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3rd Grade Opinion Writing Unit - Lesson 10: Publishing and Celebrating
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Overview: Students will review how to use Google Docs and type their final draft. Students will also learn how to insert a picture into a Google Document to support their opinion. In addition, students will share their writing using an author’s chair. Student writing will then be hung in the hallway.W.3.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons. I can write an opinion piece and support my opinion with reasons.

Subject:
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
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Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Michelle Simpson
Date Added:
05/29/2020
3rd Grade Opinion Writing Unit - Lesson 1: Fact or Opinion
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Overview: Students will begin to explore opinion pieces by reviewing the difference between a fact and opinion.Building Into W.3.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons.Building Into: I can write opinion pieces and support my opinion with reasons.

Subject:
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Michelle Simpson
Date Added:
05/13/2020
3rd Grade Opinion Writing Unit - Lesson 2: Brainstorming Ideas
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Overview: Students will brainstorm and then choose a topic for their opinion paper. Students will then brainstorm a list of reasons that support their topic.Building Into W.3.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons. (I can write opinion pieces and support my opinion with reasons.)W.3.1b: Provide reasons that support the opinion. (I can provide reasons that support the opinion.)

Subject:
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Michelle Simpson
Date Added:
05/14/2020
3rd Grade Opinion Writing Unit - Lesson 3: Writing a Strong Opinion
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Overview: Students will craft a strong opinion using the topic they chose on Day 2, the list of reasons they brainstormed on Day 2, and the stoplight model.W.3.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons. (I can write an opinion piece and support my opinion with reasons.)W.3.1a: Introduce the topic or text they are writing about, state an opinion, and create an organizational structure that lists reasons. (I can introduce a topic by stating an opinion and using an organizational structure to list reasons.)

Subject:
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Michelle Simpson
Date Added:
05/14/2020
3rd Grade Opinion Writing Unit - Lesson 4: OREO Writing
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Overview: Students will use the OREO strategy to outline their opinion paper. Outlines will include the students opinion statement, 3 reasons, and an example or detail for each reason.W.3.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons. (I can write an opinion and support my opinion with reasons.)W.3.1b: Provide reasons that support the opinion. (I can provide reasons tht support my opinion.)

Subject:
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Michelle Simpson
Date Added:
05/14/2020
3rd Grade Opinion Writing Unit - Lesson 6: Using Transition Words to Craft the Body
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Overview: Students will write the body of their rough draft following their OREO prewriting page and transition words and phrases.W.3.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons. I can write opinion pieces and support my opinion with reasons.W.3.1b: Provide reasons that support the opinion. I can provide reasons that support the opinion.W.3.1c: Use linking words and phrases (eg. because, therefore, since, for example) to connect opinion and reason. I can use linking words and phrases to connect opinions and reasons.

Subject:
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Michelle Simpson
Date Added:
05/28/2020
3rd Grade Opinion Writing Unit - Lesson 7: Writing a Conclusion
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Overview: Students will finish drafting their rough drafts by adding a concluding statement.W.3.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons. I can write opinion pieces and support my opinion with reasons.W.3.1d: Provide a concluding statement or section. I can provide a concluding statement

Subject:
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Michelle Simpson
Date Added:
05/28/2020
3rd Grade Opinion Writing Unit - Lesson 8: Focused Editing
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Overview: Students will use COPS and the focused edit strategy to practice editing and then edit their opinion paper.W.3.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons. I can write opinion pieces and support my opinion with reasons.W.3.5: With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 3 here.) I can develop and strenghten my writing by planning, revising, and editing with the help of my peers and an adult. 

Subject:
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Michelle Simpson
Date Added:
05/28/2020
3rd Grade Opinion Writing Unit - Lesson 9: Focused Revising (and Editing)
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Overview: Students will use a focused revising choice board to guide peer writing conferences. The teacher and students will use a focused revising choice board to guide teacher writing conferences.W.3.1: Write opinion pieces on topics or texts, supporting a point of view with reasons. I can write an opinion piece and support my opinion with reasons.W.3.5: With guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, and editing. (Editing for conventions should demonstrate command of Language standards 1-3 up to and including grade 3 here.) I can develop and strengthen my writing by planning, revising, and editing with the help of my peers and an adult.

Subject:
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Michelle Simpson
Date Added:
05/29/2020
3rd Grade Opinion Writing Unit Outline
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This is the outline for a third grade writing unit on writing opinion (persuasive) papers. The lessons and materials are linked to the outline, but they also uploaded in a PDF format as sperate lessons in WISELearn. 

Subject:
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Michelle Simpson
Date Added:
05/29/2020
5-4-3-2-1 & 3-2-1 Summarising
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The goal of summarisation is to capture the essence of the text clearly and concisely. The ability to summarise has significant benefits for comprehending and ultimately retaining and recalling information. Teaching students to effectively summarise helps them learn to synthesise information, a higher-order thinking skill which includes analysing information and identifying key concepts. 5-4-3-2-1 can be used when first introducing the skill of summarising. The idea is to give students a chance to pick out some key ideas, tap into their prior knowledge, focus on information they find interesting and then pose a question that can reveal where their understanding is still uncertain.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Learning Task
Provider:
National Behavior Support Services (NBSS)
Date Added:
11/17/2015
5-4-3-2-1 Summarizing
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CESA #1 EL OER Project

This resource has 6 different graphic organizers that can be used to support English learners across different grade levels and content area subjects. Once you chose the most appropriate organizer for your content area I would suggest to have an EL use the same organizer for all units. Graphic organizers are essential learning tools for English learners.
By: National Behaviour Support Service (NBSS)

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Jelena Kapetanovic
Date Added:
08/02/2019
5 Themes of Geography Picture Sort
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This resource was created as part of the CESA #1 EL OER Project to help EL students (primarily levels 1 & 2) access social studies curriculum and text related to the 5 themes of geography. It can be used to introduce/pre-teach the 5 themes of geography vocabulary and/or as an assessment tool. Students could answer unit questions by pointing to a picture or they could complete the sort to show understanding of the 5 different themes.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Alternate Assessment
Learning Task
Author:
Katie Kasper
Date Added:
08/02/2019
5th Grade Historical Literacy Units
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5th Grade Historical Literacy Curriculum outlines the content of social-studies integrated units taught within the readers' and writers' workshop framework and taught daily for 90 minutes. Each six week unit contains standards, teaching points, vocabulary, and assessments. Readers' and writers' workshop naturally differentiates for all learners. By June of 2020, each unit will have a slide deck associated with it that contains the teaching points, integrated grammar work, vocabulary, and strategies for partner practice. Our district places careful emphasis on vocabulary, as we have a high percentage of English Language Learners.

Subject:
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Curriculum Map
Formative Assessment
Author:
Jennifer Mortensen
Date Added:
09/26/2019
5th Grade Rain Garden Design Challenge Handouts
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These handouts accompany the 5th Grade Rain Garden Design Challenge Lesson Plan. The handouts give criteria for identifying areas of erosion and non-point source pollution entering waterways on school property, slope and soil suitability criteria for situating the rain garden, and data collection procedures for phosphate testing. The handouts also include guidelines and criteria for the final poster presentation design and Claim-Evidence-Reasoning, as well as rubrics for scoring and guidelines for peer feedback.

Subject:
Geology
Hydrology
Elementary Education
Reading Informational Text
Speaking and Listening
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Environmental Science
Measurement and Data
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
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Interim/Summative Assessment
Learning Task
Lesson Plan
Reference Material
Rubric/Scoring Guide
Unit of Study
Author:
Amy Workman
Date Added:
08/02/2019
5th Grade Rain Garden Design Challenge Lesson Plan
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This lesson engages 5th grade students in identifying areas of erosion and non-point source pollution entering waterways on school property, making a claim on the most suitable site to locate a rain garden by conducting field tests on slope and soil type, and testing
for the presence of phosphates in waterways on school forest property. Students then compete in a rain garden design challenge using their data to create a poster presentation, including a map and claim evidence reasoning, for the best rain garden design plan, scored using a rubric.

Subject:
Geology
Hydrology
Elementary Education
Reading Informational Text
Speaking and Listening
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Environmental Science
Measurement and Data
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Formative Assessment
Interim/Summative Assessment
Lesson Plan
Rubric/Scoring Guide
Unit of Study
Author:
Amy Workman
Date Added:
08/02/2019
6th Grade Historical Literacy Units
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5th Grade Historical Literacy Curriculum outlines the content of social-studies integrated units taught within the readers' and writers' workshop framework and taught daily for 90 minutes. Each six week unit contains standards, teaching points, vocabulary, and assessments. Readers' and writers' workshop naturally differentiates for all learners. By June of 2020, each unit will have a slide deck associated with it that contains the teaching points, integrated grammar work, vocabulary, and strategies for partner practice. Our district places careful emphasis on vocabulary, as we have a high percentage of English Language Learners.

Subject:
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Curriculum Map
Formative Assessment
Author:
Jennifer Mortensen
Date Added:
09/26/2019
7th Grade Historical Literacy Units
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Overview: 7th Grade Historical Literacy consists of two 43 minute class periods. Writing is one 43 minute block and reading is another. The teacher has picked themes based on social studies standards, and a read-aloud novel based on social studies serves as the mentor text for writing and reading skills. More social studies content is addressed in reading through teaching nonfiction reading skills and discussion.

Standards reflect CCSS ELA, Reading, and Social Studies Standards.

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Curriculum Map
Formative Assessment
Author:
Jennifer Mortensen
Date Added:
08/02/2019
7th grade poetry
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The 7th grade poetry unit gives an in depth approach to poetry involving the four strands within the core. I've included worksheets, rubrics, and answers keys where applicable. I have also used literature examples from the core.

Subject:
Literature
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Utah Education Network
Date Added:
11/01/2017
ABC Exercise for ELs
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CESA #1 EL OER Project

ABC EXERCISE CARDS is a great resource for ELs and it can teach a new vocabulary ( such as verbs) in a fun and engaging way. This resource uses EL strategy : total physical response and the whole classroom could do this activity.

www.homeschoolshare.com

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Alternate Assessment
Lesson
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Jelena Kapetanovic
Date Added:
08/02/2019
ABC Graffiti
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Students rotate through a circuit of ABC posters every 3-8 minutes, generating words or phrases for each letter of the alphabet related to the topic provided.

This teaching strategy/activity can be used as an introduction to a lesson or as an evaluation/assessment.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Lindsay Hawkins
Lindsay Williams
Date Added:
05/23/2018
A-Hunting We Will Go: Teaching Rhyming Through Musical Verse
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Students learn to sing the song, "A-Hunting We Will Go" with the original verses and learn to sing several new verses that support rhyming concepts. They then brainstorm pairs of rhyming words to create their own verses for the song. As a follow up activity, students can create original verses using other simple rhyming songs as a framework.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Fine Arts
Performing and Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
International Literacy Association
Date Added:
10/06/2015
ARIS Basics Video Course
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In this ~1 hour online video course, you will learn to use the ARIS authoring tool to create a GPS based game (like pokemon go!) about a a historical event.

The purpose of the course is to provide a primer on using the ARIS tool and to introduce a form of media we call a "situated documentary," where a documentary plays out in the locations in which the events occurred.

Subject:
Computer Science
English Language Arts
Environmental Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Andrew Posselt
David Gagnon
Field Day Lab
Date Added:
05/16/2018
Abe Lincoln's Crossroads
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Abraham Lincoln's Crossroads is an educational game based on the traveling exhibition Lincoln: The Constitution & the Civil War, which debuted at the National Constitution Center in June 2005.
The online game is intended for advanced middle- and high-school students. It invites them to learn about Lincoln's leadership by exploring the political choices he made. An animated Lincoln introduces a situation, asks for advice and prompts players to decide the issue for themselves, before learning the actual outcome. At the end of the game, players discover how frequently they predicted Lincoln's actions. A Resources Page keyed to each chapter provides links to relevant Websites on Lincoln and the Civil War, permitting students to explore issues in more depth.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Civics and Government
Material Type:
Game
Interactive
Reference Material
Provider:
Lincoln Financial Group
Date Added:
10/13/2016
About Writing
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This writer’s reference condenses and covers everything a beginning writing student needs to successfully compose college-level work, including the basics of composition, grammar, and research. It is broken down into easy-to-tackle sections, while not overloading students with more information than they need. Great for any beginning writing students or as reference for advanced students!

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Date Added:
05/27/2015
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian - Teaching Support Kit Resource
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This resource may be reproduced free of charge for use and study within schools but they may not be reproduced (either in whole or in part) and offered for commercial sale. (Copyright Random House Australia 2010)

This kit contains an introduction, notes on genre, structure and style, pre-reading, background notes, themes, motifs and symbols, character analysis, and activities for "Absolutely True Diary of a Pary-Time Indian" by Sherman Alexie.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Other
Author:
Mary Kuhl
Date Added:
08/02/2019
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
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This collection uses primary sources to explore The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. Digital Public Library of America Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop their critical thinking skills and draw diverse material from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide. These sets were created and reviewed by the teachers on the DPLA's Education Advisory Committee.

Subject:
Literature
American Indian Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Provider:
Digital Public Library of America
Provider Set:
Primary Source Sets
Author:
Susan Ketcham
Date Added:
04/11/2016
Accessing Complex Text Through Structured Conversations
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In this lesson students use a structured format (an adaptation of Think-Pair-Share) to discuss and deconstruct complex text. The new core standards emphasize the importance of developing students' speaking and listening skills as well as helping them access complex text through reading, re-reading, re-thinking, and re-examining.The purpose of this lesson is to get the students to focus and stay on topic while they talk. As a result, students are required to think more extensively about a topic by repeatedly reading and discussing with others.

Subject:
Speaking and Listening
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Utah Education Network
Date Added:
10/10/2017
Accessing and Evaluating High-Quality and Equitable Resources
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With the understanding that instructional materials matter, a team of ELA teachers from the Sheboygan Area School District set out to develop a process that would enable us to determine if the materials being used or materials we plan to use in the future are considered to be high-quality resources and will lead to equitable instruction.

The resources supplied were developed as a result of research and investigation into the work of EdReport.org, Achievethecore.org and various other resources that support the work of equity.

The process that we outline is intended to help teams evaluate resources that support major shifts in the Common Core State Standards specific to writing instruction. The tools linked in the process are adaptable to various grade levels and subject areas providing the team has unpacked the subject/grade level standards and share a common understanding of the skills and expectations in those standards.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Composition and Rhetoric
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Other
Reference Material
Author:
Megan Neitzke
Mary Dust
Amy Renzelmann
Jim Renzelmann
Jane Doll
Julia Leeson
Jennifer Zalewski
Tina Thone
Tamara Damrow
Andrea Daun
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Accountable Book Clubs: Focused Discussions
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Students form literature circles, read "Esperanza Rising" or "Becoming Naomi Leon" by Pam MuĐoz Ryan, use a Critical Thinking Map to discuss social issues, and use a class wiki.

Subject:
Literature
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
11/01/2017
Across the Wide Dark Sea
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A boy and his family endure a difficult nine-week journey across the ocean and survive the first winter at Plymouth. Based on true events, "Across the Wide Dark Sea" poetically narrates a young boy's account of risking the ocean to find religious freedom in a new land.

Subject:
Literature
Fine Arts
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Basal Alignment Project
Provider Set:
Washoe District
Author:
Jean Van Leeuwen
Date Added:
09/01/2013
Action ABC's: Learning Vocabulary With Verbs
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Many Kindergarten students come up with "action words" or verbs easily after demonstrating actions. Many of these emergent readers know more words thatn they use in daily writing/reading/sharing.
This lesson is easy to use in small groups and encourages them to broaden their vocabulary in a fun format, a personal Action ABC book. They can access and practice these new (and old) verbs easily and have unique collections they have designed!

Subject:
Early Learning
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Interactive
Learning Task
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
02/01/2017
Action Is Character: Exploring Character Traits with Adjectives
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This three-session lesson focuses on characterization. Students determine how a character's traits reveal particular character traits, using a list of adjectives as a guide. Then, they write descriptions of those characters. Characters from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone are used for modeling.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Reference Material
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Date Added:
12/28/2015
Active Voice in Writing
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This video shares how a writer can keep an active voice within a piece of writing. There are places for the viewers to stop and practice together prior to moving on. A student practice sheet is available as a download for additional practice.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Formative Assessment
Learning Task
Lesson Plan
Self Assessment
Simulation
Provider:
Learnzillion
Date Added:
04/19/2016
Remix
Adams County
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Through a series of three learning experiences, taking place across multiple weeks, students will participate in inquiry-based learning about the county in which they live and learn. Students will write informative pieces to teach others about the natural and cultural communities of Adams County.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Ellen Wolosek
Paige Decker
Sandy Benton
Deb Diemert
Ann Benz
Dennis David
Date Added:
09/07/2019