SL.3.4

Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.

 
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Animal Groups - Benefits and Disadvantages

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

Some animals benefit from living in groups.

 
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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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She Sorts Seashells By the Seashore

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

Just as scientists classify organisms based on specific criteria, during this introductory lesson on classifying, students classify seashells by the criteria they have agreed upon collaboratively.

 
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Folktales: Exploring the Genre

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Folktales: Fables, Tall Tales, and Fairy Tales
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Folktales: Fables, Tall Tales, and Fairy Tales
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

In this unit, students will explore three types of folktales while practicing their critical thinking skills. In day one, students work in two groups to analyze texts, determine commonalities, and label their learning.

 
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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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Summary Strategy: SWBST

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

To end the seven day unit on fictional elements, students will write a short summary of our second text by answer the prompts: Someone, Wanted, But, So, Then.

 
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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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Having a friend is better than those …

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Getting to Know You with Literature
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Getting to Know You with Literature
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students discuss things they really, really want. Then decide how, when compared with having a good friend, that object just isn't important.

 
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Folktales: Learning a Lesson

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Folktales: Fables, Tall Tales, and Fairy Tales
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Folktales: Fables, Tall Tales, and Fairy Tales
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

Students examine a character's actions throughout a text to determine if a lesson was learned and then support their thinking with specific examples from the text.

 
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Folktales: Character's Response to Conflict

3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Folktales: Fables, Tall Tales, and Fairy Tales
3rd Grade ELA » Unit: Folktales: Fables, Tall Tales, and Fairy Tales
Jennifer Martinez
Environment: Rural
 
Big Idea:

After determining the conflict in the story, students work together to determine evidence of how that character will respond to his or her problem.

 
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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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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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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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Structure and Features Assessment (Day Two 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:

After identifying the structure types of five texts, students work together to determine which text features would best support each type.

 
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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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