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CKLA Unit 5 Third Grade Skills: Adventures in Light and Sound

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: In Unit 5, students learn how to build sentences using adjectives, adverbs, and synonyms. They also practice reading and spelling words with the /ee/ and /ae/ sounds. Through the Student Reader, Adventures in Light and Sound, they are introduced to the concepts of refraction, reflection, pitch, volume, and intensity.

 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 main idea of a text; recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea.
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).
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.
Read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
Read grade-level text with purpose and understanding.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Use linking words and phrases (e.g., also, another, and, more, but) to connect ideas within categories of information.
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.
Use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions.
Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences.
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
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.
Identify real-life connections between words and their use (e.g., describe people who are friendly or helpful).

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