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3rd grade
Analyzing Story Structure
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Sequencing the Order of Events
Sequencing the Order of Events
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Sequencing the Order of Events
The sequence of events help readers recount the most important parts of the story in order. Use this lesson with your students to read fables and a classic picture book as you practice recounting the sequence of events.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Identifying Character Traits
Identifying Character Traits
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Identifying Character Traits
What's your "it"? This lesson incorporates Tony Dungy's You Can Do It! into some hands-on activities that help students learn about different character traits.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Reader's Theater: Read the Script
Reader's Theater: Read the Script
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Reader's Theater: Read the Script
Did you know that Reader's Theater promotes fluency and builds students' reading confidence? Use this lesson to inspire your students to practice reading and understanding text in the drama genre.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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First- and Third-Person Point of View
First- and Third-Person Point of View
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First- and Third-Person Point of View
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand which pronouns to use when writing from different points of view. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as a support lesson for the *My View as an Ant* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Story Structure Rollercoaster
Story Structure Rollercoaster
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Story Structure Rollercoaster
Reading can be a rollercoaster with its ups and downs! Use this lesson that features a rollercoaster-themed story map to teach your students about story structure and how to use a graphic organizer to visualize it.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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My View as an Ant
My View as an Ant
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My View as an Ant
Give students a chance to experience a different point of view! This fANTastic lesson on narrative style turns young readers into characters of Chris Van Allsburg's Two Bad Ants.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Exploring Different Perspectives in Folktales
Exploring Different Perspectives in Folktales
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Exploring Different Perspectives in Folktales
Give your students the opportunity to explore the perspectives of different characters by using the "Circle of Viewpoints" Visible Thinking Routine from Harvard's Project Zero.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Characters Change Just Like We Do
Characters Change Just Like We Do
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Characters Change Just Like We Do
Change is inevitable, even for story characters! In this lesson, your students will determine how a character changes throughout a story by focusing on the character’s dialogue and actions.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Character Traits
Character Traits
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Character Traits
What makes a character special? Their traits, of course. With help from The Wretched Stone by Chris Van Allsburg, students will enjoy completing character maps and learning about different character traits.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Character Traits in Fairy Tales
Character Traits in Fairy Tales
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Character Traits in Fairy Tales
As your learners identify physical and internal character traits, make sure they provide evidence. Use this as a stand alone lesson, or as a pre-lesson for the <a href="https://www.education.com/lesson-plan/fairy-tales-character-traits/" target="_blank">Fairy Tales: Character Traits</a> lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Pick Out the Parts of a Story
Pick Out the Parts of a Story
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Pick Out the Parts of a Story
Use this lesson to teach your students to identify story elements and compare them to another text's story elements. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Comparing Texts by the Same Author* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Close Reading Strategy
Close Reading Strategy
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Close Reading Strategy
This lesson teaches your students to pay attention to small words, such as adjectives, adverbs, and verbs, to make a big difference in reading comprehension! Use as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for *Close Reading: Introduction*.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Choosing Character Traits
Choosing Character Traits
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Choosing Character Traits
Use this lesson to help your ELs learn character traits and find them in a text. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to the Identifying Character Traits lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Action! Students Create Reader's Theater
Action! Students Create Reader's Theater
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Action! Students Create Reader's Theater
Students will have a blast turning a reading passage into a Reader's Theater skit. This lesson teaches them to use dialogue to help readers understand the experiences of different characters.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Characters and Dialogue
Characters and Dialogue
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Characters and Dialogue
Help your ELs identify the characters and their dialogue in a story. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Action! Students Create Reader’s Theater* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Fairy Tales: Character Traits
Fairy Tales: Character Traits
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Fairy Tales: Character Traits
In this literary lesson, students use fairy tales to practice identifying character traits. Students are challenged to justify their reasoning using text based support.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Describe Character Actions in Order
Describe Character Actions in Order
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Describe Character Actions in Order
Use this lesson to teach your students to describe the characters' actions using the basic sentence structure of subject + verb + object. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *How Do You Solve a Problem?* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Character Cards
Character Cards
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Character Cards
Real people and characters in stories show who they are by their words and actions. Help students make the connection between a character trait and the words or actions that support it by using Character Cards.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Tea Time
Tea Time
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Tea Time
Students will love talking about what they've been reading when the story comes to life. This tea time activity nourishes students' confidence in addition to improving their reading comprehension skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Sequencing: Order in the Court!
Sequencing: Order in the Court!
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Sequencing: Order in the Court!
This lesson gives students the chance to demonstrate and reinforce their knowledge of sequencing. Have them role play a fantasy text to practice sequencing!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Bun Bun Button Character Traits
Bun Bun Button Character Traits
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Bun Bun Button Character Traits
In this lesson, you will read the heartwarming story of Bun Bun Button by Patricia Polacco to your class. Students will then use their own reading skills to describe the two main characters in the story.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Tree of Cranes
Tree of Cranes
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Tree of Cranes
This winter-themed lesson plan, which incorporates the book *Tree of Cranes* by Allen Say, teaches students about Japanese traditions and customs. They will review the basic elements of a narrative story, and then write their own narratives about a special event or moment in their life.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Understanding Sequence
Understanding Sequence
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Understanding Sequence
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand sequencing in fictional texts. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to the Sequencing: Order in the Court lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Life of a Seashell
The Life of a Seashell
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The Life of a Seashell
Have your students explore the writing process by imagining the life of a seashell. This neat writing lesson features *The Very Hungry Caterpillar* by Eric Carle, seashells, and tons of creative storytelling fun.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Verbs that Show Character Action
Verbs that Show Character Action
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Verbs that Show Character Action
Use this lesson to teach your students how to identify character actions with verbs. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Look for the Clues* lesson.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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