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L.3.1 Lesson Plans and Units

 


1. Stories Worth Telling Again and Again- In this third grade level unit 1 series of lesson plans, students read tales of grandparents, “trickster stories” from different cultures, and poetry. They also participate in shared research, narrative writing, and dramatic interpretation in response to literature. Students use Ruth Heller’s World of Language books to review and distinguish nouns, verbs, and pronouns from each other and understand the role of each type of speech in a sentence. A list of resources (e.g. books, poems, informational texts) to use, sample activities and assessments, additional resources, and interdisciplinary links to art and geography are also provided. (Source: Common Core Curriculum Maps)

2. Get Cooking with Words: Creating a Recipe using Procedural Writing-In this series of lessons, students learn about the writing trait of word choice along with the genre of procedural writing. Students will develop a better understanding of making good word choices as they review various types of writing and then correctly use nouns, verbs, adjectives, and linking words in their own procedural writing. Suggestions for assessment, a rubric, graphic organizers, and website links are also provided. (addresses L. 3. 1 a directly and possibly f, h, and i). (Source: Read Write Think, International Reading Association, NCTE)

3. Dynamite Diamante Poetry-In this series of lessons, the teacher uses read-aloud informative grammar picture books to review parts of speech. Students practice this knowledge by engaging in a word-sort, where they also learn about spelling changes that occur when verbs are turned in to gerunds. After reviewing sample poems, students complete a class diamante through shared writing and then use an interactive online tool to independently write this type of poem. Links to student online resources, handouts, and publishing websites are included. (addresses L 3.1a)  (Source: Read Write Think, International Reading Association, NCTE)

4. Inspired by the Sea-In this third grade level unit 2 series of lesson plans, students read informational texts, stories, and poetry in order to understand why the sea inspires writers. They continue to review parts of speech using Ruth Heller’s World of Language books and by comparing two poems written about oysters. Students learn about adjectives and adverbs and how to explain their function and use in literature, speech, and writing. They use adjectives and to build interesting sentences about the sea and in independent narrative writing. A list of resources (e.g. books, poems, informational texts) to use, sample activities and assessments, additional resources, and interdisciplinary links to geography and science are also provided. (addresses L. 3. 1 and L 3.1g). (Source: Common Core Curriculum Maps)