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READING-ELA

English Language Arts Grade 3 Unit 4

A study of historical and scientific texts, using text features to locate information efficiently, and how illustrations such as maps and photographs support understanding.

Focus Standards:

RI.3.3 Describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

Students know...

   

to describe is to represent in words what  something is like.

   

relationships in texts are the connections between differing aspects within the text

historical events are significant occurrences from the past.

language that pertains to time includes signal words such as dates, numbered steps, words like first, next, last, etc.

scientific ideas/concepts are important understandings from scientists.

language that pertains to sequence tells the order in which things happen and includes signal words such as first, second, next, last, and then, most importantly, etc.

technical procedures explain steps in a specialized process.

language that pertains to cause/effect tells the relationship between what happens and the consequences and includes signal words such as, the reason for, because, following, since, as a result of, as a consequence of, therefore, consequently, etc.

RI.3.5 Use text features and search tools (e.g., key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.

Students know...

text features include all the components of a story or article that are not the main body of text (e.g., the table of contents, index, glossary, headings, bold words, sidebars, labeled diagrams, pictures and captions, etc.).

search tools are programs that are designed to help users search for information on the Internet (e.g., search engines and subject directories).

key words are significant words related to a topic.

sidebars are narrow vertical areas that are located alongside the main display area, typically containing subtopics or navigation options.

hyperlinks are words, phrases, or images on a web page that allow the user to click to another web page or document.

RI.3.7 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).

Students know...

maps are representations of the whole or part of an area.

photographs are pictures taken by a camera.

to demonstrate is to show clearly.

a key event is something important or notable that happens.

 
 
The students will be able to:    
 

*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).

*use text features and search tools (e.g. key words, sidebars, hyperlinks) to locate information relevant to a given topic efficiently.

*describe the relationship between a series of historical events, scientific ideas or concepts, or steps in technical procedures in a text, using language that pertains to time, sequence, and cause/effect.

Content specific vocabulary for this unit will include: cause/effect, concepts, demonstrate, describe, efficiently, historical events, hyperlinks, illustrations, information, key events, key words, maps, photographs, relationship, relevant, scientific ideas, search tools, sequence, series, sidebars, tecnical procedures, text, text features, time, topic, understanding


 

 
 
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