Q1W8 10/4-10/8

TeacherLisa Richling
Subject AreaELA/SS
Grade Level3
Week #Q1W8
Unit of InstructionText Structures: Cause and Effect, Branches of Government
Standard(s) Taught

ELA.3.R.2.1 Explain how text features contribute to meaning and identify the text structures of chronology, comparison, and cause/effect in texts.

ELA.3.C.3.1 Identify, form, and conjugate irregular past tense verbs.

SS.3.C.3.1: Explain the purpose and need for government

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria

ELA learning target: Reading- Using anchor charts and visual instruction, students will use key words of cause and effect to understand the importance of how this text structure helps the reader comprehend a text.

Writing: Students will use proper conventions in their daily writing journals. Students will continue to research and brainstorm about an animal that they will create a project about.

Social Studies Target: Students will identify the 3 branches of government and will specifically focus on the judicial branch and its function in our society.

Classroom Activities

Students will use key word strategies for the text structure of cause and effect in order to identify what happened (the effect) and why it happened (the cause) .
Students will play a powerpoint game to identify irregular past tense verbs and how they change from its original verb.
Students will use vocabulary mapping and spelling sorts to understand their tier 2 vocabulary words and identify the various long e patterns in their spelling words in whole and small group.
Students will watch a video on the judicial branch of government and read a text focusing specifically on that branch to highlight key points about the functions of that branch and why it is important for checks and balances.

Assignments Due

*Social Studies: Judicial Branch of government *open notes (Wednesday 10/6)
*Vocabulary & Phonics Test (Friday 10/8)
*Comprehension Assessment: Text Features (Friday 10/8)

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