Unit Plan

Third Grade Skills Unit 7: What’s in Our Universe?

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Over four weeks, third graders participate in lessons that boost spelling, grammar, reading, and writing skills. Scholars explore spelling patterns, suffixes, singular and plural possessive nouns, quotations, and conjunctions. Read-alouds take pupils through the universe. A research paper delves deep into the topic of astronomy. Lessons begin with reading, go into skills practice, and end with take-home materials.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Plan extra time in the day for take-home materials to be completed
  • Display finished research reports at Open House
Classroom Considerations
  • The seventh unit in a Core Knowledge series of 11
  • Requires ample prep time to make the many copies needed and gather other materials
  • Have a projection device handy for viewing documents
  • Pausing points offer assessment opportunities
  • Time for the enrichment and remediation is embedded into the unit's timeline
  • None