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CKLA Unit 2 Third Grade Skills: Rattenborough's Guide to Animals

Subject English Language Arts — Language, Reading Foundational Skills, Reading Standards for Informational Text, Speaking and Listening, Writing
Grade Level Grade 3
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Focus:  Unit 2 introduces the Skills components of spelling, grammar, and morphology. Students also read Rattenborough’s Guide to Animals and learn about warm-blooded and cold-blooded animals, vertebrates and invertebrates, and how scientists classify living things.

Number of Lessons: 15

Lesson Time: 50–80 minutes each. Each lesson may be divided into shorter segments

Individual Resources: Teacher Guide, Student Workbook, Student Reader, Vocabulary Cards, Vocabulary Image Cards

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Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 3 topic or subject area.
Use information gained from illustrations (e.g., maps, photographs) and the words in a text to demonstrate understanding of the text (e.g., where, when, why, and how key events occur).
Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
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.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Identify and know the meaning of the most common prefixes and derivational suffixes.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, and details.
Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources; take brief notes on sources and sort evidence into provided categories.
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.
Come to discussions prepared, having read or studied required material; explicitly draw on that preparation and other information known about the topic to explore ideas under discussion.
Explain their own ideas and understanding in light of the discussion.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
Explain the function of nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs in general and their functions in particular sentences.
Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences.
Use conventional spelling for high-frequency and other studied words and for adding suffixes to base words (e.g., sitting, smiled, cries, happiness).
Use spelling patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families, position-based spellings, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts) in writing words.
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 3 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Determine the meaning of the new word formed when a known affix is added to a known word (e.g., agreeable/disagreeable, comfortable/uncomfortable, care/careless, heat/preheat).
Use glossaries or beginning dictionaries, both print and digital, to determine or clarify the precise meaning of key words and phrases.

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