Unit Plan

Third Grade Skills Unit 3: How Does Your Body Work?

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A skills unit combines ELA and science with lessons that explore the human body. Lessons begin with a reading, go into skills practice, and offer take-home materials. Skills practice includes listening to and discussing a read-aloud, working with spelling patterns, and drafting paragraphs.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Make take-home materials optional or plan additional time for pupils to complete them in class
  • Play an episode of the "Magic School Bus" that explores the human body
Classroom Considerations
  • The third of 11 units in a series by Core Knowledge
  • Prep time requires making copies and gathering materials 
  • The unit provides detail to make implementation easier
  • Assessments offer a look into participants' proficiency levels
  • None