3rd grade Reading & Writing Lesson Plans

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Finding Similarities and Differences
Finding Similarities and Differences
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Finding Similarities and Differences
Good readers analyze texts by looking at similarities and differences. Use this lesson to teach your students to compare and contrast the story elements of two fiction texts.
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Tour the World: Climates
Tour the World: Climates
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Tour the World: Climates
Students will explore varying climates around the world in the form of a virtual tour! Using a jigsaw format, this lesson prompts students to investigate multiple levels of a region’s climate.
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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.
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Road Trip of the Regions
Road Trip of the Regions
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Road Trip of the Regions
Are your students ready for a virtual road trip? In this lesson, your students will learn more about clusters of states called regions and explore the unique characteristics of the states within each region!
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Narrative Writing: Seed Ideas
Narrative Writing: Seed Ideas
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Narrative Writing: Seed Ideas
Give your students a chance to share some interesting anecdotes with this simple lesson. By brainstorming ideas about past experiences, young writers will learn to develop their own personal narratives.
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Earth Day Punctuation
Earth Day Punctuation
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Earth Day Punctuation
Earth Day is a time for raising awareness and appreciation for our environment. It’s also a time for using correct punctuation! With this lesson, your students will use correct punctuation, like commas, quotation marks, and apostrophes.
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Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
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Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Improve your students' comprehension of non-fictional reading through this lesson that teaches them about text features. Students will find their own text features and explain why they aid in the reading process.
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Get Descriptive on Easter
Get Descriptive on Easter
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Get Descriptive on Easter
Easter is a special holiday for many families, and kids enjoy traditions such as decorating their Easter eggs. Teach your students to use strong descriptive language in their creative writing with this holiday lesson plan!
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What is the Question?
What is the Question?
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What is the Question?
This lesson introduces students to the punctuation mark at the end of the sentence, the question mark. Your students will study sentences to determine whether or not to use a question mark.
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Super Suffixes
Super Suffixes
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Super Suffixes
Suffixes can do some amazing things. They can turn "power" into "powerful," "big" into "bigger," and "fear" into "fearless." This hands-on lesson allows young writers to build their own words using different root words and suffixes.
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Tell Me About It! Writing Opinion Essays
Tell Me About It! Writing Opinion Essays
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Tell Me About It! Writing Opinion Essays
Do your students have strong opinions? This lesson, which features a bunch of fun essay-building exercises, provides an outlet for young writers to express their opinions.
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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.
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Vocabulary Practice
Vocabulary Practice
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Vocabulary Practice
Use this lesson to help your ELs learn about words and what they mean. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Vocabulary Flash Cards* lesson.
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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.
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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.
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Subject Pronoun Success
Subject Pronoun Success
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Subject Pronoun Success
Help your students experience success with subject pronouns! This pronoun lesson plan gives your students the opportunity to clarify noun and pronoun agreement as they work with a list of subject pronouns.
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Acrostics for the Earth
Acrostics for the Earth
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Acrostics for the Earth
Earth Day is a worldwide celebration that promotes awareness and appreciation for the environment. Use this lesson to teach your students about Earth Day with an engaging poetry activity.
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Possessive Pronouns
Possessive Pronouns
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Possessive Pronouns
Get your students excited about possessive pronouns with this fun lost-and-found inspired lesson. By talking about items that belong to themselves and their classmates, kids be gain a better understanding of denoting possession.
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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.
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Comparing Texts by the Same Author
Comparing Texts by the Same Author
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Comparing Texts by the Same Author
Getting hooked on a series or type of character creates reader engagement! Use this lesson to challenge your students to compare and contrast fictional texts as they find the joy in reading books by the same author.
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Reading Comprehension and Evidence-Based Terms
Reading Comprehension and Evidence-Based Terms
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Reading Comprehension and Evidence-Based Terms
The proof is in the pudding! Use this lesson to teach your students how to use text evidence as proof when answering questions after reading. They will use evidence-based terms as they answer basic comprehension questions.
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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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A Simple Summary
A Simple Summary
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A Simple Summary
Use this lesson to help your ELs learn how to create a simple summary, paying attention to the sequence in a story. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Simple Summaries* lesson.
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Red Light, Green Light Questions
Red Light, Green Light Questions
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Red Light, Green Light Questions
Teach your students to ask and differentiate between recall questions and inferential questions. This lesson will help build a classroom culture around asking deep, inferential questions.
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Synonyms: Using Shades of Meaning
Synonyms: Using Shades of Meaning
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Synonyms: Using Shades of Meaning
Why walk when you can mosey? In this lesson, students will learn how to use synonyms to express shades of meaning in their writing. Introduce the topic with a book, then brainstorm descriptive options for overused words.
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