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ELA G3:M1:U3

Writing to Inform: Overcoming Learning Challenges—Reading

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 1Reading for Gist: More Than Anything Else

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Introducing the End of Unit 3 Assessment, Part II Prompt (10 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Reading Aloud: More Than Anything Else (15 minutes)

B. Recounting the Story and Determining the Lesson: More Than Anything Else (25 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 determine the gist of More Than Anything Else. (RL.3.1, RL.3.3)
  • I can identify the central message, lesson, or moral of More Than Anything Else. (RL.3.2)
  • Reading for Gist and Recounting the Story: More Than Anything Else (RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3)
  • Think-Pair-Share
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Lesson 2Close Read: Pages 20–21 from More Than Anything Else

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Determining the Meaning of Unfamiliar Vocabulary: More Than Anything Else, Pages 20–21 (10 minutes)

B. Close Reading: More Than Anything Else, Pages 20–21 (30 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Working to Become Effective Learners: Perseverance (15 minutes)

4. Homework

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

B. For ELLs: Complete Language Dive I Practice in your Unit 2 Homework.

  • I can find the meaning of unfamiliar words and phrases, including figurative language in an excerpt of More Than Anything Else. (RL.3.4, L.3.4)
  • I can explain how the central message, lesson, or moral is conveyed through details in an excerpt of More Than Anything Else. (RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3)

  • Close Read Note-catcher: More Than Anything Else, Pages 20–21 (RL.3.1, RL.3.3)
  • Red Light, Green Light

Lesson 3Mid-Unit 3 Assessment: Informative Paragraph: The Lesson of More Than Anything Else

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Returning End of Unit 2 Assessment (5 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Target (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Analyzing a Model (15 minutes)

B. Mid-Unit 3 Assessment: Informative Paragraph: The Lesson of More Than Anything Else (25 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Introducing the End of Unit 3 Assessment, Part I Prompt (10 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Practice reading your excerpt aloud for the End of Unit 3 Assessment audiobook.

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

  • I can write an informative paragraph that describes the lesson and how it is conveyed in More Than Anything Else. (RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, W.3.2)
  • Mid-Unit 3 Assessment: Informative Paragraph: The Lesson of More Than Anything Else (RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, W.3.2)
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Lesson 4Reading Proficiently and Independently: The Power of Setting Goals

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Idea Shop, Part I: Strategies to Overcome Challenges (25 minutes)

B. Idea Shop, Part II: Selecting Challenges and Strategies (15 minutes)

C. Working to Become Effective Learners: Collaboration (5 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Generating Reading Fluency Criteria (10 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Practice reading your excerpt aloud for the End of Unit 3 Assessment audiobook.

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

  • I can identify strategies to overcome reading challenges to become an independent and proficient reader. (W.3.5, SL.3.5)
  • I can analyze someone reading aloud effectively to generate criteria for reading fluency. (RF.3.4)
  • Idea Shop anchor charts
  • Challenges and Strategies note-catcher (W.3.5)
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  • Idea Shop Protocol

Lesson 5Writing a Reading Contract: Analyzing a Model

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engaging the Reader (10 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Analyzing a Model (25 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Reading Fluency Practice: Role-Alike Pairs (20 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Practice reading your excerpt aloud for the End of Unit 3 Assessment audiobook.

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

C. For ELLs: Complete Language Dive II Practice in your Unit 3 Homework.

  • I can use The Painted Essay structure to analyze a model. (W.3.2, W.3.5)
  • I can fluently read an excerpt of text aloud for an audiobook. (RF.3.4, SL.3.5)
  • The Painted Essay® template (W.3.2)
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Lesson 6Writing a Reading Contract: Drafting the Introduction

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. The Painted Essay: Sorting and Color-Coding the Parts of an Introductory Paragraph (10 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Shared Writing: Writing an Introduction (25 minutes)

B. Working to Become Effective Learners: Responsibility (5 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Reading Fluency Practice: Role-Alike Group (15 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Practice reading your excerpt aloud for the End of Unit 3 Assessment audiobook.

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

  • I can write an introductory paragraph for my reading contract. (W.3.2a)
  • I can fluently read an excerpt of text aloud for an audiobook. (RF.3.4, SL.3.5)
  • Introduction to reading contract (W.3.2a)

Lesson 7Writing a Reading Contract: Drafting Proof Paragraph 1

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. The Painted Essay: Sorting and Color-Coding the Parts of Proof Paragraph 1 (15 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Guided Practice: Writing Proof Paragraph 1 (25 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Reading Fluency Practice: Role-Alike Group (15 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Practice reading your excerpt aloud for the End of Unit 3 Assessment audiobook.

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

  • I can write proof paragraph 1 of my reading contract. (W.3.2a, W.3.2b)
  • I can fluently read an excerpt of text aloud for an audiobook. (RF.3.4, SL.3.5)
  • Proof paragraph 1 of reading contract (W.3.2b)
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Lesson 8Writing a Reading Contract: Drafting Proof Paragraph 2

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. The Painted Essay: Sorting and Color-Coding the Parts of a Proof Paragraph 2 (15 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Guided Practice: Writing Proof Paragraph 2 (25 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Reading Fluency Practice: Book Group (15 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Practice reading your excerpt aloud for the End of Unit 3 Assessment audiobook.

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

  • I can write proof paragraph 2 of my reading contract. (W.3.2a, W.3.2b)
  • I can fluently read an excerpt of text aloud for an audiobook. (RF.3.4, SL.3.5)
  • Proof paragraph 2 of reading contract (W.3.2b)
  • Red Light, Green Light

Lesson 9Writing a Reading Contract: Drafting the Conclusion

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. Shared Writing: Writing a Concluding Paragraph (25 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Reading Fluency Practice: Book Group (15 minutes)

4. Homework

A. Practice reading your excerpt aloud for the End of Unit 3 Assessment audiobook.

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

  • I can write a concluding paragraph for my reading contract. (W.3.2d)
  • I can fluently read an excerpt of text aloud for an audiobook. (RF.3.4, SL.3.5)
  • Conclusion to reading contract (W.3.2d)
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Lesson 10End of Unit 3 Assessment, Part I: Audiobook

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Engaging the Reader (15 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Target (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. End of Unit 3 Assessment, Part I: Audiobook (30 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Exit Ticket: Reflecting on Learning (10 minutes)

4. Homework

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

  • I can fluently read an excerpt of text aloud for an audiobook. (RF.3.4, SL.3.5)
  • End of Unit 3 Assessment, Part I: Audiobook (RF.3.4, SL.3.5)
  • Exit Ticket: Reflecting on Learning (RF.3.4, SL.3.5)

Lesson 11Performance Task: Planning a Reading Strategies Bookmark

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Feedback on Mid-Unit 3 Assessment (5 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Synthesizing Information from Reading Contract (20 minutes)

B. Designing a Bookmark (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Peer Critique: Bookmark Bullets and Design (10 minutes)

4. Homework

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

  • I can turn information from my reading contract into short, concise bullet points. (W.3.4, W.3.5)
  • I can plan the layout of my reading strategies bookmark. (W.3.4, W.3.5)
  • Bookmark Bullet Points note-catcher (W.3.4, W.3.5)
  • Bookmark template (W.3.4, W.3.5)

Lesson 12End of Unit 3 Assessment, Part II: Revising a Reading Contract

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Mini Lesson: Linking Words and Phrases (10 minutes)

B. Peer Critique: Reading Contracts (10 minutes)

C. End of Unit 3 Assessment, Part II: Revising Reading Contracts (20 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Tracking Progress (15 minutes)

4. Homework

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

  • I can critique my partner’s reading contract and provide kind, helpful, and specific feedback. (W.3.5)
  • I can revise my reading contract based on teacher and peer feedback. (W.3.2c, W.3.5, L.3.2)
  • End of Unit 3 Assessment, Part II: Revising a Reading Contract (W.3.2c, W.3.5, L.3.2)
  • Tracking Progress: Informative Writing (W.3.2)

Lesson 13Performance Task: Reading Strategies Bookmark

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Research Reading Share (15 minutes)

B. Reviewing Learning Target (5 minutes)

2. Work Time

A. Creating Final Bookmarks (30 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Whole Group Share (10 minutes)

4. Homework

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

  • I can create a bookmark to remind me of strategies to overcome my reading challenges. (W.3.4, W.3.5)
  • Reading strategies bookmark (W.3.4, W.3.5)
  • Red Light, Green Light

Lesson 14Module Celebration: Sharing Work Products

Agenda Daily Learning Targets Ongoing Assessment Anchor Charts & Protocols

1. Opening

A. Reviewing Learning Targets (10 minutes)

2. Work Time

A.  Work Share: Visitors (35 minutes)

3. Closing and Assessment

A. Work Share: Students (15 minutes)

4. Homework

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

  • I can describe the criteria and process I followed to create my work products. (SL.3.5)
  • I can use my reading contract and reading strategies bookmark to describe the reading challenges I face and strategies I will use to overcome those challenges. (SL.3.5)

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