Unit Plan

Third Grade Skills Unit 9: The Age of Exploration

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The Age of Exploration is the theme of a unit designed to boost third-grade ELA skills. Scholars practice spelling patterns, examine words with prefixes and suffixes, build sentences with linking words, and use comparative and superlative adjectives. Read-alouds center the theme and bring context to skills work.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Plan social studies lessons about explorers to add to the interdisciplinary approach
  • Keep applicable papers in interactive journals 
  • Update focus walls to reflect the new units' concepts
Classroom Considerations
  • The ninth unit in a series of 11 by Core Knowledge created for third graders
  • Browse the "Lesson at a Glance" sections to view what materials are needed
  • Provides assessments to gauge proficiency
  • Includes time for remediation and extension
  • None