3rd Grade ELA(6 Units, 80 Lessons)
Big Idea: Hello fellow teacher! Are you shopping for a Native American Research Project for your tribe? Look no further! You'll pre-assess Native American schema, give background knowledge, and take notes from a digital source in this first lesson of eight!
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Big Idea: Your tribe is becoming detectives today! Non-fiction text feature detectives, that is! Lead your students in a lesson about text features including a detective hunt with music, and a book-around to prepare them for success with their upcoming research.
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Big Idea: Hello fellow teachers! Your tribe is ready to dig into informational Native American texts, read, take notes, and collaborate with others.
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Big Idea: Today is take two of our research days! Your students continue researching and note taking to gather information about their tribe's topic.
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Big Idea: The tribe begins taking their research and turning it into their own sentences on a planning page.
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Big Idea: You're almost there! Your tribe completes the last part of the drafting process on their planning page in the Native American Research Project.
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Big Idea: Your researchers transform into authors and illustrators, as they publish their Native American Research pop-up page. They draft their final copy and add illustrations meaningful to their text.
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Big Idea: Congratulations! Your tribe is ready to present all of their hard work! Today, they'll share their Native American book page, answer questions posed by their peers about their tribe and topic, and practice their listening skills during presentations.
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Big Idea: Welcome fellow teachers! Are you looking for a lesson related to generational literature, Native Americans, folktales, and recounting? Look no further...in this first lesson of five, your tribe will cover all that and more, before you can say, "Pow-wow"!
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Big Idea: Today the students experience their first Native American folktale, The Rough-Face Girl. They complete activities related to retelling and citing evidence of the author's lesson, and make the connection that Cinderella stories are generational literature.
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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.
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Big Idea: The students get to choose from a wide variety of Native American stories. They read, complete a retelling sheet, author's lesson sheet, and prepare to present in front of the tribe.
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Big Idea: It's graduation day for your tribe! They are ready to become a Great Storyteller, just like their teacher! Your tribe gathers around the fire one last time to share their retellings and get one last, special gift from you!
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