3rd grade Reading & Writing Lesson Plans

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Don’t Plateau in Geography!
Don’t Plateau in Geography!
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Don’t Plateau in Geography!
Your students’ understanding will reach its peak when they ask detail-seeking questions from observations made about plateaus, mesas, canyons, and buttes. Students will use illustrations and text to assist in their questions and answers.
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Traditional Literature: Story Mapping
Traditional Literature: Story Mapping
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Traditional Literature: Story Mapping
Students will learn how to identify story elements and create a short and sweet summary. They will fill out a graphic organizer and solidify their understanding by creating illustrations to show major plot points that they find themselves!
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Figure of Speech Bubble Cartoons
Figure of Speech Bubble Cartoons
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Figure of Speech Bubble Cartoons
Make idioms easy as pie with this lesson that has your students create their very own comic! Students will write idioms in speech bubbles for cartoon captions in this fun figurative language activity.
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Pondering the Purpose, Aiming for an Audience
Pondering the Purpose, Aiming for an Audience
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Pondering the Purpose, Aiming for an Audience
Help your students plan with a purpose! With instruction on both audience and purpose, your students will be equipped to strategically write for specific audiences.
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Silly Sentences
Silly Sentences
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Silly Sentences
Help your students learn how the various parts of speech work together to lengthen and enrich simple sentences. In this lesson, young writers will enjoy constructing wacky sentences with different parts of speech.
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Hidden Treasure: Summarizing Informational Text
Hidden Treasure: Summarizing Informational Text
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Hidden Treasure: Summarizing Informational Text
Ahoy there! Ready to sail with your students on a treasure map summary? What's that matey? Your students need practice with summaries? Then take a journey and summarize to find the hidden treasure.
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Who’s the Owner?
Who’s the Owner?
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Who’s the Owner?
Help your students own possessives! With this lesson your students will no longer ponder the placement of apostrophes in possessives. They’ll be able to place apostrophes perfectly!
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Supporting Opinions with Style
Supporting Opinions with Style
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Supporting Opinions with Style
Your students’ organization and prewriting skills will shine as they introduce their topic, state an opinion, and list three supporting reasons.
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Activist Heroes
Activist Heroes
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Activist Heroes
Fully adaptable, this lesson can be used to to highlight African American leaders, famous women, veterans, or any other group of individuals who have acted heroically and have positively influenced our nation!
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My Teacher for President!
My Teacher for President!
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My Teacher for President!
Need a promotion? Then have your students participate in a writing lesson that will have them voting for you! Give students the opportunity to place teachers in the spotlight, as they persuade others why teachers make the best presidents.
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Working with Idioms
Working with Idioms
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Working with Idioms
Figurative language can be difficult, especially for ELs. With the help of context clues and exposure to common idioms, it can be a piece of cake! Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for the *Take a Walk with Idioms* lesson.
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Mapping My Heart
Mapping My Heart
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Mapping My Heart
Love is in the air! This Valentine's Day lesson helps your students practice brainstorming. They will use a heart as a visual to record important things in their lives that they could potentially write about.
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Action Verb Synonyms
Action Verb Synonyms
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Action Verb Synonyms
Using the same action verbs all the time can get old. Help your students spice up their writing by teaching them to identify and use action verbs. Your young writers will explore synonyms to improve their repertoire of action verbs.
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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.
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Show Me the Adjectives!
Show Me the Adjectives!
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Show Me the Adjectives!
Help your students develop their creative writing skills with this lesson, which features the Adjective-Adjective-Noun strategy. Young writers will be inspired to show, not tell.
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Take a Walk with Idioms
Take a Walk with Idioms
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Take a Walk with Idioms
Get your students moving! In this lesson, your students will walk around the classroom as they practice using and interpreting idioms.
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Piecing Together U.S. Cities
Piecing Together U.S. Cities
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Piecing Together U.S. Cities
Let’s travel across the United States! In this city-themed lesson that integrates reading and social studies, students explore the culture and history of the cities in the United States.
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Frederick Douglass's Words
Frederick Douglass's Words
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Frederick Douglass's Words
Use this lesson to teach your students about Frederick Douglass and the impact that words had on his life. First, they will read a picture book that shares facts and beautiful illustrations to teach about his life. Then, they'll complete a graphic organizer with peers to record important details and events in his life. Students will then demonstrate understanding by creating a poster with images and key words that stand out when they think about Frederick Douglass.
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Always Use Adverbs
Always Use Adverbs
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Always Use Adverbs
Always use adverbs in simple sentences to make them more descriptive! Use this lesson with your students to teach them about three important jobs of adverbs and how to use them in sentences to make their writing pop.
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Onomatopoeia Poetry
Onomatopoeia Poetry
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Onomatopoeia Poetry
Pop, whoosh, ding! Onomatopoeia is a writing technique that makes text come alive. In this lesson, students will learn about onomatopoeia, and apply it to their writing process to create poetry, as a class and individually.
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Author Study: Jacqueline Woodson
Author Study: Jacqueline Woodson
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Author Study: Jacqueline Woodson
Students will use their understanding of plot, theme, and comparing and contrasting in this lesson that teaches about an award-winning African American author, Jacqueline Woodson. Students will read some of her fiction books and compare and contrast the stories. They'll also discuss what they think makes Jacqueline Woodson an award-winning author.
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Imaginative Interjections
Imaginative Interjections
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Imaginative Interjections
Imagine what that interjection might be! As students learn about the purpose and use of interjections, they will use their imaginations to match interjections with a variety of emotions.
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Capturing the Clues
Capturing the Clues
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Capturing the Clues
It’s time to get those magnifying glasses out! In this lesson, students will act as detectives, searching for clues about idioms. Who can find the clues that lead to the meanings of various idioms?
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Branching Out About the Government
Branching Out About the Government
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Branching Out About the Government
In this “leafy” lesson, your students will participate in a class project that shows the actions of the three branches of government. Using a close read, students will learn about the very specific actions of these branches.
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G or PG? Persuade Me!
G or PG? Persuade Me!
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G or PG? Persuade Me!
Does your class enjoy watching movies? In this action-packed lesson, students will state their opinion on G vs. PG-rated movies in schools, and share three reasons to support it. No silent films here, as students will have a lot to say.
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