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English Language Arts Grade 3
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Reading: Literature Standard 3
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
 
  • Sequencing a Story
    After reading the book "Enemy Pie", by Derek Munson, "How to Make An Apple PIe and See the World" by Marjorie Priceman, students will record the pie making sequencing process (additional sequencing books can be found at: http://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/sequencing. After students will pick something they like to do and write a sequencing essay.
 
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  • Fables and Trickster Tales Around the World
    This lesson plan from EDSITEment introduces students to folktales, such as fables and trickster tales, from around the world. Students become familiar with different folklore traditions and genres, as well as the process of the oral transmission of culture and history. This lesson plan comprises a series of activities that include reading, writing, and literary analysis. Also included is an internet research activity, as well as a list of links to related resources.
  • Using Picture Books to Teach Characterization
    This ReadWriteThink lesson invites students to examine the craft of developing characters through focused experiences with pictures books. Through the careful analysis of character portrayal using the text and illustrations as cues, and online tools such as the ReadWriteThink Story Map, students have the opportunity to build bridges from their own experiences as readers to those skills needed as writers.

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Email:  diana.suddreth@schools.utah.gov
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