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Thanksgiving Day

Why do you celebrate Thanksgiving?


3rd Grade
By: Myrna Silva
Thematic Unit Planning Matrix

Content or Essential Centers Technology Assessment Student Standards:


Subject Area Questions (Activities) Integration and/or Products or The ISTE NETS and Performance
(Must include at Rubric Scale Portfolio Indicators for Teachers and
least 2 Web 2.0 Students
tools) TEKS

Social Why do you The students The students will The students At the end of The ISTE NETS -Teachers
Studies think we will be dived be creating a will be the lesson, 1. Facilitate and inspire student learning
celebrate into groups of summary of the assessed students will and creativity
Thanksgiving 4 to research information they based in the write about at Teachers use their knowledge of subject
Day? through the found on the information least three matter, teaching and learning, and
What do you internet about internet and they found, new things technology to facilitate experiences that
know about Thanksgiving sharing through and the they learned advance student learning, creativity, and
Thanksgiving? Day google drive sources they about innovation in both face-to-face and virtual
celebration. within their used. Thanksgiving environments.
group and with Correct use Day. a. Promote, support, and model creative
the teacher. of grammar. and innovative thinking and inventiveness
Then, they will Also, they c. Promote student reflection using
create a digital will be collaborative tools to reveal and clarify
poster board graded based students conceptual understanding and
using Glogster to on the thinking, planning, and
present the details, creative processes.
information in images,
class. colors they
used to
create the
Content or Essential Centers Technology Assessment Student Standards:
Subject Area Questions (Activities) Integration and/or Products or The ISTE NETS and Performance
(Must include at Rubric Scale Portfolio Indicators for Teachers and
least 2 Web 2.0 Students
tools) TEKS

digital poster The ISTE NETS-Students


board. 3. Research and information fluency
Students apply digital tools to gather,
evaluate, and use information.
a. Plan strategies to guide inquiry
b. Locate, organize, analyze, evaluate,
synthesize, and ethically use information
from a variety of sources and media
c. Evaluate and select information sources
and digital tools based on the
appropriateness to specific tasks
d. Process data and report results
TEKS 3.b.18 Social studies skills. The
student communicates in written, oral, and
visual forms. The student is expected to:
(A) express ideas orally based on
knowledge and experiences;
(B) use technology to create written and
visual material such as stories, poems,
pictures, maps, and graphic organizers to
express ideas; and
(C) use standard grammar, spelling,
sentence structure, and punctuation.
English How do you The students The students will The students The students ISTE NETS -Teachers
celebrate will be be creating a will be will be 1. Facilitate and inspire student learning
Language Thanksgiving reading the digital story graded based creating their and creativity a. Promote, support, and
Day? book The book using on the own stories model creative and innovative thinking
Arts and Pilgrims First Storybird to correct use and share and inventiveness.
Thanksgiving share how they of grammar them with ISTE NETS - Students
Reading by Ann celebrate conventions their 6. Technology operations and concepts
McGovern; Thanksgiving and if they classmates. a. Understand and use technology systems.
Then, they Day.
Content or Essential Centers Technology Assessment Student Standards:
Subject Area Questions (Activities) Integration and/or Products or The ISTE NETS and Performance
(Must include at Rubric Scale Portfolio Indicators for Teachers and
least 2 Web 2.0 Students
tools) TEKS

will create Also, they will Organized TEKS 3.B. (7) Response skills: listening,
their own be choosing ideas and speaking, reading, writing, and thinking
story using sight words from information using multiple texts. The student responds
the same the book to into logical, to an increasingly challenging variety of
Thanksgiving create a word coherent sources that are read, heard, or viewed.
them. cloud using paragraphs The student is expected to:(A) describe
They must Tagxedo. or sentences personal connections to a variety of
include some that are sources, including self-selected texts;(B)
new words clear to the write a response to a literary or
from the reader. informational text that demonstrates an
book. understanding of a text;(C) use text
evidence to support an appropriate
response;(D) retell and paraphrase texts in
ways that maintain meaning and logical
order;(E) interact with sources in
meaningful ways such as notetaking,
annotating, freewriting, or illustrating;
(F) respond using newly acquired
vocabulary as appropriate; and
(G) discuss specific ideas in the text that
are important to the meaning.
Content or Essential Centers Technology Assessment Student Standards:
Subject Area Questions (Activities) Integration and/or Products or The ISTE NETS and Performance
(Must include at Rubric Scale Portfolio Indicators for Teachers and
least 2 Web 2.0 Students
tools) TEKS

Mathematics Can you tell The students The students will The students The students ISTE NETS- Teachers:
me how much will be Recall use a spread will be will print out 2. Design and develop digital age learning
food items and sheet and input assessed in their graphs experiences and assessments.
that the brainstorm in their favorite how they and interpret a. Design or adapt relevant learning
Pilgrims groups of 5 Thanksgiving create the the results experiences that incorporate digital tools
might have ate about food Foods, such as spreadsheet and report and resources to promote student learning
at items that the turkey, stuffing, and then them to the and creativity
Thanksgiving? Pilgrims potatoes, input the class. c. Customize and personalize learning
What did you might have cranberries or information activities to address students diverse
eat on ate at pumpkin pie; to create the learning styles, working strategies, and
Thanksgiving Thanksgiving. then will create a bar graph. abilities using digital tools and resources
Day? class graph by ISTE NETS -Students
selecting their 2.Communication and collaboration
favorite food and Students use digital media and
present the environments to communicate and work
results to the collaboratively, including at a distance, to
class integrating support individual learning and contribute
UBI. to the learning of others.
a. Interact, collaborate, and publish with
peers, experts, or others employing a
variety of digital environments and media
b. Communicate information and ideas
effectively to multiple audiences using a
variety of media and formats
d. Contribute to project teams to produce
original works or solve problems
TEKS: (2.11) Probability and statistics.
The student organizes data to make it
useful for interpreting information. The
student is expected to: (A) construct
picture graphs and bar-type