Brrrrr It’s Cold: Third Graders Study Life on the Ice
This book has fascinating information and exceptional photographs. For this three-day lesson, groups of students will concentrate on a few pages of the book and decide how to impart the information to the rest of the class so they will be able to answer comprehension questions.
Kamishibai Man: A Third Grade Lesson about Illustrations
Imagine reading "Where the Wild Things Are" without seeing the wild things or "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" without viewing his colorful transformation. Illustrations can provide a better understanding of a book. This lesson will help students understand the importance of illustrations.
Think, Thought! Buy, Bought! A Third Grade Lesson about Irregular Verbs
Just when the students think they know all about verbs, it is time to “tense" things up again! They have learned that for regular verbs an “ed" is added to the base word. Students work. Students worked. Students have worked. Then they find out that there are irregular verbs! Now they need to know wh
Humor, Intelligence and Curiosity: Third Graders Learn About Abstract Nouns
By third grade, students know that a noun is a person, place or thing and can easily point out the nouns in a sentence. Abstract nouns, however, are sometimes harder to recognize. In this lesson, students will learn to recognize abstract nouns in sentences and use them in their own writing.
Incorporating Authentic Literacy Activities into Dramatic Play Centers
Dramatic play allows children to interact and explore creativity, from building foundational skills to complex, multi-leveled role play. Socio-dramatic play is ideal for integrating real-world literacy and language opportunities to support meaningful and engaging learning for young children.
Two-Thirds of Us Have Freckles: A Fraction Lesson for Third Graders
Research shows that students who understand fractions will have later success in Algebra. Fractions need to be presented in a variety of ways, not just as slices of pizza or parts of a square. Here is a fun way to help students see that fractions can be part of everyday situations.
Pump Up Your Sensory Table: How to Get the Most out of Sensory Play
Touching, feeling, exploring, noticing differences in materials are important and aid in children’s cognitive and fine motor development. How can we improve these experiences? How can we provide opportunities that will enhance children’s sensory experiences and allow for maximum growth potential?
What Were They Thinking? Third Graders Learn About Ancient Greek Teachers and Philosophers
Your students may think that you are an “ancient" teacher, but wait until they hear about thinkers who left their marks on the world.
It’s a Fact! Third Graders Illustrate a Multiplication Problem
Just when students are feeling comfortable and confident about addition and subtraction, we introduce multiplication! Here is an activity to show students that there are different ways to solve a multiplication problem.
What’s Below My Feet? Third Graders Learn About the Earth’s Layers
Have you ever wondered what would happen if you started digging a hole in the ground and kept digging till you reached the center of the Earth? Let’s learn what you would find.
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