How does one protect another?
Day- Plan 1: Ivan
Day- Plan 2: Real Ivan
Day- Seed 1: Unit Opener
Day- Seed 2: Ivan Part 2
Day- Seed 3: Traits
Day- Seed 4: Writing
Day- Seed 5: Two Bobbies
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This plan explores real accounts of Ivan’s true life. Students will interact with variety of sites, video, news reports and the Author’s Note to compare information. The focus of this lesson is reading informational texts to learn about the details of Ivan’s life. Students will engage in investigation, collaborative discussion, and use technology to learn and to demonstrate knowledge. Multiple resources are listed and may be combined in a variety of ways.
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After reading the novel, The One and Only Ivan, students will learn that Ivan is not just a fictional character.
Read– Author’s Note from the One and Only Ivan, pages 303-304. If you choose to display the text electronically, it is also available on http:// theoneandonlyivan. com/ivan/ - the online version has additional details about Ivan’s death.
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Day 2-5: Research and Investigation
Listening and Speaking
Teacher Note: Most third graders have had little experience investigating a question. Determine the level of support your students will need to be successful in this task. There are multiple ways to approach this research simulation. You may decide to explicitly guide the whole class or work with them in small groups. Some students will be able to work independently or in small teams.
RF.3.3 Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
RF.3.4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.
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.3.9 Compare and contrast the most important points and key details presented in two texts on the same topic.
W.3.2 Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
W.3.7 Conduct short research projects that build knowledge about a topic.
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.
W.3.10 Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single setting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences.
Speaking and Listening
SL.3.1c and d 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.3.2 Determine the main ideas and supporting details of a text read aloud or information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
SL.3.3 Ask and answer questions about information from a speaker, offering appropriate elaboration and detail.
L.3.4 Determine or clarifying the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 3 reading content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.