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W.3.10 Lesson Plans and Units

 


1. Creative, Inventive and Notable People - addresses this common core standard (W.3.10) under “research/informational writing” in the “Sample Activities and Assessments” section. (Source: Common Core Curriculum Maps)

2. The People, The Preamble, and The Presidents- addresses this common core standard (W.3.10) under “language activity/acrostic poem” as well as under “research/informational writing” in the “Sample Activities and Assessments” section. (Source: Common Core Curriculum Maps)

3. Fantastic Adventures with Dragons, Gods, and Giants - addresses this common core standard (W.3.10) under “class discussion/ literary/writing” in the “Sample Activities and Assessments” section. (Source: Common Core Curriculum Maps)

4.  A Feast of Words on a Plant Called Earth and Beyond-  addresses this common core standard (W.3.10) under “informational writing/information texts” in the “Sample Activities and Assessments” section. Also in this section is an example of opinion writing. (Source: Common Core Curriculum Maps)

5. Stories Worth Telling Again and Again- provides an example of narrative writing in the “Sample Activities and Assessments” section. (Source: Common Core Curriculum Maps)

6. Inspired by the Sea provides an example of instruction for writing for information in the “Sample Activities and Assessments” section. (Source: Common Core Curriculum Maps)

7. Read Write Think - this website sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English and the International Reading Association for lesson plans about teaching writing. Below is a representative sample of the 44 lesson plans using “lesson plans”, “writing”, and “3rd grade” to refine the search. Not all lesson plans address the range of writing, but many do. (Source: Read Write Think, International Reading Association, NCTE)


8.  Better Lesson - This website has several hundred lessons on writing, including narrative writing, expository writing, persuasive writing and the writing process. You must register to use the site, but there is no charge for examining and downloading lessons. (Source: Better Lesson)

9. BBC Teachers - This website provides lesson plans and videos on a variety of instructional topics including writing. Lesson plans are listed by grade level. Here is a direct link to plans for students, ages 7-11. (Source: British Broadcasting Company)

10. LearnNC- Although these lesson plans support North Carolina’s standards and curriculum, most can be adapted to or can support Tennessee common core standards requirements. Search by “writing”, “writing conventions”, and “writing process”. Here is an example of what can be found on this site. Here is a strategy for peer conferencing that helps students learn to use "Spider Legs" to answer revision questions, and then insert the revised information into their drafts. (Source: LEARN NC, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Education)

11. Explore the Alabama Learning Exchange (Alex) which offers more than 500 downloadable integrated lessons plans at multiple grade levels. The term “integrated means that the lesson plan includes more than one content area. For example, lesson plans on journal writing and narrative writing support both language arts and technology. Here is a lesson plan that integrates reading, writing and mathematics for grades 3-5. (Note: The lessons on this site are aligned to the Alabama standards).  (Source: Alabama Learning Exchange, Alabama Department of Education)

12. Education Northwest provides a variety of lesson plans related to teaching the six traits of writing method organized by grade level. (Source: Education Northwest)

13.  LessonPlanet - Over 2000 lesson plans developed and reviewed by teachers on this website (When using any website developed by practitioners, teachers are cautioned to be discerning decision makers when selecting activities. Activities chosen should be doable, yet challenging with sufficient rigor and with relevance to skills/concepts being taught. Activities should also support evidence-based practice. (Source: Lesson Planet)