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    Grade 3 Inquiry Unit

    Nature Watch — What can we do to protect nature?

    Big Ideas
    • stewardship
    • sustainability
    • interdependence
    • global action
    Curriculum Connections
    • science (life systems, Earth and space)
    • social studies (people and environment)
    • citizenship (beliefs and values, culture)

    Engages students with the topic through its message of the importance of taking care of nature and planning for future generations. A reading of the text can foster curiosity, activate background knowledge, and promote questions for further inquiry.


    Cover of Just a Dream Read Aloud – Just a Dream

    Fiction: Narrative – Fantasy Story
    A careless young boy tosses trash on the ground and thinks recycling is a waste of time—until he has an unforgettable dream of the future.

    Partner-Shared Reading Text

    Develops and expands students' thinking about the topic through fiction and non-fiction articles such as: nature in our lives, products derived from nature, damage caused by human activity, sustainable living, and ways to help nature thrive.

    Cover of Explore! Magazine Explore! Magazine: Nature Up Close
    • 16 copies


    Cover of Nature Watch Audio CD Audio CD
    A fluent reading of Explore! Magazine for those students who would benefit from additional readings.


    Cover of Nature Watch Teaching Guide Teaching Guide — print and online

    Includes support for launching the inquiry, using the Read Aloud and Explore! Magazine to activate and build knowledge, and extending the inquiry with Researcher's Workshop, which provides options for independent reading, further whole-class inquiry, or student-led inquiries.
    Inquiry Tools include BLMs, inquiry organizers, folders, RAN charts and mini-lesson for choosing a good question, investigating my question, analyzing and interpreting my findings, and sharing and reflecting on learning.
    Assessment tools include rubrics and checklists for collaborative skills, oral language, and student self-assessment of inquiry groups.
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    474675693482045.000WPRDLSTYNNYYNNNNYYNNYSCHTM & C 2009 SCHOLASTIC Canada Ltd. 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A reading of the text can foster curiosity, activate background knowledge, and promote questions for further inquiry.</p> <hr color='#aaa' size='1'> <p class='text-headings' style='margin-bottom: 0px;'> <img src='https://education.scholastic.ca/images/SCH/lpey-2016-images/just-a-dream.png' style='float: left; margin-right: 10px;' alt='Cover of Just a Dream' /> Read Aloud &ndash; <span style='color: #5d1b6a; font-style: italic;'>Just a Dream</span></p> Fiction: Narrative &ndash; Fantasy Story<br />A careless young boy tosses trash on the ground and thinks recycling is a waste of time&mdash;until he has an unforgettable dream of the future.<br clear='all' /><hr color='#aaa' size='1'> <p class='text-headings' style='margin-bottom: 10px;'>Partner-Shared Reading Text</p> <p style='clear: both;'>Develops and expands students' thinking about the topic through fiction and non-fiction articles such as: nature in our lives, products derived from nature, damage caused by human activity, sustainable living, and ways to help nature thrive.</p> <img src='https://education.scholastic.ca/images/SCH/lpey-2016-images/explore-magazine.png' style='float: left; margin-right: 10px;' alt='Cover of Explore! Magazine' /> <span style='font-style: italic; font-weight: bold; color: #5d1b6a;'>Explore! Magazine: Nature Up Close</span><br /> <ul style='margin-left: 165px; margin-top: 0px;'> <li>16 copies</li> </ul> <br /> <br clear='all'/> <p style='margin-top: 30px; margin-bottom: 40px;'> <img src='https://education.scholastic.ca/images/SCH/lpey-2016-images/nature-watch-cd.png' style='float: left; margin-right: 10px;' alt='Cover of Nature Watch Audio CD' /> <b>Audio CD</b><br /> A fluent reading of <i>Explore! Magazine</i> for those students who would benefit from additional readings.</p> <hr color='#aaa' size='1'> <p class='text-headings' style='margin-bottom: 0px;'> <img src='https://education.scholastic.ca/images/SCH/lpey-2016-images/nature-watch-tg.png' style='float: right; margin-left: 10px;' alt='Cover of Nature Watch Teaching Guide' /> Teaching Guide &mdash; print and online</p>Includes support for launching the inquiry, using the Read Aloud and <i>Explore! Magazine</i> to activate and build knowledge, and extending the inquiry with Researcher's Workshop, which provides options for independent reading, further whole-class inquiry, or student-led inquiries. <br/><b>Inquiry Tools</b> include BLMs, inquiry organizers, folders, RAN charts and mini-lesson for choosing a good question, investigating my question, analyzing and interpreting my findings, and sharing and reflecting on learning. <br/><b>Assessment tools</b> include rubrics and checklists for collaborative skills, oral language, and student self-assessment of inquiry groups.</div>
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