This PowerPoint Presentation corresponds with the Third Grade New York State ELA Module 1, Unit 3, Lessons 1 and 2. These lessons provide an introduction to the characteristics of physical environment and build vocabulary for the unit. The attached PowerPoint presentation was developed to support the curriculum released by New York State in September 2012. I developed the presentations as a way to ensure that I was following the formal lesson plans developed by the Expeditionary Learning Company for New York State. Each presentation contains the learning targets developed by Expeditionary Learning as well as most of the important parts of each lesson. I might slight changes to the lessons to fit the needs of my students and each presentation can be reorganized to fit your needs.