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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.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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What’s Similar? What’s Different?
What’s Similar? What’s Different?
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What’s Similar? What’s Different?
How are plants’ traits affected by environmental factors? In this integrated science and reading lesson, students will use multiple sources to identify and determine how traits are influenced by the environment.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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In Search of the Main Idea
In Search of the Main Idea
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In Search of the Main Idea
Young learners will love finding the main ideas in short informational texts. Featuring a bunch of fun worksheets, this lesson will help students learn about different topics while improving their reading skills.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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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.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Fiction Comprehension: Problem and Solution
Fiction Comprehension: Problem and Solution
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Fiction Comprehension: Problem and Solution
If you've ever had something go wrong, you know how it feels to search for a solution! Use this lesson to teach your students to identify problems and solutions in fictional text.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Putting a Play Together!
Putting a Play Together!
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Putting a Play Together!
Let’s put it all together! In this lesson, students will explore the different parts of a drama or play. By the end of the lesson they will be able to define terminology related to plays and give examples of the unique genre features!
3rd grade
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Similes That Describe ME!
Similes That Describe ME!
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Similes That Describe ME!
Every student is unique. This lesson emphasizes that uniqueness by having young learners use similes to share some of the traits that make them special. It features Quick as a Cricket by Audrey Wood and a fantastic storyboard exercise.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Sense of Realism and Fantasy
Making Sense of Realism and Fantasy
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Making Sense of Realism and Fantasy
Is it real or is it fantasy? This lesson introduces students to the literary concepts of realism and fantasy. Readers will practice this skill by using details in texts to distinguish the two genre elements.
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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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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Picture Book Pacing
Picture Book Pacing
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Picture Book Pacing
The ability to read aloud well and with confidence is an important part of student development. In this lesson, students will use picture books and record videos of themselves reading aloud.
3rd grade
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Caption Illustration! Say It With A Drawing
Caption Illustration! Say It With A Drawing
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Caption Illustration! Say It With A Drawing
Captions and illustrations come together and leap forth from your class as they relate to nonfiction texts.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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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.
3rd grade
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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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The Same or Different? You Decide!
The Same or Different? You Decide!
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The Same or Different? You Decide!
Are the stories the same or different? You decide! Use this lesson with your students to practice comparing the story elements in two fictional stories written by the same author.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Look for the Clues
Look for the Clues
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Look for the Clues
What the character will do next? Designed to teach students the skill of predicting characters’ actions, this lesson guides students to use clues and evidence from the text to make their predictions. Let’s follow those clues!
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Questions that Gauge Comprehension
Questions that Gauge Comprehension
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Questions that Gauge Comprehension
Use this lesson to gauge your students’ basic comprehension of fiction text. If they can answer who, what, when, where, why, and how questions, you know they have a handle on it and it’s time to get into more critical thinking!
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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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!
3rd grade
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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.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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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?
3rd grade
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