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ELA G3:M1

Overcoming Learning Challenges Near and Far

Each module is approximately 6-8 weeks of instruction broken into 3 units. The "week at a glance" chart in the curriculum map gives the big picture, breaking down the module into a detailed week-by-week view. It shows how the module unfolds, the focus of each week of instruction, and where the six assessments and the performance task occur.

Weeks 1-2 Unit 1: Reading Literary Texts: Overcoming Learning Challenges – School and Education

Instructional FocusCCS StandardsAssessments
  • Launch independent reading and collaborative discussion norms.
  • Read literary texts Waiting for the Biblioburro and Rain School for gist and to determine the message or lesson.
  • Closely read Rain School to determine how the message or lesson is conveyed through details.
  • Determine the challenges in each text and how those challenges were overcome.
  • Write a short constructed response.
  • Read literary text Nasreen's Secret School for gist and to determine the message or lesson.
  • Closely read Nasreen's Secret School to determine how the message or lesson is conveyed through details.
  • Determine the challenges in the text and how those challenges were overcome.
  • Write a short constructed response.
  • RL.3.1, RL.3.2, RL.3.3, RL.3.4, RL.3.10, RI.3.1, RI.3.10, W.3.1, W.3.2, W.3.5, W.3.8, SL.3.1, SL.3.1a, SL.3.1b, SL.3.1c, SL.3.3, SL.3.6, L.3.2, L.3.2e, L.3.2f, L.3.2g, L.3.4, L.3.4c
  • Mid-Unit 1 Assessment: Collaborative Discussions about Independent Reading Books (SL.3.1, SL.3.3 and SL.3.6)
  • 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, and L.3.4)

Weeks 3–5 Unit 2: Reading and Writing to Inform: Overcoming Learning Challenges—Books

Weeks 6–8 Unit 3: Writing to Inform: Overcoming Learning Challenges—Reading

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