Third Grade – Unit 5  

Sources of Heat and Light   

Unit 5 LA Standards

SCIENCE STANDARD

Managing Student Work in Labs

Informational Questioning Stems

Literature (Narrative) Questioning Stems

  (6 Weeks)

Essential Questions

“I Can Statements

& Assessments

Instructional Activities

Lesson Resources

1.  What word study and fluency skills are needed to read 3rd grade text?

This means I can use reading foundational skills to read and comprehend grade-level-text.

 -determine the meaning of new word formed when

  a known affix is added to a known base/root word

 -read on-level text with purpose and

  understanding, accuracy, appropriate rate

  and expression

Phonics/Word Study Scope

Base & Root Words and Affixes 

Interactive Quizzes using Prefix and Suffix

Suggested Text

Reader’s Theater for Fluency Practice 

2.  What language skills are needed to clarify and form new words?

This means I can effectively use parts of speech, multi-meaning words, and reference materials to help clarify and form new words?

 -understand and write using correct subject-verb

  and pronoun-antecedent agreement

 -use comparative and superlative adjectives and

  adverbs

 -use coordinating and subordinating conjunctions

 -determine and clarify meaning of unknown and

  multiple-meaning words and phrases

Pronoun-Antecedent

Subject-Verb Agreement

Comparative Adjectives/ Adverbs

Superlative Adjectives/ Adverbs

Coordinating & Subordinating Conjunctions

Word Work

Frindle With Word Origins & Writing(Option)

Search for Delicious With Shades of Meaning & Writing (Option)

Online Sources for Multiple Meanings

Idioms

Utah Core Curriculum State Standards: SCIENCE

Enduring Understanding: Students will understand that the shape of the Earth and moon are spherical and that Earth rotates on its axis to produce the appearance of the sun and moon moving through the sky.

Enduring Understanding: Students will also understand that the motion of rubbing objects together may produce heat.

Essential Questions

“I Can Statements

& Assessments

Instructional Activities

Lesson Resources

3. What are details about the Earth and moon?

This means I can describe the Earth and

the moon.

-know and apply grade-level phonics and word

  analysis in decoding words

 -describe the shape of Earth and the moon as spherical.

 -explain that information about the moon can be

  learned from poetry

 -list the differences in the physical appearance of

  the Earth and the moon as viewed from space.

 

-write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, descriptive details, and clear event sequences.

Suggested Texts 

Vocabulary: (orbit, sphere, moon, rotation, appearance)

Fluency Practice

Vocabulary/Graphic Organizers Ideas

The Earth is Round & Writing

Moon Poem

Shape and Appearance of Moon and Earth

What the Moon is

Like

Moonlight with Writing

Earth and the Moon shared reading

Landing On the Moon

4. How do the Earth, sun, moon, and other bodies move in the sky?

This means I can describe the movement of the Earth, sun, moon, and

other bodies in the sky.

This means I can collect words from poems, both through listening to read-aloud selections and independent reading

 -describe the movement of the Earth on its axis

 -model how the Earth rotates on its axis once every 24 hours to produce the night and day cycle

 -describe and illustrate the phases of the moon

  and the revolution [orbit] of Earth around the  

  sun

 -use a model to demonstrate why it seems to a

  person on Earth that the sun, planets, and stars

  appear to move across the sky

 –gather information from print and digital

   sources, take notes, and sort evidence into

   categories as part of a short research project

 -use poetry about the Earth to teach

  personification and collect words into categories

  such as ‘interesting’, ‘confusing’, and ‘wonderful’

 -write an opinion piece about food legislation after

  reading information text/poems on the subject

Suggested Texts

Vocabulary (axis, revolution, spinning, appearance)

Rotations

Day & Night

Phases of the Moon

Revolutions

The Earth’s Place In Space

Shared Research Project

Poetry/Personification

Ever Changing Sky

5. How does the heat from the sun affect our lives?

 

This means I can explain how the sun provides heat and light for plants and animals.

 -explain that the sun is the source of light that

  lights the moon

 

 

 -read on-level text with purpose and

  understanding, accuracy, appropriate rate

  and expression

 -understand and explain the different noun types,

  and how they are used

 -use comparative and superlative adjectives and

  adverbs

 -use language that pertains to time,

  sequence, and cause/effect

 -know and apply grade-level phonics and word

  analysis in decoding words

 -observe, report, and describe how sunlight

   affects plant growth through a series of scientific

   experiments

 -engage in group discussions about a topic

  (sun & plants) following the agreed upon rules

  for discussion

 -determine the meanings of affixes and base/root

 words and the words created from the word parts

 -identify and discuss misconceptions about heat

  sources and compare and contrast two versions

  of the same story

 –conduct short research projects gathering

  information from print and digital sources, using

  text features, taking brief  notes on sources, and

  sorting evidence in provided categories

Suggested Texts

Introducing the Sun

Our Friend, the Sun

Sun and Shade

Fluency Practice 

Guided Reading

How a Seed Grows

Bodies Produce Heat

Shared Research

Project

6. How can I demonstrate how heat can be produced?

This means I can 

demonstrate that heat may be produced when objects are rubbed together.

 -identify several examples of how rubbing two

  objects (lubricated and non-lubricated) together

  produces heat

Suggested Texts

Vocabulary (temperature, degrees, lubricated, misconception)

Friction

7.  Which mechanical and electrical machines produce heat and light?

This means I can describe that mechanical and electrical machines produce heat and sometimes light

This means I can independently read stories, poems, and informational text

 -identify and define vocabulary about heat and

  light

 -identify and classify mechanical and electrical

  sources of heat

 -explore, list, and write about mechanical and/or

  electrical devices that produce heat and light

 

 -predict, measure, and graph the temperature

  changes produced by a variety of mechanical

  machines and electrical devices while they are

  operating

 -participate in choral reading, paired reading, repeated rereading, etc. when reading grade level texts and poems

Suggested Texts

Vocabulary: (mechanical, electrical, heat source, machine)

Wired Or Not with Writing

Creating Heat and Light

Parts of Speech

 

UEN "Heat from Machines" Lesson

Poetry

Informational resources

Narrative Resources

Poetry resources