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G3 Module 1 WIT WISDOM,Module Summary, The sea once it casts its spell holds one in its net of wonder forever. Jacques Yves Cousteau, Grade 3 a year of discovery and wonder begins with a study of the ocean a rich source of life. beauty and inspiration In this first module of the year students encounter the sea through a careful. analysis of literature informational texts and art Students not only gain knowledge about the. ocean but also learn to value curiosity as a driving force in human endeavors. By learning about ocean life and the many ways humans choose to explore the sea students gain. concrete information about the world around them as well as habits of mind that will enable. them to continue their own journeys of exploration and discovery Students learn that the sea is. a complex ecosystem full of beautiful mysterious and important life forms Students learn how. poets and writers explore the sea through words and images They also learn how scientists use. technology to explore the sea Finally they gain important information about sharks and squids. Students first encounter the ocean through poetry and art as they analyze Sara Teasdale s The Sea. Wind along with Katsushika Hokusai s iconic woodblock print The Great Wave off Kanagawa Mary. Cassatt s The Boating Party and Winslow Homer s The Gulf Stream Finally students experience the. sea as the setting for William Steig s charming tale of an unlikely friendship Amos Boris These. works of art present very different images of the ocean and prepare students to consider the ocean. as complex and compelling, Next students listen to a read aloud of Molly Bang s informational picture book Ocean Sunlight. How Tiny Plants Feed the Seas The book highlights the importance of the ocean and the relationship. between the sun and the microscopic plants that form the basis of ocean food chains Next students. read The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau by Dan Yaccarino This lively and beautifully. illustrated biography portrays the joy and wonder that compelled Jacques Cousteau to spend his. life exploring the sea Students examine two of the ocean s most fascinating creatures sharks and. the giant squid in two more informational texts Cathy East Dubowski s Shark Attack sheds light on. one of the most feared animals in the sea Students learn more about scientific exploration of the. sea by reading Mary Cerullo s Giant Squid Searching for a Sea Monster which describes Dr Roper s. scientific work to find the mysterious creature that has so long eluded detection. For their End of Module EOM Task students write a multi paragraph essay explaining why artists. or scientists explore the sea The task requires students to use information from one of the module. texts the poem art work short story or informational text to explain why people including artists. and scientists explore the sea and to demonstrate their mastery of creating clear well organized. paragraphs Some students may choose to use two texts to complete this task. Copyright 2016 Great Minds,03 01 Teacher Edition indb 2 6 2 16 10 40 AM. WIT WISDOM G3 Module 1,Essential Question,Why do people explore the sea.
Suggested Student Understandings, Artists and writers use domain specific elements to express ideas. The ocean is an important ecosystem, Scientists observe the ocean carefully to learn more about it. Squids and sharks are important to the sea s ecosystem. People develop technology to solve problems,CORE TEXTS. The Great Wave off Kanagawa Katsushika Hokusai,The Boating Party Mary Cassatt. The Gulf Stream Winslow Homer,Picture Book Informational.
The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau Dan Yaccarino. Giant Squid Searching for a Sea Monster Mary M Cerullo and Clyde F E Roper. Shark Attack Cathy East Dubowski,Picture Book Literary. Amos Boris William Steig,Copyright 2016 Great Minds. 03 01 Teacher Edition indb 3 6 2 16 10 40 AM,G3 Module 1 WIT WISDOM. SUPPLEMENTARY TEXTS,Cousteau s Silent World Shipwreck Excerpt. Quest for the Giant Squid,Sperm Whale Encounter,Why the Ocean Matters.
The Sea Wind Sara Teasdale, The Lion and the Mouse The Full Text of Aesop s Fables. William Steig About the Author Section, National Aquarium in Baltimore MD Virtual Tour National Aquarium. Module Learning Goals,KNOWLEDGE GOALS, Identify how artists and writers use domain specific elements to express ideas. Explain how scientists observe the ocean carefully to learn more about it. Explain why squids and sharks are important to the sea s ecosystem. Explain how people develop technology to solve problems. READING GOALS, Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text RL 3 1 RI 3 1. Determine main ideas and supporting details in informational texts and central messages in. literary texts RL 3 2 RI 3 2, Compare and contrast information from two texts on the same topic RI 3 9.
Use text features to locate information on a topic efficiently RI 3 5. Analyze text illustrations to develop further understanding of information conveyed by the. words in the text RI 3 7,Copyright 2016 Great Minds. 03 01 Teacher Edition indb 4 6 2 16 10 40 AM,WIT WISDOM G3 Module 1. WRITING GOALS, Write informative explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information. clearly W 3 2 a b c, Produce writing in which the development and organization are appropriate to the task and. purpose W 3 4, Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning revising and editing W 3 5.
SPEAKING LISTENING GOALS, Follow agreed upon rules for discussions e g gaining the floor in respectful ways listening to. others with care speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion SL 3 1 b. LANGUAGE GOALS, Explain the function of nouns and verbs in general and their functions in particular sentences. Capitalize appropriate words in titles L 3 2 a, Form and use the simple e g I walked I walk I will walk verb tenses L 3 1 e. Use conventional spelling for high frequency and other studied words and for adding suffixes. to base words e g sitting smiled cries happiness L 3 2 e. Use sentence level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase L 3 4 a. Module in Context, Knowledge As students begin Grade 3 they learn to appreciate the value of asking important. questions and persevering in the attempt to answer those questions Module 1 focuses on. how people explore the sea through art literature and science The pursuit of knowledge. is exemplified by the work of Jacques Cousteau who spent his life exploring the ocean and. sharing his love of the sea and by Dr Clyde Roper who devoted his career to the search for. the mysterious giant squid In addition to learning to appreciate important habits of mind. students also gain valuable knowledge about the sea and its creatures The module lays the. groundwork for a year of rich and rigorous learning. Reading Students begin the year by asking and answering text based questions This critical. skill forms the basis of all subsequent work in the curriculum Students use a range of. strategies for articulating the questions they have about texts and the answers they find to. these questions The majority of the texts in this module are informational so students learn. to use the text features in informational texts to locate and use information efficiently This is. another important skill that students will use throughout the year Students also learn to gain. information from both words and illustrations including photographs Shark Attack by Cathy. Dubowski and Giant Squid Searching for a Sea Monster by Mary Cerullo and Clyde F E Roper. offer extensive opportunities for students to work with text features 5. Copyright 2016 Great Minds,03 01 Teacher Edition indb 5 6 2 16 10 40 AM.
G3 Module 1 WIT WISDOM, Writing Students begin the year with a review of the elements of a sentence and the. components of an effective topic statement They also learn to write explanatory and. informational paragraphs by using topic statements grouping related ideas together. developing a topic with facts definitions and details and using linking words to connect ideas. This work serves as a strong introduction to writing Students will continue to develop their. writing skills in a variety of genres over the course of the year Students demonstrate their. mastery of these skills in a series of formal writing assessments In their End of Module essay. students apply what they have learned to write a multi paragraph essay explaining why people. explore the sea, Speaking and Listening As the year begins students learn to monitor their curiosity They. practice listening with wonder They also learn to agree and disagree respectfully setting the. tone for productive discussions throughout the year Students practice these skills in a variety. of tasks including small group discussions and formal Socratic Seminars. FOCUS STANDARDS,Reading Literature, RL 3 1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text referring explicitly to the text as the. basis for the answers, RL 3 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. Reading Informational Text, RI 3 1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text referring explicitly to the text as the.
basis for the answers, RI 3 2 Determine the main idea of a text recount the key details and explain how they support the main idea. RI 3 4 Determine the meaning of general academic and domain specific words and phrases in a text relevant to. a Grade 3 topic or subject area, RI 3 5 Use text features and search tools e g key words sidebars hyperlinks to locate information relevant to a. given topic efficiently, RI 3 7 Use information gained from illustrations e g maps photographs and the words in a text to demonstrate. understanding of the text e g where when why and how key events occur. W 3 2 Write informative explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. W 3 2 a Introduce a topic and group related information together include illustrations when useful to aiding. comprehension,Copyright 2016 Great Minds,03 01 Teacher Edition indb 6 6 2 16 10 40 AM. WIT WISDOM G3 Module 1, W 3 2 b Develop the topic with facts definitions and details.
W 3 2 c Use linking words and phrases e g also another and more but to connect ideas within categories of. information, W 3 4 With guidance and support from adults produce writing in which the development and organization are. appropriate to task and purpose, W 3 8 Recall information from experiences or gather information from print and digital sources take brief notes. on sources and sort evidence into provided categories. Speaking and Listening, SL 3 1 Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions one on one in groups and teacher led with. diverse partners on Grade 3 topics and texts building on others ideas and expressing their own clearly. SL 3 1 b Follow agreed upon rules for discussions e g gaining the floor in respectful ways listening to others with. care speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion. L 3 1 a Explain the function of nouns pronouns verbs adjectives and adverbs in general and their functions in. particular sentences, L 3 1 e Form and use the simple e g I walked I walk I will walk verb tenses. L 3 1 i Produce simple compound and complex sentences. L 3 2 a Capitalize appropriate words in titles, L 3 2 e Use conventional spelling for high frequency and other studied words and for adding suffixes to base.
words e g sitting smiled cries happiness, L 3 4 a Use sentence level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase. CONTINUING STANDARDS,Reading Literature, RL 3 10 By the end of the year read and comprehend literature including stories dramas and poetry at the high. end of the Grades 2 3 text complexity band independently and proficiently. Reading Informational Text, RI 3 10 By the end of the year read and comprehend informational texts including history social studies science. and technical texts at the high end of the Grades 2 3 text complexity band independently and proficiently. W 3 10 Write routinely over extended time frames time for research reflection and revision and shorter time. frames a single sitting or a day or two for a range of discipline specific tasks purposes and audiences. L 3 6 Acquire and use accurately grade appropriate conversational general academic and domain specific words. and phrases including those that signal spatial and temporal relationships e g After dinner that night we. went looking for them 7,Copyright 2016 Great Minds. 03 01 Teacher Edition indb 7 6 2 16 10 40 AM,G3 Module 1 WIT WISDOM.
Major Assessments, Focusing Question Task Elements That Support Success on EOM Standards. 1 Write a paragraph explaining Identify a central message about the sea RL 3 2 W 3 2 a. how art reveals an important Use details from text artwork to answer questions W 3 6 W 3 8. characteristic of the sea Use domain specific vocabulary L 3 1 a i. 2 Write and illustrate two paragraphs Identify a central message about why scientists RI 3 2 W 3 2 a b. explaining to younger students explore the sea W 3 8 L 3 1 a e i. why and how scientists explore Organize ideas into two paragraphs L 3 2 e. to base words e g sitting smiled cries happiness L 3 2 e Use sentence level context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase L 3 4 a Module in Context Knowledge As students begin Grade 3 they learn to appreciate the value of asking important questions and persevering in the attempt to answer those questions Module 1 focuses on

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