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Goldilocks and the Three Martians

Posted in picture book lesson, science, and third grade

Third grade enjoyed the story, Goldilocks and the Three Martians, in the Jackson Library. They used context clues to figure out the meaning of unknown words, and predicted what would happen to Goldilocks. When we discussed gravity, we watched it in action with a YouTube video of astronauts playing soccer aboard a spaceship.  That sure is memorable! Finally, we played a Kahoot! game about the story. 

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Goldi and the Three Martians

 

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Ms. Booksy- Goldilocks

Two Bad Ants

Posted in picture book lesson, reading skills, technology, and third grade

Third graders were given just the text portion of the story Two Bad Ants by Chris van Allsburg and had to analyze the text to figure out the location of the ants. Then I showed them the picture so they could see if their predictions were accurate. After the story, they played a Classtools game I customized with questions from the story and had the option to explore the Archibald’s Adventure simulation game. 

Two Bad Ants lesson

 

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two bad ants stu sheet

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Jeopardy Labs Game 

Two Bad Ants Jeopardy

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Hensel and Gretel: Ninja Chicks

Posted in picture book lesson, reading skills, third grade, and TTESS 1819

Third grade had fun drawing conclusions, using prefixes, choosing the correct definition from a dictionary excerpt, and using context clues during the story, Hensel and Gretel: Ninja Chicks today in the Jackson Library. Before the story, we discussed important vocabulary words like dojo, wok, and menace, and we watched a video of kids practicing Ninjutsu. After the story, they played a Kahoot game in pairs and then we danced to Kung Fu Fighting. Fun! 

Ninja Chicks

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Kahoot

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The Three Ninja Pigs

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Mummy Cat

Posted in third grade, and TTESS 1819

Third graders enjoyed learning about Egyptian beliefs and customs during the historical fiction story, Mummy Cat.  As we read the book, I introduced terms like pharaoh, serene, and hieroglyphics. We analyzed the artwork in the story and how it contributed to the narrative, to the point that there was a second story within the first! After the story and questions, we walked “Like an Egyptian” and wrote our name in hieroglyphics. The story even prompted kids to look for more books about Egypt!

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mummy cat

 

Walk Like an Egyptian – kids

Jean Darnell: Awaken Librarian! website

Jean Darnell: Awaken Librarian! website

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Hieroglpyphic Typewriter

Nonfiction Text Features with Third Grade

Posted in apps, nonfiction lesson, reading skills, and third grade

Third graders had fun creating talking nonfiction text features using the Chatterkid Pix app in the library before winter break. They were to explain the purpose of the text feature and to give concrete examples in a first person voice. They had so much fun! When they finished, they played Sara Malchow’s BeeBot Robot Nonfiction Text Features Game. (see link to her TPT store below)

Chatterkid Pix app
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Sarah Malchow's TPT store
Beebot Game from Sara Malchow’s TPT Store

BeeBot Game

Critical Reading: Nonfiction w 3rd and 5th

Posted in fifth grade, nonfiction lesson, reading skills, third grade, and TTESS 1819

Third and fifth graders use technology to interact with nonfiction magazine articles. They use iOS markup tools to show text evidence when answering critical reading skills questions like analyzing captions, making inferences, and using context clues to identify unknown words.  

 

3rd owls – National Geographic Kids
3rd TEK 13A: Comprehension of Informational Text/Expository Text: Stu must analyze, make inferences, and draw conclusions about expository text and provide evidence from text to support their understanding.
A) identify details that support main ideas
B) draw conclusions from facts presented and support with textual evidence
C) identify explicit cause and effect relationships among ideas in the text
D) use text features to locate information and verify predictions about contents of text
owl article  Questions
owl article NGK key
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5th Frauds/Hoaxes: Frank Abagnale
5th 11: Reading Comprehension of Informational/Expository Text: Students make inferences and draw conclusions about expository text and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to:
A) summarize the main idea and supporting details in the text
B) determine the facts in text and verify
D) use text features and graphics to gain an overview of contents and locate information
E) make logical connections between ideas within a text
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Noah is amazed by how Frank Abagnale duped his employers for over 20 years!
frauds and hoaxes questions– STAAR-Like

frauds and hoaxes KEY

 

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Third Grade Analyzes Columbus Poetry

Posted in holiday, poetry, technology, third grade, and TTESS 1819

Last week in the Jackson Library, third graders analyzed two Columbus poems. The first one, What Was It Like? asked questions to encourage thinking and empathy. The second one discussed the accomplishments and struggles of Columbus.  For both, we analyzed the messages, main idea, looked at new vocabulary words, and studied the structure of the poems. After we discussed both poems, the kids took a Quizizz to assess their learning. I like how Quizizz provides me with data so I can see which questions were missed and therefore what standards need to be retaught. At the computer station, the kids rotated to view a Brainpop video about Columbus.

TEK 6: Reading/Comprehension of Literary Text/Poetry:: Students make inferences and draw conclusions about the structure and elements of poetry and provide evidence from text to support their understanding. Students are expected to describe the characteristics of various forms of poetry and how they create imagery.

Columbus Day poems

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