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Acquiring New Vocabulary Through Book Discussion Groups
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In this lesson, students read Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco to identify words that are unfamiliar to them. Working collaboratively in small groups, they discuss the meaning of these new words, using context clues from the text, prior knowledge, and both print and online resources. Students then apply their knowledge of the new vocabulary to further their understanding of the text.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
International Literacy Association
Author:
Peggy Harper
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Aero and Officer Mike with Writing Task
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This resource, which is a direct download, is a lesson plan for "Aero and Office Mike" by Joan Plummer Russell. "Aero and Officer Mike is an informational text about a police officer and his partner, a dog named Aero. Information about their daily routine, Aero's special talents, and Officer Mike's training is included.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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Achieve the Core
Author:
Tangipahoa Parish District
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Answer questions using specific details from the text: Grade 3 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 3
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This lesson introduces students answer questions using specific details from the text and explain what they understand about the topic being discussed.

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English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
EngageNY
Date Added:
04/13/2017
At Home Learning: Multiple Meaning Words & Phrases Part 1
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This lesson is for Grade 3 on literacy. At Home Learning Lessons are a partnership between the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, PBS North Carolina, and the William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.  Each lesson contains a video instructional lesson, a PDF lesson plan with a transcript, and a PDF file of extension activities.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Pam Batchelor
Date Added:
03/26/2021
At Home Learning: Multiple Meaning Words & Phrases Part 2
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This lesson is for Grade 3 on literacy. At Home Learning Lessons are a partnership between the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, PBS North Carolina, and the William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.  Each lesson contains a video instructional lesson, a PDF lesson plan with a transcript, and a PDF file of extension activities.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Pam Batchelor
Date Added:
03/26/2021
Aunt Flossie's Hats: Basal Reader
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In this lesson, students read Aunt Flossie's Hats to learn about family traditions and stories and how they keep families united across generations. Students discuss the text and respond to questions using the text to support their answers. Lesson opens to a Word document.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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Achieve the Core
Author:
Achieve the Core
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Charlotte is Wise, Patient, and Caring: Adjectives and Character Traits
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In this lesson, students explore adjectives through a read-aloud and develop a working definition of the term. They list as many adjectives as they can, then combine them with "to be" verbs to create simple sentences. Next, they are introduced to character traits by putting the adjectives from their list in the context of a character from a shared reading. They then use an online chart to equate the character traits with specific actions the character takes. Finally, students "become" one of the major characters in a book and describe themselves and other characters, using Internet reference tools to compile lists of accurate, powerful adjectives supported with details from the reading. Students read each other's lists of adjectives and try to identify who is being described.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Traci Gardner
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Close Reading: TEXT-DEPENDENT QUESTIONS AND VIVID WORDS AND PHRASES: Grade 3 ELA Module 2A, Unit 1, Lesson 3
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This lesson introduces a new kinesthetic vocabulary activity (see Part B of Work Time). Students basically act out sentences from this section of Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle.

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English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
EngageNY
Date Added:
04/14/2017
Close Reading: TEXT-DEPENDENT QUESTIONS, MAIN IDEAS, AND KEY VOCABULARY ABOUT THE BULLFROG: Grade 3 ELA Module 2A, Unit 1, Lesson 8
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This lesson focuses on helping students to synthesize main ideas about the bullfrog. It also helps them to see how page 32 differs (in structure, style, and purpose) from the other pages of Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
EngageNY
Date Added:
04/14/2017
Comics in the Classroom as an Introduction to Narrative Structure
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A strong plot is a basic requirement of any narrative. Students are sometimes confused, however, by the difference between a series of events that happen in a story and the plot elements, or the events that are significant to the story. In this lesson, students select a topic for a personal narrative and then do the prewriting in comic-strip format to reinforce the plot structure. Finally, they write their own original narratives based on the comic strip prewriting activity, keeping the elements of narrative writing in mind. This lesson uses a version of "The Three Little Pigs" fairy tale to demonstrate the literary element; however, any picture book with a strong plot would work for this lesson.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Lisa Storm Fink
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Continued Close Reading of Thank You, Mr. Falker: Text Dependent Questions and Vocabulary
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In this lesson from Expeditionary Learning, students will perform a close reading of Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco. They will answer questions using specific details from the text and explain why they chose those details. Students will also use context clues to access new vocabulary. This is Lesson 2 of 10 from the unit Grade 3 Curriculum Map Unit 2, Module 1: http://engageny.org/resource/grade-3-ela-module-1-unit-2 .

Subject:
English Language Arts
Reading Foundation Skills
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Lesson Plan
Reading
Vocabulary
Provider:
EngageNY
Author:
Expeditionary Learning
Date Added:
04/13/2017
Cultural Connections and Writing for Change
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Awareness and true understanding of other cultures can create the desire to take action. In this lesson, students learn about Palestinian Arabs. After exploring the culture in a book and online, students identify a current social issue that concerns them. In a formal letter written to an appropriate official, students identify these issues and discuss suggestions of ways the problems might be addressed.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Gloria Reading, Michael Rockwell
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Dancing Minds and Shouting Smiles: Teaching Personification Through Poetry
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Experiencing the language of great poets provides a rich learning context for students, giving them access to the best examples of how words can be arranged in unique ways. By studying the works of renowned poets across cultures and histories, students extract knowledge about figurative language and poetic devices from masters of the craft. In this lesson, students learn about personification by reading and discussing poems that feature this writing device. Then they use the poems as a guide to brainstorm lists of nouns and verbs that they randomly arrange to create personification in their own poems.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Author:
Erin Lassiter
Date Added:
02/26/2019
Determine the meaning of new vocabulary using text clues: Grade 3 ELA Module 1, Unit 1, Lesson 10
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In this lesson, students answer questions using specific details from the text and determine the meaning of new vocabulary using clues in the text around a word.

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English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
EngageNY
Date Added:
04/13/2017
Emily Dickinson Uncovered: A Readaptation of "Autumn"
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This activity for gifted learners might serve as a culminating activity as part of a larger poetry unit. Students will take part in close readings of a variety of poems throughout the unit. In this activity, gifted learners would work either individually or with a partner to close read “Autumn” by Emily Dickinson.  They will then work to decipher the poem and it’s meaning, resulting in an audio recording of the original poem and visual display to complement their knowledge/understanding of the poem. They will then create their own humorous adaptation of  “Autumn” by translating the poem into their own nonliteral language, slang, phrases with a newly “remastered” audio recording of the poem and visual display to complement their knowledge/understanding of the poem in their own words. This lesson was developed by NCDPI as part of the Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted Instructional Resources Project. This lesson plan has been vetted at the state level for standards alignment, AIG focus, and content accuracy.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Melody Casey
Date Added:
11/18/2020
Explain why they chose specific details to answer questions: Grade 3 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 4
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In this lesson, students answer questions using details from the text and explain why they chose specific details to answer questions from the text.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
EngageNY
Date Added:
04/13/2017