I am so excited you decided to check out my products! Please let me know in the comment area what you think by rating my product! This product is an integrated reading plan for Grade 3 and focuses on identifying the author's message. It includes ideas for read alouds, shared reading, guided reading and independent reading. Suggestions of tasks to complete with students are presented in a concept map integrating Science, Social Studies (new curriculum), Visual Art, Drama, as well as Oral Language and Writing. The unit plan incorporates the gradual release of responsibility model and an example of a classroom profile with two students who require differentiated instruction. The unit also incorporates the use of technology. A sample worksheet is provided with assessment opportunities. The unit plan also identifies assessment of, as and for learning. Finally, the unit plan outlines how parents will be included in assessment and communication. Specific lesson plans for the first three lessons are also included to help you get started.