Choosing Appropriate Books
Students explore what factors influence the ease of reading material. They examine the importance of selecting appropriate level of reading material. They become familiar with "The Goldilocks Strategy" for choosing books.
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Choosing a Book That Interests Me: Seeking the Superhero Reader in Me
Selecting a "power book" and engaging in a structured class discussion are the learning targets for this fourth lesson in a larger unit. It is designed as a beginning of the year unit for establishing norms and routines in the classroom....
3rd English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
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Third graders choose a book, read, and report what they read. Using the three R's, they will watch a video of an author giving a book talk. Then, they discuss the video as a class. Next, they organize information from their chosen book...
3rd English Language Arts
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6th - 8th English Language Arts