Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly.
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.
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.
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.
Generational Stories, Favorites that are Retold, and Native American Unit
Big Idea:Your tribe will continue to build their knowledge of Native American storytelling. They'll read Sootface: An Ojibwa Cinderella Story, and compare and contrast it to The Rough-Face Girl from yesterday.
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.