Unit Plan

Third Grade Skills Unit 2: Rattenborough’s Guide to Animals

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An animal-themed unit focuses on third-grade skills. Scholars practice spelling patterns, prefixes, suffixes, and grammar concepts—nouns, verbs, adjectives, subjects, predicates, and sentences. Assessments gauge proficiency.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Update an ELA focus wall on showcasing this unit's concepts alongside a science focus wall
  • Add books about animals to the classroom library
Classroom Considerations
  • The second unit in a series of 11 by Core Knowledge
  • Requires prep time to make copies and collect materials 
  • The interdisciplinary approach combines ELA with science
  • None