# 3 • All Lessons

### Find the Area of Rectilinear Shapes

3.MD.7 Relate area to the operations of multiplication and addition.

3.MD.7.D3.MD.7.D Recognize area as additive. Find areas of rectilinear figures by decomposing them into non-overlapping rectangles and adding the areas of the non-overlapping parts, applying this technique to solve real world problems.

This Common Core measurement and data lesson covers how to find the area of rectilinear shapes. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will split the rectilinear shape into rectangles, find the area of each rectangle, and then find the area of the rectilinear shape by adding the areas of each rectangle. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Determine the Main Idea

This Common Core reading informational text lesson focuses on determining the main idea in a text. In this lesson, students will determine the main idea of a text and then the key details that support that main idea. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. (Also aligns with 3.RI.1 and 3.RI.10.) In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Use Reciprocal Pronouns

This Common Core language lesson covers the use of reciprocal pronouns (each other and one another). This standard is part of the California addition to the Common Core standards. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will learn when to use "each other" versus when to use "one another". In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Use Abstract Nouns

This Common Core language lesson covers the use of abstract nouns in a sentence or paragraph. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. The nouns are grade-specific, and cover general, academic, and domain-specific words and phrases. Students should be reminded that abstract nouns cannot be experienced using the five senses (sight, sound, touch, smell, taste). In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Use Regular and Irregular Verbs

This Common Core language lesson covers regular and irregular verbs. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will learn to form and use regular and irregular verbs. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Ensure Subject-Verb Agreement

This Common Core language lesson covers subject-verb agreement. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will learn to identify and ensure correct subject-verb agreement in sentences and paragraphs. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Use Coordinating Conjunctions

This Common Core language lesson covers coordinating conjunctions. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will practice using conjunctions to join words based on the relationship between words. It will be helpful if students are already familiar with complete simple and compound sentences prior to this lesson. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Use Subordinating Conjunctions

This Common Core language lesson covers subordinating conjunctions. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will practice using subordinating conjunctions in sentences and paragraphs. It will be helpful if students are already familiar with complete simple and compound sentences prior to this lesson. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment

### Use Commas and Quotation Marks in Dialogue

This Common Core language lesson covers the proper use of commas and quotation marks. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will practice the correct placement of quotation marks and commas with dialogue. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Form and Use Possessive Nouns

This Common Core language lesson covers the formation and use of possessive nouns. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will practice forming and using possessive nouns. It will be helpful if students are already familiar with common, proper, possessive, collective and irregular plural nouns. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Spoken and Written English

This Common Core language lesson requires students to distinguish between language that is written and spoken. This lesson is part of the California addition to the Common Core standards. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will practice and compare the formal and informal uses of spoken and written English. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Words and their Use

This Common Core language lesson is part of the California addition to the Common Core standards. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will identify and use appropriate words and vocabulary based on subject matter and context. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Shades of Meaning

This Common Core language lesson requires students to distinguish between words with shades of meaning. This lesson is part of the California addition to the Common Core standards. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will practice using content-specific vocabulary and distinguishing between closely related words (e.g. thin, slender, skinny). In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Use Signal Words to Show Relationships

This Common Core language lesson is part of the California addition to the Common Core standards. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will identify clues within the sentence that help them determine the proper use of words that show time (such as during, after, etc.) and words that show location (such as beneath, against, etc.). In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Identify the Meaning of Prefixes

This Common Core reading foundational skills lesson covers the use of prefixes. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will identify the meaning and appropriate use of words based on their prefix. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of independent practice and review with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Identify the Meaning of Suffixes

This Common Core reading foundational skills lesson covers the use of suffixes. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will identify the meaning and appropriate use of words based on their suffix. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Decode Multisyllable Words

This Common Core reading foundational skills lesson requires students to decode multisyllable words. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will learn four syllable patterns, and then decode words and read them aloud. This lesson addresses open and closed syllables, multisyllable words with affixes (prefixes: pre-, dis-; suffixes: -er, -ing, -ful), vowel teams (ee, ea, oo, ie, etc.), and r-controlled words. Vowel-silent e (VCe), consonant blends (bl, tl, tr, fl, dl, nt, nd), and digraphs (ch, th) will be addressed in a separate lesson. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Read Irregularly Spelled Words

This Common Core reading foundational skills lesson practices reading irregularly spelled words. In this lesson, students will spell, write, identify in a sentence, and read specific words that are irregularly spelled. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Read and Comprehend Informational Text

This Common Core reading informational text lesson focuses on reading comprehension. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. In this lesson, students will ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers. (Also aligns with 3.RI.1.) In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.

### Read and Interpret Informational Text

This Common Core reading information text lesson focuses on reading and interpreting. In this lesson, students will answer where, when, and how questions about text. The lesson includes research-based strategies and strategic questions that prepare students for Common Core assessments. (Also aligns with 3.RI.1.) In addition to the lesson, there are four pages of Independent Practice and review with questions modeled after the Common Core assessment items.