RI.3 Lesson Plans

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RI.3

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"Informational Text"

These lesson plans can help students practise this Common Core State Standards skill.

Lesson Plans

Main Idea: It's in the Bag!
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Main Idea: It's in the Bag!
Help your class grasp the concept of "main idea" with this fun, hands-on lesson. Students will dive into mystery bags full of supportive detail clues to determine the main idea of each bag.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
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Informational Text: Citing Evidence Like a Detective
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Informational Text: Citing Evidence Like a Detective
Get your magnifying glasses—it’s time to play text detective. In this lesson, students will learn the importance of reading comprehension and making inferences while learning to correctly label the 5 Ws within a text.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Can You Prove It? Facts and Opinions!
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Can You Prove It? Facts and Opinions!
This lesson introduces students to the differences between facts and opinions in an interactive way. Education.com worksheets are used to reinforce the concepts taught in this lesson.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
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Text Features: Reading that Makes Sense
Improve your students' comprehension of non-fictional reading through this lesson that teaches them about text features. Students will find their own text features and explain why they aid in the reading process.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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All About the Pledge of Allegiance
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All About the Pledge of Allegiance
In this lesson, your students will practise their reading comprehension and vocabulary with the Pledge of Allegiance. They will reflect on the meaning of the pledge.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
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Do You Know the Inner Planets?
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Do You Know the Inner Planets?
Use this lesson to teach your students the similarities and differences between Earth and the inner planets. They will be amazed by facts about our solar system!
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Hidden Treasure: Summarizing Informational Text
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Hidden Treasure: Summarizing Informational Text
Ahoy there! Ready to sail with your students on a treasure map summary? What's that matey? Your students need practise with summaries? Then take a journey and summarize to find the hidden treasure.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Activist Heroes
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Activist Heroes
Fully adaptable, this lesson can be used to to highlight African American leaders, famous women, veterans, or any other group of individuals who have acted heroically and have positively influenced our nation!
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Reading About Our Rights
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Reading About Our Rights
Let’s read about our rights! In this social studies and language arts lesson, students learn about the Bill of Rights and participate in some fun writing activities.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Potential And Kinetic Energy
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Potential And Kinetic Energy
Walk, sleep, run, eat! We're constantly using energy, whether we're moving or not. In this lesson, students learn how their bodies are constantly converting potential energy into kinetic energy and kinetic energy back to potential energy.
Year 2
Science
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In Search of the Main Idea
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In Search of the Main Idea
Young learners will love finding the main ideas in short informational texts. Featuring a bunch of fun worksheets, this lesson will help students learn about different topics while improving their reading skills.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Piecing Together U.S. Cities
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Piecing Together U.S. Cities
Let’s travel across the United States! In this city-themed lesson that integrates reading and social studies, students explore the culture and history of the cities in the United States.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Naming the Native American Tribes
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Naming the Native American Tribes
Can your class name the Native American tribes? In this lesson that integrates social studies with language arts, students will research the tribes of Native Americans who lived in various regions of the United States!
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Vocabulary Flash Cards
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Vocabulary Flash Cards
Making flash cards is something done by students of all ages. Help your kids develop good study habits with this lesson plan, which will teach them how to use flash cards and a dictionary to learn new vocabulary.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
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Main Ideas, Please!
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Main Ideas, Please!
Your students will be introduced to the concept of a main idea in this fun lesson using props to support their thinking.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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All About Landforms
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All About Landforms
Through creative and engaging activities, your students will explore and learn about landforms. In this lesson, they will make their own mini dictionary of landforms.
Year 3
Science
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Road Trip of the Regions
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Road Trip of the Regions
Are your students ready for a virtual road trip? In this lesson, your students will learn more about clusters of states called regions and explore the unique characteristics of the states within each region!
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Floods and Droughts and Water, Oh My!
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Floods and Droughts and Water, Oh My!
Are your students ready for a challenge? In this science and language arts integrated lesson, students will not only learn about floods and droughts, but they will also brainstorm and develop solutions.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Branching Out About the Government
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Branching Out About the Government
In this “leafy” lesson, your students will participate in a class project that shows the actions of the three branches of government. Using a close read, students will learn about the very specific actions of these branches.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Make it Move: Force and Energy in Action
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Make it Move: Force and Energy in Action
Make it move! In this lesson, students will learn about energy and make connections between force and energy. Through a hands-on approach, students will work in teams to construct and report on their experiments.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Animal Life Cycles, All Around
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Animal Life Cycles, All Around
Life cycles go around and around! In this technology-integrated lesson, students will research various animal life cycles and write about them.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
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Scouting Out the States
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Scouting Out the States
Let's scout out the states in the United States! In this jigsaw lesson, students will explore individual states, create a state collage, and share their knowledge with other students in the class.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Who Was Alvin Ailey?
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Who Was Alvin Ailey?
In this lesson, students will use an informational text passage to ask and answer questions. Using biographies, your students will learn about two famous figures in history.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
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Caption Illustration! Say It With A Drawing
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Caption Illustration! Say It With A Drawing
Captions and illustrations come together and leap forth from your class as they relate to nonfiction texts.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Compound Word Connections
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Compound Word Connections
Help your students master compound words with compound words creations! Using an arts-integrated approach, this lesson incorporates diagrams and illustrations that can lead to understanding the fuller meanings of compound words.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
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Get on Board with Harriet Tubman
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Get on Board with Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman’s accomplishments were kept secret for a very long time before she became a well-known hero in society. Use this lesson to teach your students about Harriet Tubman’s impact on history.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Plant Structures and their Functions
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Plant Structures and their Functions
A caption reveals important information to a reader. Use this lesson with your students to teach them about plant structures and their functions, while they learn how to be a text feature author.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Exploring Author's Purpose and Point of View
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Exploring Author's Purpose and Point of View
We aren’t mind readers, but we can still figure out why the author wrote a text and what an author thinks about the topic! This lesson will teach your students the main purposes for writing.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Get Clued In to Context Clues
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Get Clued In to Context Clues
Context clues are a powerful tool for all readers! Use this lesson to teach your students how to utilize context clues to determine the meanings of unknown words.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Similarities and Differences
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Similarities and Differences
Use this lesson with your students to practise comparing and contrasting the key details in two texts on the same topic. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a pre-lesson for the *What's Similar? What's Different?* lesson.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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