SL.3.2

Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.

 
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Thomas Edison: What it Takes to be a Scientist

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

Students explore and investigate naturally - as people. This literacy/science lesson is designed to help them notice the personality traits that they possess, and will need to continue to strengthen, as they become successful scientists.

 
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thomas edison
   

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Day 1 of 8: Chapters 1-3

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Out of this World! Exploring Enriching Literature and Cosmically Cool Informational Text
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Out of this World! Exploring Enriching Literature and Cosmically Cool Informational Text
Nicole Prejna
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

The journey begins! The students embark on a journey of understanding how a novel builds as they meet characters and are introduced to the setting in chapters 1-3 in The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.

 
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edward tulane day one
   

Finding the Main Idea Again

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Skill and Strategy Practice with Non-fiction Texts
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Skill and Strategy Practice with Non-fiction Texts
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

When things just don't quite go right, try again with a lesson that provides lots of support for students' success!

 
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nf practice
   

Scholastic's Digital Tools

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Tips, Tricks, and Tools
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Tips, Tricks, and Tools
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

One way to extend students' reading skills is with digital text practice. Scholastic Magazine's website offers several tools that provide students with valuable practice perfect for lesson extensions.

 
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Vertebrate vs. Invertebrate

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

With over 8 million known species of animals on Earth and growing, scientists must start by classifying them as vertebrate or invertebrate. Students must learn to differentiate between the two in order to dig deeper into the animal kingdom.

 
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Books We Could Read Again and Again

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Reading in the Classroom and at Home
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Reading in the Classroom and at Home
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Teachers shouldn't be the only ones in the classroom recommending books to students. Students can do just as great of a job - maybe even better - when suggesting books to their peers!

 
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bookrecsboard
   

Summarizing: Get to the point

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Summarizing Unit
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Summarizing Unit
Melody Arabo
West Bloomfield, MI
Environment: Suburban
 
Big Idea:

Scaffolding the concept of Summarizing

 
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summarizing wordle image
   

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
   

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Day 2 of 8: Chapters 4-6

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Out of this World! Exploring Enriching Literature and Cosmically Cool Informational Text
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Out of this World! Exploring Enriching Literature and Cosmically Cool Informational Text
Nicole Prejna
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

The journey continues! The students learn and practice skills about understanding how a novel builds, summary writing, and comprehension questions as they read chapters 4-6 in The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.

 
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edward day two
   

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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crayfish eggs
   

Skill Practice with Robots Day One

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Skill and Strategy Practice with Non-fiction Texts
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Skill and Strategy Practice with Non-fiction Texts
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In CCSS assessments, students must be able to read a passage and answer layered questions that represent multiple skills. These lessons help prepare students to look at an article through more than one lens.

 
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The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Day 5 of 8: Chapters 15-17

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Out of this World! Exploring Enriching Literature and Cosmically Cool Informational Text
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Out of this World! Exploring Enriching Literature and Cosmically Cool Informational Text
Nicole Prejna
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

The journey continues! The students learn and practice skills about understanding how a novel builds, summary writing, and comprehension questions as they read chapters 15-17 in The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.

 
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edward day 5
   

The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane Day 3 of 8: Chapters 7-10

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Out of this World! Exploring Enriching Literature and Cosmically Cool Informational Text
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Out of this World! Exploring Enriching Literature and Cosmically Cool Informational Text
Nicole Prejna
Johnsburg, IL
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

The journey continues! The students learn and practice skills about understanding how a novel builds, summary writing, and comprehension questions as they read chapters 7-10 in The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.

 
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edward day 3
   

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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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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Common Core ELA
 
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