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Grade 3_ Unit: ___1_ Lesson: __1__

Overarching
Questions:

How does being able to locate and cite key details help me recount the text and gain
understanding from what I read?
How do actions of people help me understand their character?

Text 1
We Love You, Ms. Pinkerville!
Naomi Carlson/Journeys ELL Reader
1.1 Task 1 L.4; L.5
Vocabulary Development

1.2 Task 2 RL.3.2; RL 3.3


Story Structure
Characterization
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Text 2

Additional Resources/ Links

Pakistani teacher gets prize for giving


poor kids lessons under the skies

AP Story/NewsELA
2.1 Task 1 RI 3.2
Main Idea
Supporting details

2.2 Task 2 Title

National Geographic Ladders Grade


Three Make A Difference
Story One: Jane Addams: Champion
of the Poor
CCSS: RI 3.2; 3.6; 3.7; 3.8
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Culminating Assessment (Writing)

Compare text 1 with text 2:


Compare the schools in the two stories: Where are the schools? (country) Who is the teacher? How do the
students learn? (books, computers, etc)

Grade 3 Unit: 1 Lesson: 2


Overarching
Questions:

What steps must be taken to base a conclusion on evidence from the text?
Why is it important to protect coral reefs? Who benefits from this protection?

Text 1

Text 2

Lauren Helps Sammy

Coral Reefs

David Martz/Journeys ELL Reader


1.3 Task 1 RL 3.1

Author/Reading A-Z
4.1 Task 1 L.4; L.5

Drawing Conclusions

Vocabulary Development

1.4 Task 2 L.4; L.5

4.2 Task 2 RI3.1

Vocabulary Development

Asking and answering questions to understand text


Identify main idea and supporting details
Understand and use prepositions

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Science SPI: 0307.3.1; 3.2


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Culminating Assessment (Writing)


Research one type of coral reef; cite information
Location
Animal life
Plant life
Add illustrations and photographs

Grade 3 Unit: 1 Lesson: 3


Overarching
Questions:

How do authors reveal characters through their words and actions?

Text 1

Text 2

A Surprise for the Bears

Learning on the Soccer Field

Jane Bingley/Journeys ELL Reader


1.5 Task 1 L 4; L 5

Author/ReadWorks
6.1 Task 1 RI 3.3

Vocabulary development

Cause and Effect

1.6 Task 2 RL 3.3

6.2 Task 2 RI 3.1

Characterization

Theme
Drawing conclusions

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Social Studies SPI: 3.1; 3.2


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Additional Resources/ Links

National Geographic Ladders


Grade 3
All Together Now
Story 3 Helping Hands
CCSS RI 3.2; 3.6; 3.8
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Culminating Assessment (Writing) Is it important to practice to get better at something? Why or why not? Support your answer with evidence from
the text

Grade 3 Unit: 1 Lesson: 4


Overarching
Questions:

How do good readers use signal words to compare and contrast?


How are dams and water conservation related?

Text 1

Text 2

Champ

Water Worries

Alexandria Blair/Journeys ELL Reader


1.7 Task 1 L 4; L 5
Vocabulary Development

1.8 Task 2 RL 3.9

Author/Read Works
8.1 Task 1 RI 3.1
Inference

8.2 Task 2 SPI 0307.3.2 (science)


Water Conservation

Compare and Contrast


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Additional Resources/ Links

Social Studies SPI: 3.22; 3.23; 3.4

National Geographic Ladders


Grade 3
Forces of Nature
Story 2 Waters Might
CCSS RI 3.1; 3.2; 3.3; 3.7
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Culminating Assessment (Writing)


Research:
Choose a country or region with water worries: not enough water or unclean water
What is being done to take care of the problem?
Cite evidence from your resources.

Grade 3 Unit: 1 Lesson: 5


Overarching
Questions:

How do good readers identify and use cause and effect relationships to understand what
the read?
How are attitudes towards different groups of people changing?

Text 1

Text 2

Additional Resources/ Links

Girls are making Little League history


Hank Aaron
Joanna Korba/Journeys ELL Reader
1.9 Task 1 L 4; L 5
Vocabulary Development

Associated Press/NewsELA
10.1Task 1 RI 3.2
Main idea Details

1.10Task 2 I 3.8

10.2Task 2 RI 3.3

Cause and Effect Relationships

Cause and Effect

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Culminating Assessment (Writing)


Compare and contrast the two texts.
Discuss the difficulties faced by Hank Aaron in his baseball career. Discuss his firsts
Discuss the difficulties faced by girls in little league baseball. Discuss their firsts.

Grade 3 Unit: 2 Lesson: 6


Overarching
Questions:

Why is sequencing important?


How do the unique features of elephants help them to survive?

Text 1

Text 2

The Elephants

Elephants, Giant Mammals

Nettie Mullins/Journeys ELL Reader


1.11Task 1 L 4; L 5
Vocabulary Development

1.12Task 2 RI 3.3
Sequencing Events (ESL BLM page 4)

Additional Resources/ Links

Pete Ramirez/Reading A-Z


12.1Task 1 RI 3.2
Main Ideas/Details

12.2Task 2 RI 3.1
Inference

National Geographic Ladders


Forces of Nature; Story 1
Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox

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Science SPI 0307.7.4; 5.1; 3.1

RL 3.2; 3.4;3.7

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Culminating Assessment (Writing)


Compare and contrast African Elephants and Asian Elephants
Similarities? Differences?
Cite evidence

Grade 3 Unit: 2 Lesson: 7


Overarching
Questions:

How do pictures assist us in understanding text?


What is considered art? Are there different types of art?

Text 1

Text 2

Artists are Everywhere

Art Around Us

Stanford Makishi/Journeys ELL Reader


1.13Task 1 L 4; L 5

Cheryl Ryan/Reading A-Z


14.1Task 1 RI 3.6

Vocabulary Development

Fact/Opinion

1.14Task 2 RI 3.7
Using text and Graphic Features to aid
comprehension (ESL BLM page 4)

14.2Task 2 L 5.b
Antonyms

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Social Studies SPI: 3.31

Additional Resources/ Links

National Geographic Ladders


Grade 3
Onward Story 3 Andrews Antarctic
Adventure
RI 3.4; 3.7
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Culminating Assessment (Writing)


Provide a list of artists ( examples of their work) for students
Students choose an artist to research; answer the following questions: Why did that person become an artist? Who influenced that artist? Briefly describe
their style.

Grade 3 Unit: 2 Lesson: 8


Overarching
Questions:

What do traditional tales tell people about life?


Why do different creatures migrate?

Text 1

Text 2

The Storyteller

The Magic of Migration

Rubi Borgia/Journeys ELL Reader


1.15Task 1 L 4; L 5
Vocabulary Development

1.16Task 2 RL 3.1
Drawing conclusions (ESL BLM
page 4)
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Additional Resources/ Links

Judy Braus/Reading A-Z


16.1Task 1 RI 3.1
Asking and answering questions to gain
understanding

16.2Task 2 RI 3.3
Cause and Effect
16.3 Task 3 L 4; L5
Vocabulary

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Science SPI 0307.5.3


0307.5.1

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Culminating Assessment (Writing)


Science Connection: Each student will choose a migrating fish, animal, or fowl to research; record information on a poster with pictures or illustrations
Name of the animal, fish, or fowl
Migration pattern (from where to where)
When
Why

Grade 3 Unit: 2 Lesson: 9


Overarching
Questions:

How can identifying a cause and effect relationship help you better understand a story?
What causes climate and weather to differ around the world? How do these things effect
people, animals, and plants?

Text 1

Text 2

Mannys Story

Expedition Zero

Jane Bingley/Journeys ELL Reader


1.17Task 1 L 4; L 5

/Reading A-Z
18.1Task 1 RI 3.1

Vocabulary Development

Asking and answering questions to gain


comprehension

1.18Task 2 RL 3.3
Cause and Effect ESL BLM page 4)

18.2Task 2 RI 3.9
Identify details to compare and contrast

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Social Studies SPI: 3.33; 3.34

Additional Resources/ Links

National Geographic Ladders


Grade 3
Amazing Plants Story 2 Extreme
Plants
RI 3.2; 3.2; 3.7
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Culminating Assessment (Writing)


Choose two of the countries discussed in the book; compare and contrast the two countries; use details from the text to describe how the countries are
similar and how they are different.