3rd Grade Oral Language Resources
Students will:• Learn about the concept of good citizens.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about good citizens.
• Explore and apply understanding of the concept of being a good citizen.
Students will:• Demonstrate an understanding of the concept good citizens.
• Orally use words that identify different ways to be a good citizen.
• Extend oral vocabulary by discussing how a good citizen acts.
• Use key concept words [citizen, obey, vote, patriotic].
Explain• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that students are going to learn about good citizens:
• Good citizens are people living in a town, a state, or a country who do their share to make their community a better place.
• A good citizen obeys the laws, votes, and loves his or her country.
• Good citizens help each other.
Model• After the host introduces the slideshow, point to the photo on screen. Ask students: What do you see in this picture? (a parade, a Fourth of July celebration, flags).
• Ask students: What are these people celebrating? (The Fourth of July, the United States of America).
• Say: As a good citizen, it is important to obey the laws and take advantage of the opportunities provided by your community. How do you celebrate the Fourth of July? (answers will vary).
Guided Practice• Guide students through the next four slides, showing them different examples of good citizenship. Always have the students discuss the benefits of living in America.
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 tell about instances in which they were good citizens. After the second game, have them discuss their favorite patriotic holiday.
Close• Ask students: If someone from another country wanted to know how to be a good citizen in the United States, what would you tell him or her?
• Summarize for students that good citizens vote and obey laws. Good citizens are also patriotic. Encourage them to think about ways of showing that they are patriotic.