3rd Grade Oral Language Resources
Students will:• Learn about the concept of building communities.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about communities.
• Explore and apply understanding of the concept of building communities.
Students will:• Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of a community.
• Orally use words that identify different roles in a community.
• Extend oral vocabulary by discussing how to behave in a community.
• Use key concept words [nurse, school, post office, neighbors, community].
Explain• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that students are going to learn about the concept of building communities:
• A community is a group that shares a common interest.
• Every person is part of one or more communities; schools and towns are both examples of communities.
• Animals also live in communities.
• A community helps its members, and its members in turn help the community.
Model• After the host introduces the slideshow, point to the photo on screen. Ask students: What do you see in this photograph? (a large group of people).
• Ask students: What is a community? (a group of people that has something in common).
• Say: Communities are groups of people who help and support each other. We all belong to a number of communities. What communities do you belong to? (answers will vary).
Guided Practice• Guide students through the next four slides, showing them different kinds of communities. Always have the students describe the purpose of each community.
Apply• Play the games that follow. Have them discuss with their partner the different topics that appear during the Talk About It feature. • After the first game, ask students to discuss the ways in which human and animal communities are similar. After the second game, have them discuss ways in which they might help one of the communities to which they belong.
Close• Ask students: Why are communities important?
• Summarize for students that communities are groups that we are a part of. Encourage them to think about what communities they would like to join.