Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Out of this World! Exploring Enriching Literature and Cosmically Cool Informational Text
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.
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!
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.