RL.3.1 Lesson Plans

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.3.1

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"Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers."

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

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Close Reading: Introduction
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Close Reading: Introduction
Help your students absorb the details of a text and make inferences about what they read with the strategy of close reading. By reading closely, students will become better able to understand complex themes and nuances in a text.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Fairy Tales: Character Traits
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Fairy Tales: Character Traits
In this literary lesson, students use fairy tales to practise identifying character traits. Students are challenged to justify their reasoning using text based support.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
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Asking and Answering Questions
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Asking and Answering Questions
This lesson helps students learn about asking and answering questions about a text. It also exposes them to valuable lessons about trying to figure out their dreams and not giving up along the way.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
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Traditional Literature: Story Mapping
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Traditional Literature: Story Mapping
Students will learn how to identify story elements and create a short and sweet summary. They will fill out a graphic organizer and solidify their understanding by creating illustrations to show major plot points that they find themselves!
Year 3
Reading & Writing
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Characters Change Just Like We Do
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Characters Change Just Like We Do
Change is inevitable, even for story characters! In this lesson, your students will determine how a character changes throughout a story by focusing on the character’s dialogue and actions.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Making Predictions Lesson
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Making Predictions Lesson
This lesson thoughtfully scaffolds the reading skill of predicting. Students are introduced to the concept and get to practise making predictions. They will apply what they have learned during a focused independent reading activity.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Red Light, Green Light Questions
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Red Light, Green Light Questions
Teach your students to ask and differentiate between recall questions and inferential questions. This lesson will help build a classroom culture around asking deep, inferential questions.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Fiction Comprehension: Cause and Effect
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Fiction Comprehension: Cause and Effect
Improve reading comprehension with a lesson on cause and effect! In this lesson, students will use a T-chart to identify examples of cause and effect in and by the end, you’ll all be singing along to the cause and effect song!
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Look for the Clues
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Look for the Clues
What the character will do next? Designed to teach students the skill of predicting characters’ actions, this lesson guides students to use clues and evidence from the text to make their predictions. Let’s follow those clues!
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Making Sense of Realism and Fantasy
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Making Sense of Realism and Fantasy
Is it real or is it fantasy? This lesson introduces students to the literary concepts of realism and fantasy. Readers will practise this skill by using details in texts to distinguish the two genre elements.
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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Make a Prediction
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Make a Prediction
Teach your students to make predictions as they read, and it guides them to use text evidence to back up their predictions. Use this as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for Making Predictions Lesson.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Asking and Answering Questions While Reading
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Asking and Answering Questions While Reading
Maximize your students' engagement when reading by teaching them how to ask and answer questions along the way. Use this as a stand alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for the *Asking and Answering Questions* lesson.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Character Traits in Fairy Tales
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Character Traits in Fairy Tales
As your learners identify physical and internal character traits, make sure they provide evidence. Use this as a stand alone lesson, or as a pre-lesson for the Fairy Tales: Character Traits lesson.
Year 3
Reading & Writing
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Asking Deeper Questions
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Asking Deeper Questions
Use this lesson to help your ELs ask different types of questions as they read. Students will analyze a story and ask questions based on the text. This lesson could be used on its own or used as support to the Red Light, Green Light lesson.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Evidence of Character Changes
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Evidence of Character Changes
Create conversations about character changes! Use this lesson plan as a stand-alone lesson for practising sequencing words in evidenced-based claims about a character, or before the Characters Change Just Like We Do lesson.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Realism and Fantasy
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Realism and Fantasy
Use this lesson to help your ELs learn about the differences between realism and fantasy. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Making Sense of Realism and Fantasy* lesson.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Questions that Gauge Comprehension
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Questions that Gauge Comprehension
Use this lesson to gauge your students’ basic comprehension of fiction text. If they can answer who, what, when, where, why, and how questions, you know they have a handle on it and it’s time to get into more critical thinking!
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Cause or Effect?
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Cause or Effect?
Use this lesson to help your ELs understand the relationship between cause and the effect sentences. It can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to the Fiction Comprehension: Cause and Effect lesson.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Close Reading Strategy
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Close Reading Strategy
This lesson teaches your students to pay attention to small words, such as adjectives, adverbs, and verbs, to make a big difference in reading comprehension! Use as a stand-alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for *Close Reading: Introduction*.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Prove it With Evidence
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Prove it With Evidence
Use this lesson to teach your students to cite evidence from the text with introductory phrases. This lesson can stand-alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the Reading Comprehension and Evidence-Based Terms lesson.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Fiction Comprehension: Problem and Solution
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Fiction Comprehension: Problem and Solution
If you've ever had something go wrong, you know how it feels to search for a solution! Use this lesson to teach your students to identify problems and solutions in fictional text.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Problem and Solution Summaries
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Problem and Solution Summaries
Use this lesson to guide your ELs towards identifying and discussing the problem and solution in a story. Teach this lesson as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Traditional Literature: Story Mapping.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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What Was the Problem?
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What Was the Problem?
Use this lesson to teach your students to use the correct past tense language when speaking about a story they have read. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Fiction Comprehension: Problem and Solution* lesson.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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Answering "Why" Questions
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Answering "Why" Questions
Teach your students how to use specific vocabulary as they answer questions. This lesson can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for the *Questions that Gauge Comprehension* lesson.
Year 4
Reading & Writing
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