3rd Grade ELA Curriculum Support
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Dear 3rd Grade Teachers,

The purpose of this tackk board is to provide a place for teachers to find ELA curriculum support materials. The items below support the student outcomes for each unit. As a community of teachers, we are continuing to grow our collection of videos, anchor charts, links to websites and much much more. It is my hope you find this collection for resources helpful and supportive in planning your language arts lessons.

Sincerely,

Laura Adlis

UNIT 1

Reading and Thinking About Texts

Helpful Websites

Reading Comprehension Anchor Charts

Reading and Understanding Challenging Words

Word Solving Anchor Chart Ideas

Reading with Fluency

Unit 2 Understanding Poetry

Characteristics of Poetry

Poetry Samples

Great narrative titles:

  • The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
  • The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
  • Casey at the Bat by Ernest Lawrence Thayers
  • Come On, Rain! By Karen Hesse
  • Under the Quilt of Night by Deborah Hopkinson

Great short, themed poetry anthologies:

  • Mirror, Mirror by Marilyn Singer
  • Pirates by David L. Harrison

Sensory Imagery

Analyzing Choices Poets Make

Poems used:

"In Time of Silver Rain" -Langston Hughes

"Overdues" - Shel Silverstein

"Grandpa" - Berlie Doherty

"The Whale" - Douglas Florian

Websites

Unit 3 Understanding Fiction

Elements of Plot Structure

Pixar Shorts

4 Corners Summary Lesson
Help you students decide which is the best summary and defend their choice.

Word Solving and Fluency

Concept Map

This is a way you might share this unit's concepts
*These ideas would be broken up over more than one anchor chart for students

Sequencing

Unit 4 Drawing Conclusions About Main Ideas in Expository Texts

Anchor Charts

Concept Map

This is a way you might share this unit's concepts
*These ideas would be broken up over more than one anchor chart for students

Expository Literacy Centers

Unit 5
Inferences and Conclusions About Fiction

Drawing Conclusions

Spanish Videos

Comparing Characters

Suggested Books

Analyzing Summaries

These documents can be found with the curriculum.

Analyzing Theme

Suffixes

Synonyms

Intonation in Dialogue

Unit 6
Narrative Nonfiction

Character/Personality Traits

Drawing Conclusions

Making Connections Across Texts

Cause & Effect

Main Idea

Unit 7
Researching Topic of Interest

Choosing a Topic

Graphic Organizers

Unit 8
Analyze Author's Purpose in Expository Text

Vocabulary of Author's Purpose

Introduce all the author's purpose vocabulary.

intend

compare

describe

entertain

explain

inform

list

teach

argue

complain

convince

encourage

persuade

prove

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convey

describe

demonstrate

develop

emphasize

establish

express

illustrate

imply

introduce

offer

present

provide

reveal

share

suggest

support

See Curriculum for TFK articles and questions

STAAR Stems

Which detail from the selections suggests that _______ is _____?

According to the selections, the problem with ______ was that -

What is the section titled ____ mostly about?

Read the diagram. (main idea web) Which of the following correctly complete the diagram?

The main reason for ____ is to-

What is paragraph ____ mostly about?

The reader can conclude that -

Which sentence best explains why ____ was able to _______?

Which sentence from the selection best supports the idea that ______?

Which sentence from the article tells something that could be a problem with ____?

Look at the diagram below. (cause and effect boxes) Which sentence best completes the diagram?

Look at the diagram below. (cause and effect boxes) Which of the following completes the diagram?

Unit 9
Prep for STAAR

Identifying Strong Summaries on STAAR

These samples are from released STAAR 2014 & 2015

Use ladders to discuss types of STAAR questions

Determine Word Meaning on STAAR

STAAR Poetry Practice

STAAR Thinking Charts
These can be created by students to discuss the thinking around a STAAR stem.

Unit 10
Understanding Drama

Studying Characters

http://www.abcya.com/word_clouds.htm

Dear 3rd Grade Teachers,
I hope this tackk has been helpful to you this school year. Please see the list below if you would like to contribute to this forum. Any suggestions can be left in the comment stream.

Laura Adlis


Please send your submissions to: atoomes@ccisd.net

1.If you have any student work samples that you feel would be helpful to other teachers in CCISD, please snap a picture or scan them and email them .

2. If you have IPad apps suggestions that have not been listed on this tackk please add them to the stream below.

3. If you have websites, videos, etc that have been helpful to you and your students, please add them to the stream below.

4. If you have anchor charts or other supportive visuals, please take a picture and email them.

5. If you have activities, games, etc. that align to the new curriculum and were not included in the tackk, please email them.

Not all submissions will be used due to duplication, space available, and curriculum alignment. Thank you for sharing your ideas!