Unit Plan

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

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The halfway mark of a series offers final skills practice in spelling patterns, suffixes, and building sentences with conjunctions in preparation for assessments that gauge proficiency. Remediation and enrichment follow the test results alongside fictional readings of Norse myths about gods, giants, and dwarfs.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Add assessments to portfolios, review progress, and plan future lessons accordingly 
  •  Share test results with parents and guardians 
  • Offer brain breaks between assessments
Classroom Considerations
  • Unit six in a series of 11 by Core Knowledge—previous units must be taught to prepare for this unit's assessments
  • Review materials to confirm what needs to be printed, copied, and collected
Pros
  • The unit scaffolds information nicely toward assessment, enrichment, and remediation
  • Offers an interdisciplinary approach combining ELA and social studies—Norse myths from Scandinavia 
Cons
  • None