Poetry Reading & Writing Workshop Lessons & Mentor Texts - 3rd Grade

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  1. These units provide teachers with EVERYTHING they need to successfully teach both reading workshop and writing workshop for the ENTIRE year of school!!COPYRIGHT NOTE: This curriculum was completely researched, designed, and created by Jen Bengel at Out of This World Literacy™.The 400 lessons cover e
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This unit provides teachers with EVERYTHING they need to successfully teach poetry and figurative language in both reading and writing workshops for an entire month!!

COPYRIGHT NOTE: This curriculum was completely researched, designed, and created by Jen Bengel at Out of This World Literacy™.

NEW 2nd EDITION: This unit was completely revised into a 2nd edition!

What's Included:

  1. 20 reading and 20 writing mini lessons all linked to the Common Core and TEKS standards!
  2. Students note-taking pages for all 40 lessons. Perfect to glue into reading and writing notebooks and keep the learning going all year long.
  3. 20 printable graphic organizers designed specifically for each reading lesson.
  4. 20 printable thinkmark graphic organizers for each reading lesson.
  5. Writing rubrics for grading.
  6. Writing editing and revising checklists.
  7. Sample completed anchor charts for several lessons.
  8. Mentor poems INCLUDED! There are 15 original poems with custom illustrations included.
  9. TONS of teacher pages for organizing, conferencing, assessing, and note-taking.

This unit provides teachers with EVERYTHING they need to successfully launch both reading and writing workshops in the first month of school!!


  • The mini-lessons in this unit are the same as the lessons in the poetry units for grades 2-6. The only difference is the grade 3 standards attached.

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  1. Biography
  2. Fantasy
  3. Historical Fiction
  4. Informational
  5. Launching
  6. Opinion
  7. Personal Narrative
  8. Poetry
  9. Realistic Fiction
  10. Traditional Literature

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Refer to parts of stories, dramas, and poems when writing or speaking about a text, using terms such as chapter, scene, and stanza; describe how each successive part builds on earlier sections.
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.


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