This parent guide supports parents in helping their child at home with the 3rd grade English Language Arts content.
This lesson employs direct instruction and small-group discussion to help students learn new vocabulary skills while reading Patricia Polacco?s Pink and Say.
This resource, which downloads directly, is a lesson plan to use with the book "Across the Wide Dark Sea" by Jean Van Leeuwen. "Across the Wide Dark Sea" is a realistic text about a boy and his family's nine-week journey and survival during the first winter at Plymouth. This text poetically narrates a young boy's account of risking the ocean ot find freedom in a new land.
In this lesson, students overcome their fears by using a traditional poem to teach students about alliteration. After reading the book, A My Name Is... by Alice Lyne, students use a variety of print and online resources to brainstorm their own alliterative word lists. They then create a poetry link that uses the traditional poem they have read together as a framework for their own poems.
This lesson introduces students answer questions using specific details from the text and explain what they understand about the topic being discussed.
In this lesson designed for struggling readers, students are guided through a viewing of David Wiesner’s Tuesday, a wordless picture book. As students view the images, they are asked four different types of questions about the pictures. The questions range in difficulty from those with answers that can be found in the text to those that require inferences. Students learn to categorize questions by the four question types and use pictures to help them better understand a story. Students then apply what they learned to an independent reading of Istvan Banyai's Zoom. Students complete a worksheet with a series of questions about the story and then reflect on the usefulness of the questioning strategy.
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.
This lesson allows students to reflect upon and personally relate to a teacher read-aloud of a narrative story that focuses on acceptable behaviors and ways to prevent bullying in class and at school.
In this activity, Glenna Marra tells the story of Amanda Clement, the first woman who was paid to umpire a baseball game. The resource contains guided reading and assessment questions.
In this lesson, students compare the classic tale with a version set in the pre–Civil War South, Moss Gown by William Hooks, noting the architecture, weather, time period, and culture as depicted in the text and illustrations. Internet research projects and Story Map graphic organizers then provide background for a discussion of how the setting of a story affects the characters and plot. Students read one or more other versions of the Cinderella story and compare them using a Venn diagram. During the final two sessions, students plan, write, and peer edit their own Cinderella stories.
In this lesson, students will work interactively through the Hyperdoc using the story Birth of an Anthem in their Wonders Literature Anthology. The lesson will begin with discussion about what an anthem is and how it could represent a country, place, etc while providing students with background knowledge of the Star Spangled Banner by watching the youtube link below. As students complete both readings of Birth of an Anthem, students will work through a hyperdoc focusing on various reading skills; identifying key ideas and details, summarizing, analyzing text structure (cause and effect).
This resource uses google slides to allow students to set a quarterly reading goal, choose from a variety of “book finisher activities,” and make a slide for each book. Students complete an activity from the choice board, which is aligned to 3rd grade R.L. and R.I. standards, and then complete the activity on a google slide.
In this lesson, students identify elements of fiction, analyze a fiction book, locating elements of plot within that book, and communicate elements of plot in their book, in visual and written form, by producing a mini-book.
This activity is designed as a project-based learning activity. It allows students to collaborate, requires them to comprehend what they have read and engages them in critical thinking. This activity can be adjusted to fit the needs and grade levels of your students.
In this lesson from Expeditionary Learning, students will imagine themselves in the role of the main characters of That Book Woman by Heather Henson. They will discover the motivations of the characters through role-playing and investigating the illustrations in the text. Students will use an informational text to investigate why it might be difficult to get books to people, as it was in That Book Woman. This is Lesson 1 of 17 from the Grade 3 Curriculum Map Unit 3, Module 1: http://engageny.org/resource/grade-3-ela-module-1-unit-3 .
Students examine books, selected from the American Library Association Challenged/Banned Books list, and write persuasive pieces expressing their views about what should be done with the books at their school.
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.
This lesson is for grade 3 on iteracy. 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.