English Language Arts Grade 3
Language Standard 2
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Can You Haiku?
Haiku show us the world in a water drop, providing a tiny lens through which to glimpse the miracle and mystery of life. Combining close observation with a moment of reflection, this simple yet highly sophisticated form of poetry can help sharpen students' response to language and enhance their powers of self-expression. In this lesson, students learn the rules and conventions of haiku, study examples by Japanese masters, and create haiku of their own.
Little Explorers Picture Dictionary
This is an online illustrated dictionary. Several words for each letter are defined. Many of the letters have additional links for more information. -- Can help students build a reading vocabulary. Many of the words have links to
additional resources. Also includes an English-Spanish, English - Portuguese, English- German, English-French Dictionary.
Rooting Out Meaning: Morpheme Match-Ups in the Primary Grades
Students can expand their vocabulary and determine the meaning of unfamiliar words by developing an understanding of morphemes. If they learn, for example, that micro means small and scope means see, they can deduce that a microscope is a device that enables an individual to see small objects. This lesson encourages students to use morphemes to deconstruct and construct words. The students use the Morpheme Match-Ups handout and the Word Central website to engage in morphemic analysis of familiar and unfamiliar words. This lesson allows teachers to easily substitute their own morphemes for each activity.
A shape poem is a poem about an object or thing. It is written in the shape of the object. Make a poem in the shape of a star, a leaf, heart, fish or other shape.
An interactive version of making words. Students use clues to build words.
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