A Place of My Own
3rd Grade Oral Language Resources
Students will:• Learn about the concept of having a place of one's own.
• Access prior knowledge and build background about the kinds of places people like to be alone.
• Explore and apply understanding of the concept of having a place of one's own.
Students will:• Demonstrate an understanding of the concept of having a place of one's own.
• Orally use words that identify different kinds of places people like to call their own.
• Extend oral vocabulary by discussing what they might accomplish in places of their own.
• Use key concept words [tree house, private].
Explain• Use the slideshow to review the key concept words.
• Explain that students are going to learn about having a place of one's own:
• People use places of their own when they want to be by themselves.
• A place of one's own can be a room, a tree house, a garden – any place a person enjoys being alone.
• A place of one's own is a good place to think and work free from distraction.
Model• After the host introduces the slideshow, point to the photo on screen. Ask students: Where is the girl in the photograph? (in her room).
• Ask students: What do you do in your room? (sleep, read, think, write, and so on).
• Say: Your room is an example of a place of your own. It is a place you can go to spend time with yourself ,and to think and work without being distracted. When do you like to be alone? (answers will vary).
Guided Practice• Guide students through the next three slides, showing them different types of places people go when they want to be alone. Always have the students discuss whether they would go to these places.
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 find and discuss their ideal places of their own. After the second game, have them tell why they think places of their own are important.
Close• Ask students: What can you accomplish in a place of your own?
• Summarize for students that places of our own are places where people go to think, read, work or be alone. Encourage them to think about how they would get time alone if they shared a room.