This teaching pack contains everything you will need for the second selection in the 3rd grade Friendship unit- "The Legend of Damon and Pythias." You will receive a 32-slide PowerPoint Presentation to guide you through the teaching and comprehension of the selections, a sequencing activity, 2 Jacob's Ladders to use with the text, and a story guide that outlines key skills you will focus on throughout the reading, such as reading strategies and skills and sound/spelling patterns. The PowerPoint contains the Daily News selections,blending words, key questions, and other activities to help strengthen comprehension.
The 2 Jacob's Ladders focus on Ladders A and D. Ladder A contains critical thinking tasks in sequencing, cause and effect, and consequences and implications. Ladder D contains critical thinking tasks in paraphrasing, summarizing, and creative synthesis. Hit multiple reading skills at once with these comprehension tasks designed to push your 3rd graders' thinking.