Elementary Literacy Third Grade, Quarter 4 Unit 2Subject: LiteracyGrade: Third
Timeline: 4 - 4 1/2 weeksQuarter 4 Unit 2 Overview:Quarter 4 Unit 2 Performance Task:Focus Standards:RF.3.3-Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.RF.3.4-Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.RL.3.4-Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.RL.3.10-By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.RI.3.1-Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.RI.3.2-Determine the main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.RI.3.3-Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.RI.3.5-Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.RI.3.9-Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.RI.3.10-By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.W.3.2-Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.W.3.4-With guidance and support from adults, produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to task and purpose. (Grade-specific expectations for writing types are defined in standards 1–3 above.)W.3.8-Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.W.3.10-Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.SL.3.1-Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grade 3 topics and texts, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.SL.3.4-Report on a topic or text, tell a story, or recount an experience with appropriate facts and relevant, descriptive details, speaking clearly at an understandable pace.SL.3.5-Create engaging audio recordings of stories or poems that demonstrate fluid reading at an understandable pace; add visual displays when appropriate to emphasize or enhance certain facts or detailsSL.3.6-Speak in complete sentences when appropriate to task and situation in order to provide requested detail or clarification.L.3.1-Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.L.3.2-Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.L.3.3-Use knowledge of language and its conventions when writing, speaking, reading, or listening.L.3.4-Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning word and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.L.3.6-Acquire and use accurately grade-appropriate conversational, general academic, and domain-specific words and phrases, including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships (e.g., After dinner that night we went looking for them).
Students will be able to…-read text closely for facts and information-distinguish between fact and opinion-take effective notes-identify essential and non-essential information-utilize reading strategies-utilize standard English grammar and conventions-determine the meaning of unknown words through context clues, word analysis and use of resources-use text evidence questions-compare and contrast-use series of events when writing-use text features-utilize graphs or maps for understanding-write personal essaysAssessments:District AssessmentElements of Instruction:Differentiation:
Interdisciplinary Connections:-Scholastic News-Social Studies; Unit 1 Community and Geography
- Skill based groups
- Reading level groups
- Skill based groups