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In this unit, students begin reading a retold version of the literary classic Peter Pan to build their understanding of how the historical context of a literary classic can have an impact on the content and also to analyze how writers develop characters to capture a reader’s imagination.
In the second half of the unit, through teacher-guided close reading, independent close reading, and discussion, students analyze the characters by carefully examining the traits, motivations, actions, and points of view of the novel’s main characters. They also analyze figurative language, word relationships, and shades of meaning to gain a deeper understanding of the meaning of the text.

Understanding Fractions
Students will be able to:
  • Identify the numerator and denominator
  • Identify unit fractions with denominators 2, 3, 4, 6, 8
  • Determine how many unit fractions are within a given whole
  • Recognize and label points on a number line to represent a fraction
  • Partition a whole into equal parts using area models and number lines
  • Describe the area of a shape using unit fractions


Key Concept 1: Earth’s surface has land and water features. (3.E.2)
Sub Concept: Water covers about 70% of Earth’s surface. (3.E.2)
Sub Concept: Landforms cover about 30% of Earth’s surface. (3.E.2)
Sub Concept: We can use models, pictures, diagrams, and maps to represent Earth’s land and water features. (3.E.2)
Key Concept 2: The surface of Earth has bodies of water. (3.E.2.1)
Sub Concept: Bodies of water are named based on their location and characteristics. (3.E.2.1)
Sub Concept: Different types of organisms (plants and animals) live in Earth’s water. (3.E.2.1)
Sub Concept: Earth has frozen water features such as glaciers and ice sheets.(3.E.2.1)
Sub Concept: Earth has fresh water features such as rivers, lakes, ponds, and streams. (3.E.2.1)
Sub Concept: Earth has brackish water features such as sounds, bays, estuaries, and lagoons. (3.E.2.1)
Sub Concept: Earth has saltwater features such as oceans and seas.(3.E.2.1)
Key Concept 3: The surface of Earth has many different land features. (3.E.2.2)
Sub Concept: Landforms are features that are named based on their structures. (3.E.2.2)
Sub Concept: Landforms (land features) include volcanoes, mountains, valleys, canyons, caverns, and islands. (3.E.2.2)