Third Grade Reading, Language, Writing- Unit 5B, Beyond Planet Earth

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Following the Common Core Curriculum Map for Third Grade Unit 5 from Commoncore.org, this three week unit focuses on the theme A Feast of Words on a Planet Called Earth . . . And Beyond.

Activities for reading, language, and writing are included for these third grade standards:
RL.1, RL.2, RL.3, RL.5, RL.6, RL.9 RL.10, RI.1, RI.2, RI.3, RI.7, RI.10, RF.3.b, RF.3.c SL.1.a, SL.1.b, SL.1c, SL.1.d, L.4.b, L.4.c, W.1, W.2, W.3, W.4, AZ.W.4, W.5, W.6, W.7, W.10

This packet has 151 pages, 10 pages of Teacher Information (Unit outline and activity directions), and 123 pages of student activities and 18 answer keys.

P 1-11 Teacher information and directions

Literary Text
P. 12-70 Literature Studies for 5 books: Midnight on the Moon, 6 Commander Toad books, Aliens for Breakfast, Space Brat, The Transmorgrificatioin of Roscoe Wizzle (Reading levels from 2.8 to 5.2)
Literature Packets include Reading/Discusion Guide, and 4 pages of Thinking and Understanding questions for each book.
-Galac Tic-Tac-Toe, optional Literature project

Informational Text
P. 71-97
-Moonshot, Flight of Apollo 11 (Floca) Read Aloud discussion cards and student response activity that goes together to make a space rocket.
-I Know Plenty about the Planets, 12 page mini-book with information about our solar system, planets, dwarf planets, comets, and asteroids.
-I Can Learn Plenty about the Planets, 12 page mini-book. This book has fill in the blanks so students can do their own research for the missing facts. (answer booklet included)


Poetry Activities
P. 98 – 100 Three poetry books with a space theme; Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars (Florian), The Swamps of Sleethe (Prelutsky), Blast Off (Hopkins)
-Out of this World Poetry, poem analysis activity
-Comparing Poems, students choose two poems to compare on this one page chart.


Language Activities;
P. 101 – 140 Latin Suffix and Word Parts
-Suffix signs for –able/-ible, -fy/ify, -ation/-tion, -ment
-Word Parts signs for prefix, base word, suffix
-Building Word Meanings (4 pages) answer keys included
-Out of this World Words, (2 pages)
-I Have, Who Has, (2 versions, 27 cards each)
-Spaceship Suffix Sort, with 42 word cards and recording sheet
-prefix and suffix study flaps
-Make a Word Challenge, making words with prefixes, base words and suffixes
-Spaced Out Words, separate words into prefix, base word and suffix
-Astronauts Vs Aliens, game to practice word meanings when prefix and/or suffix is added.

Writing Activity (Same activity in Units 5A and 5B)
P. 141-151 Writing Genre Book
-Prompt cards for six genres; descriptive writing, functional writing, persuasive writing, picture book, narrative writing and informative writing.
-Optional publishing paper for each prompt is included.

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151
Answer Key
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Teaching Duration
3 Weeks

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Third Grade Reading, Language, Writing- Unit 5B, Beyond Pl
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Third Grade Reading, Language, Writing- Unit 5B, Beyond Pl
Third Grade Reading, Language, Writing- Unit 5B, Beyond Pl