This unit is based on the Common Core Curriculum Maps from Commoncore.org. The Maps suggest the focus standards, literary text, informational texts, poems, art and some of the activities. Taking these suggestions I created the specific lessons/activities included in this packet.
This packet is not a day-by-day set of lesson plans, Instead, it is a collection of activities that gives you the flexibility to plan instructional weeks to fit your schedule and student needs. It probably isn't possible to complete all the activities in this packet in a 3-week time frame. You're in charge! Use what you like and make the unit your own.
Activities for reading, language, poetry and writing are included for these third grade standards: RL.1, RL.2, RL.3, RL.4, RL.5, RL.7, RL.9, RL.10, RI.2, RI.5, RI.10, W.2, SL.1.d, L.1.h, L.1.i
Exemplar Texts: The Storm (Rylant), Amos and Boris (Steig)
Other Texts: The Cod's Tale (Kurlansky), other informational books for research about sea animals
Exemplar Poems: The Jumblies (Lear), Seal Lullaby (Kipling)
***Texts not included
This packet has 79 pages, twelve pages of Teacher Information, Unit outline and activity directions and 67 pages of student activities, materials and answer keys.
-Vocabulary Guess and Check, one for each chapter
-Lighthouse Key Events and Big Ideas graphic organizer
-Group Discussions Cards focusing on Characters, Events, Illustrations and Questions, one set of four cards for each chapter
-Making Connections, comparing and contrasting similar texts
-Visualizing The Jumblies
-Thinking About the Jumblies
-The Jumblies Trivia Challenge
-Seal Lullaby, illustrate, discussion questions
focus skills: Simple, Compound and Complex Sentences
--Subject and Predicate signs
-Save the Ship Game, recognizing subjects and predicates
-Sentences are So Simple!
-Simple Sentences . . . Compound Subjects
-Simple Sentences . . . Compound Predicates
-Compound and Complex Sentence signs
-Creating Compound Sentences
-Set Sail with Compound Sentences
-Compound Sentence Adventure
-Complex Sentence Sort
-Silly Complex Sentences
-Complete the Complex Sentence
-Accordion Fact Collection Book, research note cards
-Creatures of the Sea Research Folder
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