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A Bad Case of Stripes 3rd Grade Unit

Grade Levels
2nd - 4th, Homeschool
Formats Included
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48 pages
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A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon is the perfect back to school read-aloud, and this unit is the best way to ensure your students get the most out of this lovable text. This unit is directed towards 3rd grade students, but many of the activities would work for any elementary grade. What makes my unit unique is that it is truly multi-disciplinary. Your students will experience reading comprehension, snacks, vocabulary, physical activity, language, Spanish, writing, music, math, art, science, and character development activities that all relate back to the book! The variety of activities will engage every type of learner in your classroom.

This 48 page unit includes:

Reading Comprehension:
- 2 pages of questions to ask during your read-aloud of the story
- 2 page student reading questions to guide independent reading
- Comprehension test and answer key
- Cause and effect activity and answer key
- Original nonfiction passage "From Seed to Sprout" and accompanying questions

- 3rd grade level vocabulary list from story
- "Stripes of Vocabulary" activity directions, student sample, and student recording sheet
- Vocabulary test and answer key

- "All About Adjectives" no-prep worksheet involving adjectives used in the story
- "Describing Camilla" no-prep activity involving adjectives

-"Prescription Writing" activity directions and student template

-"Lima Bean Multiplication" mini-lesson directions and student recording sheet

-"Let's Grow Lima Beans" experiment directions, student recording sheet, and photo sample

Social Studies/Character Development:
- "Many Stripes of Me" discussion prompts, activity directions, student template, student sample

- "Painting Stripes" activity directions and student sample

- "A Unique Sound" mini-lesson directions and student recording sheet

- "Los Colores" mini-lesson directions and student recording sheet

Physical Activity:
- "Class Dance" team-building activity directions

Snack Time:
- "Class Mix" directions and parent connection letter

This mini-unit aligns to 3rd grade CCSS and VA SOL standards.

Virginia SOL alignment:
Language Arts: 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.9
Math: 3.6
Science: 3.7.a

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Total Pages
48 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 Weeks
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences.
Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Use multiplication and division within 100 to solve word problems in situations involving equal groups, arrays, and measurement quantities, e.g., by using drawings and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent the problem.


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