Grade Level: Third Grade
Objectives: 1. Students will record data with drawings and phrases. 2. Students will respond to questions. 3. Students will develop vocabulary and concepts of unknown text. 4. Students will know that we change our environment. 5. Students will know concepts of pollution.
CDE Language Arts: 1.0 Word Analysis, Fluency, and Systematic Vocabulary Development: Students understand the basic features of reading. They select letter patterns and know how to translate them into spoken language by using phonics, syllabication, and word parts. They apply this knowledge to achieve fluent oral and silent reading. 1.2 Decode regular multi-syllabic words.?1.3 Read aloud narrative and expository text fluently and accurately and with appropriate pacing, intonation, and expression.
CDE Science: Life Sciences 3c: Adaptations in physical structure or behavior may improve an organisms chance for survival. As a basis for understanding this concept: Students know living things cause changes in the environment in which they live: some of these changes are detrimental to the organism or other organisms, and some are beneficial.
CDE-ELL Literacy Component: Reading Comprehension (Beginner): Respond orally to stories read to the student, using physical actions and other means of non-verbal communication (e.g., matching objects, pointing to an answer, drawing pictures). Respond orally to stories read to the student, by answering factual comprehension questions (who, what, when, where, and how) using one- or two-word responses.
Understand and follow simple one-step directions for classroom related activities.
BTSA Component: Use for Standard 19 compliance. Anticipatory Website: http://kids.earth.nasa.gov/terra/index.html Critical Tasks: (in any order) 1. Students should create visual images in order to support their understanding. 2. Allow for one-on-one instruction as well as group collaboration. 3. Model good English and habits. 4. Teacher must model fluent reading of the text. 5. Practice own and student ORAL delivery of content. 6. Pre teach concept of pollution (use multiple images). 7. Teacher and students are to be involved in guided reading. 8. Students must report (orally) what they understand.
Assessment: Informally through observation and formally through the rubric building website located at http://rubistar.4teachers.org/index.php