This is a third grade lesson planning template for NGSS. It includes drop down menus for the Performance Expectations, Science and Engineering Practices, Disciplinary Core Ideas, and Crosscutting Concepts. It is set up in the 5-E Lesson format, includes a place for anchor and investigative phenomenon, some link resources.
The NGSS standard wording is included. Once you choose the standard in the drop down menu, it will appear in the form, ready to print out. There are a couple standards where the full wording would not fit within the form, but there is a reference to the full wording.
Also included are the California Environmental Principles and Concepts; connections to The Nature of Science; and connections to Engineering, Technology, and Applications of Science. These are all optional, but are there for when they fit. The page for the California Environmental Principles and Concepts can be deleted.
This template was created in Word and will most likely not work in other word processing programs. I suggest you save the original file to your computer, then rename it to start filling in your lesson plan.
The template does not include a lesson plan, but is a template to make the writing of an NGSS-aligned lesson easier. If there are parts not used, they can be deleted out of the document.