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English Language Arts Grade 3
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Reading: Literature Standard 2
Recount stories, including fables, folktales, and myths from diverse cultures; determine the central message, lesson, or moral and explain how it is conveyed through key details in the text.
 
  • Full Lesson on Finding the Main Idea
    This Teaching Channel video shows a lesson plan that has students identify and write the main idea of a story in one sentence. (27 minutes)
  • Main Idea Lesson: Critique and Highlights
    This Teaching Channel video highlights and critiques the techniques an educator used in a lesson on main idea. (27 minutes)
  • Mystery Cube
    Use this tool to help your students sort out the clues in their favorite mysteries or develop outlines for their own stories. Among its multiple applications, the Mystery Cube helps students identify mystery elements, practice using vocabulary from this popular genre, and sort and summarize information. Specific prompts ask students to describe the setting, clues, crime or mystery, victim, detective, and solution.
  • The Aztecs: Mighty Warriors of Mexico
    After completing this lesson, students will be able to: identify the Aztecs as the builders of a great city and rich civilization in what is now Mexico; locate the Aztec Empire and its capital on a map; describe several aspects of Aztec culture; and understand the causes of the Aztec civilization's downfall.

UEN logo http://www.uen.org - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - Jennifer Throndsen and see the Language Arts - Elementary website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - DIANA SUDDRETH .  
Email:  diana.suddreth@schools.utah.gov
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