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CKLA Unit 6 Third Grade Skills: Gods, Giants, and Dwarves

Subject English Language Arts — Language, Reading Foundational Skills, Reading Standards for Fiction, Reading Standards for Informational Text, Speaking and Listening, Writing
Grade Level Grade 3
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Focus:  Unit 6 contains a Mid-Year Assessment that evaluates students’ ability to apply grade 3 skills taught thus far. Lessons following this assessment allot time to remediate skills in need of re-teaching as well as provide enrichment opportunities. Through the Student Reader, Gods, Giants, and Dwarves, students learn about Norse mythology.

 Number of Lessons: 10

Lesson Time: 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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Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Explain how specific aspects of a text’s illustrations contribute to what is conveyed by the words in a story (e.g., create mood, emphasize aspects of a character or setting).
Compare and contrast the themes, settings, and plots of stories written by the same author about the same or similar characters (e.g., in books from a series).
By the end of the year, read and comprehend literature, including stories, dramas, and poetry, at the high end of the grades 2–3 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
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.
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.
Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression on successive readings.
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.
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.
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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