crew reads chapter seven and eight in Dark Day in the Deep Sea. They'll continue navigating their skills of asking and answering questions and character traits in their flip book.

 
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Crayfish Life Cycle

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Structures of Life: Crayfish
3rd Grade Science » Unit: Structures of Life: Crayfish
Michelle Marcus
Troy, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Learning the life cycle of a living organism is easy. Comparing and contrasting that cycle with another is more rigorous, and more worthy of time.

 
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Being problem solvers

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Non-Fiction: Structures and Features
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Non-Fiction: Structures and Features
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In the previous lesson, students learned how to identify if a text were written using the problem and solution structure. Today, students write their own passage using this structure and incorporating important key words.

 
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hurricane
   

Using Video Shorts: Summarizing the Story (Day 5/5)

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Mastering Fiction Elements through Photos, Videos, and Text
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Mastering Fiction Elements through Photos, Videos, and Text
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

After viewing the film over five days, students write a summary of its story on their own or using the SWBST prompts for support.

 
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Using Video Shorts: The Anonymous Character (Day 2/5)

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Mastering Fiction Elements through Photos, Videos, and Text
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Mastering Fiction Elements through Photos, Videos, and Text
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

We continue analyzing the short film, "One Man Band." Today's focus is the physical description and character traits of a person we can neither see nor hear.

 
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Structure and Features Assessment (Day One of Two)

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Non-Fiction: Structures and Features
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Non-Fiction: Structures and Features
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In this lesson, students complete an assessment that measures their ability to identify the structure of nonfiction informational texts. Then, they must show "how they know" by offering support from each text.

 
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Fair or Stormy? A barometer can help you forecast the weather

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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Dark Day in the Deep Sea: Day Five of Five Bon Voyage!

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

Sink or Swim? Find out the exciting conclusion as your crew reads chapter 9, 10, and 11 in Dark Day in the Deep Sea. They'll practice asking and answering questions, character traits and emotions, and reflect on the unit essential question.

 
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Common Core ELA
 
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