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.
Big Idea:Identifying and labeling seed parts is an age-old task. However, in this lesson, students will be in the driver's seat, as they create investigations, research, listen to music, and play a quiz game!
Big Idea:In a unit about non-fiction structure and features, students will read a text and determine its organizational structure using supports such as teacher created charts and key words. This lesson focuses on the sequence and order structure.
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.
Big Idea:Time is a challenging concept for third graders. Understanding that change happens over many, many years, and tells a story of life long ago is abstract. The design of this lesson allows students to delve more deeply into these concepts.
Big Idea:Students are given a reason for learning about the biomes and their organisms. By the end of the lesson sequence, they will create a mythical animal or plant that could survive in all 6 biomes!