This parent guide supports parents in helping their child at home with the 3rd grade English Language Arts content.
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.
In this lesson, students explore their towns using a variety of print and nonprint resources. By looking at brochures and other informational tools, students learn about some of the purposes for which people read and write. They also practice writing for a specific audience, revising their writing, and working collaboratively to create a brochure for new students just moving into town.
In this lesson, collaborative groups will read a variety of American tall tales, then report elements of their story to the whole class. Students add story information to a collaborative, whole-class character study matrix that summarizes all the stories. In a writing activity, students compare two characters of their choice. The lesson process is applicable to any set of related texts.
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.
After the teacher has read books about banking, how banking helps people save money, and how banks work within our market economy, the teacher may invite a professional banker to come to class to talk with students about banking. The teacher may also plan a field trip for students to visit a local bank (and possibly open an account with parents’ permission). Then higher-level students will work on a Think-Tac-Toe to produce writing, math, and arts projects to demonstrate their knowledge of banking. Students may need to use the internet to look up banking terms. 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.
In this lesson, students will research a specific chromebook troubleshooting technique, write a short script, and perform a skit in person or via flip grid to share with the class.
Book Creator is a simple and free online app that even very young students may use to make interactive multimedia-rich eBooks.
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.
Higher-level students will collaboratively construct a classroom newspaper, “Diversity Matters” or “Diverse Times” etc. Students will learn about different cultures within their community and region via the internet, videos, books, and local newspaper articles about local and regional cultural festivals. Then students will compare and contrast the cultures (traditions, celebrations, dress, food, language, etc.). Students will work together to make analogies and metaphors to compare/contrast different cultures. 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.
As a way to support teachers with English Language Arts (ELA) instruction during the pandemic, the NCDPI ELA team created choice boards featuring standards-aligned ELA activities.The intended purpose of these choice boards is to provide a way for students to continue standards-based learning while schools are closed. Each activity can be adapted and modified to be completed with or without the use of digital tools. Many activities can also be repeated with different texts. These standards-based activities are meant to be a low-stress approach to reinforcing and enriching the skills learned during the 2019-2020 school year. The choice boards are to be used flexibly by teachers, parents, and students in order to meet the unique needs of each learner.Exploration activities are provided for a more self-directed or guided approach to independent learning for students. These activities and sites should be used as a way to explore concepts, topics, skills, and social and emotional competencies that interest the learner.
In this lesson, students practice their fluency skills by performing their freaky frog poem aloud to a peer.
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Science created this resource as part of an online workshop series, but you are welcome to use or modify it for your classroom. It includes a video and written directions for creating nature journals and tips for incorporating them into your classroom. For information on taking any the Nature Neighborhood online workshops for CEUs or EE credit, visit: https://naturalsciences.org/learn/educators/online-workshops.
The final component of this unit provides students with the opportunity to write an essay explaining poverty. They are prompted to explain some causes, effects, challenges, emotions and finally their opinion telling the most important thing people can do to overcome poverty. A writing essay rubric is used to guide, revise and edit their writing. Throughout this unit, students have learned about poverty from online sources, news articles, fiction texts and personal experiences. Education has been a common hope or theme for people living in poverty. One of the goals of this assignment is to assess if students can recognize this as the most important idea and if they can support their ideas with reasons or evidence from their learning. This lesson was developed by Karie Gregory as part of their completion of the North Carolina Global Educator Digital Badge program. This lesson plan has been vetted at the local and state level for standards alignment, Global Education focus, and content accuracy.
In this module, students consider the guiding question: How do writers capture a reader's imagination? as they take a deep study of the classic tale Peter Pan.
In this lesson, students identify the main message of lesson of a story using key details from the text and follow class norms when participating in a conversation.
This lesson is designed to explicitly teach the CS Standards for Computing Systems. Making sure students understand the parts and functions of the devices they are expected to use and master throughout the year in Specials classes and Standard Course of Study in General Ed classrooms.