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ELA G3:M1:U1

Reading Literary Texts: Overcoming Learning Challenges – School and Education

Each unit is made up of a sequence of between 5-20 lessons. The “unit at a glance” chart in the curriculum map breaks down each unit into its lessons, to show how the curriculum is organized in terms of standards address, supporting targets, ongoing assessment, and protocols. It also indicates which lessons include the mid-unit and end-of-unit assessments.

Lesson 1Introduction to the Topic: Inferring the Topic

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.       Opening

A.      Practicing Observing Closely: I Notice/I Wonder (10 minutes)

B.      Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2.       Work Time

A.      Infer the Topic (20 minutes)

B.      Predicting the Text: Quotes Related to the Content of the Module (15 minutes)

3.       Closing and Assessment

A.      Introducing the Performance Task and the Module Guiding Questions (10 minutes)

4.       Homework

A.      Read and reflect on the guiding questions for the module. Talk about them with someone at home. How do they make you feel? Why? What do they make you think about? You can sketch or write your reflections.

  •  I can discuss and record what I notice and wonder about resources. (RI.3.1, W.3.8, SL.3.1)
  •  I can infer the topic of this module from the resources. (RI.3.1, W.3.8)
  • I Notice/I Wonder note-catcher (RI.3.1, W.3.8)
  • Think-Pair-Share
  • Infer the Topic

Lesson 2Launching Independent Reading: Book Selection

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reflections on Module Guiding Questions (10 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Launching Independent Research Reading (20 minutes)

B. Fishbowl: Book Discussion (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Small Group Discussion (10 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Read your research book for at least 10 minutes.

  •  I can select a research reading book that I want to read. (RL.3.10, RI.3.10)
  •  I can talk with a small group, using complete sentences to tell why I chose my book. (SL.3.1, SL.3.6)
  • Discussion Norms anchor chart (SL.3.1, SL.3.6)
  • Think-Pair-Share
  • Red Light, Green Light

Lesson 3Reading for Gist and Determining the Message/Lesson/Moral: Waiting for the Biblioburro

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reading Aloud: Waiting for the Biblioburro (20 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Say Something: Reading for Gist and Determining the Message, Lesson, or Moral: Waiting for the Biblioburro (30 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Overcoming Learning Challenges (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Read your research book for at least 10 minutes.

  • I can determine the gist of Waiting for the Biblioburro. (RL.3.1, RL.3.3)
  • I can identify the central message, lesson, or moral of Waiting for the Biblioburro. (RL.3.2)
  • Reading for Gist and Recounting the Story: Waiting for the Biblioburro (RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3)
  • Think-Pair-Share
  • Say Something

Lesson 4Reading for Gist and Determining a Lesson: Rain School

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reading Aloud: Rain School (20 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Reading for Gist and Determining the Lesson: Rain School (30 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Overcoming Learning Challenges (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Read your research book for at least 10 minutes.

  • I can determine the gist of Rain School. (RL.3.1, RL.3.3)
  • I can identify the central message, lesson, or moral of Rain School. (RL.3.2)
  • Reading for Gist and Recounting the Story: Rain School (RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3)
  • Think-Pair-Share

Lesson 5Close Read: Rain School

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1.       Opening

A.      Launching Vocabulary Logs (15 minutes)

B.      Reviewing Learning Targets (10 minutes)

2.       Work Time

A.      Close Reading: Rain School, Pages 5–13 (25 minutes)

3.       Closing and Assessment

A.      Reflecting on Learning (10 minutes)

4.       Homework

A.      Complete Affixes Practice I in your Unit 1 homework.

B.      Read your research book for at least 10 minutes and record any new vocabulary in your vocabulary log.

  • I can refer explicitly to the text explicitly to answer questions about Rain School. (RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, L.3.4)
  • I can explain how the central message, lesson, or moral is conveyed through details in Rain School. (RL.3.1, RL.3.2)
  • Vocabulary log (RL.3.4, L.3.4)
  • Close Read Note-catcher: Rain School (RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3)
  • Think-Pair-Share
  • Red Light, Green Light

Lesson 6Writing Short Constructed Responses

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Launching Independent Reading Journals (10 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Target (10 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Mini Lesson: Writing Short Constructed Responses to Answer Questions: Rain School (15 minutes)

B. Independent Writing: Writing Short Constructed Responses to Answer Questions: Research Reading Text (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Working to Become Ethical People (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Complete Affixes Practice II in your Unit 1 homework.

B. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt and respond in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can write short constructed responses to answer questions about my research reading text. (RL.3.1, W.3.1)
  • Research Reading review form
  • Think-Pair-Share

Lesson 7Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Research Reading Discussion

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Introducing the Mid-Unit 1 Assessment Prompt (10 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Research Reading Discussion (40 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Reflecting on Learning (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt and respond in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can follow discussion norms to talk with a small group about what I like about my book and what I find challenging. (RI.3.10, SL.3.1a, SL.3.1b, SL.3.1c, SL.3.6)
  • I can listen carefully to a small group discussion to provide kind, specific, and helpful feedback. (SL.3.1a)
  • Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Research Reading Discussion (RI.3.10, SL.3.1a, SL.3.1b, SL.3.1c, SL.3.6)
  • Think-Pair-Share

Lesson 8Reading for Gist and Determining the Lesson: Nasreen’s Secret School

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reading Aloud: Nasreen’s Secret School (20 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Reading for Gist and Determining the Lesson: Nasreen’s Secret School (30 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Overcoming Learning Challenges (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt and respond in the front of your independent reading journal.

B. For ELLs: Complete the Language Dive: Part I Practice in your Unit 1 homework.

  • I can determine the gist of Nasreen’s Secret School. (RL.3.1, RL.3.3)
  • I can identify the central message, lesson, or moral of Nasreen’s Secret School. (RL.3.2)
  • Reading for Gist and Recounting the Story: Nasreen’s Secret School (RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3)
  • Think-Pair-Share

Lesson 9Close Read: Nasreen’s Secret School

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Research Reading Share (15 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Close Reading: Nasreen’s Secret School, Pages 1–11 (30 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Overcoming Learning Challenges (10 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt and respond in the front of your independent reading journal.

B. For ELLs: Complete the Language Dive: Part II Practice in your Unit 1 homework.

  • I can refer explicitly to the text to answer questions about Nasreen’s Secret School. (RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, L.3.4)
  • I can explain how the central message, lesson, or moral is conveyed through details in Nasreen’s Secret School. (RL.3.1, RL.3.2)
  • Close Read Note-catcher: Nasreen’s Secret School (RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, L.3.4)
  • Red Light, Green Light

Lesson 10Writing Short Constructed Responses

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Recounting the Story: Nasreen’s Secret School (5 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Target (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Writing Short Constructed Responses to Answer Questions: Nasreen’s Secret School (15 minutes)

B. Mini Lesson: Spelling, Capitalization, and Punctuation (15 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Peer Critique: Short Constructed Responses (20 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt and respond in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can write a short constructed response to describe the central message or lesson in Nasreen’s Secret School and how it is conveyed through details in the text. (RL.3.2, RL.3.3, W.3.2, W.3.5, L.3.2e, L.3.2f, L.3.2g)
  • Short Constructed Response: Lesson/Message in Nasreen’s Secret School (RL.3.2, W.3.2)
  • Think-Pair-Share

Lesson 11End of Unit 1 Assessment: Answering Questions about a Literary Text

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Returning Mid-Unit 1 Assessment (5 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Target (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. End of Unit 1 Assessment: Answering Questions about a Literary Text (45 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Reflecting on Learning (5 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Accountable Research Reading. Select a prompt and respond in the front of your independent reading journal.

  • I can read closely to answer questions about a text. (RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.10, L.3.4)
  • End of Unit 1 Assessment: Answering Questions about a Literary Text (RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.10, L.3.4)

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