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Character Traits
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This blog describes a lesson that introduces character traits. It is first ...

This blog describes a lesson that introduces character traits. It is first a lesson on the inferrencing comprehension skill. The blog describes the sequence a teacher used to teach herstudents about character traits during a readers workshop. It includes activities and graphic organizers.

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English Language Arts
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Diagram/Illustration
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Provider:
Scholastic Inc
Date Added:
03/20/2018
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Connect, Explore, Engage- Three Sisters Garden
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Students will read and discuss the legends of three inseparable sisters, corn, ...

Students will read and discuss the legends of three inseparable sisters, corn, bean, and squash, who only grow and thrive together. This relates to the tradition of interplanting corn, beans, and squash in the same mounds, which is widespread among Native American farming societies. It is a sustainable system that provided long-term soil fertility and a healthy diet for generations. The students will also develop an understanding of symbiotic relationships found between organisms living in the same ecosystems.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Unit of Study
Author:
Sandy Benton
Beth Hoagland
Erika Suo
Date Added:
01/16/2020
Engaging With Cause-and-Effect Relationships Through Creating Comic Strips
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In order to fully comprehend reading materials, students need to understand the ...

In order to fully comprehend reading materials, students need to understand the cause-and-effect relationships that appear in a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts. In this lesson, students learn cause-and-effect relationships through the sharing of a variety of Laura Joffe Numeroff picture books in a Reader's Workshop format. Using online tools or a printed template, students create an original comic strip via the writing prompt, "If you take a (third) grader to."  Students use various kinds of art to illustrate their strip and publish and present their completed piece to peers in a read-aloud format.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
International Literacy Association
Date Added:
12/15/2016
A Genre Study of Letters With The Jolly Postman
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In this lesson, The Jolly Postman is used as an authentic example ...

In this lesson, The Jolly Postman is used as an authentic example to discuss letter writing as a genre. Students explore the letters to the storybook characters delivered by The Jolly Postman. They then learn how to categorize their own examples of mail. The Jolly Postman uses well-known storybook characters, from fairy tales and nursery rhymes, as recipients of letters. This children's storybook is therefore ideal for using as a review of these genres of literature and as a means of helping children begin to explore rhyme and a variety of writing styles. Several pieces of literature appropriate for use with this lesson are suggested.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
NCTE
Date Added:
11/12/2015
Grade 3 ELA Module 1
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This module uses literature and informational text such as My Librarian Is ...

This module uses literature and informational text such as My Librarian Is a Camel to introduce students to the power of literacy and how people around the world access books. This module is intentionally designed to encourage students to embrace a love of literacy and reading.

Subject:
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Date Added:
10/09/2012
Grade 3 ELA Module 3B
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In this eight-week module, students explore the questions: “Who is the wolf ...

In this eight-week module, students explore the questions: “Who is the wolf in fiction?” and “Who is the wolf in fact?” They begin by analyzing how the wolf is characterized in traditional stories, folktales, and fables. Then they research real wolves by reading informational text. Finally, for their performance task, students combine their knowledge of narratives with their research on wolves to write a realistic narrative about wolves.

Subject:
Reading Literature
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
New York State Education Department
Provider Set:
EngageNY
Date Added:
06/02/2014
Using Assessment Notebooks in Reading
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A multi-age primary classroom teacher uses formative assessment as a barometer of ...

A multi-age primary classroom teacher uses formative assessment as a barometer of student learning. She records anecdotal notes about her students' reading progress within an assessment notebook and references the notes for future instruction.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Formative Assessment
Provider:
Kentucky Educational Television
Date Added:
01/31/2017