3rd Grade, Research and Inquiry Activities

Book 1, Let’s Learn

  1. First Day Jitters - Citizens
  2. Amazing Grace - Personification
  3. Earth Smart - Types of Schools
  4. Wolf! - Wolves
  5. My Very Own Room - Architecture

Book 1, Neighborhoods and Communities

  1. Boom Town - Business
  2. Home-Grown Butterflies (from “Ranger Rick”) - Poetry
  3. Coasting to California - Ancient Communities
  4. Here’s My Dollar - Poetry
  5. A Castle on Viola Street - Volunteering

Book 1, Express Yourself

  1. Author: A True Story - Poetry/Haiku
  2. Dear Juno - Telephone History
  3. Messaging Mania - Online Safety
  4. What Do Illustrators Do? - Animation
  5. The Jones Family Express - Transportation

Book 2, Our Teams

  1. Seven Spools of Thread - Day and Night
  2. Nacho and Lolita - Cooking Show
  3. A Solution to Pollution - Volunteering
  4. Ramona and her Father - Poetry
  5. Out of This World! The Ellen Ochoa Story - Poetry

Book 2, Those Amazing Animals

  1. Penguin Chick - Cinquain Poetry
  2. Animal Homes - Unusual Animals
  3. Call of the Wild - Animals
  4. Wilbur’s Boast (from “Charlotte’s Web”) - Fables
  5. Unique Animals - Foreshadowing

Book 2, Storytellers

  1. Stone Soup - Lunch
  2. The Strongest One - Wiley and the Hairy Man
  3. Tales of the Trickster - Storytelling
  4. Cook-a-Doodle-Doo! - Cooking Show
  5. One Riddle, One Answer - Fairy Tales